LINGUIST List 15.3184
Fri Nov 12 2004
Jobs: Comp Ling: Assoc/Senior Scientist, U of Maryland
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Computational Linguistics: Associate/Senior Research Scientist, University of Maryland, MD, USA
Message 1: Computational Linguistics: Associate/Senior Research Scientist, University of Maryland, MD, USA
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;
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
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
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
United States of America
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
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