LINGUIST List 26.3164

Mon Jul 06 2015

Jobs: General Linguistics: Assistant Director for Graduate Research, University of Maryland

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Date: 06-Jul-2015
From: Tess Wood <>
Subject: General Linguistics: Assistant Director for Graduate Research, University of Maryland, Maryland, USA
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University or Organization: University of Maryland
Department: Maryland Language Science Center
Job Location: Maryland, USA
Web Address:
Job Title: Assistant Director for Graduate Research

Job Rank: Rank Open; Research Faculty

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics


The Maryland Language Science Center (LSC) has an opening for the position of Assistant Director for Graduate Research. The position is primarily associated with two 5-year PhD training awards, from the National Science Foundation and the Department of Education. The Assistant Director will play a central role in managing interdisciplinary research training activities in language science.

The appointment will be made on the Research Faculty track, at a rank commensurate with qualifications (e.g., Assistant Research Professor, Faculty Specialist). The appointment is for an initial 1-year term, renewable for the duration of funding.

Responsibilities include developing interdisciplinary research networks, building relations that link research with science policy, assisting in research on innovative graduate training mechanisms, coordinating research and research skills training programs, communicating results of the research training, and mentoring students and student groups.

Information on the NRT and OSEP training programs can be found at

Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s degree, excellent English speaking and writing skills, strong organizational abilities, and the ability to interact comfortably with a wide variety of people and technologies.

Preferred qualifications: An advanced degree with research experience (MA or PhD), ideally in an area of language science. Experience of organizing teams and partnerships, using electronic communications for public engagement (e.g., modern web CMS, social media), grant development and management.

To be considered for this position applicants must apply on line at the application website below and submit a Cover Letter, CV, List of 3 References, and a Writing sample (academic and/or broad public communication).

The position is open until filled, but review of applications will begin on July 17th, 2015. Applications submitted after that date will be considered.

Diversity statement: The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Application Deadline: 17-Jul-2015 (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Dr. Tess Wood

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