LINGUIST List 9.979

Mon Jun 29 1998

Jobs: General, Applied, Computational

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  1. Togo Yuji, General linguistics
  2. Takashi YOSHIDA, Position for Foreign Professor
  3. Steffan Corley, Research Scientist in Computational Linguistics

Message 1: General linguistics

Date: Fri, 26 Jun 1998 09:39:59 +0900
From: Togo Yuji <>
Subject: General linguistics


1. The post:
Professor or Associate Professor.

2. The appointment will be made in:
 The Department of Language Activities in Cultural Environments,
 The Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University.

3. Field:
 Linguistics (areas such as Linguistic Theory, Language and Culture, and
Language and Society)

The aim of the department being to accommodate students studying a wide
variety of languages, it is expected that the applicant will be able to
teach linguistics from a broad perspective. That is to say, the applicant
should be able to cover studies in Language and Culture, Language and
Society, and Language and Thought as well as the traditional core areas of

4. Teaching responsibilities:

(1) Ph.D. course: Language in Cultural Environments I, II, and the
corresponding Seminars
 MA. course: Language in Cultural Environments, and the
 corresponding Seminar
 (2) Undergraduate courses (in linguistics and/or related areas)
 (3) Courses in Foreign Languages

5. The appointment is scheduled to begin 1 April, 1999.

6. Applicants are asked to submit the following:
 (1) CV
 (2) A full list of academic publications
(3) Approximately ten representative books or papers (photocopies
 (4) 200-word summaries in Japanese, one for each of the books or papers.

*Please provide three copies of each of the materials listed above.
*Also, please note that, with the exception of books, application materials
cannot be returned.

7. Deadline:
 All application materials must be received by 31 August 1998 without

8. Send all application materials to:
Toyoshima, Yoshinori
Dean, The Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies,
Kyoto University
Yoshida Nihonmatsu-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto
606-8501 Japan
*Please write "Application for the Professorship in the 23rd Department"
on the parcel.

9. For more information please write to:

Takahashi, Yoshito
Chair of the Selection Committee,
The Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies,
Kyoto University
Yoshida Nihonmatsu-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto
606-8501 Japan

NB. Applicants for this position must be highly proficient in the Japanese

Additional information regarding the aim of the Department of Language
Activities in Cultural Environments:

This department conducts research into the structure and function of a wide
range of languages. It also investigates various, dynamic aspects of
cultural and social phenomena from a linguistic perspective.
Togo Yuji
Kyoto Univestity
 Faculty of Integrated Human Studies
 tel 075-753-6655

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Message 2: Position for Foreign Professor

Date: Mon, 29 Jun 1998 15:30:51 +0900
From: Takashi YOSHIDA <>
Subject: Position for Foreign Professor

Position for Foreign Professor

The Master's Program in Education at the University of Tsukuba is seeking
applicants for a position as a non-tenure-track foreign professor in either 
applied linguistics (TESL) or the psychology of language. The applicant
should be a native speaker of English. Appointment begins on April 1, 1999.

Contract: Two years (extendable two more years, if the candidate proves
satisfactory and other colleges give approval). For more details, please
get in touch with Dr. Shosuke HARAGUCHI (e-mail:

Duties: Teach graduate courses in TESL, psycholinguistics, comparative
studies of English and Japanese, English composition, and/or language-skill
courses at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Minimum qualifications: Ph. D. in applied linguistics (TESL) or in

Minimum Annual Salary: approximately \6,000,000 or more (depending on
applicant's educational background and professional career: Maximum Annual
Salary will be approximately \12,000,000).

Please send a letter of application with curriculum vitae, list of
publications and three letters of recommendation to: 

Dr. Shosuke HARAGUCHI, Head 
Course of English Education
Institute of Modern Languages and Cultures
University of Tsukuba
1-1-1, Tennodai, Tsukuba 305-8571 JAPAN.

Closing Date: Applications should be received by August 17, 1997.
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Message 3: Research Scientist in Computational Linguistics

Date: Mon, 29 Jun 1998 11:07:35 +0100
From: Steffan Corley <>
Subject: Research Scientist in Computational Linguistics

Research Scientist in Computational Linguistics

The Information Technology Group at Sharp Laboratories of Europe Ltd
in Oxford has a vacancy for a Computational Linguist to work on
commercial projects in translation, information extraction and

Applicants should have:

* Excellent programming skills (C/C++, Perl, Java)
* Good degree in Computer Science, Computational Linguistics or
* Postgraduate qualification/experience in relevant areas

The ability to offer one or more of the following would be extremely

* Knowledge of statistical techniques/corpus processing techniques
* Knowledge of finite-state techniques
* Knowledge of sense disambiguation techniques
* Familiarity with speech processing
* Experience of programming in PC (Windows) environments.
* Ability in any of the following languages: Spanish, French, Italian,
 German or Japanese

The following personal qualities are particularly valued:

* Creativity, originality with a practical approach to problem solving
* Enthusiasm and motivation
* Enjoy working in a team, but can work independently if required
* Flexibility
* Good communication skills
* Interest in working in a commercial development environment

Sharp Laboratories of Europe Ltd, founded in 1990, is the European
Research and Development Centre of Sharp Corporation, Japan. We are
situated in a new, well-equipped laboratory in the green surroundings
of the Oxford Science Park, two miles south of Oxford city centre and
the University. A brand new building for the second phase of
expansion of the laboratory's activities has recently been opened. We
offer competitive salaries and generous relocation benefits.

To apply, please send your curriculum vitae with the names of two
referees to Victoria Reid at the address below (email preferred),
quoting the reference IT-CL-LL-98-1:

Sharp Laboratories of Europe Ltd
Edmund Halley Road
Oxford Science Park
Oxford OX4 4GA
Phone: +44 (0) 1865 747711
Fax: +44 (0) 1865 747717

Dr Steffan Corley
Research Scientist
Sharp Laboratories of Europe Tel +44 1865 747711
Edmund Halley Road Fax +44 1865 714170
Oxford OX4 4GA Email
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