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LINGUIST List 23.2523

Tue May 29 2012

Jobs: Persian; Various Lang; General Ling: Faculty Research Asst, U of Maryland

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Date: 24-May-2012
From: Holly Nalley <hnalleycasl.umd.edu>
Subject: Persian; Various Languages; General Linguistics: Faculty Research Assistant, University of Maryland, 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: Faculty Research Assistant

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics

Required Language(s): Dari (prs)
                            Persian, Iranian (pes)
                            Tajik (tgk)


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. The FRA's initial assignment will be to provide research and
administrative support to projects with a Persian (Farsi and/or Dari) language
focus and/or components.

Responsibilities include literature reviews, linguistic analysis, contributing to
descriptions of Persian dialectology, morphology, pronunciation and fieldwork
with native speakers. The FRA will also assist the project with administrative
duties, such as helping to prepare progress reports, schedule meetings, and
take minutes during meetings.

Bachelor's degree required. Knowledge of spoken and written Persian is
necessary. 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. Familiarity with government
and defense-related foreign language activities will be a plus. Experience with
phonetic software such as PRAAT, Linux and any scripting language is a

Candidates must hold U.S. citizenship and be willing to obtain the appropriate
security clearance.

CASL, established in 2003, is one of 14 university-affiliated research centers
in the nation. 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).

For best consideration please apply on line by May 31, 2012 at
http://jobs.umd.edu and click on FACULTY (direct link:
http://jobs.umd.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=56916). 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: 31-May-2012 (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications: http://jobs.umd.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=56916
Contact Information:
Holly Nalley
Email: hnalleycasl.umd.edu

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