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LINGUIST List 18.2995

Sun Oct 14 2007

Jobs: Second Language Acquisition: Researcher, University of Maryland

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

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


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
Acquisition. CASL invites applications for a research scientist to work in
CASL's interdisciplinary research program on improving the quality, rate
and efficiency of language training, especially to advance levels of
proficiency. CASL seeks a scholar with a specialization in SLA with a
strong focus on instructed SLA. The incumbent will work with a
multidisciplinary team on research projects that enable government
employees - especially foreign language professionals - to improve their

Candidates must have an earned PhD in SLA or the equivalent, a record of
research achievement on instructed SLA or issues related to the advanced
language learner, 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

To Apply:
Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and writing sample to
Research Scientist (SLA), 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 (SLA)
CASL - University of Maryland
Box 25
College Park, MD 20742
Web Address for Applications: http://www.casl.umd.edu/employment.php
Contact Information:
Email: jobquestionscasl.umd.edu

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