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LINGUIST List 17.3425

Tue Nov 21 2006

Jobs: Task-Based Evaluation: Scientist, U of Maryland, CASL

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        1.    Sherrita Rose, Task-Based Evaluation: Assistant/Associate/Senior Research Scientist, University of Maryland, CASL, MD, USA

Message 1: Task-Based Evaluation: Assistant/Associate/Senior Research Scientist, University of Maryland, CASL, MD, USA
Date: 20-Nov-2006
From: Sherrita Rose <srosecasl.umd.edu>
Subject: Task-Based Evaluation: Assistant/Associate/Senior Research Scientist, University of Maryland, CASL, MD, USA

University or Organization: University of Maryland, CASL
Department: Center for Advanced Study of Language
Job Rank: Assistant/Associate/Senior Research Scientist
Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; Task-Based Evaluation
Required Language(s): English (eng)


The Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL), a university-affiliated
research center located at the University of Maryland, was established in
2003 under a renewable five-year contract. Its mission is to conduct
state-of-the-art research in areas that result in improved performance on
language tasks relevant to the work of government language professionals.
Work done at the center focuses on improving knowledge of less commonly
taught languages, enhancing the acquisition and maintenance of foreign
language capability by government professionals (especially at the advanced
levels), advancing the capacity to use foreign language skills in a wide
variety of government professions and situations, and improving the quality
of human language technology.

The Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL) at the University of
Maryland is seeking to add a specialist in the area of task based
evaluation of NLP tools and systems to its team. Work in this area aims at
assessment of when a tool is suitable for performance of some NLP task.
Relevant tasks are related to Technology Use (TU) for multilingual NLP
applications (e.g., machine translation, multilingual summarization,
language or speaker identification, information extraction and retrieval).
We will also conduct research relevant to improving linguistic knowledge
resource development (e.g. bilingual dictionaries, tree banks, grammar
tools, annotated and un-annotated corpora, etc.). Throughout the center,
researchers drawn from linguistics, cognitive and computer science, and
anthropology will work in collaborative teams to aid government
professionals in the improvement of their on the job performance or foreign
language training.

Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in an area providing training in the
evaluation of components of human language technology systems (e.g.,
cognitive science, computer science, psychology, linguistics). The
candidate's research record should indicate accomplishment in areas related
to the duties described above. Preference will be given to those
candidates whose record indicates the ability to tackle complex,
interdisciplinary research, and to work collaboratively with a range of
institutions and researchers. Candidates must hold U.S. citizenship and be
willing to obtain a security clearance. For information on U.S. government
security clearances, please see

TO APPLY: go to https://careers.casl.umd.edu, click on "Employment
Opportunities" and follow directions for applying.

UM is an EOE/AA. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Questions about this position should be sent by e-mail to

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Contact Information:
Patrice Thomas
Email: pthomascasl.umd.edu
Phone: 301-226-8835

Apply on-line at: https://careers.casl.umd.edu
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