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LINGUIST List 17.3428

Tue Nov 21 2006

Jobs: Psycholinguistics: Scientist, University of Maryland, CASL

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        1.    Sherrita Rose, Psycholinguistics: Assistant/Associate/Senior Research Scientist, University of Maryland, CASL, MD, USA


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

Description:

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.

CASL is seeking to expand its research team in the area of
Psycholinguistics. Applicants should be interested in applying knowledge
about the cognitive processes underlying language understanding,
production, translation, and second language learning by adults to
improving the on the job performance and language acquisition of U.S.
government foreign language professionals. The applicant will be involved
in research projects using behavioral methods to investigate these issues.

Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in psychology, linguistics, or a
related field with specializations in the psychology of language or
psycholinguistics, must have a demonstrated record of individual research
achievement, a strong record of publication, and the ability to work in a
team and to establish an interdisciplinary research program across areas
related to the study of language learning and use. Candidates must hold
U.S. citizenship and be willing to obtain a security clearance. For
information on U.S. government security clearances, please see
http://www.opm.gov/extra/investigate/security-clearance.asp

*CASL will be interviewing at the Annual LSA Conference in January 2007.
Interested applicants who plan on attending the conference and would like
to be interviewed, should submit application materials by December 10, 2006.

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.

For best consideration, apply by January 15, 2007.

Questions about this position should be sent by e-mail to
jobquestionscasl.umd.edu.

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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