LINGUIST List 9.205

Wed Feb 11 1998

Jobs: Postdocs--Phonetics, Computational/Corpus Ling

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  1. Pat Keating, UCLA Postdocs in Phonetics and Speech (UPDATE)
  2. hunter, Post-doc Computational, Corpus Ling (Taiwan)

Message 1: UCLA Postdocs in Phonetics and Speech (UPDATE)

Date: Tue, 10 Feb 1998 14:52:26 -0800
From: Pat Keating <keatingHUMnet.UCLA.EDU>
Subject: UCLA Postdocs in Phonetics and Speech (UPDATE)

The Training Program in Phonetics and Speech at UCLA, which is funded
by NIH, announces TWO postdoctoral traineeships. Both traineeships
must be taken up no later than June 30, 1998 and have a maximum term
of three years. The application deadline is March 1, 1998. Trainees
must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. by the beginning of
the appointment, and must be US citizens or permanent residents.

The training program is designed for linguists and non-linguists, with
or without extensive background in phonetics, who want further
training in the areas of phonetics and speech. The primary duty of
trainees is to carry out research, though trainees may also audit
courses to further their training. Each trainee has one or more
faculty adviser who supervises the trainee's research. The following
participating faculty are currently available to sponsor postdocs: in
the Linguistics Department: Pat Keating, especially for research using
the Carstens Articulograph or on the perception of prosody (contact for more information); Ian Maddieson, for
projects using the Articulograph or on phonetic and phonological
universals (; Sun- Ah Jun, for projects involving
prosody, especially a psychologist interested in acquisition or
sentence processing, or a neuropsychologist interested in the
loss/retention/re- acquisition of prosody (; Bruce
Hayes/Donca Steriade, for research in phonetically-driven phonology,
especially the phonetic basis of constraints (
or; Susie Curtiss, for research on
neurolinguistics and developmental language disorders
(; and in the UCLA Medical School Bureau of Glottal
Affairs: Jody Kreiman/Bruce Gerratt, for research on voice

To apply, send an application letter, a CV, names and contact
information for references, and one or two sample papers to
Prof. Patricia Keating, Linguistics, UCLA, Los Angeles CA, 90095-1543.
In your application letter, please say who you would want to work with
and describe the kinds of research projects you would want to be
involved in, in terms of your past experience and what you would hope
to learn at UCLA. Because this is a training program in phonetics and
speech, each trainee must have a phonetics or speech component in at
least one research project; therefore, if it is not obvious, please
clarify the speech/phonetics component of your proposed activities.
Applications will not be considered if the research plan is either
entirely outside the scope of the training program, or does not match
the interests of the particular faculty available.

The stipend scale is set by NIH and currently ranges from $20,292/year
for a new Ph.D., to $32,300/year for 7 or more years post-Ph.D.
Health insurance, an allowance for conference travel, and research
expenses are also provided. Trainees may also hold temporary teaching
positions, e.g. in the Linguistics Department.
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Message 2: Post-doc Computational, Corpus Ling (Taiwan)

Date: Wed, 11 Feb 1998 11:55:11 +0800
From: hunter <>
Subject: Post-doc Computational, Corpus Ling (Taiwan)

Call for Candidates
Post-Doctoral Research Position
Academia Sinica
Taipei, Taiwan

Research Areas: [Attested research ability in at least two of the
 following areas is strongly preferred]
 I. Computational Linguistics
 II. Corpus Linguistic
 III. Lexical Semantics
 IV. Language Change and Language Variation

Affiliated Research Group: Chinese Knowledge Information Processing
Group, Institute of Information Science and Institute of Linguistics,
Academia Sinica

Duration: One Year (Starting July 1998, renewable for up to 3
 years pending budgetary approval and performance)

 (1) Ph. D. in Linguistics or Computer Science (before the
 start of the employment)
 (2) (near) Native Fluency in Mandarin Chinese

I. BY February 28, 1998 (Saturday): Email or Send
(1) cover letter
(2) C.V. (including list of publications), and
(3) statement of research interests and proposed research areas

OR Fax to Chu-Ren Huang at 886-2-2788-1638, 2652-3162

II. Up to two applicants will be recommended as candidates for
Academia Sinica and/or National Science Council Post-doctoral Fellows.
The salary level of successful candidates varies according to their

Recommended candidates to either Post-doctoral Fellowship are required
to submit the following by March 14:
 (1) application forms (which will be mailed to the candidates
 later), (2) statement of purpose, (3) research project
 proposal, (4) Thesis, (5) proof of doctorate degree (received
 by the time of application or to be completed by the time the
 fellowship starts), (6) relevant publications, and (7) three
 letters of recommendation

 TO: Professor Chu-Ren Huang
 Institute of Linguistics
 Academia Sinica
 Nankang, Taipei
 Taiwan 115

III. Enquiries:
 Send to the above email, snail mail addresses, or fax

IV. Background:
 The CKIP research group has been involved in fundamental
theoretical research as well as infrastructure-building work in
Chinese NLP for over the past 12 years. It has produced the first
Chinese electronic lexicon for NLP, the first tagged and balanced
corpus of Mandarin Chinese (the 5 million word Sinica Corpus), and
over one hundred scholarly papers. All four previous post-doctoral
fellows with CKIP now hold tenure-track positions with national
universities in Taiwan. Previous successful applicants received their
Ph.D.'s from the following international universities: Ohio State
University, Stanford University, University of Colorado, University of
Paris VII, and UMIST. In 1997-1998, we have one National Science
Council Post-doc working on lexical semantics and one Academia Sinica
Post-doc working on computational/corpus linguistics.
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