LINGUIST List 6.296

Sat 25 Feb 1995

Jobs: Speech Perception, Syntax, Computational ling, Japanese

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  1. , Post-doc Opportunity
  2. Barbara Werner, C2 position in syntax, Germany
  3. Rohini Srihari, Position: CEDAR/SUNY at Buffalo
  4. YUKIE HORIBA, Japanese position

Message 1: Post-doc Opportunity

Date: Thu, 23 Feb 1995 14:06:18 Post-doc Opportunity
From: <>
Subject: Post-doc Opportunity

SUNY at Buffalo, Cognitive Sciences
Program has post-doctoral fellowship opportunities
available through an N.I.D.C.D. training grant on
the "Development of spoken language capacities".
The training grant provides support for individuals
who have interests in the development of speech
perception and production. The training program is
interdisciplinary and involves the participation of
faculty from the departments of Psychology,
Linguistics, Communicative Disorders & Sciences,
and Pediatrics & Neurology. Trainees are expected to
participate in interdisciplinary seminars and to
conduct original experimental research related to
these topics in the laboratories of participating faculty
members. Inquiries and materials (3 letters of
recommendation, vita, and relevant publications)
should be directed to Dr. Peter W. Jusczyk,
Department of Psychology, Park Hall, State
University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
14260 (e-mail address:
whatever relationship with the State University of
New York at Buffalo, shall be subject to
discrimination on the basis of age, creed, color,
handicap, national origin, race, religion, sex, marital,
or veteran status. SUNY is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All
applicants must be either US citizens or permanent
residents of the USA. Fullest consideration will be
given to applications received by March 1, 1995.
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Message 2: C2 position in syntax, Germany

Date: Fri, 24 Feb 1995 13:04:43 C2 position in syntax, Germany
From: Barbara Werner <>
Subject: C2 position in syntax, Germany


In der Philosophischen Fakult=E4t - Fachgruppe Sprachwissenschaft - ist zum
1.10.95 eine

Hochschuldozent/innenstelle (C2) auf Zeit f=FCr Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaf=

zu besetzen.

Der/die Stelleninhaber/in soll den Forschungsschwerpunkt Syntax und
Morphologie vertreten. Die Stelle ist auf 6 Jahre befristet. Das
Lehrdeputat umfa=DFt 6 Semesterwochenstunden. Voraussetzung f=FCr die
Einstellung sind die Habilitation oder gleichwertige wissenschaftliche

Die Universit=E4t Konstanz strebt eine Erh=F6hung des Anteils von Frauen in
=46orschung und Lehre an und fordert Wissenschaftlerinnen nachdr=FCcklich au=
sich zu bewerben.

Bewerbungen mit den =FCblichen Unterlagen (Lebenslauf, Schriftenverzeichnis,
Verzeichnis der Lehrveranstaltungen, Kopien akademischer Zeugnisse) werden
bis zum 15. April 1995 an den Dekan der Philosophischen Fakult=E4t der
Universit=E4t Konstanz, Postfach 5560, 78434 Konstanz, erbeten.

Schwerbehinderte werden bei entsprechender Eignung vorrangig eingestellt.

Barbara Werner
Universitaet Konstanz
=46achgruppe Sprachwissenschaft
Postfach 5560 (D186)
D-78434 Konstanz
Telefon: (49)7531-882729
Telefax: (49)7531-883095
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Message 3: Position: CEDAR/SUNY at Buffalo

Date: Fri, 24 Feb 1995 12:43:13 Position: CEDAR/SUNY at Buffalo
From: Rohini Srihari <>
Subject: Position: CEDAR/SUNY at Buffalo

 RESEARCH POSITION - Statistical Language Modeling

Center of Excellence for Document Analysis and Recognition (CEDAR)
State University of New York at Buffalo


A Research Scientist position is available immediately
to work on a project where
statistical models of language (English) are used in recognizing
(i.e., reading) handwritten text. CEDAR conducts research
and development work on all aspects of document
recognition/understanding and is situated on the campus of
SUNY at Buffalo.

 Experience in statistical language modeling
 Experience with statistical NLP (e.g., part-of-speech
 tagging, stochastic parsing)
 Experience in OCR or speech recognition highly desirable
 Experience in corpus-based linguistic analysis for English
 C Programming
 Good written and verbal skills

 A Ph.D. or M.S. in Computer Science or Computational
 Linguistics with expertise in
 statistical language modelling is required.
 In the case of M.S., 2-3 years work experience in
 the above areas is required.

 To work on a project which integrates statistical
 language modeling techniques with
 on-line (pen-based), off-line (paper-based)
 and machine-print text recognition systems.
 Specific tasks include the development and testing of
 language models specific to each of the media described above,
 as well as accounting for domain influence.
 Will be working with a team of
 other researchers engaged in the recognition task.

 Will be based upon qualifications and relevant experience.

Interested applicants should send a CV (including 3 references)
along with a letter describing background and research
interests to:

 Rohini K. Srihari
 CEDAR/UB Commons
 SUNY at Buffalo
 520 Lee Entrance, Suite 202
 Buffalo, NY 14228-2567

 Fax: (716)-645-6176

Note: preliminary submission of application through e-mail is
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Message 4: Japanese position

Date: Fri, 24 Feb 1995 16:51:02 Japanese position
Subject: Japanese position


The Department of Asian Languages and Literatures invites
applications for a one-year three-quater-time Instructorship in
Japanese language starting in September 1995. Preference
will be given to candidates with experiences in proficiency-oriented
language instruction, native speaker level competency in Japanese.
Send vita, 3 letters of recommendation, and statement of teaching
interests by April 15, 1995 to: Japanese Search Committee, Asian
Languages and Literatures, 26 Thompson Hall, University
of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003-7505. Applications will be
reviewed until position is filled. The University of Massachusetts is
an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
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