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LINGUIST List 21.3586

Fri Sep 10 2010

Jobs: Persian; General Linguistics: Researcher, University of Maryland

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        1.    Holly Nalley, Persian; General Linguistics: Researcher, University of Maryland, USA

Message 1: Persian; General Linguistics: Researcher, University of Maryland, USA
Date: 10-Sep-2010
From: Holly Nalley <hnalleycasl.umd.edu>
Subject: Persian; General Linguistics: Researcher, University of Maryland, 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: General Linguistics

Required Language(s): Persian

Description:

The University of Maryland Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL):
The University of Maryland Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL) is
seeking a faculty research assistant (FRA) to join in linguistic research
in Persian (Farsi and/or Dari). 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 descriptions of Persian dialectology and
pronunciation and fieldwork with native speakers. 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 equivalent education, experience, and
training. Knowledge of spoken and written Persian. Familiarity with
government and defense-related foreign language activities will be a plus.
Candidates must have self motivation, a demonstrated work ethic, and 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 by going to the
application URL below and clicking on "Faculty." You will need to create an
account 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://jobs.umd.edu
Contact Information:
HR Staffing Coordinator Holly Nalley
Email: hnalleycasl.umd.edu

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