LINGUIST List 6.540

Tue 11 Apr 1995

Jobs: Lang & Cognition, English, Chinese, Modern Langs

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  1. Jane Simpson, Job: language and cognition
  2. Gunnar Bergh, Vacant position
  3. Phang Nyit Yin, post doctor
  4. , job

Message 1: Job: language and cognition

Date: Sun, 9 Apr 1995 12:14:51 +Job: language and cognition
From: Jane Simpson <>
Subject: Job: language and cognition

Department of Linguistics, University of Sydney, Sydney,

Lectureship (Level B) in Language and Cognition (Tenurable)
Reference No: D11/04 Available starting February 1996.

To participate in research and teaching in both the
undergraduate and postgraduate programs in the Department.
Specialisations can include any field within linguistics and
wider cognitive domains: syntax, semantics, pragmatics,
psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, cognitive grammar,
computational linguistics, etc. A research interest in the
languages of the Asian, Australasian, or Pacific area is
desirable. A PhD is required. Preference will be given to
applicants with substantial publications. Membership of a
University approved superannuation scheme is a condition of
employment for new appointees.

The department is an active, medium-sized department with strong
interests in general and applied linguistics. Meaning-based,
formal and sociolinguistic approaches to language description
are interests of the Department, as well as fieldwork in the
languages of Asia, Australia and the Pacific. The University
attracts excellent local and overseas students, and the
Department has many postgraduate students. A strong research
atmosphere is encouraged and opportunities for interdisciplinary
work also exist with colleagues in communication disorders,
education, law, computer science, anthropology, electrical
engineering, Asian and European languages and Aboriginal

For further information, including how to apply for the
position, contact:
Professor William Foley 61+2-3514348, fax 61+2-5521683 or
post: Linguistics F12, University of Sydney NSW 2006 AUSTRALIA
Salary: Level B $42,198 - $50,111 p.a.
Closing date for applications: 31 July 1995.
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Message 2: Vacant position

Date: Mon, 10 Apr 1995 17:59:28 Vacant position
From: Gunnar Bergh <>
Subject: Vacant position

Vacant position:

Chair in English Language, Department of English, Goeteborg University,

Ref No E311 476/95

Applications are invited for this permanent position. Both scientific and
pedagogical skills are necessary in order to be eligible.

The application (four copies) should include:

1. A short statement describing scientific and pedagogical experience.
2. A verified CV together with a list of scientific and pedagogical
3. Copies of academic transcripts and other forms of documentation.
4 A maximum of 10 publications for reference.

If possible, please submit the above in four parcels to simplify the
handling of the material by the university. Further documentation might be
required at a later date.

Documents mentioned under 1 and 2 above must be available before the due
date. As regards 3 and 4, these can be submitted within three weeks of the
closing date providing a separate statement is made as to what these
documents contain.

=46urther particulars can be obtained from the head of department, Arne
Olofsson. Tel +46-(0)31- 7731772

Applicatios, stating the reference number, should be addressed to:

Rektor, Goteborg University, Vasaparken S-411 24 Goteborg
Closing date 20th April 1995.
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Message 3: post doctor

Date: Tue, 11 Apr 95 16:54:13 EApost doctor
From: Phang Nyit Yin <>
Subject: post doctor

Post-doctoral Position (Chinese Language Processing and
 Computational Linguistics)
Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC

Research Projects: I. Lexical Knowledge Base
 II. Modern and Classical Chinese Corpora
 III. Chinese Parser
Primary Fields: I. Linguistics (Syntax/Semantics/Morphology)
 II. Computer Science (NLP)
Subfields: Corpus Linguistics, Information Retrieval, Lexicography,
 Classical Chinese Grammar
Openings: 1 Or 2 [pending approval]
Term: July/August 1995 to June 1997
 (renewable pending budgetary approval and performance)
Salary: U.S. $25,000-30,000/year
 (estimated, actual pay depends on qualifications and exchange
 rate fluctuation.)
Requirements: (1) Ph. D. in Linguistics/C.S. (before August 1995
 and after August 1991)
 (2) (near) Native Fluency in Mandarin Chinese
Location: Chinese Knowledge Information Processing (CKIP) Group
 Academia Sinica, Nankang, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC

I. BY May 6 (Saturday): Email (1) cover letter (2) C.V. (including
 list of publications), and (3)research interests and proposed
 research areas
II. BY May 27 (Saturday) [If Short-listed]
 Send (1), (2), (3) research proposal,
 (4) Thesis (draft), (5) proof of a valid
 doctorate (received after August 1991 and
 before August 1995), (6) relevant publications,
 (7) three letters of recommendation, and
 (8) additional material attesting to your
 research ability
 TO: Chinese Knowledge Information Processing
 Institute of Information Science
 Academia Sinica
 Nankang, Taipei
 Taiwan 115
III. Enquiries:
 1. Send to the above email and/or snail mail addresses
 OR 2. Call 886-2-7883799 ext. 2111 Dr. Chu-Ren Huang
 ext. 2211 Dr. Keh-jiann Chen

The CKIP group is a on-going long-term research project on
Chinese computational linguistics. The project started in 1986
and has already built an electronic lexicon, a parser, a
classical Chinese corpus, and a Modern Mandarin corpus. The
project is funded by Academia Sinica (Institute of Information
Science and Institute of History and Philology) as well as
outside agencies (such as the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation and the
National Science Council of R.O.C.). We are now inviting
candidates to compete for post-doctoral fellowships from Academia
Sinica. Successful candidates must be affiliated with one of the
research projects listed above. Both previous post-doctoral
fellows with CKIP now hold tenure-track positions with national
universities in Taiwan.
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Message 4: job

Date: Tue, 11 Apr 1995 15:05:19 job
From: <>
Subject: job


The College of Arts and Sciences at Northeastern University seeks
an innovative and dynamic CHAIRPERSON for the Department of
Modern Languages.

The Chairperson will be responsible for using new resources to
facilitate major enhancements in modern language instruction.
The Chairperson is also expected to participate in an
institutional commitment to inter-disciplinary programs and the
internationalization of the University-wide curriculum. The
Department is committed to developing language instruction
with new technological and pedagogical techniques.

Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline, and
hold a minimum rank of associate professor with tenure.
Candidates must also have near-native fluency in at least one
language in addition to English, and have strong records in
undergraduate teaching and scholarship. Candidates with
significant accomplishments in establishing successful
innovative programs in language instruction and in securing
grants are especially encouraged to apply. The successful
candidate will be expected to possess the strong interpersonal
skills necessary to foster a collegial and participatory
environment in the Department, and to be an effective advocate
for the interests of the Department in the University.
The Chairperson will be expected to act in accordance with
Northeastern University's support for the principles of
Affirmative Action and cultural diversity.

The Department offers undergraduate courses in languages
(Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian), literature, film
studies, and linguistics. The area of language specialization
and scholarship is open.

Please send letter of application, a current curriculum vitae,
and the names and telephone numbers of three references to:

 Professor Robert Modee, Chair
 Modern Language Chair Search Committee
 c/o Faculty Senate Office, 442 Ryder Hall
 Northeastern University
 Boston, MA 02115

Full consideration will be given to materials received by
September 1, 1995.

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