LINGUIST List 15.3201

Sat Nov 13 2004

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

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        1.    Dale Vander Wall, Program Evaluation/Qualitative Research Methods: Research Associate/Assistant Research Scientist, University of Maryland, MD, USA



Message 1: Program Evaluation/Qualitative Research Methods: Research Associate/Assistant Research Scientist, University of Maryland, MD, USA

Date: 12-Nov-2004
From: Dale Vander Wall <dvanderwallcasl.umd.edu>
Subject: Program Evaluation/Qualitative Research Methods: 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; 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 is seeking to expand its research team in the area of ethnographic and
 qualitative research methods in second language acquisition, with a
 particular focus on program evaluation.  CASL invites applications for a
 research scientist to work in CASL's research program on advanced adult
 second language acquisition.  CASL seeks a scholar with specialization in
 ethnographic and qualitative approaches to SLA research 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. 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 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/Qualitative)
 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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