LINGUIST List 10.418

Fri Mar 19 1999

Jobs: ESL, Acoustic & phonetic modeling

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  1. Jong Kun Lee, ESL/EFL Instructors at Mokpo National University
  2. Nicolas Dufour, English/Dutch/German speech technology at Lernout&Hauspie (Belgium)

Message 1: ESL/EFL Instructors at Mokpo National University

Date: Fri, 19 Mar 1999 15:19:52 -0800
From: Jong Kun Lee <>
Subject: ESL/EFL Instructors at Mokpo National University

Date: March 19, 1999
From: Jung-Won Hahn
Subject: ESL/EFL Instructors at Mokpo National University

The Foreign Language Center of Mokpo National University, South Korea,
has five posts opening for ESL/EFL teachers, starting July 1999.

Mokpo National University, founded in 1946, is located in Mokpo and
Muan, the southwest part of South Korea, and has some 7,000 students. 
The Foreign Language Center offers a variety of conversational English
courses at beginning and intermediate levels.

The contract period is for one year, from July 1, 1999 to June 30, 2000.
Contract may be renewed upon the agreement of both parties.

There are 20 teaching hours per week, Monday through Friday. Overtime
hours may be allocated at the discretion of the director of the Foreign
Language Center. These will be compensated at standard overtime rate.

M.A. degree required, preferably in EFL/ESL. Two or more years'
teaching experience preferred but not necessary.

1,800,000 won (approximately 1,500 U.S. dollars) per month. Return air
fare (up to 1,000,000 won) and a bonus equivalent to one month's salary
will be paid upon successful completion of the contract. Benefits
include subsidized Korean Health Insurance, an office with a personal
computer, guaranteed six weeks' paid vacation and a furnished apartment.

In spite of Korea's current economic problems, the university salary is
sufficient to sustain a comfortable life as well as permit travel around

Please mail a cover letter, resume, university transcripts, two or three
letters of recommendation and contact numbers to:

Dr. Jung-Won Hahn
The Foreign Language Center
Mokpo National University
Dorim-ri 61, Chungkye-myon
Muan-gun, Chonnam 534-729
South Korea

Phone: +82-636-450-2126
Fax: +82-636-450-2951

For further inquiries, you may contact Dr. Lee (Co-ordinator) at
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Message 2: English/Dutch/German speech technology at Lernout&Hauspie (Belgium)

Date: Thu, 18 Mar 1999 18:27:17 +0100
From: Nicolas Dufour <>
Subject: English/Dutch/German speech technology at Lernout&Hauspie (Belgium)

Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products ( L&H, ) is a global
leader in advanced speech and language solutions for computers,
automobiles, telecommunications, embedded products, consumer
goods and the Internet. The company is making the speech user
 interface (SUI) the keystone of simple, convenient interaction between
humans and technology, and it is blending the best of human and machine
translation technology, tools and services to instantly break down
language barriers around the world. L&H's products and services
originate in four basic areas: automatic speech recognition (ASR),
text-to-speech (TTS), digital speech and music compression (SMC) and
text-to-text (translation).

For the development of its Voice Xpress dictation product range in various
European languages, Lernout & Hauspie is currently looking for a


The engineer will work in the domain of acoustic-phonetic
modeling for the international versions of the L&H
Voice Xpress dictation product line.
He/she will be part of a language development team for
Germanic Languages in Europe that covers British English,
Dutch and German.
As part of this team, he/she will be responsible for
building acoustic-phonetic models, combining and tuning
of the building blocks that make up a dictation system,
based on tools and procedures created in other groups.
He or she will work closely together with acoustic data
collection people and with language modeling engineers
and will report to the modeling team leader for
Germanic languages.

- We are looking for persons with a degree in engineering,
mathematics or computer science who have experience in
acoustic/phonetic modeling.
- Knowledge of linguistics, especially in the field of
phonetics and phonology, is highly valued.
- Familiarity with English is required, a good command of
German is an asset.
- Programming skills: user experience with UNIX and in-depth
knowledge of a programming language required. Experience
in C, C++, Perl or other scripting languages is an asset.
- Experience in the field of computer linguistics is an asset.
Knowledge of speech recognition techniques such as HMM,
signal processing, statistical modeling techniques is
highly appreciated.
- Good communication skills are required.
- The candidate is a team player but can also work also
- The candidate has sense for methodology and self organization
and works rigorously.
- Willing to work in Brussels and travel for short periods.

Applicants should contact Nicolas DUFOUR :
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