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LINGUIST List 22.4520

Fri Nov 11 2011

Jobs: Less Commonly Taught Langs & Tech Use: Researcher, U of Maryland

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        1.     Holly Nalley , Less Commonly Taught Languages and Technology Use: Faculty Research Assistant, University of Maryland, USA


Message 1: Less Commonly Taught Languages and Technology Use: Faculty Research Assistant, University of Maryland, USA
Date: 11-Nov-2011
From: Holly Nalley <hnalleycasl.umd.edu>
Subject: Less Commonly Taught Languages and Technology Use: Faculty Research Assistant, University of Maryland, 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: Researcher

Specialty Areas: Less Commonly Taught Languages and Technology Use


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 and in Technology Use. The projects in
these two areas support CASL's mission to conduct state-of-the-art research
that will result in improved performance on language tasks relevant to the
work of government language professionals.

Duties: The FRA will assist with research on various aspects of critical
languages such as Pashto, Punjabi, and Bangla. Responsibilities include
literature reviews, linguistic analysis, contributing to descriptive grammars of
critical languages, and computational linguistics. The FRA will also perform
project administrative duties, such as helping to prepare progress reports and
schedule meetings.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree or higher in linguistics or a related field with
training in computer science and computational linguistics, or in computer
science with training in linguistics and natural language processing.
Background in Linux is essential. Coursework in or knowledge of a less
commonly taught language, particularly a Middle Eastern, Central Asian, or
South Asian language, is helpful. Also desirable is an ability and willingness
to learn to work with computer applications for linguistic research, quantitative
research methods, and corpus linguistics. 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 government professions; and
improving the quality of human language technology.

Compensation for this position is competitive commensurate with experience
and education, plus fantastic benefits (e.g., healthcare, excellent retirement
plans, 22 days for annual leave, 3 personal days, and 14 scheduled holiday
leave days per University schedule).

Application: For earliest consideration, apply online. You will need to create
an account and submit a cover letter, resume, list of references containing
the contact information for three professional referees, and up to three 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/applicants/Central?quickFind=55842
Contact Information:
Holly Nalley
Email: hnalleycasl.umd.edu


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