LINGUIST List 24.1661

Sat Apr 13 2013

Jobs: Phonetics; Phonology: Research Scientist, University of Maryland

Editor for this issue: Sarah Fox <>

Date: 10-Apr-2013
From: Holly Nalley <>
Subject: Phonetics; Phonology: Research Scientist, University of Maryland, Maryland, USA
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University or Organization: University of Maryland Job Location: Maryland, USA Web Address:
Job Rank: Research Scientist

Specialty Areas: Phonetics; Phonology


The University of Maryland Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL) is seeking to expand its research capability in the area of phonetics, laboratory phonology, and speech science. Applications are invited for a research scientist to join CASL’s interdisciplinary research program investigating a range of basic issues and applied problems related to working with or learning foreign languages. Current projects in phonetics include the description and acoustic analysis of tone and related systems in Asian and African languages, second language speech perception, and the development of speech recognition aids for a range of critical languages. Overall, the successful candidate will assist in the development of research projects that enable government employees – especially foreign language professionals – to improve their performance.

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

Qualifications: Candidates must have an earned Ph.D. in Linguistics, Psychology, Engineering or a related field with a focus on phonetics and/or laboratory phonology, preferably from a cognitive/perceptual/experimental point of view, and a record of individual research achievement pointing to a strong promise of publication. The center is seeking people who will play a leading role in the strategic direction of CASL and will participate in multiple research projects in their field. Candidates’ research and publications should demonstrate the ability to tackle interdisciplinary research and to work collaboratively with a range of institutions and researchers.

CASL, established in 2003, is one of 14 university-affiliated research centers in the nation. 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 government professions, and improving the quality of human language technology. For more information, please visit the department URL.

Application: For best consideration, please apply online by May 15, 2013 at the application website. You will need to create an account and submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae (CV), three writing samples and a list of references containing the contact information for at least three professional referees. 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.

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

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)
Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Holly Nalley Email:

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