LINGUIST List 5.62

Tue 18 Jan 1994

Jobs: Senior secondment, Lectureship

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  1. E S Atwell, Senior secondment opportunity
  2. , Job offer

Message 1: Senior secondment opportunity

Date: Thu, 13 Jan 94 11:34:59 GMT
From: E S Atwell <>
Subject: Senior secondment opportunity
The UK Higher Education Funding Councils' Joint Information Systems Committee
has recently established a New Technologies Initiative, and wishes to appoint
a NTI Coordinator at a Senior level. I have been on secondment (from a
Senior Lectureship in Artificial Intelligence) for nearly three years as KBS
Initiative Coordinator, and it has been a VERY interesting experience (and
a welcome change from full-time teaching!) The post will by default be based
at Manchester University -see below for a full job advert. NTI covers a
wide range of `New Technologies' including Knowledge Based Systems and
Speech and Language Technology; so if you have relevant technical experience
and are looking for a novel career move, contact Terry Hewitt for more info!
 Eric Steven Atwell
 National Coordinator, Higher Education Funding Councils' KBS Initiative
 Director, Centre for Computer Analysis of Language And Speech (CCALAS)
 Artificial Intelligence Division, School of Computer Studies
 phone: +44 532 335761 Leeds University
 FAX: +44 532 335468 Leeds LS2 9JT
 Email: England
New Technologies Initiative National Coordinator
The University of Manchester, on behalf of the The Joint Information
Systems Committee (JISC) of the Higher Education Funding Councils of
the United Kingdom, wish to appoint a coordinator to support the work
of the New Technologies Initiative (NTI). This new Initiative aims to
enable students and researchers to have access to the most recent
technical developments in order to ensure a well informed, trained and
educated community, able to provide support for the continuous
development and full functionality of Information Systems in the
future. As a means to achieve this, the Initiative will fund around
fifty wide-ranging projects in HE institutions throughout the country.
These projects will include, for example, uses of high-capacity
networks, parallel architectures and applications, multimedia
developments, knowledge representation, and many other areas.
The coordinator is likely to be based in the Manchester Computing
Centre of the University of Manchester, but will be required to travel
widely. Duties will include: servicing the NTSC and its subcommittees
and working parties; arranging periodic assessments of all individual
projects; maintaining an awareness of, and liaison with, related
developments in the wider world; identifying requirements for further
funding initiatives and for developments from the Initiative;
promoting and publicising the results of the Initiative. The
successful candidate will be expected to work closely with the
Chairman and members of the New Technologies Sub-Committee (NTSC), and
with the JISC Secretariat.
Candidates should be educated to degree standard in a relevant
discipline and will require a good technical awareness and
understanding of current developments throughout the field of
Information Systems. Good drafting, presentation and communication
skills are essential.
Salary will dependent upon experience and will be on either scale
scale 3 (pounds 21,255 -- pounds 25,107) or for a suitably qualified
candidate scale 5 (pounds 26,359 -- pounds 32,202) of Academic Related
Administrative Library and Computer Staff. The appointment will be for
six months initially, with, subject to funding becoming available, a
further two years to follow.
Proposals for alternative methods of providing the coordination
required will however be welcomed, as will proposals for secondment.
Those seeking informal discussion are invited to contact W T Hewitt,
(telephone: 061 275 6095, electronic mail:
Further particulars may be obtained from the Registrar's Department,
University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, quoting
reference 1/94,
Closing date for applications or alternative proposals is: 28 January 1994.
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Message 2: Job offer

Date: Thu, 13 Jan 94 14:11:22 IST
Subject: Job offer
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Lectureship in English/Linguistics/Applied Linguistics
Tenure track position, beginning October 1994, 8 - hour teaching
load per week, primarily in Semantics, or Sociolinguistics, with
ability to teach in one or more of the following, in addition to
courses in your field: Applied Linguistics, Multilingualism,
History of English.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in English, Linguistics, or Applied
Linguistics and a research record. Experience in teaching at the
university level is desirable. Rank: depending on applicant's
Applicants should submit a CV, 3 letters of recommendation and
copies of 3 recent publications, or diss. chapter to:
Dr. Sarah Gilead
Department of English Language and Literature
University of Haifa
Haifa 31905 ISRAEL FAX 972-4-240128 (Att. Dr. Sarah Gilead)
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