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LINGUIST List 17.3444

Wed Nov 22 2006

Jobs: English & Second Lang Acquisition: Scientist, U of Maryland, CASL

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        1.    Zennis March, English & Second Language Acquisition: Assistant/Associate/Senior Research Scientist, University of Maryland, CASL, MD, USA

Message 1: English & Second Language Acquisition: Assistant/Associate/Senior Research Scientist, University of Maryland, CASL, MD, USA
Date: 22-Nov-2006
From: Zennis March <zmarchcasl.umd.edu>
Subject: English & Second Language Acquisition: Assistant/Associate/Senior Research Scientist, University of Maryland, CASL, MD, USA

University or Organization: University of Maryland CASL
Department: Center for the Advanced Study of Language
Job Rank: Assistant/Associate/Senior Research Scientist
Specialty Areas: Language Acquisition; Second Language Acquisition, Language
Required Language(s): English (eng)


The University of Maryland Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL),
established in 2003, is the nation's 10th university-affiliated research
center. Its mission is to conduct state-of-the-science research that
results 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 to hire four (4) researchers to join the Second Language
Acquisition and Testing Research Area. CASL wishes to make full-time
appointments at any of the ranks of Assistant, Associate or Senior Research
Scientist as follows: two (2) SLA researchers and two (2) Language
Assessment researchers. CASL SLA research scientists will be primarily
responsible for investigating the enhancement of professional-level
language acquisition and the relationship between foreign language ability
and job performance, and SLA expertise is needed for all research areas
within CASL. CASL Language Assessment research scientists will be
primarily responsible for contributing state-of-the science expertise on
language assessment to research teams across CASL and for conducting
research on proficiency and performance-based testing.

Appointments to CASL are as a research faculty members of the University of
Maryland, normally requiring an earned Ph.D. Candidates at the higher
ranks should have a record of individual research achievement in an aspect
of SLA or Language Assessment, a strong record of publication and the
ability to establish an interdisciplinary research program across areas
related to the study of language acquisition and language performance. The
center is seeking people who will play a leading role in the strategic
direction of CASL and will be in charge of multiple research projects in
their field. Candidates' research and publications should demonstrate the
ability to tackle complex, interdisciplinary research and to work
collaboratively with a range of institutions and researchers. Exceptional
candidates with national standing may be considered for tenure-track
appointments on a limited, case-by-case basis, and subject to availability
of tenure lines in relevant departments.

Candidates must hold U.S. citizenship and be willing to obtain a security
clearance. For information on US Government security clearances, please
see http://www.opm.gov/extra/investigate/security-clearance.asp.

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

The University of Maryland is an affirmative action, equal opportunity
employer. 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

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