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Sun Jul 04 2010

Jobs: Applied Ling, Disc Processes: Research Asst Prof, U. Memphis, USA

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        1.    Mattie Haynes, Applied Linguistics, Discourse Processes: Research Assistant Professor, University of Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Message 1: Applied Linguistics, Discourse Processes: Research Assistant Professor, University of Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Date: 02-Jul-2010
From: Mattie Haynes <mrhaynesmemphis.edu>
Subject: Applied Linguistics, Discourse Processes: Research Assistant Professor, University of Memphis, Tennessee, USA
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University or Organization: University of Memphis
Department: Institute for Intelligent Systems
Job Location: Tennessee, USA
Web Address: http://sites.google.com/a/iis.memphis.edu/main/Home
Job Rank: Research Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Discourse Processes


Description:

The Institute for Intelligent Systems invites applications for a research
assistant professor position. The candidate should have specialized skills as
an experimental psychologist. The primary function is to oversee all research
activities on large scale projects. Experience with design & development of
advanced learning technologies and experience pursuing external funding is
also required.

The applicant should have research skills at the intersection between
psychology, discourse processing, and computer technology. These would
include but are not limited to an understanding of the mechanisms of
questions quality and answers, the application of conversational agents and
mechanisms involved in vicarious learning. The candidate should also have
demonstrated interests and experience in intelligent tutoring systems and
educational applications.

A Ph.D. in cognitive psychology or a related field is required. The candidate
must have experience in grant writing, project management, development of
research experiences in cognitive psychology, research design and statistics,
discourse processes. Knowledge of Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Applied
Learning Technologies in K-12, Advanced Distributed Learning and learning
standards such as SCORM, is a must. Knowledge in Learning Technologies,
statistical analysis, advanced SPSS skills, Research Design for laboratory
and classroom experimentation, experience creating Animated Agents and
multimedia environments are also needed.

The position will begin in August 2010. Annual contract renewal is contingent
on the outcome of annual evaluations as well as continued external funding.
Please complete an on-line application at https://workforum.memphis.edu.
Click on the faculty box to find the posting for the Research Assistant
Professor. You will be required to upload a cover letter and CV. Application
review will begin July 1, 2010, and will continue until the position is filled. The
University of Memphis is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
We urge all qualified applicants to apply for this position. Appointment will be
based on qualifications as they relate to position requirements without regard
to race, color, national origin, religion, age, gender, handicap or veteran
status. Successful candidates must meet guidelines of the Immigration and
Reform Control Act of 1986. For any questions regarding this position,
please contact Dr. Xiangen Hu, xhumemphis.edu.

Application Deadline: 15-Jul-2010

Web Address for Applications: https://workforum.memphis.edu
Contact Information:
Mattie Haynes
Email: mrhaynesmemphis.edu

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