LINGUIST List 8.1610

Mon Nov 10 1997

Jobs: Acoustic Phonetics/Hebrew, Computational Ling

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  1. Michael M T Henderson, Acoustic Phonetics, Hebrew (U. Kansas)
  2. Linda_C_VanGuilder, Job Announcement; Computational Linguist; Northern Virginia

Message 1: Acoustic Phonetics, Hebrew (U. Kansas)

Date: Fri, 07 Nov 1997 14:54:01 -0600
From: Michael M T Henderson <>
Subject: Acoustic Phonetics, Hebrew (U. Kansas)

The Linguistics Department at The University of Kansas invites
applications for a tenure-track position in acoustic phonetics at the
rank of Assistant Professor starting August 16, 1998, subject to
budgetary approval. A Ph.D. in Linguistics or related area is
required. The ideal candidate should have a strong record of funded
research in acoustic analysis. The appointee will participate in the
development of an undergraduate course sequence in acoustic
phonetics. It is essential that the successful candidate also be able
to teach introductory linguistics as well as courses in another area
of linguistics (e.g., phonology, field methods, or Native American
languages). Application letter, CV (including the names and addresses
of three references), and a sample publication should be sent to:
Linguistics Search Committee, Linguistics Department, The University
of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045. Please include phone numbers and email
addresses. Further information concerning the position may be obtained
by telephone (785 864-3450) or e-mail (

The search committee will begin considering applications on December
15, 1997. EO/AA Employer.


The Linguistics Department at the University of Kansas seeks
applications for a lectureship or graduate teaching assistantship in
Modern Israeli Hebrew for the spring semester of 1998 (with
possibility of renewal in subsequent years). The duties will include
teaching two sections of Intermediate Hebrew meeting three hours per
week, as well as keeping scheduled office hours and assisting with
departmental duties as needed. Appointment begins Jan. 1, 1998.

Required qualifications include native or near-native proficiency in
Modern Israeli Hebrew, graduate student status (for a GTAship) at the
University of Kansas, familiarity with Israeli culture, and a score on
the Test of Spoken English of at least 240. Preferred qualifications
include training and experience in language teaching.

The salary for a GTAship is $2,337.50 per semester, and includes a
tuition waiver; for a lectureship, it is $2,500 per course, with
benefits eligibility.

The application for the Hebrew position should be directed as follows:

			Prof. Michael Henderson, Chair
			Linguistics Department
			University of Kansas
			Lawrence, KS 66045-2140, U.S.A.
			Voice:	(785) 864-3450
			Fax:	(785) 864-5724

Applications should include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae,
transcripts of relevant academic work, and the names, addresses, and
telephone numbers of three referees who have been asked to write
letters of reference in support of your application. To be assured of
full consideration, all materials should reach the Linguistics
Department by November 21, 1997 and will continue until the position
is filled. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to
apply. EO/AA Employer.
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Message 2: Job Announcement; Computational Linguist; Northern Virginia

Date: Fri, 7 Nov 1997 17:18:57 -0500
From: Linda_C_VanGuilder <>
Subject: Job Announcement; Computational Linguist; Northern Virginia


POSITION: Linguist / Computational Linguist
COMPANY: IsoQuest, Inc.

IsoQuest, Inc. is seeking a linguist or computational linguist with
experience in text processing applications to join our cutting-edge
development team. The job will involve encoding linguistic rules for
our text-based information extraction commercial software, as well as
linguistic data analysis for testing the extraction technology.


- Bachelor's or Master's degree in CS, Computational Linguistics
 or Linguistics with strong computational skills
- Background or strong interest in NLP
- Experience in text processing applications.
- Strong Analysis skills
- C/C++ or Java programming a plus
- foreign language a plus

Effective Date:
 November 10,1997

To apply contact:
 Linda Van Guilder
 IsoQuest, Inc.
 3900 Jermantown Road
 Fairfax, VA 22030

About IsoQuest:

IsoQuest, a wholly owned subsidiary of SRA International Inc., is
headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia. IsoQuest is a commercial leader in
the development of fast and efficient information discovery tools
which automatically extract, index, and summarize textual data.

IsoQuest?s customer base includes a number of large corporations,
government agencies, on-line information providers, search and
retrieval companies, and publishers worldwide, including
 Individual, Infoseek, Thomson Corporation, OCLC, Amulet,
EDGAR Online, and Price Waterhouse.

For more information please see IsoQuest's web site at:
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