LINGUIST List 9.644

Sat May 2 1998

Jobs: Comp ling,Tutorial assistant,Generative grammar

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  1. Ruslan Mitkov, Research Assistant in Computational Linguistics
  2. A.Roussou, Tutorial Assistant position
  3. John Ingram, generative grammar, general linguistics

Message 1: Research Assistant in Computational Linguistics

Date: Wed, 29 Apr 1998 10:17:19 +0100
From: Ruslan Mitkov <r.mitkovwlv.ac.uk>
Subject: Research Assistant in Computational Linguistics


RESEARCH ASSISTANT
Researcher A (Fixed Term, 3 years)
11562 - 13101 UK. pounds per annum (pro rata) depending on age,
qualifications and experience.

The University of Wolverhampton, School of Languages and European
Studies wish to appoint a research assistant to work on anaphora
resolution project. The duties will focus on the development and
implementation of a robust, knowledge-poor pronoun resolution
approach.

We are looking for researchers with proven experience in NLP and with
excellent programming skills. The successful candidate will have a
first degree in Computational Linguistics or Computer
Science. Appointees may register for a Ph.D. or an M.Phil. on a
part-time basis.

The successful candidate is expected to start the job as soon as
possible but no later than 1 September 1998.

For further information about the project, please contact
Prof. Dr. Ruslan Mitkov, tel. 01902 322471, Email R.Mitkovwlv.ac.uk .

Formal applications must be made to:

The Personnel
University of Wolverhampton
Wolverhampton WV1 1SB

and must include a completed application form (to be requested at
perwlv.ac.uk, please quote Reference number A1587), a full CV
(including details on your experience in NLP projects and programming
skills) and one or two relevant publications, if available.

Please note the closing date for applications for this post is 18 May
1998.
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Message 2: Tutorial Assistant position

Date: Wed, 29 Apr 1998 16:37:20 +0100 (GMT Daylight Time)
From: A.Roussou <a.roussoubangor.ac.uk>
Subject: Tutorial Assistant position


TUTORIAL ASSISTANT POSITION IN BANGOR, UNIV. OF WALES

Do you want to do a PhD? Are you looking for funding?

The Linguistics Department, University of Wales, Bangor is offering a
TRAINING-GRADE TUTORIAL ASSISTANTSHIP, with effect from 1 September
1998. The appointment will be for three years (one year in the first
instance, renewable for a further two years). The salary will be 7000
per annum in the first year, rising to 7500. The Tutorial Assistant
will be able to register for a higher degree without paying fees and
will receive full supervision.

The Tutorial Assistant will be required to teach 4/5 hours per week,
for the most part in small-group tutorials, although there may be
opportunities for a limited number of lectures. In the academic year
1998-99, the Tutorial Assistant will be required to take UWB's highly
regarded Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education.

Applications are welcome from candidates who have completed an M.A.,
M.Phil, or similar degree, who wish to read for a doctorate within the
areas of syntax, pragmatics or language acquisition.

The closing date for applications is 15th May 1998.

For further details please contact: Professor Jenny Thomas (email:
jenny.thomasbangor.ac.uk) or Professor Bob Borsley
(els003bangor.ac.uk) Linguistics Department, School of English and
Linguistics, University of Wales, Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 2DG, U.K. URL:
http://www/linguistics.bangor.ac.uk/ DEPARTMENT OF LINGUISTICS,
UNIVERSITY OF WALES, BANGOR


Training-Grade Tutorial Assistantship: Further Particulars of Post

We intend to appoint with effect from 1 September 1998 a
training-grade tutorial assistant. The appointment will be for three
years (one year in the first instance, renewable for a further two
years, subject to satisfactory performance). The salary will be 7000
per annum in the first year, rising to 7500. As a full-time members
of staff, the tutorial assistant will be able to register for a higher
degree without paying fees and will receive full supervision.

The successful candidates will be required to teach 4-5 hours per
week, for the most part in small group tutorials, though there may be
opportunities for a limited number of lectures. He or she will be
expected to assist in the assessment process. There will be an
appropriate level of guidance and support and in the academic year
1998-99 the Tutorial Assistant will be required to follow UWB's highly
regarded Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education.

The post is particularly suitable for a candidate who has completed or
is near completing an M.A., M.Phil, or similar degree, but who has not
secured funding. The package is designed to produce a highly
employable academic, who will have both a higher degree and a
qualification and experience in teaching in British higher
education. Research topics should fall within one of the Department's
recognised areas of research strength: syntax, pragmatics or language
acquisition.

Short-listed candidates will be invited to Bangor for interview in
May/June and will be asked to give a 20-minute presentation on a topic
of their choice (this could relate either to proposed or current
research or to teaching). Candidates will be asked to discuss the
contributions they could make to the teaching in the Department. The
closing date for applications is 15th May 1998.

Person Profile'

The person appointed will have:

 	a good first degree or equivalent in linguistics or a related
field and a postgraduate qualification in linguistics and some
research training. Knowledge of statistics would be an advantage;

 	a well-defined proposal for research, in the area of syntax,
pragmatics or language acquisition, broadly defined;

 	an interest in university teaching, and the ability to relate
well to students new to the field;

 	the ability to conduct tutorials at Part I and to contribute
to Part II teaching. There may be the opportunity to contribute a Part
II module in later years;

 	willingness to play a full part in the life of the Department:
participation in the weekly Research Seminar, participation in
Gregynog (the annual conference for linguists across the University of
Wales), and attendance at Departmental Open Days;


To apply, please send a curriculum vitae, a brief proposal for your
intended doctoral research, the names of two referees, and a contact
address and telephone number for the months of May/June, to the
Secretary, Department of Linguistics, University of Wales, Bangor,
Gwynedd LL57 2DG.
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Message 3: generative grammar, general linguistics

Date: Sat, 02 May 1998 11:58:47 +1000
From: John Ingram <jingramcltr.uq.edu.au>
Subject: generative grammar, general linguistics

TEMPORARY LECTURESHIP (A) IN 
GENERATIVE GRAMMAR AND GENERAL LINGUISTICS

The Department of English, The University of Queensland 
invites applications for a temporary appointment in 
the area of Generative Grammar and General Linguistics.

PERIOD OF APPOINTMENT:	6 months (July to December, 1998)

DUTIES:	The principal responsibility will be to teach 
an undergraduate subject in Generative Grammar (GB theory; 
text: Haegeman L. "Introduction to Government & Binding Theory"). 
Some tutoring and lectures in an introductory General 
Linguistics subject will be required.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:	The appointee should possess 
appropriate teaching experience in the area. The position may 
suit a recent graduate in Linguistics or a near-to-completion 
postgraduate.

SALARY:	In the range of $33,512 to $45,456 per annum, 
depending upon qualifications and experience.

APPLICATIONS:	Written applications (an original plus 7 copies) 
including a curriculum vitae and the names and contact details 
(Phone, fax, e-mail) of three (3) referees, should be forwarded 
to Associate Professor Jeffery Pittam, Head, Department of English, 
The University of Queensland, Qld. 4072 Australia. 

Closing date for applications is 29 May, 1998.

INFORMATION ABOUT PROGRAM:
http://www.uq.edu.au/english/ugrad/linguist.htm
http://www.uq.edu.au/english/events/events.htm

ENQUIRIES:
Dr John Ingram
jingramlingua.cltr.uq.edu.au
Dr John Ingram
Department of English
University of Queensland
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