LINGUIST List 6.1442

Tue Oct 17 1995

Jobs: Spanish, 2nd language, Phonology, Testing

Editor for this issue: Anthony M. Aristar <>


  2. , Second Language Acquisition
  3. Amy Weinberg, Phonology
  4. "tim habick", Educational Testing Service


Date: Tue, 17 Oct 1995 10:07:19 SPANISH POSITION
From: GFW <westphalUMBC.EDU>

 The following announcement may be of interest to job candidates with

		Department of Modern Languages & Linguistics
			 The University of Maryland
			 Baltimore County

 LATIN-AMERICANIST for tenure-track opening at Assistant Professor level
in interdisciplinary language department, starting September, 1996 (con-
tingent upon funding). This post is NOT in the area of literary studies.
Teaching responsibilities include courses in Latin American society; gen-
der relations in Latin America; SPANISH LANGUAGE COURSES; interdiscipli-
nary courses at graduate and undergraduate levels dealing with ISSUES OF
LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION, and/or social organization in cultural and cross-
cultural contexts. Ph.D./ABD in appropriate social science or humanities
field, e.g. INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION, sociology, anthropology, history,
SOCIO-LINGUISTICS/SOCIOLOGY OF LANGUAGE. Native or near-native proficiency
in Spanish and English required. Apply by December 1 to Dr. John Sinnigen,
Modern Languages and Linguistics, University of Maryland Baltimore County,
Baltimore, MD 21228. Minorities, women, and individuals with disabilities
are encouraged to apply. UMBC is an AA/EOE employer.

 [Emphasis in CAPS added for benefit of LINGLIST subscribers, G.F.W.]
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Message 2: Second Language Acquisition

Date: Tue, 17 Oct 1995 10:50:12 Second Language Acquisition
Subject: Second Language Acquisition

Northern Arizona University--Position Announcement

 Assistant Professor, English. Specialization: Second Language

 Qualifications: We seek a person with strengths in second
language acquisition theory; discourse analysis; and empirical
research techniques. Record of scholarship and a strong research
agenda are essential. Required responsibilities include teaching
and active involvement in program development at the
undergraduate and graduate (M.A. and Ph.D.) levels. Second
language teaching experience a plus. Ph.D. in hand preferred;
must be earned by August 1, 1996. Experience working with a
multicultural and diverse community is encouraged.

 Send vita, 2-3 sample publications, and three professional
letters of reference, along with names and telephone numbers of
referees, to:

Chair, SLA Search Committee
English Department, Box 6032
Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, AZ 86011-6032

Salary and benefits competitive. Screening begins November 15,
1995. Applications open until position filled.

NAU is an Affirmative Action institutional employer. Women,
minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are
encouraged to apply.

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Message 3: Phonology

Date: Tue, 17 Oct 1995 17:24:35 Phonology
From: Amy Weinberg <weinbergumiacs.UMD.EDU>
Subject: Phonology

The Linguistics Department at the University of Maryland
invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship
in phonology beginning August 1996. Applicants for the position
should already have a PhD or expect to have one by next August,
should be prepared to teach courses at both the undergraduate
and graduate level, and should have a solid foundation in
linguistic theory. We especially encourage applicants who share
the department's interest in the psychology of language.
Teaching experience at the university level is also highly
desirable. Letters of application should be sent to Professor Stephen
Crain, Linguistics Department, 1401 Marie Mount Hall, University
of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742. Letters should indicate
whether applicants plan to attend the January LSA meeting in San
Diego. Applicants should send a current cv and a sample of work
for the selection committee to read; and they should arrange to
have three letters of reference sent. For best consideration,
applications should arrive by December 1, 1995. EO/AAE.
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Message 4: Educational Testing Service

Date: Mon, 16 Oct 1995 13:35:49 Educational Testing Service
From: "tim habick" <>
Subject: Educational Testing Service

As a result of recent advertisements ETS has hired 3 linguists. Although the
reasoning groups are the major employer for linguists at ETS, some linguists
are referred to other groups (such as the Languages or Verbal groups) within
ETS, and several have been hired in those groups. ETS is still accepting
applications for unfilled positions.

The Reasoning Groups at Educational Testing Service are accepting
applications from linguists interested in test development. Temporary work
is also available, but such positions would probably be most convenient for
those linguists residing in or near Princeton or Philadelphia. ETS offers
competitive salary and benefits for regular-staff positions, including
flexible hours that include work-at-home or compressed workweek (4-
day or 3-day workweek) opportunities. The normal workweek is 37.5 hours.
Work-at-home is generally unavailable for temporary employees, though special
contracts are often possible later once acceptable performance has been
established. Temporary positions often lead to regular-staff positions.

Responsibilities of examiner positions include writing and reviewing
reasoning questions for inclusion in tests for entry into graduate and
professional schools. Minimum qualifications for regular-staff positions
include a master's degree and approximately 4 years' relevant work
experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Successful candidates for examiner positions in recent years have completed
their doctorates. Part-time and full-time temporary positions are available
now and regularly for candidates with less than the minimum requirements for
regular staff appointments.

Desirable qualifications include coursework or teaching experience in any or
all of the following areas: informal and formal logic, syntax, semantics,
sociolinguistics, generative phonology, and cognitive psychology. Linguists
and logicians specializing in other areas who have outstanding writing skills
are encouraged to apply, as are linguists with extensive teaching experience
in composition or rhetoric. College teaching experience and a broad general
background of knowledge are desirable. There are currently seven linguists
working in the Reasoning Groups, with backgrounds in syntax, semantics,
phonology, and sociolinguistics. Other professional staff in the Reasoning
Groups have backgrounds in logic, philosophy, statistics, the classics, and
foreign languages. Linguists are also employed in other groups at ETS.

Precise and fluent use of the English language and meticulous attention to
detail are required for these positions. The ability to accept exacting
criticism of one's writing and to revise appropriately is one of the most
important prerequisites for success in the Reasoning Groups.

A relevant juried work sample will be required of all candidates invited for
interviews. The work sample focuses on a candidate's ability
to use informal reasoning, to identify errors of reasoning, to recognize
ambiguous sentences or misleading parts of arguments, and to revise ambiguous
sentences within arguments so that unintended readings are unavailable. The
work sample also requires the candidate to write precisely the logical
assumptions made in several different short arguments.

Candidates who are members of minority groups are strongly urged to apply for
these or other positions at ETS. ETS is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative
Action Employer. The Reasoning Groups have at least one targeted minority
position open at this time.

Linguists who applied to ETS in previous years may indicate their continued
interest by submitting a resume or sending a message. Interviews will be
conducted at LSA's Annual Meeting in San Diego.

Please send cover letter and resume to Timothy Habick, Reasoning and
Measurement Group (30-P), Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ 08541.

Fax: (609) 734-5075
Voice: (609) 734-1876 (Timothy Habick)
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