LINGUIST List 8.210

Thu Feb 13 1997

Jobs: Phonetics, Computer, Mellon Postdocs

Editor for this issue: T. Daniel Seely <>


  1. MJ.Ball, Linguistics with Phonetics; Birmingham England
  2. Kevin Smith, Job Opportunities
  3. Gregory Ward, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship: Final Announcement (fwd)

Message 1: Linguistics with Phonetics; Birmingham England

Date: Wed, 12 Feb 1997 12:46:37 GMT
From: MJ.Ball <>
Subject: Linguistics with Phonetics; Birmingham England

BODY: UCE University of Central England in Birmingham

TITLE: Lecturer in Linguistics with Phonetics

SALARY: Salary up to Pounds 18,130

CITY: Birmingham


We are seeking a well qualified person preferably with a higher
degree, to join the teaching team for the Undergraduate Degrees in
Speech and Language Therapy, Human Communication and to take
particular responsibility for the teaching of linguistics and
phonetics. An interest in the application of linguistics to speech
therapy is essential.
Start date 1st May 1997. For an informal discussion, please contact
Professor M Filby, Head of School, Health and Policy Studies on 0121
331 5550, or Ms Julie Nettleton, Professional Leader Speech Therapy on
0121 331 5491. Ref: 1188. The University seeks to be a single status
employer and benefits include 35 days annual holiday, an index-linked
contributory pension scheme and free employee medical

Application forms (returnable by 21st February 1997) and further
details from Personnel Department, Dawson Building, University of
Central England in Birmingham, Perry Barr, Birmingham B42 2SU. Tel:
0121 331 6273/5567. Please quote reference. 

The University of Central England is an Equal Opportunity Employer and
welcomes applications from all sections of the community. POSITIVE
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Message 2: Job Opportunities

Date: Tue, 11 Feb 1997 12:13:30 -0600 (CST)
From: Kevin Smith <>
Subject: Job Opportunities


Thanks to high demand from commercial and government customers, 
Cycorp has opportunities for 15 individuals to join us in Austin.

All positions involve working with the Cyc(TM) technology -- an 
immense, broad, multi-contextual knowledge base which our group 
has developed over the last thirteen years. The Cyc(TM) 
knowledge base, spanning fundamental human knowledge, enables a
multitude of knowledge-intensive products and services which will
revolutionize the way in which people use and interact with 
computers: semantic information retrieval, consistency-checking
of structured information, deductive integration of heterogeneous 
data bases, natural language interfaces able to cope with realistic
levels of ambiguity/terseness/contextualization, and many more. 

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to join us in this 
challenging enterprise. There are no set educational requirements
for these positions. We invite you to contact us if you satisfy 
one (or more) of the following six sets of criteria:

Ontological Engineers
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o Facility with formal logic (predicate calculus)
o Self-motivated, yet works well in a team
o Responsibilities: codify and formalize areas of knowledge

Ontological Engineer Trainees
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o Ability to think problems through logically
o Introspective 
o Highly self-motivated and a good learner
o Works well as a member of a team

System Administrator
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o Experience in a heterogenous (UNIX / Windows NT) environment
o Responsibilities: selecting and configuring new hardware, 
 maintaining and expanding the computing environment, and 
 performing regular Cyc(TM) system maintenance 

Application Programmers
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o Some familiarity with deductive inference, search, and logic
o Training (and practice) in complexity analysis of algorithms

o Application programming expertise with C and/or Lisp
o Expertise in UNIX and/or Windows operating systems
o No strong beliefs that one language or OS is clearly best

Interface Programmers
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o Interface programming experience with C and/or Java
o Designed/improved widely-used application interfaces
o Familiarity with UNIX and/or Windows operating systems

Project Managers
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o Software development experience in C and/or Lisp
o Successful project management experience
o Experience working under federal grants/contracts
o Some experience and interest in declarative AI

For all six categories of positions above, each of the 
following skills/experience would be considered a plus: 
programming (esp. Lisp or C or C++); database programming
and/or administration; Java and/or HTML wizardry; general
AI (esp. knowledge representation); natural language 
processing; linguistics; philosophy; modal logic; 
mathematics (beyond calculus); rhetoric; cognitive 
psychology; complexity theory; experience in the healthcare 
industry or the military; management or teaching experience; 
product rollout, documentation, or maintenance experience.

For further information about our company and our technology,
please visit our Website at

For immediate consideration, please send your resume and a cover
letter to:

 Doug Lenat
 3721 Executive Center Drive, Suite 100
 Austin, TX 78731

FAX: 512-342-4040

 Cycorp is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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Message 3: Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship: Final Announcement (fwd)

Date: Tue, 11 Feb 97 12:03:39 CST
From: Gregory Ward <>
Subject: Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship: Final Announcement (fwd)

 The application deadline for the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship position
 at Northwestern University is FEBRUARY 14TH 1997. A copy of the ad can
 be found on the world wide web at:

 E-mail inquiries should be directed to the search committee chair,
 Gregory Ward, at The web page for the Linguistics
 Department is located at:

 Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
 Employer, and applications from minority and women candidates are
 especially welcome.
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