LINGUIST List 6.780

Tue 06 Jun 1995

Jobs: Chinese, Phonology, NLP, Langs Teaching, Clinic Ling

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  1. , 2 job vacancies Chinese Linguistics & Literature
  2. J Local, Phonetics-Phonology post at York, UK
  3. Deborah Coughlin, FW: JOB Posting, computational grammarians and lexicographers
  4. Gyonggu Shin, Jobs in English, French and German at Korea
  5. Linda Shockey, job notice for Linguist List

Message 1: 2 job vacancies Chinese Linguistics & Literature

Date: Fri, 26 May 95 22:05:30 MD2 job vacancies Chinese Linguistics & Literature
From: <Reiterrz.hu-berlin.de>
Subject: 2 job vacancies Chinese Linguistics & Literature

Dear colleagues,

Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany,
is advertising two full professorships of
 (1) Chinese Literature and
 (2) Chinese Linguistics.

 (1)
This professorship covers traditional and modern
Chinese Literature. The applicant should be fluent
in modern Chinese,have a distinguished record of
publications and relevant teaching experience.

 (2)
This professorship covers the full range of Chinese
linguistics. The applicant should be fluent in at least
two Chinese languages (Mandarin and one of the
following: Cantonese, Hakka, Min, Wu). The candidate
is expected to have field experience and to teach and
conduct research into dialectology and historical
linguistics.

*

For both positions the successful candidate is expected
to acquire a working knowledge of German within two years
of his/her appointment, although lectures may be given
in English or, exceptionally, in Chinese.

The full professorship is a tenured senior position. The
Chinese department at Humboldt has a total of three
professorships (linguistics [vacant], literature [vacant]
and pre-modern studies).

The candidate is also expected to participate
in the administration of the department and
the Centre of Asian and African Studies.

*

Applications should be sent to the Dean of Studies:
Prof. H. Bredekamp
Dekanat Phil. Fak. III
Unter den Linden 6
10099 Berlin
Germany
*
For further details contact via internet the
head of department (Florian=Reiterasa.hu-berlin.de).

This posting may be freely distributed.

Dr. Florian C. Reiter
Professor of pre-modern Chinese studies
Head of Department of Chinese
Humboldt University
Berlin, Germany
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Message 2: Phonetics-Phonology post at York, UK

Date: Mon, 5 Jun 1995 16:17:39 +Phonetics-Phonology post at York, UK
From: J Local <lang4mailer.york.ac.uk>
Subject: Phonetics-Phonology post at York, UK

Lectureship in Phonetics and Phonology

A permanent post is being advertised in the Department of Language and
Linguistic Science at the University of York, U.K. in Phonetics and
Phonology. Candidates should have a strong commitment to research within
impressionistic and instrumental phonetics and non-segmental phonological
theory. Preference may be given to candidates who specialise in Firthian
Prosodic Analysis and/or in languages taught within the department
(Chinese, English, French, German, Hindi) but other candidates are also
encouraged to apply. The department is strongly committed to research and
recognizes the implications of that commitment. The post is available from
1 Oct 1995.

Salary within the lecturer A scale (14,756 - 19,326 UK pounds) depending
on age, qualifications and experience.

Applications (six copies), including full curriculum vitae and the names
of three referees, should be sent by 30 June to the Personnel Office,
University of York, Heslington, York YO1 5DD, from whom further
particulars are available. Some further information is available on URL
http://www.york.ac.uk/depts/lang/welcome.htm (follow the Post in
Phonetics and Phonology link).


************************************************************
* John Local *
* Professor of Phonetics and Linguistics *
* Department of Language and Linguistic Science *
* University of York *
* Heslington *
* YORK YO1 5DD *
* *
* Tel: UK+ 0904 432658 *
* E-mail lang4unix.york.ac.uk *
* my URL http://www.york.ac.uk/~lang4 *
************************************************************
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Message 3: FW: JOB Posting, computational grammarians and lexicographers

Date: Tue, 6 Jun 95 09:39:39 TZFW: JOB Posting, computational grammarians and lexicographers
From: Deborah Coughlin <deborahcmicrosoft.com>
Subject: FW: JOB Posting, computational grammarians and lexicographers


 COMPUTATIONAL GRAMMARIANS and LEXICOGRAPHERS
 Chinese, German, Japanese, and Spanish

The NLP Group in Microsoft Research is looking for computational
grammarians and computational lexicographers for Japanese, German, and
Spanish. The positions will be located on the Microsoft central campus
in Redmond, Washington, USA. This is a great opportunity to work with
a dedicated group of researchers who are creating a system for
unrestricted text understanding and generation.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The grammarians' primary responsibilities include developing and
testing a computational grammar for the language, in accordance with
the overall architecture of the Microsoft Natural Language
Understanding system. The initial emphasis will be on creating a
grammar for syntactic analysis, followed by work on logical form, and
moving eventually into areas of pragmatics, discourse, and generation.

The lexicographers' primary responsibilities include developing and
maintaining the morphological rules and data for the language, in
accordance with the overall system architecture used by the Microsoft
Research NLP group; checking, updating, and maintaining the
information in an online lexicon and knowledge base for that language;
and testing the analysis and generation systems for that language in
various ways.

QUALIFICATIONS:

The grammarians' qualifications should include experience in linguistic
research and software development; familiarity with natural language
processing; a flexible approach to linguistic theory; and an advanced
degree in linguistics, computer science, or a closely related
discipline. Native proficiency in the language of choice is assumed;
practical experience with NLP implementation issues is highly desirable.

The lexicographers' qualifications should include experience in
linguistic research and online dictionary development, some programming
experience, keen interest in lexical issues, and at least a BA/BS
degree in linguistics or a closely related discipline. Native
proficiency in the language of choice is assumed. A practical
orientation is highly desirable. An advanced degree in linguistics
and/or significant programming experience would be a plus.

ABOUT THE MICROSOFT NLP RESEARCH GROUP:

 We are in the process of designing and building a system to analyze
unrestricted natural language, taking input text, and moving from
lexical/morphological analysis through syntax, semantics, and
eventually pragmatics and discourse. A generation component is also
planned. The programming system and underlying principles that are
used for English have been found to be applicable to other languages.
We are empirically oriented, and are happy to use good linguistic ideas
wherever they can be found. A reasonable first-version summary of our
techniques and some of our experience can be found in the book "Natural
Language Processing: The PLNLP Approach," Kluwer Academic Publishers,
Boston, 1993.

For more information about the NLP group, connect to our home page on
the World Wide Web.
 http:// www.research.microsoft.com/research/nlp

CONTACT: Please send resumes, cover letters, and any additional materials to:
 Joan Smiley
 Human Resources
 Microsoft Corporation
 One Microsoft Way
 Redmond, WA 98052
 USA
 email: joansmicrosoft.com
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Message 4: Jobs in English, French and German at Korea

Date: Tue, 6 Jun 95 19:50:17 +09Jobs in English, French and German at Korea
From: Gyonggu Shin <gshinrs6.chonnam.ac.kr>
Subject: Jobs in English, French and German at Korea


 Jobs in English, French and German at Korea

The following conditions apply to prospective _German_ and _French_
language teachers with appropriate modifications on the conditions.
A similar ad was on the net in February by the Language Research Center
to seek EFL instructors. We are still hiring more.

Qualifications: Ph.D. or Master's in TESL/TEFL or related fields

Job Description: Three EFL classes per day for a total of 15 class-
room hours per week up to 20 hours. Instructors have the opportunity to
teach an extra class per day for a total of 3 - 5 overtime hours/week.

Language Levels and Length of Teaching Sessions: There are six 7-week
sessions per year beginning in January, March, May, July, September,
November with approx. one week between sessions. Instructors teach
either a morning schedule or an evening schedule.

Salary: For 15 hours per week, 630 contact hours per year, the salary
is 15,000,000 won approx. U.S. $18,000 to $19,000 with severance allow-
ance of $1,000 after one full year teaching. In addition, overtime pay
is 24,000 won per hour approx. U.S. $30.

Housing, Transportation, Vacation, Medical, Tax Exemption: Teachers are
provided with a private room in a furnished, shared at the beginning,
apartment on or near campus; medical and dental coverage for $20/month;
6 weeks paid vacation in December and August; approx. U.S. $400 initial
settlement allowance; 2-year tax exemption under current Korean tax
laws. Assistant professorships for Ph.D. degree holders with two years
experience at the university level.

Internships:
 a. MA TESL candidates who need to fulfill internship requirements
for their degrees may participate in a supervised teaching practicum
for one or two sessions. Interns are given round-trip airfare and a
home-stay (room and board) with a Korean family.
 b. New teachers are recommended to have a trial period. They are
provided with a travel allowance of $1,000 upon arrival, half the
regular payment and homestay to make long-term friends for the first
two months.

Contact Person:
Gyonggu SHIN, Ph.D., Director Phone: 82 62 520 7920
Language Research Center Fax: 82 62 526 5521
Chonnam National University Email: gshinrs6.chonnam.ac.kr

* Direct further questions to Maria Oh or Claudia Hetts
 Kwangju, 500-757 Korea by fax, or phone at 82625207929
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Message 5: job notice for Linguist List

Date: Tue, 6 Jun 1995 10:40:52 +job notice for Linguist List
From: Linda Shockey <L.Shockeyreading.ac.uk>
Subject: job notice for Linguist List


The University of Reading

TEMPORARY LECTURESHIP IN CLINICAL LINGUISTICS / PHONETICS

The Department of Linguistics is offering a two-year lectureship in the
above area. Applicants should have expertise in one or more
of the following fields: speech disorders in children or adults;
language disorders in children or adults; fluency disorders; hearing
impairment.

The person appointed will work as part of a team of specialists
in speech and language pathology, and a relevant clinical qualification
would be an advantage. The post will be on the Lecturer A scale, with a
salary range of 14756 - 19326 plus USS benefits. It is expected
that the successful applicant will start work in October 1995.
For informal discussion about the post, likely candidates are advised to
contact Prof.Paul Fletcher by email to p.j.fletcherreading.ac.uk, by phone
to 01734 318140 or by post to him in the Department of Linguistic Science,
The University of Reading, Whiteknights, P.O.Box 218, Reading RG6 2AA.

Apply for further details and application forms (2 copies) to

Personnel Officer,
The University of Reading, Whiteknights, P.O.Box 217, reading RG6 2AH (Tel.
01734 318751). The closing date is July 7th. Please quote reference AC9534.

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