LINGUIST List 10.260

Wed Feb 17 1999

Jobs: Speech Technology, Theoretical Linguistics

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  1. Steve Isard, Department of Linguistics Lecturer in Speech Technology
  2. Yoshio Endo, Yokohama National University Theoretical Linguistics

Message 1: Department of Linguistics Lecturer in Speech Technology

Date: Tue, 16 Feb 1999 12:56:29 GMT
From: Steve Isard <>
Subject: Department of Linguistics Lecturer in Speech Technology



The above Centre, an autonomous unit in the Department of
Linguistics, wishes to appoint a Lecturer in Speech
Technology from 1st October 1999. The appointee will be
expected to conduct and publish research of the highest
standard, to build up and lead a team of speech researchers,
and to contribute to Departmental teaching, primarily at the
postgraduate level, and to serve in rotation as Director of

CSTR is one of the leading international laboratories for
speech technology and has an excellent track record of work
in speech synthesis, speech recognition and speaker
characterisation. (See for a
description of current work.) CSTR is an integral part of
the Edinburgh University natural language research community
and participates in fruitful collaborations with other
groups involved in natural language generation, spoken
dialogue systems, artificial intelligence and neural nets.
There are also strong links within the Department of
Linguistics, which has a distinguished history of research
in phonetics and speech and established CSTR in 1984.

The Centre currently has a Director, a lectureship shared
with the Division of Informatics, 5 full time and one half
time Research Fellows, 9 PhD students and 6 Associate
Members. There are 10 on-going research projects.

Although we will consider applicants in any area of speech
technology, preference will be given to applicants with
special interests in speech recognition, to balance our
current strength in speech synthesis, as exemplified in the
Festival synthesis system.

Salary scale GBP 22332 - GBP 28545 (AT2B)

Further particulars including details of the application
procedure should be obtained from the Personnel Department,
The University of Edinburgh, 1 Roxburgh Street, Edinburgh
EH8 9TB, Scotland or Tel: 0131-650-2512 (24 hour answering service).
Please quote reference 776109WW.
Closing date for receipt of applications is 19th March 1999
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Message 2: Yokohama National University Theoretical Linguistics

Date: Wed, 17 Feb 99 03:15:54 -0900
From: Yoshio Endo <>
Subject: Yokohama National University Theoretical Linguistics

One linguistics related position is scheduled to be offered at 
Yokohama National University as detailed below.

Title: Associate Professor or Assistant Professor

Department: Information and Cognitive Science (Jouho Ninchi Shisutemu)
Faculty of Education and Human Sciences, Yokohama National University

Specialty: Cognitive Science/Theoretical Linguistics

Teaching: Language & Cognition, Semantics, Language & Philosophy,
English, etc.

(1) Less than 35 years old as of April 4, 1999
(2) Ph.D. or equivalent research achievements

Starting Date: October 1, 1999.

Required Documents:
(1) Curriculum Vitae (1 copy)
(2) List of Publications (1 copy)
(3) Samples of written work (up to 5, photocopies ok)

Faculty of Education and Human Sciences
Yokohama National University
79-2 Tokiwadai
Hodogaya-ku, Yokohama-shi
Kanagawa-ken 240-3282

Yoshio Endo

Chris Tancredi

Note: Those who apply should send in advance e-mail message about
linguistics background to both Yoshio Endo and Yoshihisa Kitagawa.

DEADLINE: APRIL 16, 1999 (deadline is for receiving the application.)

N.B.: Write "Joho Nihshi System Professor Application Materials" on
the envelope, and include a self-addressed return envelope.
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