LINGUIST List 7.414

Wed Mar 20 1996

Jobs: Three Lecturers in Lx at Leeds, Post-Doc at MIT

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  2. lthomasMIT.EDU, MIT [Mind Articulation] Post-Doc Ad


Date: 19 Mar 1996 18:19:56 GMT
From: "A.T.C.Fox" <lnp6atcfLUCS-MAC.NOVELL.LEEDS.AC.UK>


Department of Linguistics and Phonetics


The Department of Linguistics and Phonetics invites applications for
three full-time academic posts from September 1996, or as soon as
possible thereafter. Two of the appointments will initially be on
three-year rolling contracts on the Lecturer A scale (#15,154 to
#19,848 per annum), and the third post will be a permanent appointment
on the Lecturer B scale (#20,677 to #26,430 per annum). Appointments
will be made at a point on the respective scale appropriate to the
appointees' qualifications and experience. These posts will become
available as part of a major development supported by the university
which envisages the expansion of teaching and research in Linguistics
at Leeds within the School of Modern Languages, following the
retirement of some current members of staff. The persons appointed
will be required to participate in all aspects of the work of the
Department and to contribute to this development, including the
fostering of links with other departments both within the School and
outside it. They will be expected to have a strong commitment to both
research and teaching, and will be required to take a full share in
the administrative tasks of the Department.

The Department of Linguistics and Phonetics currently has four
academic staff, and provides teaching at both undergraduate and
postgraduate levels, and supervision of research degrees.
Undergraduate teaching programmes are joint degrees or major-minor
combinations of Linguistics with a modern foreign language - Arabic,
Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish (a combination
with Japanese is planned) - or with computing. Postgraduate
programmes are provided in Linguistics, Linguistics and English
Language Teaching (in conjunction with the English Language Unit),
Linguistics and Information Processing, and Speech Sciences, and the
Department also contributes to the postgraduate programme in Applied
Translation Studies. Numbers of postgraduate students in the
department average around 25 per year, about half of these being from
overseas. New programmes are being planned at both undergraduate and
postgraduate levels as part of the development of the subject,
including a new undergraduate programme in Linguistics and Language
Learning, a joint undergraduate programme with English, and a
postgraduate programme in Linguistics and Foreign Language
Teaching. Degree programmes at Leeds have a modular structure, and
elective modules are also taken in the Department by students
following programmes in other subjects.

One of the persons appointed will be a specialist in syntactic theory,
able to teach courses in syntax at both undergraduate and
post-graduate levels; a second appointee will be a phonetician, with
qualifications and expertise in both practical and experimental
aspects of phonetics, in which the Department has a long tradition,
and able to undertake both elementary and advanced teaching in the
subject. The third appointee may be a specialist in any area of
linguistics, but preference may be given to a candidate with
qualifications and experience in a field related to one of the
department's current research interests, which include text
processing, suprasegmental phonology, and historical linguistics. The
Department is keen to develop research and teaching in text processing
and language corpora, especially in the foreign languages context, and
an application from a candidate with expertise and interests in this
field will be particularly welcome. For all posts, the ability of
applicants to teach in related areas of the subject outside their
primary specialisation will be an advantage. Since the Department is
also eager to develop interdisciplinary links with other departments
in the School of Modern Languages, applications from candidates with a
theoretical interest in one or more of the main languages taught in
the School (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese,
Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish), or in translation, will also be

The successful candidates will have a strong interest in and
commitment to research, with a record of publication or evidence of
ongoing research activity and firm research plans. They will be
encouraged to apply for external funding for research. The persons
appointed will have good interpersonal skills, be able to teach
effectively at all levels, and have a commitment to the development of
the teaching of the subject. They will be required to undertake such
teaching as may be considered appropriate by the Head of Department,
at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels, to supervise research
students, and also to take their share of the necessary adminstrative
tasks within the Department. The University has extensive resources
for research and teaching, including good library provision with
substantial holdings in linguistics, and first-class computing
facilities. The Department's own facilities include a phonetics
laboratory and a recording studio.

Informal enquiries about the posts may be made to Dr. Anthony Fox,
Head of Department, Department of Linguistics and Phonetics,
University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, U.K., tel. 0113 233 3567, fax 0113
233 3566, email

Application should be made on forms obtainable from the Personnel
Office (Academic Section), The University of Leeds, LEEDS LS2 9JT,
United Kingdom, tel 0113 233 5771, email, World Wide Web address quoting the
reference number 11/10.

The closing date for applications is 19th April 1996.

The University of Leeds promotes an equal opportunities policy.

Promoting excellence in teaching, learning and research

Anthony Fox (
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Message 2: MIT [Mind Articulation] Post-Doc Ad

Date: Tue, 19 Mar 1996 15:44:08 EST
From: lthomasMIT.EDU <lthomasMIT.EDU>
Subject: MIT [Mind Articulation] Post-Doc Ad

The [Mind-Articulation] project at MIT's Department of Linguistics and
Philosophy has two postdoctoral fellowships available in 1996-1997 for
interdisciplinary study of psycholinguistics and/or the cognitive
neuroscience of language. We seek recent PhDs whose work
substantially combines linguistics and neuroscience or cognitive
science. The postdoctoral fellows would join existing research groups
at MIT studying language acquisition, language processing, and
linguistic competence using a variety of experimental and modeling
techniques. These techniques include MEG and fMRI imaging, as well as
experimental studies of human sentence
 processing and acquisition.

The application consists of a CV, samples of written work, and three
letters of recommendation. Send them to:

Postdoc Selection Committee for [Mind Articulation]
c/o Wayne O'Neil, PI
Department of Linguistics and Philosophy
20D-213, MIT
Cambridge, MA 02139

The deadline is April 15, 1996, for one-year fellowships beginning August,
1996 or later.

If you will be at the Cognitive Neuroscience meeting in San Francisco
at the end of March/beginning of April, please arrange an interview by
contacting Alec Marantz,, (617) 253-9373.

Questions about the fellowships may be sent to the [Mind-Articulation]
project at
or via snail-mail to:
[Mind Articulation] Project
MIT Dept. of Linguistics & Philosophy
18 Vassar St. 20C-228
Cambridge, MA 02139

(617) 258-7242

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