LINGUIST List 4.428

Fri 04 Jun 1993

Jobs: General, Second language acquisition, Computational

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  1. Chad Thompson, Position at Indiana/Purdue
  2. Carol Neidle, job announcement
  3. "SUE STORTZ, REL STUDIES & LING", Temporary Position - University of Colorado, Boulder
  4. , Temp. lectureship in Comp Ling at Edinburgh

Message 1: Position at Indiana/Purdue

Date: Tue, 01 Jun 1993 17:09:14 Position at Indiana/Purdue
From: Chad Thompson <thompsocCVAX.IPFW.INDIANA.EDU>
Subject: Position at Indiana/Purdue

One year position as Visiting Assistant Professor of Linguistics.
(A tenure track position will be advertised for the Fall of 1994.)
Three course teaching load. A strength in an additional area such as
folklore, literature, or composition is advantageous. Send a letter,
curriculum vitae, and the names of three references by June 11 to:

 Fred Kirchhoff, Chair
 Department of English and Linguistics
 Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne
 Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1499

 FAX: (219)481-6985
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Message 2: job announcement

Date: Wed, 2 Jun 93 09:31:35 -04job announcement
From: Carol Neidle <>
Subject: job announcement

BOSTON UNIVERSITY: Part-Time Teaching Position for Spring Semester, 1994

We seek a scholar with a research interest in THEORETICALLY-BASED study
of SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION to teach one course during spring 1994.

Description of course: Second Language Acquisition
 General overview of recent linguistic research on language
 acquisition, with special attention to the ways in which
 second language acquisition differs from first. Brief
 consideration of implications for foreign language teaching
 strategies. (Prereq.: CLA LX 253 Foundations of Language,
 a basic introduction to linguistics.)

Intended audience: Undergraduate linguistics majors and minors and
 first-year graduate students.

Hours: 3 hours of teaching a week (some flexibility in scheduling) +
 1.5 hours per week meeting with students (both students from
 the class and graduate students engaged in research on
 second language acquisition)
 from mid-January through early May, 1994.

Salary: $4,000 for the semester.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in linguistics and teaching experience.

Applications: Please send letter of application, cv, and representative
 publications to: Carol Neidle, Director, Program in
 Linguistics, 718 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215.
 For more information phone: 617-353-6218 or e-mail

We anticipate a full-time Assistant Professor position in this
area beginning September 1994.

Boston University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Message 3: Temporary Position - University of Colorado, Boulder

Date: 02 Jun 1993 08:04:24 -0700Temporary Position - University of Colorado, Boulder
Subject: Temporary Position - University of Colorado, Boulder

Temporary Position - University of Colorado, Boulder

 The Linguistics Department at the University of Colorado, Boulder has
an opening for a one-year replacement position beginning August, teaching
two courses per semester. Possible graduate course assignments include
Semantics & Pragmatics, Survey of Linguistics for Cognitive Science, or
Intro to Formal Syntax; undergraduate assignments may include Language
& Gender, Language & Thought, or Language in U.S. Society. Some relevant
teaching experience is expected.

 Preferred research areas: functional syntax/discourse analysis.
Computational/cognitive science orientation a plus. The Ph.D. must be
in hand by 15 August 1993.

 The University of Colorado at Boulder has a strong institutional
commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we
are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum
of people, including women, members of ethnic minorities, and disabled

 Rank: Visiting Assistant Professor Expected Salary: $25,000

Please send letter of application, vita, and one letter of recommendation to:

 Lise Menn, Chair, Linguistics
 University of Colorado
 Boulder, CO 80309-0295
 Office: 303-492-8041
 Fax: 303-492-4416
 e-mail: or
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Message 4: Temp. lectureship in Comp Ling at Edinburgh

Date: Fri, 4 Jun 93 15:20:20 BSTTemp. lectureship in Comp Ling at Edinburgh
From: <>
Subject: Temp. lectureship in Comp Ling at Edinburgh




Applications are invited for a temporary lectureship in Computational
Linguistics to be held in the Centre for Cognitive Science (CCS).
CCS is the only postgraduate centre in the UK devoted entirely
to teaching and research in Cognitive Science and has a
well-established international reputation in the study of language and
related cognitive processes. CCS has close collaboration with the
ESRC-funded IRC in Human Communication (HCRC).

Candidates should have computational experience and proven ability for
independent research. The successful candidate will be expected to
teach computational linguistics to Masters students in Cognitive
Science and to take an active interest in developing the Centre's
teaching programme in the direction of Applied Natural Language
Processing. Competence in Prolog is essential and familiarity with
LISP and/or C and statistically oriented language processing is
desirable. In addition the successful candidate will be expected to
contribute to the interdisciplinary research environment in CCS and
HCRC. Familiarity with modern linguistic theory would be

The post is available for one year in the first instance from 1
October 1993, is on the Lecturer A scale (13,400-18,576 pounds), and
may be extended subject to the availability of funding. The starting
salary will depend on age, qualifications and experience. Provision
is available for membership of the University's Superannuation Scheme.

Applications should include CV, an outline of teaching and research
experience and interests and the names and email addresses or FAX
numbers of two referees. Applications should be sent by mail, email or FAX to
the address below from where further particulars may also be obtained.

Deadline for receipt of applications is June 18, 1993.

 Dr Elisabet Engdahl, Head of Department
 Centre for Cognitive Science
 2 Buccleuch Place
 Edinburgh EH8 9LW

 phone: +44 31 650-4432
 fax: +44 31 650-4587
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