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Sat Nov 13 2004

Jobs: Socioling: Senior Research Scientist,U of Maryland

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



Message 1: Sociolinguistics/Variation: Senior Research Scientist, University of Maryland, MD, USA

Date: 12-Nov-2004
From: Dale Vander Wall <dvanderwallcasl.umd.edu>
Subject: Sociolinguistics/Variation: Senior Research Scientist, University of Maryland, MD, USA


University or Organization: University of Maryland 
 Department: Center for Advanced Study of Language
 Job Rank: Senior Research Scientist  
 Specialty Areas: Sociolinguistics; Variation 
 
 
 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 sociolinguistics.  CASL
 invites applications for a senior research scientist to lead CASL's
 research program on variation.  The successful candidate will have strong
 research and publications in sociolinguistics (language variation, language
 policy, social reactions, language surveys, or endangered languages) and
 will develop and supervise a major multi-year research project across
 several languages and geographic areas.  In addition, s/he will oversee the
 development of other research projects that enable government employees,
 especially foreign language professionals, to improve the performance of
 language related tasks, and will help in recruiting additional research
 staff.  
 
 Candidates must have an earned Ph.D. in linguistics or a related field, a
 record of individual research achievement in one or another aspect of
 language variation, preferably with fieldwork experience, 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. They should
 have a record of successfully hiring, mentoring, and overseeing both junior
 and senior 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 (Sociolinguist)
 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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 It is being posted as a service to the discipline.
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