LINGUIST List 2.843

Fri 06 Dec 1991

Jobs: Director, psycholinguistics, semantics

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  1. Justine Cassell, Penn State: Director of Linguistics Program
  2. Peter Cole, Jobs at Delaware - An Update
  3. Georgia Green, Position in Formal Semantics (fwd)

Message 1: Penn State: Director of Linguistics Program

Date: Wed, 4 Dec 1991 17:06:51 -0500
From: Justine Cassell <>
Subject: Penn State: Director of Linguistics Program
Penn State. Linguistics Program. DIRECTOR. Appointment at
associate or full professor level; rank and salary commensurate
with qualifications. Administrative experience preferred and a
strong record of teaching, research, and publication. Seeking
a theoretical linguist with specialization in syntax.
Preference will be given to applicants interested in further
strengthening links to the interdepartmental Cognitive Studies
program based in Psychology, and/or furthering links with the
language departments. Applications received by December 15,
1991, will be assured of consideration; however, applications
will be considered until the position is filled. Send letter
of application, vita, and the names and addresses of at least
three references to: Search Committee, Linguistics Program,
425 Moore Building, Box N, Penn State University, University
Park, PA 16802-3104. Some preliminary interviews at LSA
meeting, January, 1992, in Philadelphia. An Affirmative
Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are
encouraged to apply.
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Message 2: Jobs at Delaware - An Update

Date: Thu, 05 Dec 91 13:25:36 EST
From: Peter Cole <AXR00786UDELVM.bitnet>
Subject: Jobs at Delaware - An Update
This is an update on faculty openings at the Dept. of Linguistics of the
University of Delaware. The Department anticipates that there will be an open-
ing for a psycholinguist with an interest in language acquisition for the 1992-
93 academic year. The appointment will, in all probability, be made at the
rank of Assistant Professor, but candidates whop are close to promotion to
Associate Professor, as well as entry level candidates will be encouraged to
apply. The research interests of the individual selected can be in any area of
psycholinguistics, but we are especially interested in candidates whose inter-
ests span theoretical and applied linguistics. The individual selected should
be able to work with students in second and first language acquisition, and an
interest in computation would also be helpful.
It is not yet clear whether the position will be advertised as a one year or as
a tenure-track position. This decision will be made by the University Admin-
istration as the budgetary situation becomes clearer. Some readers may know
that Delaware, like many other universities, has been under some financial
stress. As a result, during the 1990 AY the Administration examined whether
linguistics and certain other graduate programs should be phased out. After a
formal examination, the Universion reaffirmed its commitment to Linguistics at
Delaware. Linguistics, like most other Departments at Delaware has suffered
some cuts, but we hope that the effects of these cuts will be remedied when
the general financial situation at the University improves.
The above information is for informational purposes only. While we have no
objection to receiving CVs of individuals who might be interested in teaching
here, we will send out another notice when we are ready to advertise the pos-
ition. If potential candidates wish to write now, they should mention whether
they are interested in both temporary and tenure track possibilities, or
if their interest is restricted to a tenure track position.
I should also mention that Delaware will have a number of assistantships and
fellowships open for very promising graduate students. Please pass this
information on to anyone who might be interested.
Telephone 302-451-6806 Fax 302-451-8000 Email LINGUISTICSUDEL.EDU
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Message 3: Position in Formal Semantics (fwd)

Date: Thu, 5 Dec 91 15:02:34 CST
From: Georgia Green <>
Subject: Position in Formal Semantics (fwd)
 The Department of Linguistics, University of Illinois at Urbana-
 Champaign, is seeking a specialist in formal semantics for a
 position to begin in August, 1992. This is a tenure track
 position at the assistant professor or junior associate level,
 salary minimum $34,000 for nine months, or commensurate with
 qualifications. The position arises as part of an interdiscip-
 linary cognitive science program at the University of Illinois.
 Strong research and teaching interest in formal semantics of
 natural language is required, and concomitant interest in
 related areas of cognitive science is desirable, including an
 interest in relevant computational research and applications.
 It is expected that candidates will have completed the Ph.D. at
 the time of appointment.
 Send vita, description of research interests, reprints, and at
 least three letters of recommendation to: Head, Department of
 Linguistics, University of Illinois, 4088 Foreign Language Bldg.,
 707 S. Mathews, Urbana, IL 61801; phone: (217) 244-3065. Although
 interviews may begin at any time, applications received by January
 31 will be given full consideration, and no offer of appointment
 will be made before that date.
 The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal
 Opportunity Employer.
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