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LINGUIST List 18.2876

Tue Oct 02 2007

Jobs: Anthropological Ling & Socioling: Researcher, U of Maryland

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


Message 1: Anthropological Linguistics & Sociolinguistics: Researcher, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA
Date: 02-Oct-2007
From: Zennis March <zmarchcasl.umd.edu>
Subject: Anthropological Linguistics & 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: Anthropological Linguistics; Sociolinguistics; Cultural/Linguistic Anthropologist


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 Language and
Culture. 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 cultural knowledge 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 Anthropology or a related field with
a focus on Language and Culture, 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 (Cultural/Linguistic Anthropology), CASL - University of
Maryland at 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 (Cultural/Linguistic Anthropology)
CASL - University of Maryland
Box 25
College Park, MD
USA
Web Address for Applications: http://www.casl.umd.edu/employment.php
Contact Information:
Applicant Questions
Email: jobquestionscasl.umd.edu



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