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LINGUIST List 21.4871

Fri Dec 03 2010

Jobs: Second Lang Acq: Faculty Research Scientists, U of Maryland

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        1.     Holly Nalley , Instructed Second Language Acquisition: Assistant/Associate/Senior Faculty Research Scientists, University of Maryland, MD, USA

Message 1: Instructed Second Language Acquisition: Assistant/Associate/Senior Faculty Research Scientists, University of Maryland, MD, USA
Date: 01-Dec-2010
From: Holly Nalley <jobquestionscasl.umd.edu>
Subject: Instructed Second Language Acquisition: Assistant/Associate/Senior Faculty Research Scientists, University of Maryland, MD, USA
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University or Organization: University of Maryland
Department: Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL)
Job Location: Maryland, USA
Web Address: http://www.casl.umd.edu
Job Rank: Assistant/Associate/Senior Faculty Research Scientists

Specialty Areas: Instructed Second Language Acquisition


Description:

The University of Maryland Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL) is
seeking faculty research scientists from the field of Instructed Second
Language Acquisition to work in its interdisciplinary research program
investigating foreign/second language acquisition, enhancement and
maintenance by government language professionals. The successful candidate
will work with or lead multidisciplinary teams to examine innovative
approaches that potentially promote fast and effective, job-relevant
language learning, often to very high levels. Current research projects
include aptitude-by-treatment interaction studies, curriculum studies,
technology studies, and investigations of other efficiencies in L2
instruction.

Appointments to CASL are as members of the research faculty of the
University of Maryland, under renewable three-year contracts, with a
competitive salary (12-month) and benefits.

Qualifications: Candidates must have an earned Ph.D. in Applied
Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, Second Language Studies, or a
related field, and should possess a record of research achievement in
Instructed SLA. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to tackle
complex, interdisciplinary research and to work collaboratively with a
range of institutions and researchers. Ideal candidates will have interests
that complement CASL's strategic partners on campus (such as Second
Language Acquisition, Measurement Statistics and Design, Linguistics, or
Psychology).

Candidates must hold U.S. citizenship and already have, or be willing to
obtain, the appropriate security clearance.

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. Our research focuses on improving
knowledge of less commonly taught languages; enhancing the acquisition and
maintenance of foreign language capability by government professionals;
advancing the capacity to use foreign language skills in a government
profession; and improving the quality of human language technology.

Application: For earliest consideration, apply online by going to the
application URL below and clicking on "Faculty." You will need to create an
account and submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three
writing samples. References will later be requested from short-listed
candidates. The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is
selected. 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 the email address
below. In addition, CASL will be at the Linguistic Society of America (LSA)
annual meeting in January.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Web Address for Applications: http://jobs.umd.edu
Contact Information:
HR Staffing Coordinator Holly Nalley
Email: jobquestionscasl.umd.edu

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