LINGUIST List 10.595

Mon Apr 26 1999

Jobs: Postdoctoral Fellows, Language technology

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  1. Guy Carden, University of British Columbia Teaching Postdoctoral Fellows
  2. Jorg Waltje, Five Colleges of Ohio Consortium Language technology specialist

Message 1: University of British Columbia Teaching Postdoctoral Fellows

Date: Thu, 22 Apr 1999 21:59:31 -0700 (PDT)
From: Guy Carden <cardenginterchange.ubc.ca>
Subject: University of British Columbia Teaching Postdoctoral Fellows

TEACHING POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS 

The Department of Linguistics at the University of British Columbia seeks
to fill two positions for Teaching Postdoctoral Fellows. Both appointments
are for one year, starting July 1, 1999, and will be renewable for a
second year, subject to funding. The successful candidates will be
expected to teach a standard course load (5 three-credit courses per
year), conduct research in their fields, and to participate actively in
the life of the department. These positions may involve the supervision
of graduate students and some light administrative responsibilities. The
annual salary for each position is $35,000 (Canadian dollars). 

Phonology Position: The successful candidate should have a primary
specialisation in current Phonological Theory. We especially encourage
applicants with a secondary research and teaching interest in any of the
following areas: Acquisition, First Nations Languages, Morphology,
Phonetics. 

Syntax Position: The successful candidate should have a primary
specialisation in Syntax. We especially encourage applicants with a
secondary research and teaching interest in any of the following areas:
Acquisition, First Nations Languages, Interface areas 
(e.g. Syntax/Morphology, Syntax/Phonology, Syntax/Semantics).

Candidates for both positions should hold a Ph.D. in linguistics, have a
demonstrated potential for and a strong commitment to research, as well as
be able to teach a variety of courses in linguistics at the graduate and
undergraduate levels. Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae,
representative samples of published or unpublished work, and any
additional supporting documents to the address below before April 30,
1999. In addition, applicants should arrange for at least three letters
of recommendation to be sent under separate cover to:

Dr. Douglas Pulleyblank, Acting Head
Department of Linguistics
University of British Columbia
E-270, 1866 Main Mall
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z1, Canada

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. UBC hires on the
basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all
qualified persons to apply. In accordance with Canadian immigration
requirements, priority will be given to Canadian Citizens and permanent
residents of Canada. 

ADVERTISEMENT ENDS

Guy Carden
Department of Linguistics, University of British Columbia,
E258-1866 Main Mall, Vancouver, B.C., Canada V6T 1Z1
cardenginterchange.ubc.ca tel: 604-822-4658/4256 fax: 604-822-9687
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Message 2: Five Colleges of Ohio Consortium Language technology specialist

Date: Fri, 23 Apr 1999 13:17:35 -0400 (EDT)
From: Jorg Waltje <Jorg.Waltjeoberlin.edu>
Subject: Five Colleges of Ohio Consortium Language technology specialist

THE FIVE COLLEGES OF OHIO CONSORTIUM, Inc.
The College of Wooster, Denison University, Kenyon College
Oberlin College, Ohio Wesleyan University


LANGUAGE TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST

The Five Colleges of Ohio Consortium, Inc., supported by a grant from the
Mellon Foundation, seeks qualified candidates for the position of Language
Technology Specialist for the Ohio Five Foreign Language Project. This
position was created to provide training for diverse foreign language
departments on five campuses in a broad range of instructional
technologies.

The Language Technology Specialist will work under the direction of a
Steering Committee to guide and support the Ohio Five Foreign language
faculty as they combine foreign language pedagogy and the use of
technology to teach foreign language, literature, and culture. This
position requires an energetic, highly motivated individual with excellent
organizational, analytical, as well as outstanding communication and
"people" skills. Success of the project depends on the candidate's
ability to interact creatively and collaboratively with faculty members
with varying levels of expertise in educational technology. 

The successful candidate will have demonstrated a commitment to the
teaching of language and culture, have a proven interest in pedagogy and
current teaching methodologies, and will also be familiar with emerging
instructional technology on both Mac and DOS/Windows platforms. Expertise
in low to high level authoring systems (e.g. Macromedia's Authorware and
Director programs, X-Media Engine Templates, Libra or SuperMacLang) as
well as a good grasp on web-development (HTML, Javascript, knowledge of
common editors like PageMill, Netscape Composer, or Claris Home Page) is
expected. 

The candidate will hold at least a Bachelor's degree (but Master's is
preferred).

Specific duties include:

1. Conducting both short training sessions and longer workshops in the
use of multimedia technology and the development of pedagogical
applications of this technology. 

2. Fostering an on-going exchange of views among language faculty at the
five institutions about teaching methods, instructional materials and
shared pedagogical problems and strategies. 

3. Helping Ohio 5 language faculty explore cross-platform and
internet-based solutions to language pedagogy in order to foster more
collaborative work. 

4. Helping Ohio 5 language faculty identify, select, purchase and install
hardware and software, and assisting faculty in evaluating other
externally developed materials (commercial and non-commercial) for use in
their programs. 

5. Helping Ohio 5 Colleges explore how interactive technologies can be
used in language instruction for less commonly taught languages on the
five campuses.

The position of Language Technology Specialist will begin on 1 July 1999
and continue through June, 2000, with a possibility of renewal. Travel to
each of the Five Colleges will be required. Salary commensurate with
qualifications. Excellent benefits package including paid health
insurance, vacation and sick leave, as well as opportunities to attend
workshops, seminars and conferences wil be provided. 

To be assured of full consideration, candidates should send the
following materials by May 20, 1999: 

- letter of application elaborating one's qualifications for the position
and including a description of the candidate's most recent project using
instructional technologies. 
- curriculum vitae 
- at least three letters of reference. 

All materials should be sent to Margaret R. Fete, Ohio 5 Foreign Language
Project Director, Department of Modern Foreign Languages, Ohio Wesleyan
University, Delaware, Ohio 43015. (e-mail: mrfetecc.owu.edu). 


Get more info about the Ohio 5 Foreign Language Technology Project at
http://www.denison.edu/modlangs/lang_tech/
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