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LINGUIST List 23.2524

Tue May 29 2012

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

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Date: 29-May-2012
From: Holly Nalley <hnalleycasl.umd.edu>
Subject: 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): Arabic, Standard (arb)
                            Bengali (ben)
                            Punjabi (pan)

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 Arabic, Pashto, Punjabi, and Bangla. Responsibilities include
literature reviews, linguistic analysis, and proofreading, as well as contributing
to descriptive grammars of critical languages. The FRA will also perform
project administrative duties, such as taking notes, helping to prepare
progress reports, and scheduling meetings.

Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree or higher in linguistics or a related field is essential.
Coursework in or knowledge of a less commonly taught language, particularly
Arabic or another 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 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).

Application:
For best consideration please apply on line by June 7, 2012 at
http://jobs.umd.edu and click on FACULTY (direct link:
http://jobs.umd.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=56928). 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: 07-Jun-2012 (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications: http://jobs.umd.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=56928
Contact Information:
Holly Nalley
Email: hnalleycasl.umd.edu

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