LINGUIST List 8.278

Wed Feb 26 1997

Jobs: English, Postdoc, French Linguistics

Editor for this issue: T. Daniel Seely <>


  1. Chair, Language Division, Position in English at ICU, Tokyo
  2. Mary Ann Mroz, Postdoctoral Fellowship Available
  3. Ian Watson, Lectureship in French Linguistics

Message 1: Position in English at ICU, Tokyo

Date: Wed, 26 Feb 1997 14:07:20 +0900
From: Chair, Language Division <>
Subject: Position in English at ICU, Tokyo


The Department of English, Division of Languages at International Christian
University, a Christianity-based university in Tokyo announces a
tenure-track opening at the assistant or associate professor level.

The candidate must have specialized interest in teaching English for
academic purposes in an intensive English Language Program and be qualified
to teach Teaching of English as a Foreign Language and Issues of English
Language Education in Japan. The starting date is April 1, 1998, for an
initial three-year contract. In addition to teaching responsibilities, the
successful candidate should also be willing to take on administrative
responsibilities in the English Language Program and university-wide
committee work.

Requirements: Doctorate in hand in Applied Linguistics or Linguistics,
publications and evidence of scholarly potential, Japanese/English
bilingual competence. Teaching experience at secondary and/or university
levels preferred. International experience, administrative experience and
interests desirable.

Review of candidates begins February 1, 1997, and will continue until the
position is filled. Please send c.v., names and addresses only of three
references to: English Search Chair, Division of Languages, International
Christian University, 3-10-2 Osawa, Mitaka, Tokyo 181, Japan. Fax
+81-422-34-6983. E-mail (inquiries only) <>

ICU is a private, co-educational, bilingual liberal arts university founded
in 1949 by Christians in Japan and in the USA with 2,400 students, six
divisions, and four graduate programs, one of which includes a Ph.D. in
English Education. The campus is located on 160 quiet and wooded acres in
the western suburbs of Tokyo.
Home page <>;

Chair, Language Division
International Christian University
3-10-2 Osawa, Mitaka, Tokyo 181, Japan
Telephone (0422)33-3557 Fax (0422)34-6983
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Message 2: Postdoctoral Fellowship Available

Date: Tue, 25 Feb 1997 10:48:06 -0500
From: Mary Ann Mroz <mamrozMIT.EDU>
Subject: Postdoctoral Fellowship Available

The Mind-Articulation Project at MIT's Department of Linguistics and
Philosophy has a postdoctoral fellowship available in 1997-1998 for
interdisciplinary study of psycholinguistics and the cognitive
neuroscience of language. We seek a recent PhD whose work substantially
combines linguistics and neuroscience, with a background in imaging
strongly preferred. Applicants must be willing to spend a considerable
amount of time in Japan working at the Tokyo Mind-Articulation Project site.

The postdoctoral fellow 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. Please 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, 1997, for one-year fellowships beginning September

If you will be at the Cognitive Neuroscience meeting in Boston (March
23-25), please arrange an interview by contacting Wayne O'Neil,, (617) 253-2557.

Questions about the fellowships may be sent to the Mind-Articulation
Project at, or via snail-mail to the Project at:

Room 20C-228
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307

(617) 258-7242

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Message 3: Lectureship in French Linguistics

Date: Tue, 25 Feb 1997 17:52:00 +0000 (GMT)
From: Ian Watson <>
Subject: Lectureship in French Linguistics


The university proposes to appoint a Faculty Lecturer in French
Linguistics with effect from 1 October 1997 or as soon as possible
thereafter. The successful candidate may be offered a tutorial
fellowship at St Catherine's College, and college lecturerships ar
Queen's, St Hugh's, and St John's Colleges, in which case the combined
university and college salary would be according to age on a scale up to
33,767 sterling per annum (under review). Additional college allowances may
be available. Further particulars and an application form may be obtained
from the
Secretary of the Modern Languages Board,
37 Wellington Square,
Tel: +44 1865 270753
Fax: + 44 1865 270757
The closing date is 28th FEBRUARY 1997.
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