LINGUIST List 6.1589

Thu Nov 9 1995

Jobs: Phonetics at U of Umea in Sweden

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  1. Kirk Sullivan, Phonetics at U of Umea, Sweden

Message 1: Phonetics at U of Umea, Sweden

Date: Thu, 09 Nov 1995 20:40:09 Phonetics at U of Umea, Sweden
From: Kirk Sullivan <>
Subject: Phonetics at U of Umea, Sweden

The University of Umea, Sweden, has a vacancy in Phonetics from the
1st of January 1996 for the position of research engineer.

Phonetics is the scientific study of human speech, pronunciation and
communication. It is cross-disciplinary with connections to pedagogy,
psychology, medicine, physics and computer science amongst others. At
the centre of the teaching and research in the area is the phonetics
laboratory. The laboratory in Umea has recently been re-constructed
and modernised to a high international standard. A recent large
donation has made it possible for us to plan further developments of
our technically advanced laboratory for both teaching and
research. Research is conducted in a variety of funded projects which
include research into different aspects of speech rhythm, intonation
and sound. Speech is analysed with the help of computers and signal
processing packages. The laboratory primarily uses SUN Sparcstations
in a Unix environment.

Do you want to:

* be responsible for the everyday running, maintenance and
 development of the phonetic laboratory

* take part and help develop courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level

* participate in research?

Do you have:

* a university degree which includes computer science, electronics and
 signal processing

* experience of network and system administration, in particular Solaris 2.x

* competence and experience of programming in C in a variety of
 environments, especially UNIX

* experience of analog recording techniques and recording studio equipment

* an aptitude for expressing yourself in spoken and written language
 and a general interest in language and speech

* the ability to independently structure and document your work?

Are you a gregarious character who is creative, can show initiative
 and has a high degree of responsibility?

If you meet most of the above criteria we can offer you
a stimulating, flexible and varying working environment which
presents the opportunity for personal development and allows you
to partake in the development of the laboratory in an
inter-disciplinary environment.

Application procedure.

Umea university has no collective salary agreement. Please indicate
you salary expectation in you application. (If you are unsure about
the salary levels in Sweden please contact Professor Robert Bannert on
+46 90 16 6999 or or one of the following unions
SACO (tel +46 90 16 51 53) SEKOcivil (tel +46 90 16 52 96) or TCO-OF
(tel +46 90 16 54 31) to discuss an appropriate salary level)

Applications marked with the position number: Dnr 3115-2521-95 should
include a letter of application, CV, copies of two references and any
other supporting documents. Applications should reach the Rektor,
Umea University, S-901 87 Umea Sweden by the 24. November 1995. Fax
No. +44 90 16 99 95 or they can be email to Robert Bannert
( in Postscript format.

Other information about the position can also be obtained from
Professor Robert Bannert. Information about the laboratory and the
department can be found on

Umea 1. November 1995, Rektor

NB. In all cases the Swedish version of the job announcement
 is considered the primary legal document.

*****The following does not form part of the official translation
*****of the job vacancy announcement.

Althought the position is not time-limited the department is willing
to consider foreign applicants who cannot speak Swedish and who
initially want to work for limited period of time (12-24
months). Naturally, the possibility of contract re-newal exists.
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