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Sun Oct 14 2007

Jobs: General Linguistics: Researcher, University of Maryland

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

Message 1: General Linguistics: Researcher, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA
Date: 12-Oct-2007
From: Zennis March <zmarchcasl.umd.edu>
Subject: General 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: Anthropological Linguistics; Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics; Less Commonly Taught Languages


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 analysis of Less
Commonly Taught Languages, particularly Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Persian,
or any of the major African Languages, as well as in Sociolinguistics and
Cultural/Linguistic Anthropology as related to the Less Commonly Taught
Languages. CASL invites applications for research scientists to work in
CASL's interdisciplinary research programs in each of these disciplines.
Incumbents will assist in the development of research projects that enable
government employees - especially foreign language professionals - to
improve their performance.

Candidates for these positions must have an earned PhD in an appropriate
field and a record of individual research achievement and 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

To Apply:
Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and writing sample to the
attention of Professor Gregory Iverson at the address given below, or visit
out 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.
Mailing Address for Applications:
Professor Gregory Iverson
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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