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LINGUIST List 18.1137

Sat Apr 14 2007

Jobs: Arabic: Faculty Research Assistant, University of Maryland

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Message 1: Arabic: Faculty Research Assistant, University of Maryland, MD, USA
Date: 13-Apr-2007
From: Fernanda Saba <fsabacasl.umd.edu>
Subject: Arabic: Faculty Research Assistant, University of Maryland, MD, USA


University or Organization: University of Maryland
Department: Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL)
Web Address: http://www.casl.umd.edu/

Job Rank: Faculty Research Assistant

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics

Required Language(s): Arabic, Standard (arb)

Description:

STARTING SALARY: Commensurate with Experience

DUTIES: The Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL) is seeking a
faculty research assistant (FRA) to join in projects on Arabic language
research. The projects will support CASL's mission 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.
The FRA will assist with research on various aspects of Arabic.
Responsibilities include text transcription, preparation of excerpts from
oral texts for pedagogical use in descriptive grammars, collection and
analysis of data from second language acquisition, and tagging and
analyzing Arabic corpora. The FRA will also provide project administrative
duties, such as helping to prepare progress reports and schedule meetings.
Full-time availability is preferred, but a part-time appointment of 20
hours a week may also be considered.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelors degree or higher with major or minor in Arabic,
or an indication that the candidate has a good command of Arabic. Course
work or a specialization in Linguistics is a plus. Also desirable is an
ability and willingness to learn to work with quantitative research
methods, corpus linguistics, and linguistic approaches to the study of
Arabic in general, as well as computer applications to research questions.
The successful candidate will work as a member of a larger team and be
motivated to be trained as needed.

U.S. CITIZENSHIP AND ABILITITY TO OBTAIN SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIRED
For more information on U.S. government security clearances see
http://www.opm.gov/extra/investigate/security-clearance.asp

TO APPLY: Go to https://careers.casl.umd.edu locate the position Faculty
Research Assistant - Arabic, click on details and then on apply for this
position online. For full consideration, include a cover letter addressed
to Dr. Jonathan Owens, resume, and up to three (3) writing samples.
Questions about the position can be directed to jobquestionscasl.umd.edu.
For information about CASL see http://www.casl.umd.edu/.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications: https://careers.casl.umd.edu/

Contact Information:
Fernanda Saba
Email: fsabacasl.umd.edu

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