LINGUIST List 22.4520

Fri Nov 11 2011

Jobs: Less Commonly Taught Langs & Tech Use: Researcher, U of Maryland

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        1.     Holly Nalley , Less Commonly Taught Languages and Technology Use: Faculty Research Assistant, University of Maryland, USA


Message 1: Less Commonly Taught Languages and Technology Use: Faculty Research Assistant, University of Maryland, USA
Date: 11-Nov-2011
From: Holly Nalley <hnalleycasl.umd.edu>
Subject: Less Commonly Taught Languages and Technology Use: Faculty Research Assistant, University of Maryland, 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: Researcher

Specialty Areas: Less Commonly Taught Languages and Technology Use


Description:

The University of Maryland Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL)is seeking a faculty research assistant (FRA) to join in linguistic research inLess Commonly Taught Languages and in Technology Use. The projects inthese two areas support CASL's mission to conduct state-of-the-art researchthat will result in improved performance on language tasks relevant to thework of government language professionals.

Duties: The FRA will assist with research on various aspects of criticallanguages such as Pashto, Punjabi, and Bangla. Responsibilities includeliterature reviews, linguistic analysis, contributing to descriptive grammars ofcritical languages, and computational linguistics. The FRA will also performproject administrative duties, such as helping to prepare progress reports andschedule meetings.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree or higher in linguistics or a related field withtraining in computer science and computational linguistics, or in computerscience with training in linguistics and natural language processing.Background in Linux is essential. Coursework in or knowledge of a lesscommonly taught language, particularly a Middle Eastern, Central Asian, orSouth Asian language, is helpful. Also desirable is an ability and willingnessto learn to work with computer applications for linguistic research, quantitativeresearch methods, and corpus linguistics. The successful candidate will workas a member of a larger team and be motivated to receive training as 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-affiliated researchcenter. Its mission is to conduct state-of-the-science research that results inimproved performance on language tasks relevant to the work of governmentlanguage professionals. Our research focuses on improving knowledge ofless commonly taught languages; enhancing the acquisition and maintenanceof foreign language capability by government professionals; advancing thecapacity to use foreign language skills in government professions; andimproving the quality of human language technology.

Compensation for this position is competitive commensurate with experienceand education, plus fantastic benefits (e.g., healthcare, excellent retirementplans, 22 days for annual leave, 3 personal days, and 14 scheduled holidayleave days per University schedule).

Application: For earliest consideration, apply online. You will need to createan account and submit a cover letter, resume, list of references containingthe contact information for three professional referees, and up to three writingsamples.

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://jobs.umd.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=55842
Contact Information:
Holly Nalley Email: hnalleycasl.umd.edu

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