LINGUIST List 10.1425

Thu Sep 30 1999

Jobs: Signed Language, Speech Application

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  1. Garland D Bills, Signed language
  2. Brion Wikes, Speech Application Prototype Developer Nuance Speech R&D, Languages Group

Message 1: Signed language

Date: Wed, 29 Sep 1999 10:33:36 -0700 (PDT)
From: Garland D Bills <gbillsunm.edu>
Subject: Signed language

Following are announcements for two openings at the University of New
Mexico, Department of Linguistics, Signed Language Interpreting Program. 


OPENING #1	

The Department of Linguistics at the University of New Mexico announces an
opening for the position of Assistant Professor to commence in August
2000, pending budget capability. The primary responsibility for this
tenure-track position is to teach courses in the Signed Language
Interpreting Program, with a secondary possibility of teaching
undergraduate and graduate courses in Linguistics.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Linguistics or closely related field by
August 2000. Experience teaching courses in signed language
interpretation; a program of research related to ASL linguistics or signed
language interpretation

Desirable Qualifications: Ability to work effectively with students and
colleagues; ability to teach other courses in the Signed Language
Interpreting Program, such as Deaf Culture; ability and desire to work
with program faculty in developing a state-of-the art program in
interpreter education and ASL instruction; research and teaching goals
compatible with the cognitive/functionalist perspective on the Department
of Linguistics; RID certification or the equivalent.

Deadline for receipt of application is December 2, 1999. Send letter of
application, curriculum vitae and names of three references to:

	Professor Larry Gorbet
	Search Committee
	Department of Linguistics
	University of New Mexico
	Albuquerque, NM 87131-1196

This position includes a full benefits package. Salary is commensurate
with qualifications.

The University of New Mexico is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
employer.

For Opening #1, please direct questions to: lgorbetunm.edu


OPENING #2

The Department of Linguistics at the University of New Mexico announces an
opening for the position of Lecturer to commence in August 2000, pending
budget capability. The main responsibility for this full-time, permanent
position is to teach undergraduate courses in American Sign Language
(ASL).

Minimum Qualifications: Master's Degree; native or native-like ASL skills;
bicultural with experience in interacting comfortably in both the Deaf and
hearing communities; and experience teaching ASL.

Desirable Qualifications: Significant graduate-level education in
Linguistics, ASL Instruction, Deaf Studies or related fields. Ability to
teach other courses in the Interpreter Education Program, such as Deaf
Culture; ability to work effectively with students and colleagues; ability
and desire to work with program faculty in developing a state-of-the-art
program in interpreter education and ASL instruction.

Deadline for receipt of application is December 2, 1999. Send letter of
application, curriculum vitae and names of three references to:

	Professor Alan Hudson
	ASL Search Committee
	Department of Linguistics
	University of New Mexico
	Albuquerque, NM 87131-1196

This position includes a full benefits package. Salary is commensurate
with qualifications.

The University of New Mexico is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
employer.

For Opening #2, please direct questions to: alhudsonunm.edu
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Message 2: Speech Application Prototype Developer Nuance Speech R&D, Languages Group

Date: Wed, 29 Sep 1999 17:46:43 -0700
From: Brion Wikes <bwikesnuance.com>
Subject: Speech Application Prototype Developer Nuance Speech R&D, Languages Group

Based on 10 years of development at the Stanford Research Institute, Nuance
technology enables people to do things that have never been done before. Our
robust, enterprise-class applications are available in 10 languages and have
been recognized for highly accurate speech recognition across a range of
accents, languages, devices, and platforms.

Your challenge will be to design and develop prototype
speech-applications that are accurate, easy to use, and
"WOW" the prospective customer. Your involvement will
range from dialog and grammar design to application level
programming. If you like variety, this jobs for you!

Responsibilities:

Design and develop speech-recognition applications
 Dialog design
 User interface design
 Grammar writing
 Application coding in C/C++ and Java
 Data analysis

Required:

Creative problem solving skills
Experience coding in C or C++ on Unix
Previous application development experience
Thrive in a multi-tasking environment

Ideal:

Any combination of the following is a huge plus:

Dialog design experience
Speech recognition experience
Development of a complex computer human interface
Strong knowledge of Unix and NT.
Development and/or an understanding of telephony
Development with Java

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to jobsnuance.com or fax
in the
USA to +(650) 847-7979.

Brion Wikes, Staffing Specialist
Nuance Communications (USA)
Direct Phone: 650-847-7799
E-mail: bwikesnuance.com
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