LINGUIST List 4.384

Tue 18 May 1993

Jobs: Computational

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  1. Erhard Hinrichs, job announcement
  2. Steve Greenberg, Programmer Position at UC-Berkeley Linguistics Department

Message 1: job announcement

Date: Mon, 17 May 93 10:25:00 +0job announcement
From: Erhard Hinrichs <>
Subject: job announcement

The Computational Linguistics research unit in the Department of
Linguistics at the University of Tuebingen (Federal Republic of
Germany) invites applications for a research position at the level of
Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter. An M.A. in linguistics, computational
linguistics or a related field is required, a Ph.D. is preferred. The
position is becoming available on July 1st, 1993 and is currently
funded until December 1994, although a renewal for an additional term
is possible.

Candidates with knowledge of German and with research experience in
one or more of the following areas are particularly encouraged to

the design and construction of lexical knowledge bases
morphological parsing
corpus linguistics

Programming experience in Prolog, LISP or C is desirable.

Interested persons should send letter of application, curriculum vitae,
names of 2 referees, and one representative publication to:

Prof. Erhard W. Hinrichs
Seminar fuer Sprachwissenschaft
Abt. Allg. Sprachw./Computerlinguistik
Universitaet Tuebingen
Kleine Wilhelmstr. 113
D-W-7400 Tuebingen
Federal Republic of Germany

For full consideration, applications should be received by May 30, 1993.
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Message 2: Programmer Position at UC-Berkeley Linguistics Department

Date: Mon, 17 May 93 11:18:23 -0Programmer Position at UC-Berkeley Linguistics Department
From: Steve Greenberg <stevengcogsci.Berkeley.EDU>
Subject: Programmer Position at UC-Berkeley Linguistics Department

The Department of Linguistics, University of California at
Berkeley, is looking for an exceptionally qualified individual
to assume technical supervision of its Instructional Multimedia
and Phonology Laboratories. The successful candidate will work
with Professors John Ohala and Steven Greenberg (Director) and
a group of approximately ten graduate students. Please contact
Steven Greenberg for further information.
Department of Linguistics, 2337 Dwinelle Hall,
University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720,
(510) 643-7620; 642-4938;
Completed UC-Berkeley Employment Applications must be received
by the campus Personnel Office no later than June 2, 1993.
Application forms are available from:
Personnel Office, 2200 University Avenue, Room 7G, University of
California, Berkeley, CA 94720 (510) 642-1011.

05-203-20I/CP Programmer/Analyst III - Supervisor (A & PS 5)
Instructional Multimedia and Phonology Laboratories,
Department of Linguistics, Supervisory Computer Systems
Position - 100% time, starting July 1, 1993. Salary range:
$ 41,500 - 62,300 (depending on experience and qualifications.

Supervise and coordinate computer systems operation and
other technical resources of the Phonology and
Instructional Multimedia Laboratories. Design and supervise
development of software/hardware for conducting speech
perception and production experiments and for the
analysis of speech sounds using RC,S UNIX shell and
program-specific scripts. Develop and program
instructional software for Linguistics curricula. Plan and
document strategies for efficient analysis of large corpora of
speech data. Develop signal processing and data collection
applications for speech projects. Assist graduate students
in the conduct of speech research projects. Develop and
implement strategies for integrating a heterogeneous
computational environment composed of Macintosh, PC
and Sun computers into a coherent network based on
Ethernet. Maintain computer systems by conducting
regular archival backups, installing or upgrading
applications, creating new user accounts, file-system
organization, customization of operating environment
through development of shell scripts and window/menu
design. Evaluate and recommend software and computer
hardware for acquisition.

Qualifications: Expertise in speech acoustics and
perception essential. Comprehensive knowledge of digital
signal processing required. Experience with digital audio
also essential, as is detailed knowledge of UNIX and
attendant operating system components (such as shell
scripting and X windows). Specific experience with Sun
computers and Entropic Software (Waves+ and ESPS)
highly desirable. Must be proficient in RCS programming
language and capable of learning program-specific scripting
languages. Experience with Macintosh operating system
and Hypercard development required, as is extensive
experience with DOS and Windows on PCs. Experience
pertaining to networking multiplatform computers
(Macintosh, IBM-compatible PCs and Sun workstations)
using TCP/IP and ether talk highly desirable. Familiarity
with Sun, Macintosh and PC hardware extremely useful.
Must possess exceptional communication and pedagogical
skills, be well organized, energetic and committed to
undergraduate/graduate education.
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