LINGUIST List 11.79

Mon Jan 17 2000

Jobs: Computational Linguistics, General Linguistics

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  1. Brian, Comp Ling: Chinese/ Baldwin Staffing Group, Alberta Canada
  2. Pulju, General Ling: Providence University/ Shalu, Taiwan

Message 1: Comp Ling: Chinese/ Baldwin Staffing Group, Alberta Canada

Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2000 18:28:36 -0500 (EST)
From: Brian <>
Subject: Comp Ling: Chinese/ Baldwin Staffing Group, Alberta Canada

Rank of Job: 
Areas Required: Information Technology
Other Desired Areas: Linguistics
University or Organization: Baldwin Staffing Group
Department: IT
State or Province: Alberta
Country: Canada
Final Date of Application: ASAP
Contact: Brian

Address for Applications:
550 17th Ave. S.W.
Alberta T2K 1M9

The client, an international software company with an office in Calgary,
has an immediate requirement for a:


The individual will have native level Chinese fluency and an advanced
degree in computational linguistics. An ability to work and communicate
in English is required and work experience in an area of computational
linguistics is an asset, as is knowledge of other languages.

The successful candidate will be required to create, expand and maintain
the linguistics database, perform linguistic analysis and implement and
evaluate results, in addition to other linguistics duties.

Salary is negotiable, depending on experience, in the C$60-80,000 range.

Please forward your resume as soon as possible to 
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Message 2: General Ling: Providence University/ Shalu, Taiwan

Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2000 14:06:45 +0800 (CST)
From: Pulju <>
Subject: General Ling: Providence University/ Shalu, Taiwan

The Department of English at Providence University in Shalu, Taiwan,
invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of
Linguistics. We are looking for candidates with ability to teach a wide
range of graduate and undergraduate courses in linguistics. Particular
research and teaching interests are open, but we especially invite
applications from candidates able to teach both functional and formal
approaches to phonology or to syntax (or to both). Interest in the
Chinese language would be an asset but is not essential; English is the
medium of instruction for all courses in the department. Applicants
should have the Ph.D. in hand or expected in spring 2000.

Duties of the position will include teaching a range of undergraduate and
graduate courses in linguistics, in particular either phonology or syntax,
and advising graduate students on their MA theses. At times, professors
are asked to teach English language skills courses as well. Professors
are expected to maintain active research programs, including publishing
and attending conferences. Additional funding to support such activities
is available from a variety of agencies, such as the National Science
Council and the Ministry of Education. Faculty are also expected to
provide service to the department by serving on committees and assisting
with department-sponsored activities.

Providence University is a private, coeducational, Catholic institution.
It is located in western Taichung County in central Taiwan. The
Department of English is the largest department in the University, with
over one thousand undergraduates and several dozen graduate students. The
department awards the degrees of B.A in English, M.A. in English
literature, and M.A. in linguistics. At present, there are eight
full-time members of the linguistics faculty in the department, of whom
six hold the Ph.D. The department sponsors a regular colloquium series in
linguistics to promote professional interchange among the faculty,
students, and other linguists in central Taiwan.

Both citizens and non-citizens of the Republic of China are welcome to
apply. Contracts are issued on a year-by-year basis, but this is a
permanent position, and contracts are renewed regularly upon satisfactory
performance. Initial salary will vary slightly depending upon the number
of courses taught but should be in the range of NT$800,000-$900,000 per
year, which falls between US$25,000-$29,000 at current exchange rates.
The cost of living in the Shalu area is relatively low; a three-bedroom,
two-bath apartment can be had for NT$10,000 (US$320) per month.

Applications should include the following: a letter of application;
graduate school transcript; photocopy of the Ph.D. diploma (if in hand); a
sample of the applicant's research; and three letters of recommendation.
Please send completed application materials to the following address by
March 1, 2000:

	Dr. Patricia Haseltine, Chair
	English Department
	Providence University
	Shalu, Taichung Hsien
	Taiwan 433 R.O.C.

For further information about the position, the department, the school, or
life in the Taichung area, interested parties are welcome to contact Tim
Pulju (Asst. Prof. of Linguistics) by e-mail at
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