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Sun Oct 14 2007

Jobs: Computational Linguistics: Researcher, University of Maryland

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


Message 1: Computational Linguistics: Researcher, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA
Date: 12-Oct-2007
From: Zennis March <zmarchcasl.umd.edu>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: 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: Computational Linguistics


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 Human Language Technology
(HLT). Our research emphasizes multilingual HLT applications (e.g., machine
translation, multilingual summarization, information extraction and
retrieval, and speech processing applications such as language and dialect
ID, speaker ID, and spoken term detection). For instance, we have developed
methods to speed the development of language resources such as online
dictionaries and morphological grammars for emerging strategic languages,
and we have utilized data mining and classification methods to select
relevant material to enhance foreign language learning. CASL offers HLT
researchers the opportunity to pursue innovative, transdisciplinary
research in teams composed of linguists, computer scientists, engineers,
psychologists, anthropologists, and second language acquisition
specialists. The successful applicant will work with a multidisciplinary
team on research projects that enable government employees - especially
foreign language professionals - to improve language-oriented applications,
such as language productivity tools or second language acquisition programs.

Candidates must have an earned PhD in Computer Science, Electrical
Engineering, or Linguistics, a record of research achievements in
Computational Linguistics, Information Processing, Natural Language
Processing, Speech Processing, or Machine Learning related to Human
Language Technology, excellent written and oral communication skills, prior
experience with project management, and the ability to work both
independently and as part of a team. 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 (Human Language Technology), 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 (Human Language Technology)
CASL - University of Maryland
Box 25
College Park, MD 20742
USA
Web Address for Applications: http://www.casl.umd.edu/employment.php
Contact Information:
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