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LINGUIST List 24.3989

Fri Oct 11 2013

Jobs: Comp Ling; Technical Methods in Ling: Asst Prof, Rochester Institute of Technology

Editor for this issue: Sarah Fox <sarahlinguistlist.org>

Date: 11-Oct-2013
From: Cecilia Ovesdotter Alm <coaglarit.edu>
Subject: Computational Linguistics; Technical Methods in Linguistics: Assistant Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology, New York, USA
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University or Organization: Rochester Institute of Technology
Department: English
Job Location: New York, USA
Web Address: http://www.rit.edu/cla/english/
Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Technical Methods in Linguistics


Rochester Institute of Technology invites applications for an Assistant Professor of English tenure-track position to begin August 13, 2014 with specialization in computational linguistics and/or innovative technical methods in language science, with a focus on one or more areas of application. Possible areas include:
- Cultural or social analytics
- Speech technology
- Human-computer communication
- Clinical, assistive, and/or access technology
- Cognitive modeling of linguistic processes (for example reading)
- Games and/or social media

The applicant should demonstrate a fit with our commitment to collaborate with colleagues across the university on curricular and research initiatives in digital humanities and language science.

The successful applicant will be a teacher and a researcher with an agenda that emphasizes innovative technical methods in linguistics, for instance natural language processing, corpus-based studies, linguistic/multimodal sensors, speech technology, and/or other computational approaches. We are seeking a scholar who engages in disciplinary and interdisciplinary teamwork and has a coherent plan for grant seeking activities. The right candidate will contribute to our department’s profile in the digital humanities, in addition to furthering our interdisciplinary language science curriculum in a college of liberal arts at a technical university. Contributions that build students’ global education experiences are additionally valued.

Teaching assignments may include Introduction to Language Science, Language Technology, Introduction to Natural Language Processing, Advanced Topics in Computational Linguistics, Language & Brain, self-designed courses, and other courses in the linguistics or general education frameworks such as Dialects & Identity, Text & Code, or Evolving English Language. The course teaching load is 3/2.

We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to Student Centeredness; Professional Development and Scholarship; Integrity and Ethics; Respect, Diversity and Pluralism; Innovation and Flexibility; and Teamwork and Collaboration.

RIT is a privately endowed, coeducational university with nine colleges and institutes emphasizing career education and experiential learning. With approximately 15,000 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students, RIT is one of the largest private universities in the nation. RIT offers a rich array of degree programs in engineering, science, business, and the arts, and is home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf.

Required Minimum Qualifications:
- Ph.D. in Linguistics (or an allied field) in hand prior to appointment date
- Advanced graduate coursework in language science and technical methods
- Evidence of outstanding teaching
- Experience teaching or mentoring diverse or multi-disciplinary students
- Evidence of publication and a coherent plan for research and grant seeking activities
- Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.

Apply online at the application URL below. Search: 797BR. Please submit your cover letter; CV; copy of transcripts of graduate coursework; a research statement; a teaching statement; writing sample/portfolio; Contribution to Diversity Statement; and the names, addresses and phone numbers for three references.

Please direct questions to Dr. Cecilia Ovesdotter Alm at the contact information below.

Review of applications will begin on November 25, 2013.

Application Deadline: 25-Nov-2013

Web Address for Applications: http://careers.rit.edu/faculty/
Contact Information:
Dr. Cecilia Ovesdotter Alm
Email: coaglarit.edu
Phone: (585) 475-7327

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