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LINGUIST List 17.3433

Tue Nov 21 2006

Jobs: Anthropological Linguistics: Scientist, U of Maryland, CASL

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        1.    Sherrita Rose, Anthropological Linguistics: Assistant/Associate/Senior Research Scientist, University of Maryland, CASL, MD, USA


Message 1: Anthropological Linguistics: Assistant/Associate/Senior Research Scientist, University of Maryland, CASL, MD, USA
Date: 20-Nov-2006
From: Sherrita Rose <srosecasl.umd.edu>
Subject: Anthropological Linguistics: Assistant/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: Assistant/Associate/Senior Research Scientist
Specialty Areas: Anthropological Linguistics
Required Language(s): English (eng)

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 researchers to contribute to its research efforts in the area of Language and
Culture. The candidate will work with a team of anthropologists and anthropological or socio-
linguists investigating a range of basic issues and applied problems related to working with or
learning foreign languages. Current projects include the development of cultural knowledge
prototypes and scenarios to aid government professionals. 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. and demonstrate 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. Appointments are
as research faculty members of the University of Maryland and carry the title of assistant,
associate or senior research scientist, as appropriate. Affiliations with University of Maryland
academic departments are encouraged. 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.

*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 January 15, 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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