LINGUIST List 7.1099

Fri Aug 2 1996

Jobs: Two positions in French Department,Postdoc-HMM analysis

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  1. Jeff Tennant, Two positions in our French Department
  2. Alex Monaghan, Postdoctoral Position (HMM analysis)

Message 1: Two positions in our French Department

Date: Thu, 01 Aug 1996 09:33:38 EDT
From: Jeff Tennant <>
Subject: Two positions in our French Department

Positions in (1) linguistics (subfields: morphology, semantics,
romance linguistics, applied linguistics, translation); (2) World
Francophone Literature (outside France) and postcolonial and
interdisciplinary theories

The Department of French at the University of Western Ontario invites
applications for two probationary appointments (tenure track) at the
rank of Assistant Professor in (1) linguistics (subfields: morphology,
semantics, romance linguistics, applied linguistics, translation). The
ideal candidate will have teaching experience, a PhD, an excellent
research and publication record in at least two of these areas; (2)
world francophone literature and theories relating to postcolonial and
interdisciplinary studies. The successful candidates will have native
or native-like fluency in French. Please send a curriculum vitae and
the names of three referees, before October 15, 1996, to Dr. Clive
Thomson, Chair, Department of French, University of Western Ontario,
London, Ontario N6A 3K7 (e-mail applications accepted: Contract begins on July 1, 1997. Position
is subject to budgetary approval. In accordance with Canadian
Immigration requirements, this advertisement is directed to Canadian
Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada. The University of Western
Ontario is committed to employment equity, welcomes diversity in the
workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals
including women, members of visible minorities, aboriginal persons,
and persons with disabilities.

Le Departement de Francais, The University of Western Ontario, est a
la recherche de deux professeur-e-s adjoint-e-s dans les domaines de
(1) la linguistique (domaines recherches: morphologie, semantique,
linguistique romane, linguistique appliquee, traduction). Le-la
candidat-e ideal-e aura une certaine experience comme enseignant-e, un
PhD, et un excellent dossier de publications dans au moins deux des
domaines mentionnes; (2) la litterature francophone mondiale (hors
France) et les theories postcoloniales et interdisciplinaires. Les
candidat-e-s auront une parfaite maitrise du francais. Veuillez
envoyer un curriculum vitae avec les noms de trois repondant-e-s
pouvant fournir des references, au Dr Clive Thomson, Directeur,
Departement de Francais, The University of Western Ontario, London,
Ontario N6A 3K7, avant le 15 octobre 1996 (demandes acceptees par
courrier electronique: Date d'entree en
fonctions: le 1er juillet 1997. Ce poste est sujet a approbation
budgetaire. Conformement aux exigences relatives a l'immigration au
Canada, cette annonce s'adresse aux citoyens canadiens et aux
residents permanents. The University of Western Ontario s'engage a
respecter l'equite en matiere d'emploi. Pour promouvoir la diversite
dans le lieu de travail, elle encourage toute candidature provenant de
personnes qualifiees, y compris les femmes, les membres de minorites
visibles, les autochtones, et les personnes handicapees.

Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics /
Association canadienne de linguistique appliquE9e
Jeff Tennant, Secretary / secretaire
Department of French
University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario
N6A 3K7

tel: (519) 661-2111 xt 5688
 (519) 661-2163 (messages)
fax: (519) 661-3470
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Message 2: Postdoctoral Position (HMM analysis)

Date: Fri, 02 Aug 1996 13:39:23 -0000
From: Alex Monaghan <Alex.MonaghanCompApp.DCU.IE>
Subject: Postdoctoral Position (HMM analysis)

Postdoctoral Position (HMM analysis) available at
Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland.

Position available to work on an R&D project funded by an
Irish government grant.

We are looking for a Ph.D with experience in HMM techniques
applied to speech recognition, to work on a project
in the area of keyword spotting in continuous speech.
The project will develop a Web-based application that
provides access to news broadcast material from RTE
(Irish Radio & Television), with archive search and filtering.

The appointee will work on the recognition/wordspotting side
of the project, and will have a reasonable understanding of
the particular problems posed by speech data, as well as
experience developing HMM-based techniques and applications.
familiarity with HTK, Waves+, and UNIX would be an advantage.

The position is available (initially) for a 16 month period,
starting October 1996, and will be associated with the
Schools of Computer Applications (Alex Monaghan) and
Electronic Engineering (Ronan Scaife) at DCU. There are good
chances of extension beyond 1997, depending on funding and

For further details, please contact Alex Monaghan or Ronan Scaife at:

fax: 	+353-1-704 5508/5442
phone:	+353-1-704 5507/5434
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