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LINGUIST List 17.3431

Tue Nov 21 2006

Jobs: Arabic & Language Description: Scientist, U of Maryland, CASL

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        1.    Sherrita Rose, Arabic, Standard & Language Description: Assistant/Associate/Senior Research Scientist, University of Maryland, CASL, MD, USA

Message 1: Arabic, Standard & Language Description: Assistant/Associate/Senior Research Scientist, University of Maryland, CASL, MD, USA
Date: 20-Nov-2006
From: Sherrita Rose <srosecasl.umd.edu>
Subject: Arabic, Standard & Language Description: 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: Language Description
Required Language(s): Arabic, Standard (arb)


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 seeks a linguist with specialization in an area of Arabic linguistic
analysis. Domains of interest include structure of Arabic (standard
Arabic, or an Arabic dialect), Arabic dialectology, anthropological
linguistics, sociolinguistics or corpus linguistics. The candidate will
develop and participate in research projects that enable government
employees - especially foreign language professionals - to improve their
performance on the job, or will conduct research which helps develop
improved language training techniques for Arabic.

Candidates must have an earned Ph.D. in Linguistics with a focus on Arabic,
a linguistically-related Arabic studies discipline, or a related field,
possess a record of individual research achievement in at least one of the
areas specified above, a strong record of publication, and the ability to
establish an interdisciplinary research program across areas related to the
study of language and analysis. Candidates are preferred whose research
and publications show evidence of ability to tackle complex,
interdisciplinary research and to work collaboratively with a range of
institutions and researchers. Senior candidates may also be interested in
applying for the position of Area Director for Less Commonly Taught
Languages and should consult that advertisement. Candidates must hold U.S.
citizenship and be willing to obtain a security clearance. For information
on U.S. government security clearances, please see

*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

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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