LINGUIST List 8.1293

Thu Sep 11 1997

Jobs: Reading, Acquisition, Socioling

Editor for this issue: Elaine Halleck <>


  1. Maria Amuchastegui, Reading Research Position
  2. William Davies, Lang. Acquisition, General Linguistics
  3. Paul Fallon, Part-time lecturer(s) in Socioling, Cross-cultural

Message 1: Reading Research Position

Date: Wed, 10 Sep 1997 10:25:06 -0700
From: Maria Amuchastegui <>
Subject: Reading Research Position

The Scientific Learning Corporation is looking for a Ph.D.-level reading
research specialist capable of designing and overseeing research projects
relating to the perceptual and cognitive aspects of learning to read in
reading impaired and in normal children and adults.

Developing an effective brain science-based remediation program for
reading-impaired children and adults.

Participating as a member of an exciting, active research group comprising
scientists working on language learning and related impairments from
psychophysical, neurological, disabilities research, and cognitive science

Joining a rapidly growing, privately held San Francisco-based company with
a commitment to and plenty of resources for conducting good research. 

Assisting in the development and maintenance of an on-line productivity
library of templates, models, and tools. 

Assisting on highly technical issues associated with development of
interactive training games.


The ideal candidate will have...

A sharp and open mind.

A background in cognitive psychology, neuropsychology or child psychology.

Experience working with children with learning disabilities.

An understanding of theoretical issues related to reading, dyslexia,
learning to read, phonological awareness, visual psychophysics and
perceptual learning.

An understanding of experimental design, data analysis, and cognitive and
educational assessment models.

Experience working in a clinical or educational laboratory, or an experimental
classroom setting.

A background in language and language learning.

NOTE: Both entry-level scientists and experienced scientists with a track
record working in this field are encouraged to apply.

 Please fax cover
 letter and resume
 or reply via email

 Scientific Learning
 Attn: Dr. Michael
 417 Montgomery
 Street, Suite 500 
 San Francisco, CA
 Fax (415) 296-1481 
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Message 2: Lang. Acquisition, General Linguistics

Date: Wed, 10 Sep 1997 14:08:20 -0500 (CDT)
From: William Davies <>
Subject: Lang. Acquisition, General Linguistics

	The Department of Linguistics at The University of Iowa invites
applications for two tenure-track positions in linguistics beginning
August 1998. Candidates should have both (1) research and/or teaching
experience in second language acquisition or English as a second language
AND (2) expertise in another area of linguistics, such as syntax,
phonology, morphology, first language acquisition, etc. The positions are
expected to be at the assistant professor level; however, exceptional
candidates may be considered at the associate professor level. First
consideration will be given to those candidates who will have completed
the PhD degree by the time of appointment.

	Applicants should send a letter of application, a curriculum
vitae, and the names of three references to:

	William D. Davies, Chair
	Department of Linguistics
	The University of Iowa
	Iowa City, IA 52242-1408.

	For fullest consideration, candidates should make application by
December 1, 1997. Screening will begin immediately.

	The University of Iowa welcomes the employment on its faculty and
staff of professional couples, permits the appointment of faculty couples
within the same department, permits sharing of a single appointment by a
faculty couple, and will refer the resume of a second member of a couple
to appropriate offices in order to help that person find a professional
position. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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Message 3: Part-time lecturer(s) in Socioling, Cross-cultural

Date: Wed, 10 Sep 1997 18:39:24 -0400 (EDT)
From: Paul Fallon <>
Subject: Part-time lecturer(s) in Socioling, Cross-cultural

Substitute Lecturer(s) Sought

The Department of English, Linguistics, and Speech at Mary Washington 
College is searching for one or more lecturers to substitute for a 
faculty member going on leave mid-semester (around the beginning of 
October 1997). The courses which need to be filled are:

LING 202	Cross-cultural communication		T Th	6:00-7:15 p.m.
LING 302	Introduction to sociolinguistics
		and anthropological linguistics		T Th	3:30-4:45 p.m.

Interested parties should immediately contact:

Dr. John Morello, Chair
Department of English, Linguistics, and Speech
(540) 654-1530 or	(Please do not respond to the poster of this message).

Mary Washington College is located in Fredericksburg, Virginia, 
approximately 50 miles south of Washington, DC and 50 miles north of 
Richmond, Virginia. Mileage for those living over 20 miles away will be 
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