LINGUIST List 9.1804

Fri Dec 18 1998

Jobs: TESOL applied ling, Machine translation

Editor for this issue: Brett Churchill <>


  1. Patricia Sullivan, Assistant professor for MA TEFL
  2. Jeff ALLEN, French MT developer at CMU

Message 1: Assistant professor for MA TEFL

Date: Tue, 15 Dec 1998 11:20:47 +0200 (EET)
From: Patricia Sullivan <sullivanBilkent.EDU.TR>
Subject: Assistant professor for MA TEFL

Bilkent University, an independent English-medium university in Ankara,
Turkey, is seeking an assistant professor for its MA TEFL
Program. The applicant should have an earned Ph.D. in Applied
Linguistics, TESOL, or related field; and have university level
teaching experience in two or more of the following areas: second language
acquisition, testing, linguistics, sociolinguistics, methodology. We would
especially like an applicant with experience in quantitative research
methods. Responsibilities include teaching two graduate level courses per
semester and advising students on theses. The position is one-year,
renewable, beginning September 1, 1999. Bilkent University provides
on-campus housing. Salary is commensurate with experience. Review of
applicants will begin in February 1999, and continue until the position
is filled. Please send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and two
letters of reference to Dr. Patricia N. Sullivan, Director, MA TEFL
Program, Faculty of Humanities and Letters, Bilkent University, 06533
Bilkent, Ankara, Turkey. Email: <> FAX: 90 312 266
49 34 Phone: 90 312 266 43 90. For more information about Bilkent
University, visit our web site at
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Message 2: French MT developer at CMU

Date: Tue, 15 Dec 1998 23:36:21 +0000
From: Jeff ALLEN <>
Subject: French MT developer at CMU

For additional information regarding the job announcement below, please
contact Eric Nyberg <> directly.
Best / Cordialement,

Eric Nyberg <> 

US-PA-Pittsburgh Software Developer, Machine Translation (French), CMU

The CATALYST project at the Language Technologies Institute, Carnegie
Mellon University, is seeking a talented and energetic individual for
the position of Research Programmer.

CATALYST is a large-scale software system for technical document
translation. The chosen applicant will be responsible for the
following tasks:

* Work with project leaders to define workplan and schedule for
 French module development, deployment and maintenance

* Supervise and participate in the development and maintenance of each
 knowledge source for French (lexicon, grammar, interpretation
 rules, etc.)

* Integrate French knowledge sources into run-time delivery modules

* Participate actively in testing and quality assurance

* Maintain a responsive and professional relationship with customer

The successful applicant will have the following qualifications:

* Native fluency in French

* Good communication skills in English

* A degree in Computer/Information Science (or related field), or
 equivalent experience

* Software development experience in the Unix environment

* Some coursework in linguistics or computational linguistics

* Experience communicating and working productively within a
 development group

Full-time Salaried Position, Starting Range: $32,000 to $37,000 USD

Occasional Travel Required

Contact: Eric Nyberg Phone: (412) 268-7952
 Center for Machine Translation Fax: (412) 268-6298
 Carnegie Mellon University EMail:
 Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Candidates should send a letter of application, a current resume,
letters of reference, and representative samples of their
work. Resumes, cover letters, etc. may be submitted via EMail in
ASCII, Microsoft Word, or Postscript form. Resumes may also be
submitted by fax or regular mail, but EMail is preferred. Letters of
recommendation must be faxed or mailed directly from the
recommender. Code samples may be submitted via EMail attachments or
via web pointers.

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