LINGUIST List 9.933

Tue Jun 23 1998

Jobs: Distance Ed TESL Director, Theoretical Ling

Editor for this issue: Elaine Halleck <>


  1. Marianna Di Paolo, Distance Ed TESL Director
  2. Mohanan K. P., Research scholarships in theoretical linguistics

Message 1: Distance Ed TESL Director

Date: Mon, 22 Jun 1998 17:54:22 -0600 (MDT)
From: Marianna Di Paolo <>
Subject: Distance Ed TESL Director

The University of Utah and the Utah Education Consortium seek a
Project Director to help develop and oversee a large-scale
TESOL/Bilingual Education program for public school teachers, the
Distance Education ESL Endorsement Program (DEEEP). Preferably, the
successful candidate will have administrative experience in distance
education, public school administration, university and/or public
school teaching, and a background in TESOL. An M.A. in a closely
related field is essential; a Ph.D. is highly desirable. The Project
Director must be able to work well with several constituencies: The
University of Utah's Graduate School of Education and Linguistics
Program, school district administrators, instructional technology
staff, and local school teachers.

Duties of the position include, but are not limited to:

1) providing leadership among the constituencies and with the outside

2) managing and administering the program, including maintaining
accurate program records,

3) managing the multi-million dollar budget, including accounting and
reporting procedures,

4) commitment to continuing professional development in ESL/Bilingual
education and distance education,

5) overall coordination of all constituencies.

The Project Director must be willing to commit to a four-year
non-tenure (12-month) contract, contingent upon a successful annual
performance evaluation. The start date is as soon as possible.
Salary and benefits are competitive.

Please send a cover letter indicating your qualifications for the
position along with a curriculum vita and the names, addresses, and
phone numbers of three references to:

 Colleen S. Kennedy
 Dean and Chair of Search Committee
 Graduate School of Education
 University of Utah
 1705 E Campus Center Dr., Rm. 225
 Salt Lake City, UT 84112-9251
 fax: (801) 581-5223

The screening of files will begin on July 1, 1998; the position will
remain open until filled.

The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action
Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities, and
provides reasonable accommodation to the known disabilities of
applicants and employees.

Marianna Di Paolo
University of Utah
Linguistics Program
255 S Central Campus Dr Rm 2328
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0492
FAX 801-585-6255
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Message 2: Research scholarships in theoretical linguistics

Date: Fri, 19 Jun 1998 11:02:05 +0800 (SST)
From: Mohanan K. P. <>
Subject: Research scholarships in theoretical linguistics


We are seeking applications from creative, highly motivated, and 
committed individuals to do research leading to a doctoral degree in the 
area of theoretical linguistics. Our current reseach program focuses on 
what we call grammatical semantics, with special emphasis on lexical 
semantics. For details, see our home pages (addresses given below).

Applicants must have at least some familiarity with syntax, semantics, 
phonology, and morphology, and can construct and evaluate linguistic 
analyses in at least two of these domains. Candidates must have a good 
command of English.

Successful applicants will be admitted to the Department of English 
Language and Literature (DELL) at the National University of Singapore 
(NUS). Ph.D. students are eligible for a scholarship of S$1400 per month 
(ample to cover living expenses) and a waiver of the tuition fees. For 
more details, see the NUS home page: 

If you wish to apply, please send a copy of your CV to either of us, with 
a covering letter explaining why you are interested in applying, and 
giving details of your research interests/ experience, and background. If 
possible, enclose any papers that you have written in linguistics. 

KP Mohanan e-mail: 

Tara Mohanan e-mail: 

Address:	Department of English Language and Literature, 
 	National University of Singapore 
 	Singapore 119260	

Names of members of staff in the Department whose research interests 
include theoretical linguistics, along with some of the areas in which 
they have worked, are given below: 

A/P K.P. Mohanan, Ph.D. (1982; MIT, USA): Lexical Phonology and 
Morphology, underspecification, constraint interaction, 
non-configurationality, control, anaphora, structure of non-native 
varieties of English, structure of Malayalam, and lexical semantics. 

Dr. Tara Mohanan, Ph.D. (1990; Stanford University, USA): Lexical 
Phonology, multidimensional syntax, argument structure, complex 
predicates, incorporation, and wordhood, case marking, anaphora, 
non-configurationality, causatives, lexical semantics, and the structure 
of Hindi and Malayalam. 

Dr. Bao Zhiming, Ph.D. (1990; MIT, USA): Tonal phonology, syllable 
structure, structure of Mandarin, the structure of Singapore English, and 
contact linguistics. 

Dr. Lionel Wee, Ph.D. (1995; University of California, Berkeley, USA): 
Cognitive Semantics, structure of Malay, and new varieties of English. 

Dr. Vivienne Fong, Ph.D. (1997; Stanford university, USA): Bridging the 
gap between model theoretic semantics and conceptual semantics, and 
lexical semantics and syntax.
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