LINGUIST List 13.2432

Wed Sep 25 2002

All: Jobs Information Network Page/Volunteers Needed

Editor for this issue: Karen Milligan <>


  1. Heather Taylor, All: Volunteers needed for international employment advice

Message 1: All: Volunteers needed for international employment advice

Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2002 11:57:42 -0400 (EDT)
From: Heather Taylor <>
Subject: All: Volunteers needed for international employment advice

Dear Subscribers,
As you know, LINGUIST is a rich source of information about jobs in
linguistics and related fields. We are aware that many of you depend
on us to provide a current list of available positions. We strongly
encourage employers submitting job ads to LINGUIST to use
non-discriminatory standards in hiring policy. In particular we urge
that employers do not discriminate on the grounds of race, ethnicity,
nationality, age, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. However, We
are an international organization, and we realize that standards
differ in different countries. We don't want to conceal any job opportunities
from the linguistics community, as many job-seekers might want to apply
for the positions in question even if they thoroughly understood the
job conditions. For these reasons and others (e.g., our lack of
firsthand knowledge, both of job conditions and relevant laws), we
have continued our open jobs-posting policy.
However, we are unequivocally in favor of providing as much
information as possible to job-seekers, so that they can make informed
decisions. Therefore, several years ago we instituted the Jobs Information
Network page, where people with knowledge of employment conditions in
different countries are listed, along with their email addresses. Our
job announcements include a link to this page,

and job-seekers are encouraged to contact these linguists for
information. These well-traveled linguists offer information about
general working conditions, mores, application procedures, and so
forth, in the countries they know--furnishing the kind of advice that
many international job-seekers would appreciate, whether or not they
have any fears about job discrimination.
We realize that three years is a long time to be a volunteer, so we'd
like to offer our sincere thanks to our last group of job advisors and
put out a call for new volunteers to act as consultants. If you would
be willing to provide this valuable service to your fellow linguists,
please e-mail the jobs editor (Heather Taylor) at 

Please provide your name, e-mail address, and let me know which
country or countries you can represent. Needless to say, we are
seeking individuals willing to discuss the US job market with
job-seekers from abroad, as well as those able to explain non-US job
procedures to Americans.
We thank you in advance for your participation; and, as always, we
appreciate your suggestions as well as your help.

Best regards,

Heather Taylor
LINGUIST jobs editor
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