LINGUIST List 4.797

Tue 05 Oct 1993

Jobs: Research, EFL, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics

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  1. Richard Coates, Job
  2. , Job Opening Announcement
  3. "Geoffrey S. Nathan<, Jobs
  4. , two positions

Message 1: Job

Date: Fri, 1 Oct 93 11:12 BST
From: Richard Coates <>
Subject: Job


Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Group
School of Cognitive and Computing Sciences
University of Sussex

Owing to a resignation, Geoffrey Sampson has a vacancy for a researcher
on his SERC/MoD-sponsored project to build a stochastic-optimizing
parser for natural English. The appointment will be made on the RA1A
scale, at a starting point depending on age and experience (from
 #12,828 to #20,442 at 1.4.93 rates), to begin as soon as possible and
end on 31.12.1995. The successful candidate will be working alongside
one other researcher on this project.

The post requires a sound knowledge of English grammar/linguistics,
together with computer literacy; familiarity with Unix is highly
desirable, knowledge of C would be an advantage but is not essential.

Potential candidates can learn more about the nature of the research
from Geoffrey Sampson et al., "Natural language analysis by stochastic
INTELLIGENCE 1.271-87, 1989, and, for the wider research background from
which this work emerges, Roger Garside et al. (eds.), THE COMPUTATIONAL
ANALYSIS OF ENGLISH, Longman, 1987. They may also be interested in
Greg Myers, "Politeness and certainty", SOCIAL STUDIES OF SCIENCE
21.37-73, 1991, which is a sociology-of-science study of social
relationships within Sampson's team.

The Computer Science and AI Group of the School of Cognitive and Computing
Sciences ("COGS") is a dynamic unit (highest possible rating in the
last two HEFCE research-ranking exercises) within an attractive
university. Sussex's parkland campus is located within an Area of
Outstanding Natural Beauty, and close to the lively town of Brighton.

Applications, including C.V. and naming three referees, should be sent to:

 Dr G.R. Sampson
 School of Cognitive & Computing Sciences
 University of Sussex
 Falmer, Brighton BN1 9QH

Formal applications must be sent on paper, but brief queries can be
dealt with via e-mail by Dr Sampson at

Since the vacancy has arisen on a continuing, time-limited project, the
selection process will be initiated early; it is planned to begin
scrutinizing applications and drawing up a shortlist from 8 October.
However, applications arriving after that date will be considered, until
an appointment is made.
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Message 2: Job Opening Announcement

Date: Thu, 30 Sep 93 19:08:15 +0Job Opening Announcement
From: <>
Subject: Job Opening Announcement

KYUSHU INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, a national university, invites
applications for assistant professor or associate professor of
EFL beginning April 1, 1994, renewable every three years.
Applicants must have an MA degree or its equivalent in TEFL,
applied linguistics, linguistics and literature, must have at
least one academic paper published and must show proof of
participation in an academic conference. Japanese proficiency
is preferable.

Duties include teaching six undergraduate classes per week,
plus departmental responsibilities. salary is based on
teaching experiences according to the Japanese Ministry of
Education Scale. For example, an assistant professor who
is 35 years old with an MA in a relevant field and eight
years of teaching experience can expect to earn 5 million
yen (currently about US$48,000) per year. Benefits include
annual bonuses, transportation from point of origin, conference
travel allowance, health insurance, housing subsidy, and 500,000-
yen worth of research expenses. Send the dossier to the address
below by October 25, 1993: resume with a recent passport-size
photo, photocopies of all degrees/diplomas, some representative
papers, verifications of past employments, at least one letter of
recommendation, and an explanation (around 500 words) of "Why I'd
like to teach in Japan."

Shuzo YAMANAKA (Professor)
Department of Foreign Languages
Faculty of Engineering
Kyushu Institute of Technology
Sensui-cho 1-1, Tobata-ku
PHONE:(093)871-1931 $B!! (JExt.517

E-mail enquiries should be sent to Makoto SHIMIZU (Mr)
Kyushu Institute of Technology
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Message 3: Jobs

Date: Thu, 30 Sep 93 10:40:40 CSJobs
From: "Geoffrey S. Nathan< <GA3662SIUCVMB.SIU.EDU>
Subject: Jobs

 Southern Illinois University
 at Carbondale

 Department of Linguistics

 Two tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor
 effective August 1994. For both positions Ph.D. in Applied
 Linguistics or related field is required by the time of

 Position A requires a specialization in TESOL with emphasis
 on TESOL methodology, teacher training, course design, and
 classroom research. Familiarity with computer-assisted
 instruction preferred.

 Position B requires a specialization in discourse analysis or

 In both cases duties include teaching entry level and seminar
 courses, primarily at the M.A. level, relevant research, and
 service on student and department committees.

 Application deadline: November 1, 1993 or until filled.

 To apply send application letter, current CV, and names of
 three references to:

 Search Committee (indicate Position A or B)
 Department of Linguistics
 Southern Illinois University
 at Carbondale
 Carbondale, IL 62901
 Telephone: (618) 536-3385

 SIUC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
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Message 4: two positions

Date: Thu, 30 Sep 1993 12:08 CDTtwo positions
From: <EUBANKUNTVAX.bitnet>
Subject: two positions

The Linguistics Division of the University of North Texas
Department of English is accepting applications for two tenure-
track positions at the Assistant Professor level, both subject to
administrative approval. One position is for a specialist in the
Linguistic Analysis of Literature; the other is for a specialist
in Sociolinguistics and ESL. All applicants must be willing and
able to teach basic graduate-level courses in general
linguistics. The PhD in linguistics is required. Send a letter of
application and CV, postmarked by Dec. 30, to Linguistics Search
Committee, Department of English, University of North Texas,
Denton, TX 76203-3827. AA/EOE.
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