LINGUIST List 15.3184

Fri Nov 12 2004

Jobs: Comp Ling: Assoc/Senior Scientist, U of Maryland

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        1.    Dale Vander Wall, Computational Linguistics: Associate/Senior Research Scientist, University of Maryland, MD, USA



Message 1: Computational Linguistics: Associate/Senior Research Scientist, University of Maryland, MD, USA

Date: 12-Nov-2004
From: Dale Vander Wall <dvanderwallcasl.umd.edu>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: Associate/Senior Research Scientist, University of Maryland, MD, USA


University or Organization: University of Maryland 
 Department: Center for Advanced Study of Language
 Job Rank: Associate/Senior Research Scientist  
 Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics;
                           Arabic dialects 
 
 
 Description:
 
 The Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL), a university-affiliated
 research center located at the University of Maryland, was established in
 2003 under a renewable five-year contract.  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. 
 Work done at the center focuses on improving knowledge of less commonly
 taught languages, enhancing the acquisition and maintenance of foreign
 language capability by government professionals (especially at the advanced
 levels), advancing the capacity to use foreign language skills in a wide
 variety of government professions and situations, and improving the quality
 of human language technology.
 
 CASL is seeking to expand its research team in the area of the
 computational analysis of Arabic dialects.  CASL invites applications for a
 research scientist to work in CASL's interdisciplinary research program on
 the description, analysis, and acquisition of Arabic and its variants. 
 CASL seeks a scholar with specialization in computational linguistics with
 a strong focus on the analysis of Arabic dialects. The incumbent will
 assist in the development of research projects that enable government
 employees, especially foreign language professionals,  to improve their
 performance.  
 
 Candidates must have an earned Ph.D. in computational linguistics,
 theoretical linguistics, Arabic linguistics/language, or a related field, a
 record of individual research achievement in the development and analysis
 of large-scale corpora of written and especially spoken Arabic, and a
 strong record of publication. 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. 
 Preference will be given to candidates who have experience working with
 industry or government in non-academic settings. Candidates must hold U.S.
 citizenship and be willing to obtain a security clearance.  For information
 on U.S. government security clearances, please see
 http://www.dss.mil/psi/faq.htm.
 
 Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and writing sample to the
 address below or e-mail jobscasl.umd.edu. The University of Maryland is an
 affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are
 encouraged to apply. Candidates should indicate whether they plan to attend the LSA annual meeting.  Questions about this position should be sent by
 e-mail to jobquestionscasl.umd.edu.
 
 
 Address for Applications:
 
 Senior Research Scientist (Arabic CL)
 CASL, University of Maryland
 Box 25, College Park
 Maryland 20742
 United States of America  
 
 Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
 
 Contact Information
 
 Email: jobquestionscasl.umd.edu 
 Phone: 301-226-8800 
 Website: http://www.casl.umd.edu
 
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 It is being posted as a service to the discipline.
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