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LINGUIST List 19.3623

Tue Nov 25 2008

Jobs: Second Language Acquisition: Researcher, University of Maryland

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        1.    Lisa Lepore, 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: 25-Nov-2008
From: Lisa Lepore <lleporecasl.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
Job Location: Maryland, USA
Web Address: http://www.casl.umd.edu
Job Rank: Researcher

Specialty Areas: Language Acquisition; Second Language Acquisition


Description:

The University of Maryland Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL) is
seeking to expand its research team in Second Language Acquisition (SLA).
CASL invites applications for a Research Scientist to work in its
interdisciplinary research program on foreign/second language acquisition,
maintenance, and enhancement. CASL seeks a scholar with specialization in
cognitive SLA and strong training in quantitative and experimental research
methods. A secondary research interest in technology in language learning
is highly desirable. The successful candidate will work with a
multidisciplinary team on research projects that enable government
employees, especially foreign language professionals, to improve their
performance. Appointments to CASL are as members of the research faculty of
the University of Maryland under renewable three-year contracts, with a
highly competitive salary (12 month) and benefits.

Qualifications: Candidates must have an earned Ph.D. in Second Language
Acquisition, Second Language Studies, or a related field (but with
significant specialization in SLA) and should possess a record of research
achievement on cognitive SLA issues 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.

Candidates must hold U.S. citizenship and be willing to obtain the
appropriate security clearance.

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. Our research focuses on improving
knowledge of less commonly taught languages; enhancing the acquisition and
maintenance of foreign language capability by government professionals;
advancing the capacity to use foreign language skills in a government
profession; and improving the quality of human language technology.

Application: For consideration, apply online at the URL provided below and
submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three writing samples.
References will later be requested from short-listed candidates. The
position will remain open until a suitable candidate is selected.
Application may also be mailed to the address provided below.

The University of Maryland is an affirmative action, equal opportunity
employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.
Mailing Address for Applications:
Chair
(SLA)
CASL, University of Maryland
7005 52nd Ave.
College Park, MD 20742
USA
Web Address for Applications: https://careers.casl.umd.edu/openings.aspx
Contact Information:
Job Questions
Email: jobquestionscasl.umd.edu

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