LINGUIST List 6.110

Wed 25 Jan 1995

Jobs: Academia Sinica, EFL in Korea, Apple-ISS Research Center

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  1. , Job Announcement-Academia Sinica
  2. Gyonggu Shin, Teaching English in Korea
  3. Hon, Hsiao-Wuen, Job posting-APPLE-ISS RESEARCH CENTER

Message 1: Job Announcement-Academia Sinica

Date: Tue, 24 Jan 1995 15:53:34 Job Announcement-Academia Sinica
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Subject: Job Announcement-Academia Sinica



 The Linguistics Division of the Institute of History and Philology,
Academia Sinica invites applications from citizens of the Republic of China
for research positions with the possibility toward tenure track posts. The
area of specialization is open, but preference will be given to those in the
following fields: phonology (and phonetics), semantics, Chinese dialect
sutdies, and Chinese minority languages.

 Applicants already holding a Ph.D. will be considered for the position
of Assistant Research Fellow (equivalent to an Assistant Professor);
applicants holding an M. A. only will be considered for the positions of
Research Assistant. These are purely research positions and no teaching is
required. The minimum salaries for these positions are NT$63,215 (about
US$2,431) and NT$45,110 (about US$1,735) per month respectively, plus bonuses.

 Applicants should send a vitae, transcripts from graduate school, an
abstract of the MA thesis or dissertation (including the title, chapter by
chapter summary, methodology, materials, and main conclusions), and three
letters of recommendation to

 Dr. Chiu-yu Tseng, Head
 Linguistics Division
 Institute of History and Philology
 Academia Sinica
 Taipei 115, Taiwan ROC

 Deadline for receipt of these materials is March 31, 1995. Those
applying will be notified of our preliminary decision around the beginning
and May, 1995; those notified of preliminary acceptance would then be expected
to send complete text of the thesis or dissertation by the end of May, 1995
for evaluation.

 For more information, applicants should write to the address above or
send e-mail to
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Message 2: Teaching English in Korea

Date: Wed, 25 Jan 95 01:56:01 +0Teaching English in Korea
From: Gyonggu Shin <>
Subject: Teaching English in Korea

Teaching English in Korea

 The Language Center of the Chonnam National University is
looking for EFL instructors. At present we have twelve full-time
instructors: three Koreans, one Japanese and eight native speakers
of English with degrees in TESL. In 1995 we plan to employ three
or more English teachers, preferably native speakers of English.

We will provide instructors with:
 1. Housing on or off campus
 2. Settlement allowance of US$500
 3. Payment of US$19,000 for 630 teaching hours a year
 and payment of $30 for one additional hour of teaching
 4. Health insurance
 5. Assistant professorship and additional monthly payment of
 $125 to those with doctoral degree in TESL.

We require the following documents:
 1. Curriculum Vitae
 2. Documents for M.A. degree in ESL/EFL
 3. Two letters of recommendation
*. Interns need recommendations from his/her own institute.

Each session begins January, March, May, July, September, and
November. So you have some flexibility in selecting the time to
come all the year round. We are also interested in getting
applicants for internship program. Interns will be teaching
three hours a day (M-F) either one or two sessions. We will
provide the interns with homestay and round-trip airfare.

Gyonggu Shin, Professor of English
Director, Language Research Center
Chonnam National University
Kwangju 500-757, Korea

Office: 82-62-520-7920
Fax: 82-62-526-5521
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Message 3: Job posting-APPLE-ISS RESEARCH CENTER

Date: 25 Jan 95 02:01 GMT
From: Hon, Hsiao-Wuen <HWHAppleLink.Apple.COM>

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A US$10 million joint venture between Apple Computer Inc. and the Institute of
Systems Science of the National University of Singapore, located in Singapore,
is looking for:

A Senior Speech Scientist
The successful candidate will have research expertise in computational
linguistics, including natural language processing and **English** AND
**Chinese** statistical language modeling. Knowledge of state-of-the-art
corpus-based N-gram language models, cache language models, and part-of-speech
language models are required.

A Text-To-Speech Project Leader
The successful candidate will have research expertise expertise in two or more
of the following areas: computational linguistics, including natural language
parsing, lexical database design, and statistical language modeling; text
tokenization and normalization; prosodic analysis. Substantial knowledge of
the phonology, syntax, and semantics of Chinese is required. Knowledge of
acoustic phonetics and/or speech signal processing is desirable.

Both candidates will have a PhD with at least 2 to 4 years of relevant work
experience, or a technical MSc degree with at least 5 to 7 years of experienc
Very strong software engineering skills, including design and implementation,
and productization are required in these positions. Knowledge of C, C++ and
Unix are preferred.

A Unix & C Programmer
We are looking for an experienced UNIX & C Programmer, preferably with good
industry experience, to join us in breaking new frontiers. Strong knowledge
UNIX Tools (compilers, linkers, make, X-windows, E-mac, ...) and experience in
Matlab required. SUN and Silicon Graphic experience is an advantage.
Programmers with less than two years industry experience need not apply.

These positions include interaction with scientists in the National University
of Singapore, and with Apple's speech research and productization efforts
located in Cupertino, California. Attendance and publication in international
scientific/engineering conferences is encouraged.

Benefits include an internationally competitive salary, housing subsidy, and
relocation expenses.

Send a complete resume, enclosing personal particulars, qualifications,
experience and contact telephone number to:

Mr Jean-Luc Lebrun
Center Manager
Apple-ISS Research Center, Institute of Systems Science
Heng Mui Keng Terrace, Singapore 0511

Tel : (65) 772-6571 Fax : (65) 776-4005
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