LINGUIST List 15.3189

Sat Nov 13 2004

Jobs: L2 Acquisition: Rank Open, University of Maryland

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        1.    Dale Vander Wall, Second Language Acquisition: Rank Open, University of Maryland, MD, USA



Message 1: Second Language Acquisition: Rank Open, University of Maryland, MD, USA

Date: 12-Nov-2004
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 
 
 
 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 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
 profiling.
  
 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
 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
 Research Scientist (SLA)
 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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