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LINGUIST List 21.4842

Thu Dec 02 2010

Jobs: Language Assessment: Faculty Research Scientists, U of Maryland

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        1.     Holly Nalley , Language Assessment: Assistant/Associate/Senior Faculty Research Scientists, University of Maryland, MD, USA

Message 1: Language Assessment: Assistant/Associate/Senior Faculty Research Scientists, University of Maryland, MD, USA
Date: 01-Dec-2010
From: Holly Nalley <jobquestionscasl.umd.edu>
Subject: Language Assessment: Assistant/Associate/Senior Faculty Research Scientists, University of Maryland, MD, USA
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University or Organization: University of Maryland
Department: Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL)
Job Location: Maryland, USA
Web Address: http://www.casl.umd.edu
Job Rank: Assistant/Associate/Senior Faculty Research Scientists

Specialty Areas: Language Assessment


The University of Maryland Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL) is
seeking faculty research scientists from the field of Language Assessment
to work in its interdisciplinary research program investigating
foreign/second language acquisition, aptitude, maintenance, and enhancement
by government language professionals. The successful candidate will work
with or lead multidisciplinary teams on research projects that enable
government personnel to improve their workplace performance using their
foreign languages. Current projects include research and development of
innovative aptitude tests (selection, profiling, and aptitude-by-treatment
interaction) and the launching of a major effort in sustainment and
enhancement of foreign language ability over the whole career span of a
foreign language professional.

Appointments to CASL are as members of the research faculty of the
University of Maryland under renewable three-year contracts, with
competitive (12-month) salary commensurate with experience, and benefits.

Qualifications: Candidates must have an earned Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Language
Assessment, Measurement Statistics and Design, or a related field, and
should possess a strong record of research achievement in language testing
projects. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to tackle complex,
interdisciplinary research and to work collaboratively with a range of
institutions and researchers. Ideal candidates will have interests that
complement CASL's strategic partners on campus (such as Measurement
Statistics and Design, Second Language Acquisition, Linguistics, or

Candidates must hold U.S. citizenship and already have, or 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
profession; 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 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. The University of Maryland is an affirmative action, equal
opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Questions about this position should be sent by e-mail to the email address
below. In addition, CASL will be at the Linguistic Society of America (LSA)
annual meeting in January.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Web Address for Applications: http://jobs.umd.edu
Contact Information:
HR Staffing Coordinator Holly Nalley
Email: jobquestionscasl.umd.edu

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