LINGUIST List 15.3187

Sat Nov 13 2004

Jobs: Comp Ling: Asst/Assoc/Senior Researcher,U/Maryland

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



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

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


University or Organization: University of Maryland 
 Department: Center for Advanced Study of Language
 Job Rank: Assistant/Associate/Senior Research Scientist  
 Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Human Language Technology 
 
 
 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.
 
 The Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL) at the University of
 Maryland is seeking to expand its research team in areas related to Human
 Language Technology (HLT) development, evaluation, and adaptation for
 integration into the workplace.  Our research emphasis is on multilingual
 NLP applications (e.g., machine translation, multilingual summarization,
 information extraction and retrieval).  We will also conduct research
 relevant to improving linguistic knowledge resource development (e.g.
 bilingual dictionaries, tree banks, grammar tools, annotated and
 un-annotated corpora, etc.). Throughout the center, researchers drawn from
 linguistics, cognitive and computer science, and anthropology will work in
 collaborative teams to aid government professionals in the improvement of
 their on the job performance or foreign language training.  
 
 Candidates must have earned a Ph.D in an area providing training in
 Computational Linguistics or HLT (e.g., Computer Science, Linguistics). 
 The candidate's research record should indicate accomplishment in areas
 related to the duties described above.  Preference will be given to those
 candidates whose record indicates the ability to tackle complex,
 interdisciplinary research, and to work collaboratively with a range of
 institutions and researchers.  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 including
 potential referees, and relevant writing samples to the address below  or email
 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
 HLT Positions
 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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