LINGUIST List 4.802

Sat 09 Oct 1993

Jobs: Lecturer, Assistant Professor, Contracting

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  1. Tony Traill, Job
  2. Helen Kahn, Position opening (fwd)
  3. Christine Kamprath, Job Opening
  4. "Lucinda, Contracting opportunities

Message 1: Job

Date: Wed, 06 Oct 93 11:31:26 RSJob
From: Tony Traill <>
Subject: Job

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

The Department of Linguistics, University of the Witwatersrand,
Johannesburg, South Africa, announces a single vacancy for a
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Sociolinguistics and Phonology. The
successful candidate will have proven teaching and research
interests in sociolinguistics and phonology with an emphasis on
the former. Ph.D. should have been awarded or be close to
completion. Teaching is mainly at the undergraduate level but
will also involve post-graduate supervision. In addition staff
members are expected to conduct scholarly research and contribute
to administration. Benefits include an annual bonus, generous
leave, financial support for research, and funds for conference
travel, and pension, medical aid, housing subsidy and relocation
allowance (if eligible).

Duties commence 1st July 1994. Deadline for applications is 31st
January 1994. Interviews will be conducted at the LSA.

Send letters of application giving research interests, teaching
experience, CV, and the addresses of three referees to: The
Personnel Office, Wits University, Private Bag 3, Wits 2050,
South Africa or fax (27-11-)716-8030.

Additional enquiries can be sent to A. Traill, Department of
Linguistics, Wits University, Private Bag 3, Wits 2050, South
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Message 2: Position opening (fwd)

Date: Tue, 5 Oct 1993 20:42:31 -Position opening (fwd)
From: Helen Kahn <>
Subject: Position opening (fwd)

Assistant Professor, University of Vermont, Communication Science
and Disorders

 The Department of Communication Science and Disorders of the
 University of Vermont invites applications for a tenure-track
position in the area of child language. Our curriculum addresses
both disorders and normal aspects of speech, language, and cognition
across the lifespan, from infancy through adulthood including the
aging population. This is a 9 month, tenure-track position. Starting
date is September 1, 1994.

 Teach courses at undergraduate and graduate levels. Engage in
 active research program in area of interest. Provide clinical
 supervision. Serve as faculty advisor to undergraduate and graduate

 Ph.D. in Speech-Language Pathology, Linguistics or related
 discipline. CCC in Speech-Language Pathology. Demonstrated
 research abilities or potential in the area of child language. History
 of external funding is desirable.

Application Procedure:
 Inquiries may be addressed to:

 Applications should be sent by surface mail and include the
 following items:
 1) Statement of intent
, 2) CV
 3) Three letters of reference

 Helen J. Kahn, Ph.D.
 Chair, Search Committee
 Department of Communication Science and Disorders
 Allen House
 461 Main Street
 Burlington, VT 05405

Application Deadline: January 7, 1994.

Two faculty members (Barry Guitar and Rebecca McCauley) will be
 attending the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association
Convention in Anaheim in November. We hope to meet with
 interested candidates there.

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Message 3: Job Opening

Date: Fri, 8 Oct 93 07:18:45 CDTJob Opening
From: Christine Kamprath <>
Subject: Job Opening

Position Available: Linguistic Assistant

Caterpillar Inc., the world's leading manufacturer of heavy
earthmoving equipment and a major publisher and translator of
technical publications worldwide, is seeking a Linguistic Assistant to
aid in the development and maintenance of the Technical Information
Division's Automatic Machine Translation system for use in authoring
and translating their technical publications.

Candidates for this position must possess a combination of knowledge
and experience of general linguistic principles, innovative interest
in authoring, composition, and editing issues, including electronic
document delivery; teaching experience/ability; excellent writing
skills; a knowledge of computationsl linguistics issues; and a
knowledge of translation and lexicon-building issues. The position
requires a B.A. or M.A. in Linguistics and skills in the
above-mentioned areas. Candidates must have native-speaker competence
of English and familiarity with at least one other language; ability
to train and mentor in grammar and software use; and excellent
interpersonal communication skills to interact with translators,
authors, translation vendors, software and hardware suppliers,
computational linguistics, and terminology experts. The position is
scheduled to begin January 3, 1994.

Applications, including a c.v. and the names of two references, should
be sent to:

 Dr. Christine Kamprath
 Senior Computational Linguist
 AMT/CTE Project
 Technical Information Division
 Building N1-AD180
 600 W. Washington Street
 East Peoria, IL 61630-0371

Deadline for applications is November 1, 1993, but applications
arriving after that date will be reviewed until a qualified candidate
is selected. Applications may be sent by fax or mail; queries about
the position will be accepted by phone or e-mail as well.

fax: (309) 675-9773
phone: (309) 675-7339
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Message 4: Contracting opportunities

Date: Fri, 8 Oct 93 17:12 EST
From: "Lucinda <LHARTGMUVAX.bitnet>
Subject: Contracting opportunities

 The Center for the Advancement of Language Learning (CALL), a
federal organization, seeks to contract for the development of
language instruction course materials in the following: Cambodian,
Croatian, European/African Portuguese, Georgian, Korean, Serbian,
Thai, and Vietnamese. Each language constitutes a separate
solicitation package. These courses will be designed for
proficiency-oriented, task-based instruction and will be based on
current authentic materials in the language. Each course will
integrate speaking, listening, and reading components from Levels 0
to 2 on the Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) scale. The
informatation package for interested parties will include the salient
portions of the ILR scale, a set of principles for materials
development outlining pedagogical strategies to be reflected in the
curriculum, and a description of development team resources CALL
deems essential to a project. This is a competitive process; all
responsible U.S. sources may submit an offer. The Government, as
sponsor, will hold full right to unlimited and unrestricted use of
all materials. Contact Craig Miller (703) 312-5057 or (703) 312-
5040 for an information package. No e-mail response will be accepted.

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