LINGUIST List 9.1621

Tue Nov 17 1998

Jobs: TESOL/Applied Ling, NLP

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  1. mary miller, TESOL/Applied Ling; Tenure track at U of Maryland
  2. Ernst Buchberger, Statistics-based NLP; Austrian Research Institute for AI

Message 1: TESOL/Applied Ling; Tenure track at U of Maryland

Date: Fri, 13 Nov 1998 11:49:30 -0500 (EST)
From: mary miller <>
Subject: TESOL/Applied Ling; Tenure track at U of Maryland

Tenure Track Assistant Professor Position in TESOL/Applied Linguistics
Fall 1999

The University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)

The UMBC MA Program in ESOL/Bilingual Education trains prospective and
experienced teachers, administrators, and program developers in ESL/EFL.
With a present enrollment of 95 full-time and part-time students, the
program emphasizes the integration of theory and practice, with a strong
cross-cultural component and field-oriented internships within the United
States and abroad. Graduates of the program work as ESL/EFL teachers,
program developers, administrators, teacher trainers, cross-cultural
trainers in K-12, colleges, English language programs, government
agencies, and businesses. An interdisciplinary PhD Program in Language,
Literacy, and Culture was begun in September 1998.

Responsibilities: Consistent with expertise, candidate will teach courses
such as language teaching methodology, the teaching of reading or writing
to second language learners, testing and evaluation, cross-cultural
communication or second language research methods. Candidate will also
engage in research, program development, and publication, participate in
professional language and linguistics associations; and supervise interns. 

Qualifications: Candidates should have an earned doctorate in a field
related to second language learning and teaching; experience in teaching
and/or administering ESL/EFL programs at K-12, adult, and/or university
levels; capability in teaching graduate courses in ESL/EFL teacher
education, and ability to teach and advise students at all levels.
Overseas experience, second language proficiency, and experience with
technology-mediated instruction and grant writing are also desirable.

Send letter of application, vita, three letters of recommendation, and
sample publications to:
		Jodi Crandall or Ron Schwartz, Co-Chairs
		ESOL Search Committee		
		Department of Education
		1000 Hilltop Circle
		Baltimore, MD 21250


Applications received by January 15, 1999 will receive full consideration.
(Search will continue until position is filled). UMBC is an
EO/AA/EA/ADA employer.

For more information, visit our web site at

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Message 2: Statistics-based NLP; Austrian Research Institute for AI

Date: Mon, 16 Nov 1998 13:19:30 +0100
From: Ernst Buchberger <>
Subject: Statistics-based NLP; Austrian Research Institute for AI

 Research position in statistics-based NLP
 at the Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence (OeFAI), 
 Vienna, Austria 

We offer a position in OeFAI's Natural Language Processing Group. The
successful applicant will participate in a basic research project
funded by the Austrian Science Foundation (FWF). The project will be
headed by Ao.Prof.Harald Trost. It aims at the investigation of
lexicalization phenomena in natural language, particularly at the
relation between lexicalization and grammatical generativity. Lexical
information shall be amongst others exploited in stochastic parsing to
increase accuracy and to gain processing efficiency. The work will
focus on German, application to other languages, however, is possible
as well.

The candidate should have strong interest in statistical NLP. 

She/he has finished her/his diploma or an equivalent degree in
- computational linguistics, or
- computer science, mathematics or a comparable study, plus a
 background in linguistics. 

She/he has experience in 
- shallow processing including statistical approaches to NLP or 
- general statistics and information theory, 

She/he has programming experience, preferably in C and/or C++.

A good command of English and/or German is expected. 

The project will start December 98, with a duration of three years.
We would like to fill the position as soon as possible but the exact
starting date can be negotiated. Continued employment after the end of
the project is possible. The candidate is encouraged to realize
her/his Ph.D. within the project.

The yearly gross salary will be about AS 260.000,- according to FWF

More information about the OeFAI and its Natural Language Processing
group can be found at

Inquiries and applications (including a short CV and list of
publications) should be sent by mail or email to:

Harald Trost
Schottengasse 3
A-1010 Wien, Austria
Tel.: +43 1 535 32 810
Fax: +43 1 532 06 52
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