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LINGUIST List 18.2872

Tue Oct 02 2007

Jobs: Sociolinguistics: Researcher, University of Maryland

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        1.    Zennis March, Sociolinguistics: Researcher, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA


Message 1: Sociolinguistics: Researcher, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA
Date: 02-Oct-2007
From: Zennis March <zmarchcasl.umd.edu>
Subject: Sociolinguistics: Researcher, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA
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University or Organization: University of Maryland
Department: Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL)
Web Address: http://www.casl.umd.edu/

Job Rank: Researcher

Specialty Areas: Sociolinguistics


Description:

The University of Maryland Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL),
established in 2003, is the nation's 10th university-affiliated research
center. Its mission is to conduct state-of-the-science research that
results 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 the
Sociolinguistics of Less Commonly Taught Languages. CASL invites
applications for a research scientist to work in CASL's interdisciplinary
research program on a range of basic issues and applied problems related to
working with or learning foreign languages. Current projects include the
development of socio-cultural prototypes and scenarios to aid government
professionals. The incumbent will assist in the development of research
projects that enable government employees - especially foreign language
professionals - to improve their performance.

Candidates must have an earned PhD in Linguistics or a related field with a
focus on Sociolinguistics, a record of individual research achievement, and
a strong record of publication. The center is seeking people who will play
a leading role in the strategic direction of CASL and will participate in
multiple research projects in their field. Candidates' research and
publications should demonstrate the ability to conduct complex,
interdisciplinary research and to work collaboratively with a range of
institutions and researchers. Appointments to CASL are as a research
faculty member of the University of Maryland. Exceptional candidates with
national standing may be considered for tenure-track appointments on a
limited, case-by-case basis, and subject to availability of tenure lines in
relevant departments.

Candidates must hold US citizenship and be willing to obtain a security
clearance.

To Apply:
Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and writing sample to
Research Scientist (Sociolinguistics), CASL - University of Maryland to the
address given below, or visit our website. Positions open until filled. The
University of Maryland is an affirmative action, equal opportunity
employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Questions about
this position should be sent by email.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.
Research Scientist (Sociolinguistics)
CASL - University of Maryland
Box 25
College Park, MD 20742
USA
Web Address for Applications: http://www.casl.umd.edu/employment.php
Contact Information:
Applicant Questions
Email: jobquestionscasl.umd.edu



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