LINGUIST List 15.3189
Sat Nov 13 2004
Jobs: L2 Acquisition: Rank Open, University of Maryland
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Second Language Acquisition: Rank Open, University of Maryland, MD, USA
Message 1: Second Language Acquisition: Rank Open, University of Maryland, MD, USA
From: Dale Vander Wall <dvanderwallcasl.umd.edu>
Subject: Second Language Acquisition: Rank Open, University of Maryland, MD, USA
University or Organization: University of Maryland
Department: Center for Advanced Study of Language
Job Rank: Rank Open
Specialty Areas: Second Language Acquisition
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 seeks researchers in the field of Second Language Acquisition (SLA)
for full-time positions at all ranks. CASL research scientists working in
the SLA research area will be responsible primarily for conducting research
on enhancing acquisition and maintenance of foreign languages. However,
SLA expertise is needed for all research areas within CASL. Special
consideration will be given to candidates with expertise in the following
areas: L2 assessment, L2 pragmatics, L2 lexical acquisition, task-based
language learning, needs assessment, language aptitude, and interlanguage
Appointment to CASL will be as a research faculty member of the University
of Maryland, normally requiring an earned Ph.D. Candidates at the higher
ranks should have a record of individual research achievement in aspect of
SLA, a strong record of publication, and the ability to establish an
interdisciplinary research program across areas related to the study and
analysis of language. 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. Exceptional
candidates with national standing may be considered for tenure-track
appointments on a limited, case-by-case basis, and subject to availability
of tenure lines in relevant departments. Candidates must hold U.S.
citizenship and be willing to obtain a security clearance. For information
on US Government security clearances, please see
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
Research Scientist (SLA)
CASL, University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
United States of America
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
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