LINGUIST List 15.3185

Sat Nov 13 2004

Jobs: L2 Acquisition: Assoc/Senior Researcher,U/Maryland

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        1.    Dale Vander Wall, Arabic/Second Language Acquisition: Associate/Senior Research Scientist, University of Maryland, MD, USA



Message 1: Arabic/Second Language Acquisition: Associate/Senior Research Scientist, University of Maryland, MD, USA

Date: 12-Nov-2004
From: Dale Vander Wall <dvanderwallcasl.umd.edu>
Subject: Arabic/Second Language Acquisition: 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: Language Acquisition
 Required Language: Arabic
 
 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 acquisition
 and teaching of Arabic and its variants.  CASL invites applications for a
 research scientist to work in CASL's research program on the description,
 analysis, and acquisition of Arabic and its variants.  CASL seeks a scholar
 with specialization in second language acquisition, pedagogy, or Arabic
 language/linguistics. 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 Second Language Acquisition,
 Applied Linguistics, Educational linguistics, Arabic linguistics/language,
 or a related field, a record of individual research achievement in the
 acquisition of Arabic as a second/foreign language, experience in the
 teaching of Arabic and its variants to Americans, 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.
 
 To apply, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and writing
 sample to the address below or  or e-mail to jobscasl.umd.edu.  Position(s)
 open until filled.  The University of Maryland is an affirmative action, equal
 opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  Chandidates 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: 
 
 Dale Vander Wall 
 Senior Research Scientist (Arabic SLA)
 CASL, University of Maryland
 Box 25 
 College Park, MD 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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