LINGUIST List 15.3200

Sat Nov 13 2004

Jobs: L2 Acquisition: Assoc/Asst Researcher, U/Maryland

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        1.    Dale Vander Wall, Second Language Acquisition: Research Associate/Assistant Research Scientist, University of Maryland, MD, USA



Message 1: Second Language Acquisition: Research Associate/Assistant Research Scientist, University of Maryland, MD, USA

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


University or Organization: University of Maryland 
 Department: Center for Advanced Study of Language
 Job Rank: Research Associate/Assistant Research Scientist  
 Specialty Areas: Language Acquisition; Ethnography/Qualitative Research Methods 
 
 
 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 ethnographic and
 qualitative research methods in second language acquisition.  CASL invites
 applications for a research scientist to work in CASL's research program on
 advanced adult second language acquisitions.  CASL seeks a scholar with
 specialization in ethnographic methods and experience in the application of
 these methods to second language acquisition, pedagogy, or program
 evaluation. The incumbent will assist in the development of research
 projects that enable government employees, especially foreign language
 professionals, to improve their performance.  
 
 Candidates must have an earned Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition,
 Applied Linguistics, Educational linguistics, or a related field, a record
 demonstrating promise of individual research achievement and potential for
 publication, and experience in ethnographic field methods and qualitative
 data analysis, including NUD*IST/QSR. 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 atttend 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 (Ethnography)
 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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