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LINGUIST List 23.2958

Fri Jul 06 2012

Jobs: Cognitive Sci; Comp Ling; Lang Acq: Executive Director, U of Maryland

Editor for this issue: Sarah Fox <sarahlinguistlist.org>

Date: 06-Jul-2012
From: Thomas Wallsten <tswallstumd.edu>
Subject: Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Language Acquisition: Executive Director, University of Maryland, Maryland, USA
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University or Organization: University of Maryland
Department: Center for Advanced Study of Language
Job Location: Maryland, USA
Web Address: http://www.casl.umd.edu
Job Rank: Executive Director

Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Less Commonly Taught Languages/Cultures, Cognitive/Social Psychology


Description:

The University of Maryland, College Park, invites applications for the
position of Executive Director of the Center for Advanced Study of
Language (CASL). Since its establishment in 2003, CASL's mission
has been to conduct cutting-edge research that results in improved
performance on foreign language and analysis tasks relevant to the
work of government language professionals.

Duties: The Executive Director (ED) has leadership responsibility for
research, operations, strategic planning, and compliance with
university and government requirements and regulations associated
with CASL's designation as a University Affiliated Research Center
(UARC). The ED's duties include developing and implementing the
US Government-approved research agenda; developing and
managing external relations and outreach to academia, industry, and
government for purposes of collaborative research and consultation;
and overseeing relevant UARC-designated activities and outreach,
collaboration, education, policy and evaluation. The ED ensures the
hiring and retention of the best researchers and research managers
in CASL's core compentencies and other relevant disciplines as well
as highly qualified financial, information technology, operations,
logistics, and security support staff. In addition to aligning CASL's
strategic plan with its mission to meet the needs of clients, the ED
provides leadership in identifying opportunities for partnering and
collaborating with academic departments and other research centers
on campus. The ED reports to the Vice President for Research and
directly supervises the directors of CASL's various units.

Qualifications: Candidates must have an advanced degree,
preferably a Ph.D., in a discipline related to one of CASL's core
competencies (e.g., Less Commonly Taught Languages and
Cultures; Second Language Acquisition; Computational Linguistics;
Linguistics; Cognitive or Social Psychology; Cognitive Science or
Cognitive Neuroscience), with a distinguished record of scholarly
achievement and/or leadership in one or more areas relevant to the
research foci of the center. Candidates' experience, research and
publications should show evidence of ability to tackle complex,
interdisciplinary research and to work collaboratively with a range of
institutions and researchers. Experience working closely with US
government and/or industry colleagues in non-academic settings is
essential. Candidates must qualify for an academic appointment
either as a tenured professor or as a professor of the practice in a
department consistent with their background. Candidates must hold
U.S. citizenship and be willing to obtain the appropriate security
clearance.

To Apply: For best consideration, applicants should submit a letter of
application, CV, and contact information for three professional
references online at the application URL below by Monday, August
20, 2012.

The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a
policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate
against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color,
sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or
national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political
affiliation. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. UM offers
an excellent benefits package. Please visit the University's web page
at http://www.uhr.umd.edu/benefits/ to view a full list of benefits and
the providers.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications: http://jobs.umd.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=57086
Contact Information:
Thomas Wallsten
Email: tswallstumd.edu

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