LINGUIST List 8.1153

Thu Aug 7 1997

Jobs: Australia, Delaware, New York (Cymfony)

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  1. David Blair, Australian National Place Names Project - Research Fellow
  2. Caroline Heycock, Job: Linguistics at Delaware
  3. Rohini K. Srihari, Position: Computational Linguist

Message 1: Australian National Place Names Project - Research Fellow

Date: Thu, 07 Aug 1997 14:48:07 +1000
From: David Blair <>
Subject: Australian National Place Names Project - Research Fellow


The aim of the National Place Names Project is to construct a
comprehensive database of an estimated 4 million Australian place
names, compiled on a linguistic, etymological and historical
basis. This position is funded by a grant from the Australian Research
Council to the Australian Academy of the Humanities.

The appointee will develop the methodologies, the procedures and the
regional structures that are necessary for the National Place Names
Project to succeed. As part of this process, the appointee will assist
in organising a conference with international participation from place
names experts, in order to develop methodological best practice for
the Project.

Applicants must have a doctoral degree, or be about to submit their
dissertation, in a relevant field. They must have experience in
lexicography, in historical linguistics or in other relevant research,
sufficient to carry out the tasks of the Project.

Preference will be given to applicants who have research experience in
place names study, and who have a record of publications in this
field. Experience in liaising with government departments and in
organising meetings and conferences would be an advantage.

Enquiries and further information package: Mr David Blair, on +61 +2
9850 8736, fax +61 +2 9850 6900 (e-mail: An
application package MUST be obtained prior to sending your

The position is available from 1 October 1997, for a fixed term of two

Salary range: Level B (Lecturer) $42,042 to $51,113 per annum.

Applications, including full curriculum vitae, visa status, and the
names and addresses of three referees should be forwarded to the
Recruitment Manager, Personnel Office, Macquarie University, NSW 2109
by 1 September 1997. Applications will not be acknowedged unless
specifically requested.
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Message 2: Job: Linguistics at Delaware

Date: Thu, 7 Aug 97 13:32:59 -0400
From: Caroline Heycock <heycockUDel.Edu>
Subject: Job: Linguistics at Delaware

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Delaware
( is seeking an Assistant Professor,
tenure track, with a specialization in one or more of the following
areas: computational linguistics, semantics,theoretical second
language acquisition. The individual will be expected to contribute
to the current strengths of the department in theoretical linguistics,
and to the integration of Linguistics and Cognitive Science (including
researchers in Psychology, Computer Science, Philosophy, Neuroscience,
Educational Studies, and the Applied Science and Engineering
Laboratory). The successful candidate will teach graduate and
undergraduate level courses in his/her area, as well as some
undergraduate service courses. The position will begin 9/1/98. PhD
by time of appointment. 

Interested candidates should send a letter of application detailing
how they meet the position description, CV, samples of
research/publications, and names of three referees, who the candidate
has asked to send letters of recommendation directly to the Search
Committee. All application material, including recommendations,
should be received by December 10, 1997. Candidates should indicate
(in their application or by e-mail) whether they plan to attend any of
the following conferences: the North East Linguistic Society, the
Boston University Conference on Language Development, the Linguistic
Society of America. Send materials to Linguistics Search Committee,
Department of Linguistics, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
19716-2551. E-mail inquiries should be sent to Professor Caroline
Heycock, the Chair of the Search Committee, at

"The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer Which
Encourages Applications From Minority Groups And Women."
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Message 3: Position: Computational Linguist

Date: Thu, 07 Aug 1997 16:53:32 -0400
From: Rohini K. Srihari <>
Subject: Position: Computational Linguist

Postion Available: Computational Linguist

Cymfony Research, located in Western New York, is a company that
specializes in research and development of cutting-edge information
technology. Areas of specialization include natural language
processing (NLP) and multimodal information retrieval. Cymfony is
actively engaged in developing NLP-based document processing
technology. This includes tools for document browsing and information
extraction. We have an immediate opening for a computational linguist
to participate in the information technology effort.

Interested candidates should have an advanced degree (Ph.D. preferred)
in computational linguistics. Experience with grammar development,
parsing technology, and finite state parsing techniques in particular
are required. Special consideration will be given to individuals
having experience with statistical methods in natural language
processing. In addition, the candidate must have software development
experience in C/C++, Java, LISP, and shell scripting languages such as
Perl. Candidates must have experience on both Unix and PC (Windows
95/NT) platforms.

Preference will be given to individuals who are already in the US or
have permission to work in the US.

Please forward resumes (with references) to:

5500 Main St.
Williamsville, NY 14221
Fax: (716)-565-0308
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