LINGUIST List 6.1761

Thu Dec 21 1995

Jobs: Educational Testing Service, Bible Translation

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  1. "tim habick", ETS Interviews at LSA
  2. Jeroen van de Weijer, Job announcement: Chair of Bible Translation

Message 1: ETS Interviews at LSA

Date: Mon, 18 Dec 1995 15:56:51 ETS Interviews at LSA
From: "tim habick" <thabickets.org>
Subject: ETS Interviews at LSA

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT FOR LINGUISTS

ETS will offer interviews to qualified linguists at LSA's meeting in San
Diego in January. A sign-up sheet for personal interviews will be available
in the Job Center. Linguists who have previously corresponded by email (and
others) are encouraged to submit a resume and sign up for an interview. Both
the Reasoning Groups and the Verbal Groups at ETS are interested in receiving
applications.

ETS offers competitive salary and benefits for both temporary and 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, and the reasoning groups expect to fill at least two of the
latter.

Responsibilities of examiner positions include writing and reviewing
reasoning or verbal 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. 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.
Resumes sent to the Reasoning Groups are forwarded, when appropriate, to
other work groups within 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.

Candidates are invited to do a work sample in order to demonstrate their test
development skills related to reasoning tests, verbal tests, or both types of
tests. Work samples take about 2 hours each to complete and will be offered
on Friday, January 5, from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., and on Saturday,
January 6, from 9 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
Locations will be posted at the Job Center.

The reasoning work sample focuses on a candidate's abilities to use informal
reasoning, to recognize and write precisely the assumptions on which a given
argument relies, 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 verbal work sample focuses on a candidate's abilities to write and review
questions similar to those contained in the Verbal sections of the GRE or
GMAT. Emphasis is placed on writing and reviewing that results in a clear
and logical development of ideas.

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.

Interviews at LSA will be conducted by Timothy Habick and by Mika Hoffman.
For more information during the meeting, please leave a message in the Job
Center or else by voice mail at the Sheraton.

Mailing address:

Timothy Habick
Reasoning and Measurement Group (30-P),
Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ 08541.
Email: thabickets.org
Fax: (609) 734-5075
Voice: (609) 734-1876 (not available Wednesdays)


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Message 2: Job announcement: Chair of Bible Translation

Date: Tue, 19 Dec 1995 12:28:19 Job announcement: Chair of Bible Translation
From: Jeroen van de Weijer <VDWEIJERrullet.LeidenUniv.nl>
Subject: Job announcement: Chair of Bible Translation

Job announcement: chair of Bible Translation

As of 1 September 1996, the _Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam_ has
established a chair of Bible Translation in the Faculty of Theology
and the Faculty of Letters, sponsored by the Netherlands Bible
Society (_Nederlands Bijbelgenootschap_), for research and
teaching in the following areas:

- theory of Bible translation
- theological aspects of Bible translation, including the implications
 of the different canon traditions;
- practical aspects of Bible translation (techniques, instruments,
 teamwork);
- the history of Bible translation.

Candidates for the chair must fulfill the following requirements

- a doctoral degree in Biblical studies or linguistics;
- international experience in the field of Bible translation;
- knowledge of Biblical Hebrew and Hellenistic Greek;
- a good record in research and teaching in the field of Bible
 translation;
- willingness to participate in one of the research programmes of
 the faculties involved;
- willingness to consult the two faculties regularly as to contents
 and execution of the teaching program in Bible translation;
- fluency in Dutch, or the willingness to learn Dutch;
- affinity to the work of the Netherlands Bible Society;
- residence in the Netherlands.

The chair is a part-time position (0.3 fte). Salary according to the
salary scale for full professors. The work of the chair will be
supported by an assistant professor (0.6 fte).

Applications should be sent before February 1, 1996, to the
secretary of the search committee, mr. P. van Oosten, Faculteit der
Godgeleerdheid, Vrije Universiteit, De Boelelaan 1105, NL-1081
HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Further information may be obtained from the chairman of the
search committee, Prof. G.E. Booij, Dept. of Linguistics, tel.
(31)204446481, fax (31)204446500, e-mail booijgjet.let.vu.nl.
The search committee also appreciates advice on possible candidates
for the chair.
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