LINGUIST List 15.3203
Sat Nov 13 2004
Jobs: Turkic/Socioling:Asst/Assoc Researcher,U/Maryland
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Sociolinguistics/ Turkic Dialectology: Assistant/Associate Research Scientist, University of Maryland, MD, USA
Message 1: Sociolinguistics/ Turkic Dialectology: Assistant/Associate Research Scientist, University of Maryland, MD, USA
From: Dale Vander Wall <dvanderwallcasl.umd.edu>
Subject: Sociolinguistics/ Turkic Dialectology: Assistant/Associate Research Scientist, University of Maryland, MD, USA
University or Organization: University of Maryland
Department: Center for Advanced Study of Language
Job Rank: Assistant/Associate Research Scientist
Specialty Areas: Sociolinguistics; Turkic Dialectology
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 Turkic
dialectology and/or Turkic sociolinguistics, with a focus on the Turkic
languages of Central Asia. CASL invites applications for a research
scientist to develop CASL's research program on variation in the languages
and dialects of the Turkic speaking peoples of Central Asia. CASL seeks a
linguist with specialization in dialectology, anthropological
linguistics/field methods, or sociolinguistics, with a strong research
record in the Central Asian Turkic languages and dialects. The incumbent
will oversee the development of research projects that enable government
employees, especially foreign language professionals, to improve their
performance. S/he should also be adept at identifying and recruiting
Candidates must have an earned Ph.D. in linguistics, a Central Asian Turkic
language (Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Uzbek, Uighur, Karakalpak, etc), or a related
field, a record of individual research achievement in one or another aspect
of language variation in Central Asia, 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. 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
Senior Research Scientist (Turkic)
CASL, University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
United States of America
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
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