LINGUIST List 21.1856
Fri Apr 16 2010
Jobs: Less Commonly Taught Langs: Faculty Research Asst, U of Maryland
Editor for this issue: Christy Bird
Middle Eastern, Central Asian, or South Asian Languages: Faculty Research Assistant, University of Maryland College Park, USA
Message 1: Middle Eastern, Central Asian, or South Asian Languages: Faculty Research Assistant, University of Maryland College Park, USA
From: Fernanda Saba <fsabacasl.umd.edu>
Subject: Middle Eastern, Central Asian, or South Asian Languages: Faculty Research Assistant, University of Maryland College Park, USA
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University or Organization: University of Maryland College Park
Department: Center for Avanced Study of Language
Job Location: Maryland, USA
Web Address: http://casl.umd.edu
Job Rank: Faculty Research Assistant
Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; Middle Eastern, Central Asian, or South Asian languages
The University of Maryland Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL) isseeking a faculty research assistant (FRA) to join in linguistic researchin Less Commonly Taught Languages. The projects will support CASL's missionto conduct state-of-the-art research in areas that result in improvedperformance on language tasks relevant to the work of government languageprofessionals. Responsibilities include literature reviews, linguisticanalysis, contributing to descriptive grammars of critical languages suchas Pashto, and, depending on qualifications, linguistic fieldwork orcomputational linguistics. The FRA will also provide project administrativeduties, such as helping to prepare progress reports and schedule meetings.Full-time availability is preferred, but a part-time appointment of 20hours a week may also be considered.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree or higher with major or minor inlinguistics, or an indication that the candidate has had training inlinguistics. Course work or a specialization in a less commonly taughtlanguage, particularly a Middle Eastern, Central Asian, or South Asianlanguage, is a plus. Also desirable is an ability and willingness to learnto work with quantitative research methods, corpus linguistics, andcomputer applications for linguistic research. The successful candidatewill work as a member of a larger team and be motivated to receive trainingas needed.
Candidates must hold U.S. citizenship and be willing to obtain theappropriate security clearance.
CASL, established in 2003, is the nation's 10th university-affiliatedresearch center. Its mission is to conduct state-of-the-science researchthat results in improved performance on language tasks relevant to the workof government language professionals. Our research focuses on improvingknowledge of less commonly taught languages; enhancing the acquisition andmaintenance of foreign language capability by government professionals;advancing the capacity to use foreign language skills in a governmentprofessions; and improving the quality of human language technology.
Application: For earliest consideration, apply online at:https://careers.casl.umd.edu/ and submit a cover letter, resume or CV, andup to three (3) references and writing samples.
The University of Maryland is an affirmative action, equal opportunityemployer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Application Deadline: Open until filled.
Web Address for Applications: http://casl.umd.edu