LINGUIST List 9.1507

Thu Oct 29 1998

Jobs: Computational, Cognitive Linguistics

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  1. Annette Burton, Computational Ling; Post Doc at Brown Univ.
  2. Stephen R. Anderson, Linguistics and Cognitive Science at Yale

Message 1: Computational Ling; Post Doc at Brown Univ.

Date: Mon, 26 Oct 1998 15:31:39 -0400
From: Annette Burton <>
Subject: Computational Ling; Post Doc at Brown Univ.

Brown University's Departments of Applied Mathematics, Cognitive and
Linguistic Sciences, and Computer Science announce

A new interdisciplinary postdoctoral opportunity in:


As part of an NSF award to Brown University through the IGERT program, the
Departments of Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences, Computer Science, and
Applied Mathematics will be hiring two Postdoctoral Research Associates.
Fellows will be scholars who have displayed significant interest and
ability in conducting collaborative interdisciplinary research in one or
more of the research areas of the program: computational and empirical
approaches to uncertainty in language, vision, action, or human reasoning.
As well as participating in collaborative research, responsibilities will
include helping to coordinate cross-departmental graduate teaching and
research as well as some teaching of interdisciplinary graduate courses.
We expect that these fellows will play an important role in creating a
highly visible presence for the IGERT program at Brown, and their
interdisciplinary activities will help unify the interdepartmental
activities of the IGERT program.

Applicants must hold a PhD in Cognitive Science, Linguistics, Computer
Science, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, or a related discipline, or show
evidence that the PhD will be completed before the start of the position.
Applicants should send a vita and three letters of reference to:

Steven Sloman
Dept of Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences
Brown University
Box 1978,
Providence, RI 02912

Special consideration will be given to those applicants whose research
is relevant to at least two of the participating departments. The
positions will begin September 1, 1999 for one year, renewable upon
satisfactory completion of duties in the first year. Salaries will be
between $35,000 and $45,000 per year. All materials must be received
by Jan. 1, 1999, for full consideration. Brown University is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

For additional information about the program and ongoing research
initiatives please visit our website at:

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Message 2: Linguistics and Cognitive Science at Yale

Date: Tue, 27 Oct 1998 10:02:44 -0500
From: Stephen R. Anderson <>
Subject: Linguistics and Cognitive Science at Yale

The Department of Linguistics at Yale University, pending budgetary
approval, hopes to make an appointment at the level of Assistant
Professor, effective at the beginning of the academic year
1999-2000. The appointee should have completed all requirements for
the Ph.D. by June, 1999. In line with our interest in developing the
study of language as an aspect of the study of the mind, and in order
to facilitate the Department's participation in a growing activity in
Cognitive Science at Yale, the successful candidate should have a
record of training and research that combines substantive work in this
area (preferably in the neuroscience of language) with work in some
core area of linguistic theory (preferably, but not necessarily,
formal semantics).

Applicants should send a current CV and the names of potential
references by 15 December, 1998, to:

Chair, search committee
Department of Linguistics
318 HGS,
Box 208236 Yale Station,
New Haven, CT 06520-8236

Please do NOT have letters of reference sent at this time. Pending
approval of this position, we hope to interview potential candidates
at the Linguistic Society of America Annual Meeting in Los Angeles in
January, 1999. Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity Employer, and especially encourages applications from
women and members of under-represented minorities.
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