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Sun Oct 14 2007

Jobs: Second Language Assessment: Researcher, University of Maryland

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        1.    Zennis March, Second Language Assessment: Researcher, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA


Message 1: Second Language Assessment: Researcher, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA
Date: 12-Oct-2007
From: Zennis March <zmarchcasl.umd.edu>
Subject: Second Language Assessment: 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://casl.umd.edu

Job Rank: Researcher

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Second Language Assessment


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 Second Language
Assessment. CASL invites applications for a research scientist to work in
CASL's interdisciplinary research program on the advanced language learner,
as well as to contribute language assessment expertise across a range of
research projects. CASL seeks a scholar with a specialization in second
language assessment with a strong psychometric background and a focus on
innovative measurement methods. The incumbent will work with a
multidisciplinary team on research projects that enable government
employees - especially foreign language professionals - to improve their
performance.

Candidates must have an earned PhD in Second Language Assessment or the
equivalent, a record of 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 tackle 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 (Second Language Assessment), CASL 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 (Second Language Assessment)
CASL - University of Maryland
Box 25
College Park, MD 20742
USA
Web Address for Applications: http://www.casl.umd.edu/employment.php
Contact Information:
CASL Jobs
Email: jobquestionscasl.umd.edu



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