LINGUIST List 11.300

Sun Feb 13 2000

Jobs: General Ling/Chair, General Ling/Consultant

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  1. Sarah J. Shin, General Ling: Chair, Education Department/ Univ of Maryland USA
  2. Lora Mekikian, General Ling/ Linguistic Consultant, Los Angeles/Boston USA

Message 1: General Ling: Chair, Education Department/ Univ of Maryland USA

Date: Tue, 08 Feb 2000 12:03:09 -0500
From: Sarah J. Shin <shinumbc.edu>
Subject: General Ling: Chair, Education Department/ Univ of Maryland USA

Job Description: Chairperson,
Education Department,
UMBC

The Education Department at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County
(UMBC) invites applications for Chair at the rank of Professor. We
seek a person with a strong record of teaching, research, scholarship
and publication. The candidate will have successful grant and
administrative experience and demonstrated ability to wok effectively
with both faculty and administration at K-12 and university levels.

Housed in the college of Arts and Sciences, UMBC's Education Department
offers a range of undergraduate and graduate programs. Recently
accredited by NCATE, the Department certifies and undergraduates
majoring in the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences and Natural Sciences.
Programs in English, to speakers of other languages (ESOL) and bilingual
education prepare graduate students for teaching English as a
foreign language and curriculum development in K-16 venues in the US and
abroad. The Department is a lead collaborator in the newly
established interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Language, Literacy, and
Culture offered jointly by the Departments of Africana Studies,
Education, English, Modern Languages and Linguistics, and
Sociology/Anthropology. The Training Systems graduate program targets
business and industry with tracks in distance learning, computer-based
instruction, and instructional systems development. The Education
Department is engaged in nationally recognized partnerships throughout the 
states in the areas of urban education, K-16 teaching, teacher training,
curriculum development, and program administration.

UMBC: an Honors University of Maryland is a public research university
of ten thousand students located in the Baltimore-Washington corridor
and in close proximity to other major universities, as well as key
federal research and funding agencies. UMBC combines the creative
intensity of the research university, the traditions of the liberal arts 
university, and the social responsibility of the public university.

To apply, forward letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of
research agenda, reprints of select publications, and four letters of
reference sent to Carlo C. DiClemente, Ph.D., Chair, Education Chairperson 
Search Committee, Department of Psychology, MP312, University of
Maryland Baltimore County, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250. The
search committee will give priority to applications received by
January 15, 2000. The review of applications will continue until the
position is filled. We encourage applications from women, members of
minority groups, and people with disabilities. For more information,
please visit the UMBC web site at http://www.umbc.edu and the Education
Department at http://www.umbc.edu/education/ . UMBC is an Affirmative
Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Sarah J. Shin
Assistant Professor
ESOL/Bilingual MA Program
Department of Education
University of Maryland Baltimore County
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250, USA

Phone: (410) 455-2485
Fax: (410) 455-3986
Email: shinumbc.edu
http://www.umbc.edu/esol
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Message 2: General Ling/ Linguistic Consultant, Los Angeles/Boston USA

Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2000 08:42:01 -0800
From: Lora Mekikian <lmekikiananswerfriend.com>
Subject: General Ling/ Linguistic Consultant, Los Angeles/Boston USA

Position: Linguistic Consultant

Date: Immediately

We offer:
 Very Competitive Salary
 Fantastic Company Stock Options
 Great Start-up atmosphere

Reporting:
 VP of Client Services

Location:
 Los Angeles or Boston

Responsibilities:
As a Linguistic Consultant, you will work directly with our clients to
understand the business needs that our Question / Answer software will help
satisfy, and then define, implement and test the associated grammar.
Additionally, you will work directly with our technical consultant to help
ensure that the application is correctly accessing and retrieving the
correct answers to questions.

Requirements:
	Fluent knowledge of the English language
	Bachelors degree in English, journalism, linguistics, or logic
	Experience in editing, technical writing, or journalism
	Positions available for candidates with zero to five years work
experience
	Strongly desire knowledge of regular expression processing
	Ideal candidate will have knowledge of Perl and background skills in
computer science / computer literacy (willing to train)
	Consultative skills including presentation, interview / guided
discussions, etc.
	Willing to travel

Company Description:
AnswerFriend.com is a dynamic fast-paced start-up organization that will
revolutionize the way everyone will interact with the 'Net. Developed by
two PHD grads at MIT, backed by the best technical and management talent in
the business, we are looking for smart, energetic, team players that are
looking to build the next generation of questions answering products and
tools. This is the opportunity of a lifetime!

Contact Information:
 Contact Name: Lora Mekikian
 E-mail address: lmekikiananswerfriend.com
 Phone #: (213) 225-5400
 Fax #: (213) 225-5436
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