LINGUIST List 9.1245

Wed Sep 9 1998

Jobs: Computational Ling, General Ling, Japanese

Editor for this issue: Martin Jacobsen <>


  1. Graeme Hirst, Computational Linguistics position, University of Toronto
  2. Yuphaphann Hoonchamlong, General Linguistics
  3. Hiroko Yamashita, Japanese Language and Linguistics

Message 1: Computational Linguistics position, University of Toronto

Date: Wed, 9 Sep 1998 15:28:32 -0400
From: Graeme Hirst <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics position, University of Toronto

Computational Linguistics is one of the areas in which the University
of Toronto Department of Computer Science is recruiting new faculty
this year. Both junior and senior applicants will be considered.

Department of Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science invites applications for several
tenure-track and tenured positions at all levels. The Department is an
international leader in Computer Science research and education with
an unparalleled breadth of research diversity. Faculty members enjoy
an extremely strong international reputation reflected in their awards
and honours, involvement in international organizations, and
prestigious positions as editors for leading computer science
journals. The Department is currently undergoing a significant
expansion in complement and research support.

The Department considers excellence in research and teaching to be of
prime importance and will consider applicants in all areas of computer
science. We are particularly interested in the following areas:
systems, including software engineering, distributed computing,
networks and distributed information systems; human-computer
interaction; natural language understanding and computational
linguistics; neural networks. Salary will be determined according to
the successful applicant's experience and qualifications. The
starting date of the appointments is flexible and could start as early
as January, 1999. The positions are on any one of the three campuses:
St. George (downtown Toronto), Scarborough (east end), and Erindale
(west end).

Toronto is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city, considered to be one of
the most enjoyable cities in the world in which to work and live.

Applications, including a curriculum vitae and a list of publications,
should be sent to: The Chairman, Department of Computer Science,
University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3G4, Canada. Deadline for
application is Sept. 30, 1998.

The University of Toronto encourages applications from all qualified
individuals, including women, members of visible minorities, native
people and persons with disabilities. Qualified Canadians and
non-Canadians are encouraged to apply. Priority will be given in the
first instance to Canadian citizens and landed immigrants of Canada.
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Message 2: General Linguistics

Date: Wed, 9 Sep 1998 18:28:50 +0700 (GMT+0700)
From: Yuphaphann Hoonchamlong <>
Subject: General Linguistics

Department of Linguistics, Faculty of Liberal Arts, Thammasat
University in Bangkok, Thailand has an opening for a "foreign"
(i.e. non-Thai) Faculty position.

Qualifications: Postgraduate degree in General Linguistics, M.A.
essential, with teaching and research experience. Ph.D. preferred.
Knowledge of Thai/Southeast Asian Linguistics desirable.

Duties: - teach general linguistics and applied 
linguistics courses, in undergraduate and graduate levels (minimum 3
courses per semester)
 - academic consultation
 - language editor of English articles in the Department
of Linguistics's Journal (Journal of Langauge and Linguistics)

Initial contract is for one year, renewable.

Document required: Application letter, CV, 2 recent passport photos,
 and 3 letters of recommendation.

Apply by Oct 31, 1998 to:
 Head of Department of Linguistics
 Faculty of Liberal Arts
 Thammasat University
 Prachan Rd. 
 Bangkok 10200, THAILAND 

Fax: (66 2)224-1389
Tel: (66 2)221-6111...20 ext. 2656, 2655

For inquiry: contact the above address/fax/phone number or e-mail to:,

For information about the Department and Thammasat University, please
visit our web page at: 

The cost of living in Bangkok in roughly three times less than that in
the US. Meals for one day is about 100 baht or less. A condo apt
ranges from 3,000 baht per month. the exchange rate is 40 baht for a
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Message 3: Japanese Language and Linguistics

Date: Tue, 8 Sep 1998 10:38:48 -0500
From: Hiroko Yamashita <>
Subject: Japanese Language and Linguistics


The Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures, University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, seeks to make a full-time, tenure track
appointment in Japanese Language and Linguistics, at the Assistant
Professor level, effective August 21, 1999. Specialty in language
pedagogy or second-language acquisition preferred. A completed
doctorate in hand by the appointment date, good evidence of strong
scholarly potential, and relevant teaching experience are required.
Candidates should be prepared to to assume responsibility for the
advanced levels of a comprehensive Japanese language instructional
program, and to participate in a both the undergraduate and graduate
curriculum in her/his area of specialization, including the training
of doctoral students. Salary is competitive. For full consideration,
send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of
reference by December 15, 1998, to Chair, Japanese Search, EALC, 608
S. Mathews Ave., Urbana, IL 61801. Tel. (217) 244-1432. Minorities,
women, and other designated class members are encouraged to apply.
UIUC is an AA/EOE. - ---------------------------------

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Hiroko Yamashita
Dept. of East Asian Languages and Cultures
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
608 S. Mathews, Urbana, IL 61801 U.S.A.
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