LINGUIST List 10.1980

Mon Dec 20 1999

Jobs: Speech Technology/Lecturer, Eng Ling/Lecturer

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  1. Paul Taylor, Lecturer (or Reader) in Speech Technology
  2. Hans Lindquist, English linguistics

Message 1: Lecturer (or Reader) in Speech Technology

Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 16:40:15 +0000
From: Paul Taylor <>
Subject: Lecturer (or Reader) in Speech Technology

Lecturer (or Reader) in Speech Technology 

The Centre for Speech Technology Research in the Department of
Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, University of Edinburgh, is seeking
to hire someone at lecturer or, exceptionally, at reader level, who has
a proven interest and expertise in some area of Speech Technology. The
area of specialisation is open but likely to cover one of: prosody,
dialogue, speech recognition, speech synthesis. 

The successful applicant will be an integral member of the Centre for
Speech Technology Research and of the Department of Theoretical and
Applied Linguistics. S/he will have a proven research record, preferably
a demonstrated ability to attract research grants, and be able to
contribute to the teaching of speech technology and related subjects at
postgraduate and undergraduate levels within the context of a general
linguistics department. The successful candidate will be interested in
developing interdisciplinary links within the new department and with
other units in the university. 

The appointment will be made on the Lecturer B scale (�23,521 - �30,065
pa) or, exceptionally, at the lower end of the Reader scale (�31,563


 Further particulars including; details of the application
procedure should be obtained from the Personnel Department 

 Personnel Office, 
 1 Roxburgh Street, 
 EH8 9TB 

 Telephone 0131 650 2511 (24 hour answering service) 

 Please quote reference 776937NS.

 Closing date for receipt of applications is February 4th 2000.
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Message 2: English linguistics

Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 21:47:07 +0100 (MET)
From: Hans Lindquist <>
Subject: English linguistics

Vaxjo University, Sweden, invites applications for the post of Senior
Lecturer in English Linguistics, ref no 1002/99, in the School of

Duties include teaching and supervision of term papers at the undergraduate
level in English linguistics within the ordinary English courses as well as
within the teacher training programmes and the programme for International
Administration with a Foreign Language. In addition duties may include
teaching at the graduate level and other undergraduate teaching in which
the English section is involved. Duties also include active participation
in syllabus development and other administrative responsibilities.

Qualifications required for a lecturership include both a completed PhD or
evidence of corresponding academic competence and demonstrated teaching
ability. Applicants with no knowledge of Swedish are expected to learn a
Scandinavian language within a period of three years. Equal weight will be
given to the applicant's research and teaching experience. Documented
interest in developments within the field of teacher training would be an
additional recommendation.

For further information please contact Professor Tuija Virtanen, telephone
+46 470 708913 or e-mail:; John Marshall,
Director of Studies, tel +46 470 708530 or e-mail:; Elisabeth Stenborg, Chair of the School of
Humanities, tel +46 470 708533 or e-mail:
You cab also visit the website of Vaxjo University at

Applications with ref no 1002/99 should have reached Vaxjo University,
SE-351 95 Vaxjo, Sweden, no later than January 27, 2000. Applications
should include three copies of the following: CV, a brief description of
the applicant's research and teaching experience, attested copies of
certificates and up to ten scientific publications. Documentation of
teaching experience should include a letter from the applicant's head of
department or other supervisor.

The university has a policy of determining salary on an individual basis.
Please indicate your desired salary in your application.

Candidates who wish to be considered for appointment at the rank of
professor should indicate this in their application.

Applicants may be called upon for interview and public lecture.
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