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Wed 06 Nov 1991

Jobs: Stylistics, TESOL, Research, Director of Program

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  1. , Two jobs at Northern Illinois Univ
  2. , Reasearch Associate, UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
  3. Justine Cassell, Penn State Director of Linguistics program

Message 1: Two jobs at Northern Illinois Univ

Date: Wed, 06 Nov 91 12:09 CST
From: <TB0NRN1NIU.bitnet>
Subject: Two jobs at Northern Illinois Univ
Two jobs:
(1) Assistant professor in linguistics, with emphasis on
stylistics. Full-time tenure track beginning 16 Aug. 92.
PhD required, research program essential, salary
competitive.
(2) Assistaqnt professor in linguistics, with emphasis on TESOL
and applied linguistics. Full-time tenure track beginning
16 Aug. 92. PhD required, research program essential, salary
competitive.
 Send letter of application, vita and complete credentials
to J.J. Miller, Chair, Dept. of English, Northern Illinois Univ.,
DeKalb, IL 60115. Postmark by Nov. 15, 1991. AA/EO employer.
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Message 2: Reasearch Associate, UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH

Date: Mon, 4 Nov 91 15:08:52 GMT
From: <amcstr.ed.ac.uk>
Subject: Reasearch Associate, UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
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 LINGUISTICS / AI / DIALOGUE JOB - PLEASE CIRCULATE
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 DEPARTMENT OF LINGUISTICS, UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
 We are looking to fill an unexpected vacancy for a
 RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
on a project funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council
(ESRC), beginning on 1 January 1992 or as soon as possible thereafter.
The aim of the project, under the direction of Dr. D. R. Ladd and Dr.
J. Delin (the latter now of the University of Sussex), is to extend
our understanding of the influence of various pragmatic factors on
intonation in dialogue. We will be working within the context of an
existing dialogue-generation system developed in the Edinburgh AI
Department (Carletta's "JAM" system), and of a phonological model of
intonation developed by Ladd and Monaghan in connection with work at
the Centre for Speech Technology Research in Edinburgh. We will
attempt to model the effects of mutual knowledge and of the
hierarchical structure of "dialogue games" on the choice of
intonational tune, pitch range, and accent placement. We will be
working closely with another project group in the Department, under
the direction of S. D. Isard, whose goal is to provide more elaborate
natural language output from the JAM system. The project is funded to
the end of October 1993; a subsequent grant application is a
possibility.
Applicants should have an academic qualification (Ph.D. preferred but
not required) in Linguistics or a closely related field. Experience in
some area of discourse analysis or dialogue research and some
familiarity with computational work in Linguistics are essential.
Knowledge of LISP would be an advantage. Starting salary will be in
the area of 11,000-13,000 pounds Sterling, depending on age and
qualifications.
Letters of application, giving the names and addresses (including
electronic mail addresses if possible) of three referees, should be
sent to Dr. D. Robert Ladd at
 Dept. of Linguistics
 University of Edinburgh
 Adam Ferguson Building
 Edinburgh EH8 9LL
 Scotland, UK
or by electronic mail to bobedling.ed.ac.uk (bitnet).
In order to receive the fullest consideration applications should be
received no later than 2 DECEMBER 1991.
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Message 3: Penn State Director of Linguistics program

Date: Wed, 6 Nov 91 11:22:15 EST
From: Justine Cassell <justinepsusun01.psu.edu>
Subject: Penn State Director of Linguistics program
Penn State. Linguistics Program. DIRECTOR. Appointment at associate or
full professor level; rank and salary commensurate with qualifications.
Administrative experience preferred and a strong record of teaching,
research, and publication. Seeking a theoretical linguist with
specialization in syntax. Preference will be given to applicants
interested in further strengthening links to the interdepartmental
Cognitive Studies program based in Psychology, and/or furthering links
with the language departments. Applications received by December 15,
1991, will be assured of consideration; however, applications will be
considered until the position is filled. Send letter of application,
vita, and the names and addresses of at least three references to: Search
Committee, Linguistics Program, 425 Moore Building, Box N, Penn State
University, University Park, PA 16802-3104. Some preliminary interviews
at LSA meeting, January, 1992, in Philadelphia. An Affirmative
Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to
apply.
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