LINGUIST List 5.72

Thu 20 Jan 1994

Jobs: Arabic instructor, NSF grants for instrumentation

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  1. Greg Iverson, Faculty position
  2. , New NSF grants for instrumentation

Message 1: Faculty position

Date: Wed, 19 Jan 1994 13:28:01 Faculty position
From: Greg Iverson <>
Subject: Faculty position

Faculty Position Opening

Arabic Language. The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is
seeking an Arabic-language instructor to begin in the fall of
1994. This is a tenure-track position to be filled at the
level of assistant professor either in the newly formed
Department of Classics and Hebrew Studies or in the Department
of Linguistics, depending on individual qualifications and
other preferences. In addition to teaching introductory and
intermediate Arabic, there will be opportunities to teach
other courses, including advanced Arabic and English-language
offerings in the candidate's general area of specialization.

Applicants should have the Ph.D. by summer of 1994 and some
language instruction experience. Native or near-native
proficiency in modern standard Arabic and in English is
required. Applications are encouraged from persons with
training in any of the relevant disciplines, including general
linguistics and Near Eastern languages & literature.

Salary is competitive and UWM offers an excellent package of
employee benefits. The successful applicant will also benefit
from an association with the newly established Center for
International Studies of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
and Marquette University. This is a Title VI National
Resource Center supported by the U.S. Department of Education.

Candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum
vitae, three letters of recommendation, and one sample of
research no later than March 1, 1994. Additional materials,
including teaching evaluations and reviews of scholarly work,
are also welcome. All applications will be acknowledged.
AA/EOE. The names of those nominees and applicants who have not
requested that their identities be withheld and the names of all
finalists will be released upon request.

Materials should be sent to:

 Prof. Martine Meyer, Chair
 Arabic Language Search Committee
 668 Bolton Hall
 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201-0413
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Message 2: New NSF grants for instrumentation

Date: 18 Jan 94 11:55 EST
From: <>
Subject: New NSF grants for instrumentation

The National Science Foundation will be granting about $55 million
during Fiscal Year 1994 for the acquisition and/or development of
research instrumentation. "Instrumentation" includes individual
instruments and also groups of machines directed towards a common
research goal.

The deadline for *receipt at NSF* of proposals for this competition is
5:00 PM on March 15, 1994.

The Program Announcement for this competition is NSF 93-172, "Academic
Research Infrastructure Program: Instrumentation Development and
Acquisition Solicitation". The Program Announcment may be requested
from NSF by an e-mail message sent to Please identify
the Program Announcement by number and title, and give your name and
full mailing address.

In past years researchers in language sciences and other areas of the
social, behavioral, and cognitive sciences have seldom applied to
competitions of this type, in part because some of the rules of the
competition put them at a disadvantage. This year some special
features have been added to enable and encourage researchers from
these communities to apply. First, the minimum request amount for
researchers in these areas has been reduced to $40,000 (in other areas
it is $100,000).

Second, there is a provision for separate application from researchers
in these areas if their proposal is not selected as one of the two a
single institution is allowed to submit. These separate applications
should be sent directly to the appropriate NSF Program, such as
Linguistics, if they are turned down for institutional submission (the
March 15 deadline will still apply).

Letters of intent or interest from potential applicants for
instrumentation funding, even if you do not plan to apply in this
year's competition, would be very useful in enabling our Directorate
to gauge the need for funding of this type in the social, behavioral,
and cognitive sciences. Such letters may be sent to me by e-mail to, or regular mail to:

 Dr. Paul G. Chapin
 Linguistics Program, Room 995
 National Science Foundation
 4201 Wilson Blvd.
 Arlington, VA 22230

(please note the change of address, which was effective in October.)

Inquiries about the instrumentation funding program may be addressed
to the Academic Research Infrastructure Program, Room 1270, NSF, at
the address above (e-mail:, or to me.

Paul Chapin, NSF
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