LINGUIST List 15.3185
Sat Nov 13 2004
Jobs: L2 Acquisition: Assoc/Senior Researcher,U/Maryland
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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
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
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
College Park, MD 20742
United States of America
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
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