LINGUIST List 6.1490

Tue Oct 24 1995

Jobs: Language and Linguistics, Language Technology

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  1. Greg Lessard, Potential position, Queen's U (Canada)
  2. John Beaven, Computer Scientist/Software Engineer - Language Technology - Sharp, O

Message 1: Potential position, Queen's U (Canada)

Date: Tue, 24 Oct 1995 01:08:54 Potential position, Queen's U (Canada)
From: Greg Lessard <lessardquvinci.francais.QueensU.CA>
Subject: Potential position, Queen's U (Canada)

Please distribute this to those of your colleagues who in your opinion
might find this of interest, and post in your department. Please note
the relatively short deadlines.

The Special Field Concentration in Language and Linguistics at Queen's
University at Kingston (Canada) has just learned that it is eligible to
propose a candidate in the Queen's National Scholars competition this
year. This is a university level competition for new faculty positions.

The Special Field Concentration in Language and Linguistics is a 14-
course modular program leading to an Honours BA. It includes:

a) courses in general linguistics, including Introduction to
 Linguistics, Phonetics, Phonology, Morphology and Syntax

b) courses in a language other than English, selected from French,
 German, Italian, Spanish, Latin or Greek

c) courses from a discipline related to Linguistics, selected from
 Computing Science, Philosophy, Psychology or Sociology

d) courses from a third language or additional courses from categories

We are seeking to strengthen our course offerings in category (a).

The official description of the competition is appended below:

<beginning of advertisement>

 (Faculty Appointments)

 QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY AT KINGSTON invites applications from
 outstanding scholars for faculty appointments under the Queen's
 National Scholars Program. These appointments are to enrich
 teaching and research in newly developing fields of knowledge as
 well as traditional disciplines. The main criterion of interest
 to the selection committee is academic excellence regardless of
 other considerations. Preference will be given to scholars in the
 early- or mid-career stages. Another objective is to provide an
 opportunity to improve the proportion of women and members of
 designated minorities on faculty. Queen's University has an
 employment equity program and encourages applications from all
 qualified candidates, including women, aboriginal peoples, people
 with disabilities, and visible minorities.

 A maximum of four awards will be available in 1995/96.
 Appointments under this special program will be either bridging
 appointments to regular tenure-track positions or special shorter
 term appointments.

 Prior to submission of a full application, contact should be made
 with the appropriate department head to discuss the positions(s)
 which may be available. Each full application should include a
 curriculum vitae, a brief statement of current and prospective
 research interests and a statement regarding teaching experience
 or potential. Applicants should also supply information
 concerning any interruptions in their academic careers and other
 factors which may have affected their capacity to complete
 scholarly work. It is the responsibility of the applicants to
 have letters from at least three referees sent directly to the
 address below. The deadline for receipt of completed
 applications, including letters of reference, is October 13*,
 1995 for decision in January 1996.

 Applications and letters of reference should be sent to: The
 Head(s) of the applicant's field(s) of study, Queen's University,
 Kingston, Ontario, Canada, K7L 3N6.

 In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements this
 advertisement is directed to Canadian citizens and permanent

<end of advertisement>

*Given the late date on which permission was granted, the October 13
deadline has been revised as described below.

Applications are reviewed at three levels: first the "department", in
this case the selection committee for the concentration, then the
Queen's National Scholars committees of the Faculty of Arts and Science
and of the University.

Applications from linguistics specialists received according to the
following calendar will be considered.

By Nov. 3, 1995 - submit at least a cv and an expression of interest to:

 Greg Lessard, Faculty Coordinator,
 Language and Linguistics
 c/o French Studies
 Queen's University
 Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6

 These may be sent by email or fax

 - email to

 - fax to (613) 545-6522

 If at all possible, three letters should be sent
 directly to the above address as support for the
 request. These MUST be received no later than November
 15 to be considered in the initial selection by the
 first level committee. Letters of support received
 after November 15 will not be in time to be considered
 by the selection committee for the concentration.
 Those received later may be added to the file of the
 candidate selected at the first stage. Please note
 that the number of reference letters is not limited to

Nov. 15, 1995 The selection committee for the concentration will choose
 the candidate to be put forward to the Faculty.

Nov. 30, 1995 The complete file for the candidate selected by the first
 level committee (including all letters of reference)
 will be forwarded to the Faculty of Arts and Science
 for further consideration in the Queen's National Scholar

For additional details, please contact Greg Lessard by email, fax or
phone ((613) 545-2088).

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Message 2: Computer Scientist/Software Engineer - Language Technology - Sharp, O

Date: Tue, 24 Oct 1995 17:26:51 Computer Scientist/Software Engineer - Language Technology - Sharp, O
From: John Beaven <>
Subject: Computer Scientist/Software Engineer - Language Technology - Sharp, O

Computer Scientist/Software Engineer - Language Technology

Sharp Laboratories of Europe Ltd has a vacancy for a Computer
Scientist to join a team working in the area of Language
Technology (specifically, large scale text translation and
information retrieval). The position would ideally suit a
graduate with experience of working in a software development

We are currently moving into the development phase of some
spin-off applications in which our language software is tailored
to particular hardware platforms.

Candidates should possess a good first degree in Computer Science
(or equivalent) and around 2 years' applied experience. We
require excellent programming skills in C/C++ and some knowledge
of higher level languages such as Lisp or Prolog. Specific
knowledge of 1 or more of the following would also be an

	statistical methods
	information retrieval
	large-scale corpus analysis
	automata theory
	parsing (ideally of natural languages)
	database management
	computational linguistics
	data compression
The successful applicant will initially be responsible for
developing linguistic software for delivery to product
development divisions and may also be required to assist in
developing tools for linguistic data acquisition and management.

We are looking for a person with good communication skills,
enthusiasm, creativity, self-motivation, flexibility and the
ability to work in a team.

Sharp Laboratories of Europe, founded in 1990, is the European
research centre of Sharp Corporation, Japan. We are situated in a
new R&D laboratory in the green surroundings of the Oxford
Science Park, two miles south of Oxford city centre and the
University. We offer a competitive salary, relocation package and
company pension.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send
us a detailed CV and a one-page cover letter, quoting reference
SLE-LT-95-10-A, as plain text by email to:

Although email applications are preferred, you can send a paper
copy to:

Ian Johnson,
Manager, Language Technology,
Sharp Laboratories of Europe Ltd.
Edmund Halley Road,
Oxford Science Park,

Tel: 	+44 1865 747711
Fax: 	+44 1865 747717
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