LINGUIST List 11.21

Tue Jan 11 2000

Jobs: ESL, Computational Linguistics

Editor for this issue: James Yuells <>


  1. Karen Kingsbury, ESL-Multiple Positions at Tunghai University,Taiwan ROC
  2. Pierre Eggermont, Comp Ling:Project Manager at Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products,Belgium

Message 1: ESL-Multiple Positions at Tunghai University,Taiwan ROC

Date: Fri, 31 Dec 1999 01:27:02 -0500 (EST)
From: Karen Kingsbury <>
Subject: ESL-Multiple Positions at Tunghai University,Taiwan ROC

Rank of Job: open
Areas Required: TEFL; English and Drama/Theater
Other Desired Areas: educational technology; language testing/assessment
University or Organization: Tunghai University
Department: Foreign Languages and Literature Department
State or Province: Taiwan
Country: Taiwan ROC
Final Date of Application: TEFL: February 22, 2000. English and
Drama/Theater: January 25, 2000.
Contact: Karen Kingsbury

Address for Applications:
No. 181, Taichung Harbor Rd., Sec. 3
Taiwan ROC

Tunghai University
Foreign Languages and Literature Department
Taichung 40704 Taiwan ROC
fax: 886-4-359-4002


Multiple Faculty Positions in TEFL:

1. Professor or Associate Professor
2. Assistant Professor
3. Lecturer

Multi-year renewable positions for applicants with M.A. or Ph.D. in
TEFL, Curriculum and 
Instruction, Applied Linguistics, or other relevant field, preferably
with background in 
educational technology and language testing/assessment. Deadline for
receipt of applications: February 22, 2000.

4. Assistant or Associate Professor in English and Drama/Theater

Multi-year renewable position for applicant with Ph.D. in English or
relevant field with background in drama/theater. Courses to be taught
include drama, literature, and composition and oral skills courses in an
EFL environment. Deadline for receipt of applications: January 25,

For all positions, successful applicants will have a demonstrated
commitment to teaching and scholarship in a regional (Taiwan) and
international context, be willing to participate in curriculum/program
coordination, and be willing to make minimum three-year commitment. 
Send English cover letter, vita, graduate transcripts, and at least
three reference letters to Dr. Karen Kingsbury, Chair, Foreign Languages
and Literature Department, Tunghai University, Taichung 40704 Taiwan
ROC. Provide telephone and fax numbers or e-mail address. Only
hard-copy (paper or fax) applications accepted; acknowledgement sent
after application is complete.

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Message 2: Comp Ling:Project Manager at Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products,Belgium

Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2000 12:25:07 +0100
From: Pierre Eggermont <>
Subject: Comp Ling:Project Manager at Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products,Belgium

Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products (L&H) is the worlds leading provider of
speech and language technology products, solutions, and services to businesses
and individuals worldwide. It is our mission to break down language barriers
through advanced translation technology and to enable people to interact by
voice in any language with the machines that empower them. Founded in 1987 L&H
has revolutionized the development and application of advanced speech and
language technologies. The company delivers the broadest array of consumer,
business, and industry offerings in automatic dictation, translation, sound
compression, voice synthesis, and industrial documentation.
As a NASDAQ and EASDAQ quoted company and headquartered in Ieper (Belgium), L&H
maintains offices in more than forty nations in Europe, Asia, the Middle East,
North America, and South America. With over 1,750 employees - mainly linguists,
scientists and engineers - we generated an annual revenue of $211.6 million in
For the development of language and speech technology, L&H currently has an
opening in its International Headquarters in Ieper (Belgium) for a (m/f):

 Project Manager Taiwanese
 Development Speech and Language Technology


* You will manage and coordinate software development projects in the area of
language and speech processing technology and systems for Taiwanese.
* You will coordinate the start-up of the Taiwanese language development team,
including a.o. recruitment and logistics.
* You will supervise, coach and motivate a team of linguists and engineers based
 both in Ieper, Taiwan and Singapore.
* You will streamline the gathering of corpora and acoustic data, the
development of an L&H specific grammars and lexicons for Taiwanese and the
translation of the linguistic data to software based on L&H technology.
* You will ensure that the quality and timing standards set out by L&H are
* You will actively participate in the technical aspects of the project.
* You will maintain good contacts with the different departments within L&H and
relevant Taiwanese and Singaporean institutes, organizations, etc. .


* relevant university degree preferably in computer science or (computational)
* experience in management of development projects, preferably in the field of
natural language and/or speech processing;
* near-native or native speaker of Taiwanese and a conversational level of
* good knowledge of and experience in at least two of the following areas:
speech processing, phonetics, lexicography, computational linguistics, natural
language processing (NLP), programming, (e.g. C, C++, script languages,?), other
* ability to work in a team and independently;
* perseverance, accuracy and thoroughness;
* good social and communicative abilities;
* self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit;
* willingness to travel for limited periods of time.


If you are interested in this job opportunity and you believe to fulfil the
required profile, we have to meet each other.
 Please send your application letter and detailed resume to:

 Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products
 Personnel Department

 attn. Mr. Pierre Eggermont
 Flanders Language Valley 50
 B-8900 Ieper
 Fax: int+ 32 (0)

To learn more about Lernout & Hauspie and its products, visit our homepage:
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