LINGUIST List 7.1228

Tue Sep 3 1996

Jobs: NLP, Senior Scholar in Language Learning, ESL

Editor for this issue: Anthony Rodrigues Aristar <>


  1. Uchida Kazami, NLP Job in Tokyo, Japan
  2. Michael Barlow, Job: Rice Center for the Study of Languages
  3. Marianna Di Paolo, Job: ESL

Message 1: NLP Job in Tokyo, Japan

Date: Tue, 03 Sep 1996 11:05:19 +0900
From: Uchida Kazami <>
Subject: NLP Job in Tokyo, Japan

NOVA Inc. is a leading software developing company specializing in
machine translation software and other natural language processing

The R&D headquarters based in Tokyo, Japan are seeking a natural
language software developer for our machine translation project.

This job combines R&D and hands-on product development. Primary
responsibilities include performing technical research in
computational linguistics, building electronic dictionaries, and
implementing grammars for the parsing engine.


Candidates for this position must be native speakers of English with
good communication skills in Japanese and a minimum of 2 years spent
living in Japan. Good linguistic knowledge, strong programming skills
in C++ and Prolog, and 2 years of experience in natural language
processing required. Translation experience a plus. MA/MS in
computational linguistics, theoretical linguistics, computer science,
artificial intelligence, or a related discipline preferred.

Full relocation and/or visa sponsorship is available.

For prompt consideration please send your resume to:

Kiyoshi Adachi
Nova Bldg., 1-29-1 Takadanobaba
Shinjuku Tokyo 169
Phone: +81 3 5287 7577
Fax: +81 3 5287 7579
Email: (Standard ASCII ONLY)

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Message 2: Job: Rice Center for the Study of Languages

Date: Tue, 03 Sep 1996 10:49:40 CDT
From: Michael Barlow <>
Subject: Job: Rice Center for the Study of Languages

Director of the Rice Center for the Study of Languages

Rice University seeks a senior scholar in one of the disciplines of foreign
language learning and teaching to be Director of the newly established Rice
Center for the Study of Languages. Specialized knowledge of and research
interest in at least one foreign language is required, as is a record of
proven excellence in teaching. Fluency in a second foreign language is
highly desirable. The Director of the Center will receive a tenured
appointment in the appropriate language and literature department, with a
joint appointment in Linguistics if applicable. The Director will be
responsible for the overall operation of the Center for the Study of
Languages, including enhancing introductory language instruction, creating a
viable FLAC program, and, with the assistance of an assistant director to be
hired later, developing electronic means of instruction. The Director will
report directly to the Dean of Humanities. A detailed report of the Dean's
Committee on Languages, which lays out the anticipated contours of the new
center will be on the Web at the following address:

Candidate should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, brief writing sample
and three letters of recommendation to:
Chair, CSL Committee, Rice University, c/o Dean of Humanities (MS33), 6100
Main Street, Houston, TX 77005-1892. Deadline for application: November
15, 1996.

Rice University is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer.
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Michael Barlow (
Dept of Linguistics Home page:
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Message 3: Job: ESL

Date: Tue, 03 Sep 1996 11:43:52 MDT
From: Marianna Di Paolo <>
Subject: Job: ESL
The Linguistics Program in cooperation with the Department of Languages and
Literature at the University of Utah seeks a Visiting Associate or Full
Professor with expertise in ESL program design to create a new, innovative
credit-bearing undergraduate course of study in ESL. Ideally, this
individual would be in residence on our campus for the Winter and Spring
quarters (early January to early June) of 1997 and make a commitment to
returning to our campus periodically over the next two years (AYs 1997-98
and 1998-99) to consult and assist in assessing the program.

The visiting faculty member would be working with faculty in Linguistics
and Languages & Literature whose areas of teaching/research include ESL, FL
and Bilingual Education to coordinate the new curriculum with our existing
credit and non-credit bearing courses in ESL. The development of new
credit-bearing ESL courses is part of a restructuring of the Linguistics
Program and Department of Languages and Literature to encompass all facets
of second language learning and literacy, including the training of ESL/EFL
and other L2 teachers at the undergraduate and graduate levels, the
creation of Bilingual Education/ESL endorsement programs in collaboration
with the Graduate School of Education, the development of an International
Teaching Assistant training program, the integration of ESL/EFL and other
L2 instruction across the curriculum, and the development of community
outreach programs that support multilingualism and multiculturalism in the
public schools.

Send vitae, three letters of recommendation, and a cover letter discussing
your experience in ESL program design and qualifications to

 Marianna Di Paolo, Director
 Linguistics Program
 2300 LNCO
 University of Utah
 Salt Lake City, UT 84112

We will begin screening applications on 23 September 1996. The position
will remain open until filled. Salary commensurate with experience. The
University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer and
encourages applications from women and minorities, and provides reasonable
accommodation to the known disabilities of applicants and employees.

Marianna Di Paolo
Linguistics Program
2300 LNCO
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
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