Tue 10 Jan 1995

Jobs: Haitian Creolist, Software Engineer, Applied ling, English

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  1. VIRGINIA C GATHERCOLE, Position announcement, Haitian Creolist
  2. Mary Flanagan, position announcement
  3. , New Position in Applied Linguistics at UofMontana
  4. "E.W. Schneider", Job opening: teach English in Germany?

Message 1: Position announcement, Haitian Creolist

Date: Sat, 7 Jan 1995 0:37:13 -0Position announcement, Haitian Creolist
Subject: Position announcement, Haitian Creolist

Specialist in French/Haitian Creole. Appointment at the Assistant
Professor level most probable. (Candidates at other ranks will be
considered.) Tenure track position at our North Miami Campus to teach
language courses in Haitian Creole, French, and advanced courses in the
candidate's specialty. Ph.D. required. Native/near-native command of
Creole and French. Specialty in linguistics preferred; specialization in
Francophone literature also possible. Interest in maintaining the
excellence of our MA program in Linguistics, participating in Africa-New
World Studies Program, and in creation of a new MA in French. Proven
teaching effectiveness and evidence of scholarly potential necessary. Send
letter of application, vita, and three letters of recommendation to Prof.
Maida Watson, Chair, Department of Modern Languages, Florida International
University, University Park Campus, Miami, FL 33199. Application
deadline: Jan. 15, 1995. FIU is a member of the State University System of
Florida. An Equal Opportunity/ Equal Access/ Affirmative Action Employer.

For further information, e-mail inquiries may be sent to Prof. Peter
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Message 2: position announcement

Date: 03 Jan 95 09:06:25 EST
From: Mary Flanagan <>
Subject: position announcement

Position Announcement
Software Engineer - Natural Language Technologies

CompuServe's Natural Language Technologies department is seeking a
software engineer to design and develop PC-based natural language
software applications for use within the CompuServe online information
service. The software engineer will be responsible for development,
design and maintenance of robust applications and tools for
information retrieval and management, text database processing, text
summarization, message extraction and machine translation. The
software engineer will also perform quality assurance testing
and verification of natural language processing software.


- B.S. Computer Science with significant additional coursework in linguistics
 or computational linguistics
- Strong PC orientation and development experience
- Competence in C++ programming language
- Demonstrated knowledge of natural language processing techniques
- Familiarity with current research in natural language processing
- Familiarity with online environments
- Demonstrated talent for innovation, both in program design and in
 identifying new natural language software applications
- Ability to solve problems independently and manage time effectively
- Strong interpersonal and communications skills

 Contact Information

 Send resume and salary requirements to:

 Mary Flanagan
 Group Leader, Natural Language Technologies
 2 University Office Park, Suite 212
 51 Sawyer Road
 Waltham, MA 02154
 Phone: 617-893-2758
 Fax: 617-893-7727
 Compuserve: 70004,1770
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Message 3: New Position in Applied Linguistics at UofMontana

Date: Wed, 04 Jan 1995 11:48:37 New Position in Applied Linguistics at UofMontana
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Subject: New Position in Applied Linguistics at UofMontana


Senior Professor of English Linguistics (rank to be determined).
The University of Montana has a tenure line opening for a linguist
with qualifications in applied linguistics with a subfield specialty
in second language acquisition. An applicant should have a background
in theoretical and/or descriptive linguistics and be able to teach in
both phonology and syntax. We are looking particularly for someone
able to work in inter-departmental graduate programs and able to teach
English language pedagogy and TESL/TEFL methodology. We would like
applications from linguists with specialties in computer assisted
language instruction, Slavic Linguistics, and/or English Language
curriculum development. Salary approximately $38,000-40,000.

The successful applicant must have a demonstrated ability in undergraduate
and graduate teaching and a significant publication record. The position
requires someone able to work harmoniously in a growing inter-departmental
Linguistics Program. Please send a letter of inquiry detailing your
qualifications, a CV, and a dossier to Bruce Bigley, Search Committee Chair,
Department of English, The University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812.
Informal inquiries can be made to Prof. Robert Hausmann, Chair, Linguistics
Program (406)243-4751 (e-mail Applications will be
reviewed starting February 1, 1995 until the position is filled. AA/EEO
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Message 4: Job opening: teach English in Germany?

Date: Mon, 9 Jan 1995 16:18:06 +Job opening: teach English in Germany?
From: "E.W. Schneider" <>
Subject: Job opening: teach English in Germany?

 Subject: Job opening: teach English in Germany?
 Date: Thu, 5 Jan 1995 11:49:54

In my department there will be an opening for a position of "Lektor",
beginning this fall. Job duties include mostly language instruction
(i.e. teaching "general language courses", grammar, translation
German - English, phonetics, etc.; also courses on American culture /
history / etc.).
Applicants must be native speakers of English resident in an
English-speaking country before taking this job. They must have at
least a Master`s degree in English, linguistics, German, or possibly
some other related field (Ph.D. or ABD status would be a plus); they should have
 some formal training in
TESOL. Also, some knowledge of German is mandatory (as duties include
teaching translation from German on an advanced level).
The successful candidate will be given a two-year contract, renewable
for another three years afterwards, but not beyond those five years.
The salary is calculated on the basis of the BATIIa scale of the
German civil service. Salary and fringe benefits to some extent
depend on age and marital status but can be expected to be in the
range of some 50.000 Deutsche Mark net per annum.

This is only a short announcement; for further details and a fuller
job description, write me or send me an e-mail message.If you know
someone who might qualify, feel free to pass this on. Applications
should be sent to me by the end of April.

Best regards,
Edgar Schneider
University of Regensburg, 93040 Regensburg, Germany
phone (int. line)-49-941-9433470
fax (int. line)-49-941-9434992
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