LINGUIST List 6.1609

Tue Nov 14 1995

Jobs: NLP, Speech and Lang Therapy, General Ling, Spanish

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Directory

  1. , Jobs: IPO, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  2. , Job: Chair in Speech and Language Therapy
  3. Pan Hai-Hua, Research Position(s) Available
  4. "Ana Teresa Perez-Leroux", Spanish Linguistics Position at Penn State

Message 1: Jobs: IPO, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Date: Mon, 13 Nov 1995 11:38:22 Jobs: IPO, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
From: <odijkjenatlab.research.philips.com>
Subject: Jobs: IPO, Eindhoven, The Netherlands


 JOBS AVAILABLE
 INSTITUTE FOR PERCEPTION RESEARCH
 EINDHOVEN, THE NETHERLANDS



General

In the Institute for Perception Research (IPO), Philips Research and
the Eindhoven University of Technology have a close collaboration. The
essence of the research programme is: how do humans assess
information, especially in interaction with hardware and software. The
study of this topic has a fundamental as well as an applied
component. As a consequence of the involvement of humans with
technology, the study has a strong interdisciplinary character. Actual
themes include: perceptual sound quality, language generation, speech
synthesis, perceptual image quality, interactive instruction,
multimodal communication, information ergonomics and communication
resources.

IPO will participate in a European research project of which the
main objective is to integrate and further develop the enabling
technologies required for the design of speech operated human-machine
interfaces, for applications inside the automobile. Demonstrator
systems will be developed for the languages German and French, which
will be tested in the laboratory as well as in the car. IPO will
participate in the project with two researchers, one for dialogue
management and one for spoken language generation. The first job
is planned for the full project period of 39 months, the second
job will start about 6 months after the start of the project and is
planned for 30 months. The project is expected to start in November
1995.

VACANCY 1

Dialogue management in spoken language systems

 Tasks
 -----

The researcher will have to design, implement and test the
dialogue management modules of the spoken language systems to be
developed. The task includes research in the ergonomic aspects of the
use of speech in the car and the design of appropriate dialogue
structures for operating devices, for interrogating a navigation
system and for verification of ill-recognized spoken input. He/she
will be responsible for both oral and written reports.

 Required
 --------
Scientist, preferably with a Ph.D. degree, in computer
science or equivalent; skilled in natural language processing,
information ergonomics and dialogue management. He/she should be able
to work independently and to cooperate with colleagues in an
international application-oriented project. Fluency in German or
French is required.

 Miscellaneous
 -------------

Maximum gross salary: Dfl. 5989.- per month. Duration of the project:
initially 24 months; prolongation with another 15 months is foreseen
but depends on the result of the intermediate evaluation of the
project.


 VACANCY 2
 ---------
Language generation in spoken language systems


 Tasks
 -----
The researcher will have to design, implement and test the speech
output modules of the spoken language systems to be developed, for the
languages French and German. This includes the generation, from a
formal representation, of texts annotated with prosodic features, and
the integration of the text generator with an existing speech synthesis
system. He/she will be responsible for both oral and written reports.

 Required
 --------
Scientist, preferably with a Ph.D. degree, in computational linguistics or
equivalent; skilled in natural language processing; interested in
pragmatic aspects. He/she should be able to work independently and to
cooperate with colleagues in an international application-oriented
project. Fluency in French or German is required.

 Miscellaneous
 -------------

Maximum gross salary: Dfl. 5989.- per month. Duration of the project:
initially 18 months; prolongation with another 12 months is foreseen
but depends on the result of the intermediate evaluation of the
project.

Applications with c.v. and references can be sent to:
 Prof. Jan Landsbergen
 Institute for Perception research
 P.O. Box 513
 5600 MB Eindhoven
 The Netherlands

or via e-mail: landsbrnnatlab.research.philips.com
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Message 2: Job: Chair in Speech and Language Therapy

Date: Tue, 14 Nov 1995 09:09:58 Job: Chair in Speech and Language Therapy
From: <LING003cantva.canterbury.ac.nz>
Subject: Job: Chair in Speech and Language Therapy


 New Zealand
 Chair in Speech and Language Therapy

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced
persons for the above continuing senior position in the Department of
Speech and Language Therapy. The University is seeking an outstanding
scholar with proven research abilities in Speech and Language Therapy
who will provide strong academic leadership, develop both existing and
new research programmes, contribute to teaching and postgraduate
supervision and promote development of the Department as a centre for
quality education and research. The appointee will accordingly:

* possess a doctoral qualification, preferably in the area of
speech-language pathology or communication disorders or equivalent;
* be a qualified speech and language therapist;
* have proven academic and professional leadership in research and
teaching programmes relating to the required subject area;
* have the ability to foster good relationships between the various
academic and clinical services agencies.

Since this is a new University department, the appointee will be
required to serve as Head of Department for a period of at least five
years, and be involved in the appointment of a core of new staff and
the further development of the Department of Speech and Language
Therapy at the University.

The salary for Professors is within the range NZ$82,000 to NZ$102,000
per annum, which is in the top 2% of incomes for New Zealand.

Applications close on 31 January 1996.

Enquiries to: Mr D M M Towns, Staff Registrar, Phone 64 3 364 2853,
Fax 64 3 364 2325, Email<d.townsregy.canterbury.ac.nz>. Information about
the University can be accessed on the World Wide Web:
http://www.regy.canterbury.ac.nz/home.html

Further particulars and Conditions of Appointment may be obtained
from the undersigned.
Applications, quoting Position No. SP72, must be addressed to: Mr A W
Hayward, Registrar, University of Canterbury, Private Bag 4800,
Christchurch, New Zealand.

The University has a policy of equality of opportunity in employment.
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Message 3: Research Position(s) Available

Date: Tue, 14 Nov 1995 14:42:53 Research Position(s) Available
From: Pan Hai-Hua <hpanse.cuhk.hk>
Subject: Research Position(s) Available


RESEARCH POSITION

Department of Chinese, Translation and Linguistics (CTL)
City University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Research Fellows/Research Assistant Professors associated with
the Department of Chinese, Translation and Linguistics, City
University of Hong Kong are anticipated to be available in the
1996/97 academic year.

Possible research areas include but are not limited to the
following :

computational linguistics
experimental phonetics
linguistic theory
discourse analysis

Required background :

applicants should have completed their PhD in Linguistics or
related discipline. Research experience resulting in
publications in international refereed journals

Salary :

Research Fellowship : HK$21,270-24,590 per month
Research Assistant Professor : HK$40,380 per month
Determination of grade will depend on qualifications and relevant
experience.

Period of appointment :

1-3 years for Research Assistant Professors, 1-year renewable for
Research Fellows

Interested applicants are encouraged to make initial submission
by sending a CV (including the names of 3 referees) along with
a letter describing your background and research interests to :

Professor Xu Liejiong
Head
Department of Chinese, Translation and Linguistics
City University of Hong Kong
83 Tat Chee Avenue
Kowloon
HONG KONG

E-mail : ctmwongcityu.edu.hk
Fax : 852-2788-9520

More information about the City University of Hong Kong is
available from the CityU home page on the world-wide web :
http://www.cityu.edu.hk
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Message 4: Spanish Linguistics Position at Penn State

Date: Tue, 14 Nov 1995 08:40:00 Spanish Linguistics Position at Penn State
From: "Ana Teresa Perez-Leroux" <ATP2PSUVM.PSU.EDU>
Subject: Spanish Linguistics Position at Penn State



SPANISH SLA/APPLIED LINGUISTIC POSITION AT PENN STATE UNIVERSITY

Rank open, but advanced Associate Professor or Professor preferred.
Second-language acquisition theory/applied Spanish linguistics and
computer-assisted instruction. Ph.D., native or near-native
proficiency in Spanish, strong record of publications appropriate to
the rank, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and interest in working
with computer-assisted language learning required. Willingness to
teach graduate seminars and all levels of undergraduate courses
expected. Send complete dossier to Leon F. Lyday, Head, Box
1. Applications received by November 30 will be assured consideration;
however, applications will be considered until the position is
filled. An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and
minorities encouraged to apply.
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