LINGUIST List 6.335

Sun 05 Mar 1995

Jobs: Simon Fraser U, Swedish Institute of Computer Science

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  1. Ntakirutimana Jean Berchmans, job posting Simon Fraser University
  2. , Swedish Institute of Computer Science (SICS)

Message 1: job posting Simon Fraser University

Date: Fri, 3 Mar 1995 10:18:58 -job posting Simon Fraser University
From: Ntakirutimana Jean Berchmans <ntakirujERE.UMontreal.CA>
Subject: job posting Simon Fraser University

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A friend of mine wrote this :

>From LLTI-Editor (LLTI-EditorDartmouth.EDU)
Fri, 10 Feb 1995 09:37:30 -0500 (EST)
To Multiple recipients of list LLTI (
Subject #1641 Job posting

--- Forwarded Message from "Tom Perry" ( ---

)Date 9 Feb 1995 14:26:05 -0800
)From "Tom Perry" (>

Linguistics Department - Simon Fraser University. Applications are being
accepted for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant or associate
professor, for appointment commencing September 1, 1995, subject to final
approval of funding.

The successful candidate will be expected to assume a leadership role the
University's new Language Centre, which is being developed to promote
innovative approaches to language learning in the University, especially
through developing facilities employing new instructional technologies, and
to foster ongoing research into second language acquisition at the university

Candidates should hold a Ph. D. in an area relevant to second language
acquisition and maintain an active research program in a related area, as
well as have significant experience in second language teaching. A specific
background in a major Asian language
is desirable but not essential. Applicants should be thoroughly familiar with
recent developments in technologically-assisted language learning, and be
prepared to direct the development and implementation of learner-centered

Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and sample publications by
March 16, 1995 to:

Dr. T. Perry, Chair
Linguistics Department
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, B. C. V5A 1S6
Phone: (604) 291-3554, FAX: (604) 291-5659

Candidates should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to
the Department by the deadline.

In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, this advertisement is
directed to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. SFU is committed to
the principle of employment equity, and offers equal employment opportunities
to qualified applicants

Tom Perry, Chair
Linguistics Department
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, B. C. V5A 1S6

Telephone: (604) 291-3554
 (604) 291-4585

FAX: (604) 291-5659
* Margaret Pollex (PollexBrandonU.CA) *
* Brandon University, Manitoba, Canada, R7A 6A9 *
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Message 2: Swedish Institute of Computer Science (SICS)

Date: Fri, 3 Mar 95 09:41:18 +01Swedish Institute of Computer Science (SICS)
From: <>
Subject: Swedish Institute of Computer Science (SICS)

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The Swedish Institute of Computer Science (SICS) invites applications
for positions on its research staff for an initial period of 1--2 years
(with possibilities for extension) in the group for language
engineering and human-computer interaction. The successful candidates
will be expected to participate in existing research projects, perform
independent research and contribute to research contracts with
industrial and governmental sponsors.

The ideal candidates will have a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science,
Cognitive Science, Linguistics or a related discipline and will have
demonstrated strong potential for excellence in research. They will
have a solid background in language engineering and/or human-computer
interaction as well as experience in the development and implementation
of large systems (preferably using Prolog). People who like to work in
projects, and who like to take on responsibility for proposing and
driving their own research projects in areas relevant to the group, are
all encouraged to apply.

The research of the group focuses on user-adaptive interfaces,
multimodal communication, large-scale natural-language-processing
systems, application of statistical and machine-learning techniques to
natural-language processing, and text and document processing. Current
projects deal with user-adaptive help systems, speech-to-speech
translation, integration of natural-language and speech technology,
spoken-language interfaces to virtual realities, dialogue models for
voice-controlled telecom services, support systems for human
translation, and information filtering.

SICS is located just north of Stockholm and consists of over 50
professionals plus students and visitors. It is a non-profit research
foundation sponsored by the Swedish National Board for Technical and
Industrial Development and several major Swedish companies. In addition
to language engineering and human-computer interaction, SICS has a
strong position in distributed and parallel computer systems, logic
programming, high-speed networks, formal design methods, software
methodology, knowledge-based systems, neural networks and virtual
realities. SICS has close contacts with university- and institute-based
research both inside Sweden and in Europe, North America and Japan. More
information about SICS can be found at WWW site

Applications with CV and if possible addresses of two referees should
be sent (by mail, fax or e-mail) to the address below. SICS is firmly
committed to equal employment opportunity.


 Annika Waern or Mats Wiren
 Swedish Institute of Computer Science
 Box 1263
 S-164 28 Kista, Sweden

 Phone: +46 8 752 15 00
 Fax: +46 8 751 72 30
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