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LINGUIST List 19.3625

Tue Nov 25 2008

Jobs: Computational Linguistics: Researcher, University of Maryland

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        1.    Lisa Lepore, Computational Linguistics: Researcher, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA


Message 1: Computational Linguistics: Researcher, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA
Date: 25-Nov-2008
From: Lisa Lepore <lleporecasl.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
Job Location: Maryland, USA
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) is
seeking to expand its research team in Technology Use. CASL invites
applications for a Research Scientist to work in its interdisciplinary
research program on Computational Linguistics. CASL seeks a scholar with
specialization in computational lexicography, morphology and phonology,
together with related areas of linguistics and computer science. 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 highly
competitive salary (12 months) and benefits.

Qualifications: Candidates must have an earned Ph.D. in Linguistics,
Computer Science, or related disciplines; a record of research achievement
in the areas of Natural Language Processing and Human Language Technology;
excellent written and oral communication skills; 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 government
professions; 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.
Applications 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
(Comp Ling)
CASL, University of Maryland
7005 52nd Avenue
College Park, MD 20742
USA
Web Address for Applications: https://careers.casl.umd.edu/openings.aspx
Contact Information:
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Email: jobquestionscasl.umd.edu

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