LINGUIST List 15.3188

Sat Nov 13 2004

Jobs: Persian/Socioling: Assoc/Senior Researcher, MD

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        1.    Dale Vander Wall, Persian Dialectology/ Sociolinguistics: Associate/Senior Research Scientist, University of Maryland, MD, USA



Message 1: Persian Dialectology/ Sociolinguistics: Associate/Senior Research Scientist, University of Maryland, MD, USA

Date: 12-Nov-2004
From: Dale Vander Wall <dvanderwallcasl.umd.edu>
Subject: Persian Dialectology/ Sociolinguistics: 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: Sociolinguistics; Dialectology
 Required Language: Persian
 
 
 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 Persian
 dialectology and/or Persian sociolinguistics.  CASL invites applications
 for a research scientist to develop CASL's research program on variation in
 the languages and dialects of the Persian speaking peoples of Central and
 Southwest Asia.  CASL seeks a linguist with specialization in dialectology,
 anthropological linguistics/field methods, or sociolinguistics, with a
 strong research record in the Persian 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, a Persian language
 (Persian, Dari, Tajik, or a related language), or a related field, a record
 of individual research achievement in one or another aspect of language
 variation in Central and/or Southwest Asia, 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.  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 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 (Persian)
 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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