LINGUIST List 21.4017

Mon Oct 11 2010

Jobs: Language Technology: Asst Prof, Eastern Michigan U., USA

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        1.    Anthony Aristar, Language Technology: Assistant Professor, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA

Message 1: Language Technology: Assistant Professor, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA
Date: 11-Oct-2010
From: Anthony Aristar <>
Subject: Language Technology: Assistant Professor, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA
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University or Organization: Eastern Michigan University Department: English Job Location: Michigan, USA Web Address:
Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Documentation; Text/Corpus Linguistics; Language Technology


This position is a tenure-track assistant professor of linguistics withexperience and research interests in the application of computers to thecollection, analysis and archiving of language data. Expertise in thedigital search, retrieval, and display of language data is desirable, as isknowledge of the statistical methods used in language technology. Theposition begins Fall 2011. The successful candidate will be expected toteach courses in these skills, as well as undergraduate and MA-levelcourses in one or more core areas of linguistics. Knowledge of emergingstandards in language engineering is a plus, as is fieldwork experience orexperience working with phonetic, lexical or corpus data.

One of the developing emphases of the EMU linguistics program is thedigitization of language data. This emphasis manifests itself in the factthat EMU is the site of the Institute for Language Information andtechnology (ILIT), of which The LINGUIST List ( isa substantial component. ILIT is a major developer of cyberinfrastructurefor linguistics and also an OLAC service provider( The successful candidate must be willingto make a significant contribution to these enterprises, and to participatein the research programs and functions of ILIT.

The linguistics program at Eastern Michigan University has a small facultycommitted to offering a competitive general linguistics curriculum at theBA, BS, and MA levels. We are seeking someone with versatility anddemonstrated excellence in teaching who will not only expand our curriculumbut also exhibit a dedication to teaching and to the continued developmentof strong undergraduate and MA programs.

The PhD must be completed at the time of appointment. Eastern MichiganUniversity is a comprehensive university in southeastern Michigan withapproximately 25,000 students and 400 academic majors, minors andconcentrations offered through five degree-granting colleges and a graduateschool. All applications must be made online at -Posting #FA1117E. Application materials should include an applicationletter, CV, complete dossier (including three letters of recommendation),and a sample of your recent work. Reference letters and inquiries should be
sent to Dr. Helen Aristar-Dry. Inquiries may be sent via email
( All reference letters should be sent to theapplication address below:

Helen Aristar-Dry, Chair, Linguistics Search Committee
Institute for Language Information & Technology
Eastern Michigan University
2000 Huron River Drive, Suite 104
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
United States

Electronic submission of reference letters is acceptable, provided that
they are signed and on letterhead, and sent directly by the referee
to Dr. Aristar-Dry at the email address listed above.

We will begin screening applications November 1 and continue until the
position is filled. EMU is an Equal Opportunity employer; women andminority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: 01-Nov-2010 Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Helen Aristar-Dry Email:

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