LINGUIST List 21.5186

Mon Dec 20 2010

Jobs: Lang Documentation, Phonetics: Scientist, Haskins Laboratories

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        1.     Douglas H. Whalen , Language Documentation, Phonetics: Scientist, Haskins Laboratories, Connecticut, USA

Message 1: Language Documentation, Phonetics: Scientist, Haskins Laboratories, Connecticut, USA
Date: 20-Dec-2010
From: Douglas H. Whalen <>
Subject: Language Documentation, Phonetics: Scientist, Haskins Laboratories, Connecticut, USA
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University or Organization: Haskins Laboratories Job Location: Connecticut, USA Web Address:
Job Rank: Scientist

Specialty Areas: Language Documentation; Phonetics

Required Language(s): Arapaho (arp)
                            Nahuatl, Guerrero (ngu)                             Tarahumara, Central (tar)

A new NSF-funded project invites applications for a two-year post-doctorallevel scientific position in the phonetics of endangered languages. Thelanguages to be studied are Arapaho (arp), Tarahumara (tar) and Nahuatl(ngu). Applications are welcome from scholars who study phonetics and/ormultimedia data processing and archiving.

The researcher will be responsible for making phonetic measurements onexisting datasets, collecting new data, and maintaining archival records ofthe project. Familiarity with Algonquian and/or Uto-Aztecan languages is aplus. Fluency in Spanish is desirable. Excellent organizational skills,the ability to keep to deadlines, and an attention to detail are essential.

Applicants must have completed all the requirements for the Ph.D. (orequivalent) by the time of appointment. Foreign applicants must be able toobtain an H1b visa.

The position will remain open until filled and can begin immediately.Applicants should send the following materials in PDF format by emailattachment to, with the subject heading of"Scientist Application":1) a cover letter: Please detail your experience in acoustic analysis andmultimedia linguistic data archiving. Also include the names and addressof three individuals who can write letters of recommendation.2) a full curriculum vitae3) a two-page summary of the dissertation4) a writing sample consisting of either a dissertation chapter or an article

Address inquiries to Douglas H. Whalen at the application email listed below.

For a general description of Haskins Laboratories, see our website.

For an abstract of the project, see:

We will be interviewing at the LSA meeting in Pittsburgh.

AA/EOE: Applications from women and members of under-represented groups areespecially encouraged.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.
Email Address for Applications: Contact Information:
Douglas H. Whalen Email: Phone: 203-865-6163 Fax: 203-865-8963

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