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LINGUIST List 21.1856

Fri Apr 16 2010

Jobs: Less Commonly Taught Langs: Faculty Research Asst, U of Maryland

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        1.    Fernanda Saba, Middle Eastern, Central Asian, or South Asian Languages: Faculty Research Assistant, University of Maryland College Park, USA

Message 1: Middle Eastern, Central Asian, or South Asian Languages: Faculty Research Assistant, University of Maryland College Park, USA
Date: 16-Apr-2010
From: Fernanda Saba <fsabacasl.umd.edu>
Subject: Middle Eastern, Central Asian, or South Asian Languages: Faculty Research Assistant, University of Maryland College Park, USA
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University or Organization: University of Maryland College Park
Department: Center for Avanced Study of Language
Job Location: Maryland, USA
Web Address: http://casl.umd.edu
Job Rank: Faculty Research Assistant

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; Middle Eastern, Central Asian, or South Asian languages


Description:

The University of Maryland Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL) is
seeking a faculty research assistant (FRA) to join in linguistic research
in Less Commonly Taught Languages. The projects will support CASL's mission
to conduct state-of-the-art research in areas that result in improved
performance on language tasks relevant to the work of government language
professionals. Responsibilities include literature reviews, linguistic
analysis, contributing to descriptive grammars of critical languages such
as Pashto, and, depending on qualifications, linguistic fieldwork or
computational linguistics. The FRA will also provide project administrative
duties, such as helping to prepare progress reports and schedule meetings.
Full-time availability is preferred, but a part-time appointment of 20
hours a week may also be considered.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree or higher with major or minor in
linguistics, or an indication that the candidate has had training in
linguistics. Course work or a specialization in a less commonly taught
language, particularly a Middle Eastern, Central Asian, or South Asian
language, is a plus. Also desirable is an ability and willingness to learn
to work with quantitative research methods, corpus linguistics, and
computer applications for linguistic research. The successful candidate
will work as a member of a larger team and be motivated to receive training
as needed.

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
professions; and improving the quality of human language technology.

Application: For earliest consideration, apply online at:
https://careers.casl.umd.edu/ and submit a cover letter, resume or CV, and
up to three (3) references and writing samples.

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

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Web Address for Applications: http://casl.umd.edu
Contact Information:
Debbie
Email: Jobscasl.umd.edu

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