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LINGUIST List 17.3427

Tue Nov 21 2006

Jobs: Ling of Less Commonly Taught Lang: Scientist, U of Maryland, CASL

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        1.    Sherrita Rose, Linguistics of Less Commonly Taught Languages: Associate/Senior Research Scientist, University of Maryland, CASL, MD, USA


Message 1: Linguistics of Less Commonly Taught Languages: Associate/Senior Research Scientist, University of Maryland, CASL, MD, USA
Date: 20-Nov-2006
From: Sherrita Rose <srosecasl.umd.edu>
Subject: Linguistics of Less Commonly Taught Languages: Associate/Senior Research Scientist, University of Maryland, CASL, MD, USA


University or Organization: University of Maryland, CASL
Department: Center for Advanced Study of Language
Job Rank: Associate/Senior Research Scientist
Specialty Areas: Language Description; Linguistics of Less Commonly Taught Languages

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 recruit a senior scientist to direct its research
efforts in the area of the linguistics of less commonly taught languages.
The candidate will direct a team of descriptive, theoretical, and
sociolinguists investigating a range of basic issues and applied problems
related to the linguistic description of less commonly taught languages.
Current projects include dialect identification and the description of the
grammar, pragmatics and discourse structure of relevant languages.
Additional projects that further CASL's mission will be developed
consistent with the skills and interests of the researchers hired.
Throughout the center, researchers drawn from linguistics, second language
acquisition, cognitive and computer science, anthropology and sociology
work in collaborative teams to aid government professionals in the
improvement of their on the job performance or foreign language training.

Candidates must have an earned Ph.D., possess a record of individual
research achievement, a strong record of publication, and the ability to
establish an interdisciplinary research program across areas related to the
study of language and analysis of less commonly taught languages. Research
administration experience and group management skills are strongly valued
for this position. Appointments for this position are as research faculty
members of the University of Maryland and carry the title of associate or
senior research scientist, as appropriate. Affiliations with University of
Maryland academic departments are encouraged. Exceptional candidates with
national standing may be considered for tenure-track appointments in a
department on a limited, case-by-case basis. Applications will be reviewed
when they are complete and interviews will continue on a rolling basis.
Most appointments will begin in Fall 2007, but earlier starting dates are
possible. 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.opm.gov/extra/investigate/security-clearance.asp

*CASL will be interviewing at the Annual LSA Conference in January 2007.
Interested applicants who plan on attending the conference and would like
to be interviewed, should submit application materials by December 10, 2006.

TO APPLY: go to https://careers.casl.umd.edu, click on "Employment
Opportunities" and follow directions for applying.

UM is an EOE/AA. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

For best consideration, apply by March 31, 2007.

Questions about this position should be sent by e-mail to
jobquestionscasl.umd.edu.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Contact Information:
Patrice Thomas
Email: pthomascasl.umd.edu
Phone: 301-226-8835

Apply on-line at: https://careers.casl.umd.edu
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