LINGUIST List 10.1507

Tue Oct 12 1999

Jobs: Text Analysis/Comp Ling, East Asian Studies

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  1. shail.patel, Text Analysis/Computational Ling - Research/Unilever, UK
  2. Tsuyoshi Ono, East Asian Studies - Dept Head/Prof, U of Arizona

Message 1: Text Analysis/Computational Ling - Research/Unilever, UK

Date: Mon, 11 Oct 1999 16:02:09 +0100
From: shail.patel <>
Subject: Text Analysis/Computational Ling - Research/Unilever, UK

Dear All,

The Adaptive Computation Unit at Unilever Research, Wirral UK, is involved in
industrial applications of leading edge technologies. We are currently
recruiting two scientists, in optimisation/evolutionary systems and text
analysis/computational linguistics. 

We are also highly like to have a position for an EU Marie Curie post-doc one
of this areas, which would be open to members of the EU and other associated
countries [Switz, Israel etc] who are not resident in the UK.

Kind Regards
Shail Patel


At Unilever it is our ability to recognise and cater for the diverse yet subtle
needs of a global marketplace, that differentiates us from the competition.
Totally committed to scientific exploration and discovery, we invest �550
million in pioneering new research so our products remain the preferred choice,
150 million times a day.

Adaptive Computation techniques play a key role in the development of a wide
spectrum of our product and manufacturing applications for such leading foods,
home and personal care products as Impulse, Organics, Persil, Flora and Wall's
Ice Cream. This is why we have have recently established a Centre of Excellence
in Port Sunlight that is committed to this area and to developing and
maintaining links with leading academics.

Here you will discover exciting opportunities for talented individuals who will
relish the challenge of developing leading-edge solutions to complex industrial
problems. A combination of world-class research and an understanding of how
technology may be applied in practice will enable you to extend both your
technological capabilities and application areas. 

Flexible, self-motivated and a strong team player with a broad scientific
interest, you will need a high level of numeracy and the ability to work to
tight deadlines. Your good first degree with a strong mathematical component
should be supported by a PhD/MSc and/or industrial experience. We are looking
for one or two specialists in the following areas:

*) Evolutionary systems; Multi-criteria optimisation; Adaptive Agents; Complex
Adaptive Systems
*) Statistical Text Analysis; Computational Linguistics; Natural Language

As a world-leading organisation we can offer an atractive salary and benefits
package, and excellent career opportunities.

Make a noticeable difference to your career by writing with full CV quoting re
1253/SP to Vanessa Gilroy, TMP Response Management, 32 Aybrook St, London, W1M
3JL or email you details to:

Contact for further information

Closing date for applications is Nov 12 1999
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Message 2: East Asian Studies - Dept Head/Prof, U of Arizona

Date: Mon, 11 Oct 1999 10:14:26 -0700 (MST)
From: Tsuyoshi Ono <onoU.Arizona.EDU>
Subject: East Asian Studies - Dept Head/Prof, U of Arizona

The Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Arizona invites
applications for the following positions: 

PROFESSOR & DEPARTMENT HEAD to begin 7/1/00. A senior scholar with a strong 
record of scholarship and teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, 
a demonstrated record of successful administration that values consultative 
management and an open decision-making process and a specialization in a 
field of Chinese or Japanese studies. Linguistics is definitely a possibility
for the area of specialization for the professor & department head position. 

responsibilities at graduate and undergraduate levels. PhD and academic 
training in Early Chinese Thought with a strong Chinese language background 
required. Submit cover letter, vita and three letters of recommendation to 
East Asian Studies, University of Arizona, P. O. Box 210080, Tucson, AZ 85721

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