LINGUIST List 15.3186
Sat Nov 13 2004
Jobs: Dialectology/Socioling:Asst/Assoc Researcher, MD
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Chinese Dialectology/Socioling: Asst/Assoc Research Scientist, University of Maryland, MD, USA
Message 1: Chinese Dialectology/Socioling: Asst/Assoc Research Scientist, University of Maryland, MD, USA
From: Dale Vander Wall <dvanderwallcasl.umd.edu>
Subject: Chinese Dialectology/Socioling: Asst/Assoc Research Scientist, University of Maryland, MD, USA
University or Organization: University of Maryland
Department: Center for Advanced Study of Language
Job Rank: Assistant/Associate Research Scientist
Specialty Areas: Sociolinguistics; Dialectology
Required Language: Chinese
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 Chinese
dialectology and/or Chinese sociolinguistics. CASL invites applications
for a senior research scientist to lead CASL's research program on
variation in the languages and dialects of greater China. CASL seeks a
linguist with specialization in dialectology, anthropological
linguistics/field methods, or sociolinguistics, with a strong research
record in the Chinese languages and dialects. The incumbent will oversee
the development of research projects that enable government employees,
especially foreign language professionals, to improve their performance.
S/he should also be adept at identifying and recruiting researchers.
Candidates must have an earned Ph.D. in linguistics, Chinese language, or a
related field, a record of individual research achievement in one or
another aspect of language variation in China, a strong record of
publication, and the ability to establish an interdisciplinary research
program across areas related to the study of language and analysis. 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. 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
To apply, 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:
Dale Vander Wall
Senior Research Scientist (Chinese)
CASL, University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
United States of America
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
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