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LINGUIST List 17.3432

Tue Nov 21 2006

Jobs: Farsi, Western & Lang Description: Scientist, U of Maryland, CASL

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


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

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 seeks a linguist with specialization in an area of linguistic analysis of Persian. Areas of
interest include structure of a Persian language (Farsi, Dari, Tajik), Persian dialectology,
anthropological linguistics, or sociolinguistics with an emphasis on Persian data. 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 Persian.

Candidates must have an earned Ph.D. in linguistics, Persian language, 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. We prefer candidates 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
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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