LINGUIST List 9.1509

Thu Oct 29 1998

Jobs: English & Linguistics; Computational Ling

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  1. John Boselli, Prof of English & Linguistics at Mansfield U.
  2. Brion Wikes, Dialog Design for Speech Apps at Nuance Communications

Message 1: Prof of English & Linguistics at Mansfield U.

Date: Wed, 28 Oct 1998 10:54:20 -0500
From: John Boselli <jbosellimnsfld.edu>
Subject: Prof of English & Linguistics at Mansfield U.


Please address all inquiries regarding this position to:

John Boselli
Human Resources Department
109 Alumni Hall phone: 717-662-4052
Mansfield University fax: 717-662-4117
Mansfield, Pa 16933 e-mail: jbosellimnsfld.edu


Position:
Assistant Professor of English; full-time, tenure-track position to
begin August 1999. Primary background in general
linguistics. Secondary preparation in comparative literature
desirable. The fifteen-member department of English offers the BA
degree in English, the BSE degree in English education, and minors in
creative writing, literature, and professional writing. It supports
the university honors program and minors in women's studies, ethnic
studies, environmental studies, and Canadian studies.

Responsibilities:
Teaching load is normally four courses a semester, including one or
more introduction courses in descriptive grammar or the history of the
English language or linguistics; one or more courses in literature;
and one or more in composition. Opportunities to develop new courses.

Qualifications:
Ph. D. required. Primary background in general linguistics. Secondary
preparation in comparative literature desirable. Qualifications
include the completion of a successful interview, including a
demonstration of knowledge and skills; excellent communication skills
(both spoken and written); and the ability to teach, evaluate, and
advise students.

Salary/Rank:
Assistant professor with salary and step in rank dependent on
qualifications and experience.

Essential Functions:
Effective teaching; continuing scholarly growth; service to the
department, the university, and the academic community.

Application Procedure:
Submit a letter of intent; resume; copies of graduate and
undergraduate transcripts; and three letters of reference, including
telephone numbers of those who wrote the letters to:

Position F-384,
Human Resources Department
111 Alumni Hall
Mansfield University
Mansfield, PA 16933

Application review will begin December 1, 1998. The position will
remain open until filled. Screening interviews will be done at the MLA
conference in December. MU Job Hotline: 717-662-4055. MU Jobs on the
Internet: www.mnsfld.edu/depts/resource/jobs.html.

Setting: 
Mansfield University, one of 14 institutions operated by the
Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education of the Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania, enrolls approximately 3,000 students and is located in a
small rural community in a scenic mountainous area 30 miles south of
Corning, NY and 48 miles north of Williamsport, PA. www.mnsfld.edu

MANSFIELD UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
AND ENCOURAGES THE APPLICATIONS OF WOMEN, MINORITIES,
AND THE PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED.


John Boselli
Human Resources Department
109 Alumni Hall phone: 717-662-4052
Mansfield University fax: 717-662-4117
Mansfield, Pa 16933 e-mail: jbosellimnsfld.edu
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Message 2: Dialog Design for Speech Apps at Nuance Communications

Date: Wed, 28 Oct 1998 15:43:56 -0800
From: Brion Wikes <bwikesnuance.com>
Subject: Dialog Design for Speech Apps at Nuance Communications

Dialog Design Experts for Speech Applications Development

Visit our website  <http://www.nuance.com/>;http://www.nuance.com

Description: 
As a Dialog Design expert you will be part of a dynamic team that envisions,
creates and optimizes dialogs for Nuances next-generation interactive speech
recognition systems. 

Responsibilities:
 Consult with internal and external customers.
 Refine customer requirements
 Design and refine challenging interactive dialogs for easy-to-use
applications 
 Collect data and perform analysis
 Perform system tuning

Required:
 Interest in speech recognition technology
 Computer-Human Interface skills 
 Excellent written and verbal skills
 Analytical problem solving ability
 Thrive in a fast-paced environment

Ideal:
Any combination of the following is a huge plus: 
 BS, MS or PhD combining Computer Sciences and/or Engineering with
Linguistics, Cognitive Sciences, and/or Psychology 
 Familiarity with software industrial design cycle
 Speech recognition, speech coding, pattern recognition, DSP
 Software coding experience (Java, Unix, C, C++, NT)
 Experience with Dialog Design 
 Experience in data analysis and/or usability studies 
 Ability to lead a project or team


To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to bwikesnuance.com or fax in
the USA to +(650) 847-7979.
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