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LINGUIST List 18.3558

Wed Nov 28 2007

Jobs: Speech Science/Speech Technology: Researcher, U of Maryland

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        1.    Zennis March, Speech Science and/or Speech Technology: Researcher, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA


Message 1: Speech Science and/or Speech Technology: Researcher, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA
Date: 27-Nov-2007
From: Zennis March <pthomascasl.umd.edu>
Subject: Speech Science and/or Speech Technology: Researcher, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA
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University or Organization: University of Maryland
Department: Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL)
Web Address: http://www.casl.umd.edu/

Job Rank: Researcher

Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science; Speech Science and/or Speech Technology


Description:

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 is seeking to expand its research team in speech science and/or speech
technology. Our research emphasizes multilingual aspects of language, where
the initial focus was on text. For instance, we have developed methods to
speed the development of language resources such as online dictionaries and
morphological grammars for emerging strategic languages, and we have
utilized data mining and classification methods to select relevant material
to enhance foreign language learning. However, speech processing is
becoming an increasingly important focus area at CASL with recent projects
in spoken language identification and spoken term detection. CASL offers
speech researchers the opportunity to pursue innovative, transdisciplinary
research in teams composed of linguists, computer scientists, engineers,
psychologists, anthropologists, and second language acquisition
specialists. The successful applicant will work with a multidisciplinary
team on research projects that enable government employees - especially
foreign language professionals - to improve language-oriented applications,
such as language productivity tools or second language acquisition programs.

Candidates must have an earned PhD in Computer Science, Electrical
Engineering, Linguistics, or a related field with a record of research
achievements in Speech Processing or Speech Science, excellent written and
oral communication skills, prior experience with project management, and
the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. The center is
seeking people who will play a leading role in the strategic direction of
CASL and will participate in multiple research projects in their field.
Candidates' research and publications should demonstrate the ability to
tackle complex, interdisciplinary speech research and to work
collaboratively with a range of institutions and researchers. Appointments
to CASL are as a research faculty member of the University of Maryland.
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 US citizenship and be willing to obtain a security
clearance.

To Apply:
Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and writing sample to
Research Scientist (Human Language Technology), CASL - University of
Maryland at the address given below or visit our website. Positions open
until filled. 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 email to
jobquestionscasl.umd.edu.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.
Research Scientist (Human Language Technology)
CASL - University of Maryland
Box 25
College Park, US 20742
USA
Web Address for Applications: http://www.casl.umd.edu/employment.php
Contact Information:
Zennis March
Email: pthomascasl.umd.edu
Phone: 301-226-9156



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