LINGUIST List 14.3129

Fri Nov 14 2003

Jobs: General Ling: Assoc Research Director, MD, USA

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  1. mprice, General Ling: Associate Research Director, U of Maryland, MD, USA

Message 1: General Ling: Associate Research Director, U of Maryland, MD, USA

Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2003 14:50:17 -0500 (EST)
From: mprice <>
Subject: General Ling: Associate Research Director, U of Maryland, MD, USA

University or Organization: University of Maryland
Department: Center for Advanced Study of Language
Rank of Job: Associate Research Director
Specialty Areas: Anthropological Linguistics, Applied Linguistics,
Cognitive Science, Computational Linguistics, General Linguistics,
Language Acquisition, Sociolinguistics, Translation


The newly established Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL) at
the University of Maryland invites applications for appointments at
the rank of Associate/Senior Research Scientist in areas relevant to
its mission. A tenure-track or tenured faculty appointment in an
appropriate department is possible. Target areas include: cognitive
science/psychology, linguistics, second language acquisition, and
computational linguistics. Candidates must have an earned Ph.D. in a
relevant field; have a record of individual research achievement, a
strong record of publication, and the ability to establish an
interdisciplinary research program across areas related to the study
of language and analysis.

Job description: Develop research proposals; oversee all research in
the candidate's area; serve as Principal Investigator on several
research projects annually; organize national symposia and conferences
in support of the Center's research; and publish on aspects of the
candidate's Center research. Lead up to $5 million of
interdisciplinary research annually. Identify and recruit senior,
mid, and junior researchers as Center employees and consultants. Form
partnerships with other top research institutions, both in academia
and industry. Contribute to a five-year plan for the Center. Develop
a hiring, collaboration, research publication, education, and policy
strategy with respect to the candidate's research area.

The Center for Advanced Study of Language was established in March
2003. Its mission is to conduct state-of-the-art research in areas
that result in improved performance on language tasks relevant to the
work of government language professionals. The main interests
include: (1) improving knowledge of less commonly taught languages;
(2) enhancing acquisition and maintenance of foreign language
capability by government professionals, especially at the advanced
levels; (3) advancing the U.S. capacity to use foreign language skills
in a wide variety of government professions and situations; (4)
improving the quality of human language technology.

The Center is seeking people who will play a leading role in the
strategic direction of CASL and will be in charge of multiple research
projects in their field. Candidates' research and publications should
show evidence of ability to tackle complex, interdisciplinary research
and to work collaboratively with a range of institutions and
researchers. They should have a record of successfully hiring,
mentoring, and overseeing both junior and senior researchers.

To apply, send a letter of application and curriculum vitae to Chief
Research Officer, c/o Meredith Price, CASL, at
Candidates must hold U.S. citizenship and be willing to obtain a
security clearance

The University of Maryland is an affirmative action, equal opportunity
employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Address for Applications:

	Attn: Meredith Price
	University of Maryland, Center for Advanced Study of Language
	Box 25
	College Park, MD 20742
	United States of America 

Position is open until filled.

Contact Information:
	Tel: 301-226-8800
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