LINGUIST List 8.1238

Thu Aug 28 1997

Jobs: Eng Language & Ling, Speech Synthesis

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  1. M.H. Verspoor, Position in English Language & Linguistics
  2. Orhan Karaali, Speech Synthesis Position

Message 1: Position in English Language & Linguistics

Date: Wed, 27 Aug 1997 10:44:29 +0100
From: M.H. Verspoor <>
Subject: Position in English Language & Linguistics

Dear colleagues. This is the definite version of an announcement I 
sent earlier this summer. Please note that the deadline for 
application is SEPTEMBER 15


The Department of English Language and Literature offers courses to
students taking English as a main subject as well as to students from
other disciplines (in all ca 380 students). English language and
language acquisition are among the major subjects of the curriculum,
both in the first and in the higher years. The department actively
contributes to innovations in the fields of writing and
computer-assisted instruction and learning.

The research of the department's language section takes place within
the framework of the Centre for Language and Cognition (CLCG) of the
Faculty of Arts, and participates in the interfaculty Graduate School
for Behavioral and Cognitive Neurosciences (BCN). The research taking
place under the umbrella of the Chair of English comprises the
following areas: linguistic theory, descriptive linguistics and
language variation, language and language behaviour.

Job description
 carrying out, stimulating and leading research in the field of
 English language and linguistics. The professor will be expected to
 participate in directing a research theme in the CLCG. supervising
 doctoral dissertations. teaching English language and linguistics
 and proficiency at all levels. The `doctoral phase' includes
 courses within the Faculty's new translation and applied
 linguistics specialisations. Proficiency is taught to students
 taking English as a main subject as well as to students from other

 contributing to the management and organisation of the
 Department and the Faculty. leading a team of linguists and
 proficiency instructors.

 an academic degree in English Language and Literature and an
 English language PhD. 

 a thorough grounding in theoretical linguistics coupled with an interest
 in empirical and applied linguistic research and/or interdisciplinary 

 wide research experience, as demonstrated in publications in
 international journals. experience with initiating and supervising
 research, including doctoral dissertations.

 proven affinity with and wide-ranging experience in teaching English
 language and proficiency at an academic level; proven didactic talents.

 proven management skills. proven ability to work in a team.

 fluency in the Dutch language or a willingness to achieve fluency within
 two years of appointment.

 The salary will be in accordance with the salary scale for professors
 (between NLG 8,066 and NLG 11,824 gross per month). 

Please contact Prof. Dr G J de Haan, director of CLCG, for further
information (tel. ++31 50-3634492 or ++31 50-5251990 (at home), or

For further information about the Department of English please contact
Dr W M Verhoeven, Chair of the Department (tel. ++31 50-3635838 or
++31 594-637057 (at home), or EMail

Written information about the study programme is available from the
office of Moderne Europese Talen (tel. ++31 50-3635850, fax ++31
50-3635821, or EMail 

Applications enclosing a CV, a list of publications and referees
should be sent to Rijksuniversiteit Groingen; Dienst Peroneel en
Organisatie; Postbus 72; 9700AB Groningen, The Netherlands by
September 15th.

The envelope and the top of the letter should be marked with:
vacaturenummer 970801/2731 
Dr. M. H Verspoor tel: + 31-50-3637273 (work)
English Department + 31-50-5350447 (home)
Postbus 716 fax: + 31-50-3635821
9700AS Groningen e-mail:

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Message 2: Speech Synthesis Position

Date: Wed, 27 Aug 1997 13:32:21 -0500
From: Orhan Karaali <>
Subject: Speech Synthesis Position

MOTOROLA is a leading provider of wireless communications,
semiconductors, and advanced electronic systems, components, and

Motorola's Chicago Corporate Research Laboratory in Schaumburg,
IL, is seeking a researcher to join its Speech Synthesis and
Machine Learning Group.

The Speech Synthesis and Machine Learning Group at Motorola has
developed innovative neural network and signal processing
technologies for speech synthesis and speech recognition

Position Description: The duties of the position include applied
research as well as software design and development. Innovation
in research, application of technology, and a high level of
motivation is the standard for all members of the team. The
ability to work within a group to quickly implement and evaluate
algorithms in a rapid research/development cycle is essential.

Candidate's Qualifications:
* M.S. or Ph.D. in EE, CS or a related discipline
* Strong programming skills in the C++ language and knowledge of
 object-oriented programming techniques
* Good written and oral communication skills
* Expertise in at least one of the four fields listed below:
 * Computational and corpus linguistics, text processing, SGML.
 * Neural networks, genetic algorithms, decision trees.
 * Signal and speech processing, speech coders, speech production.
 * WIN32 and graphics (Direct3D and OpenGL) programming.

We offer an excellent salary and benefits package. For
consideration, please send or fax your resume to:

Motorola Corporate, Dept.T7100
1303 E. Algonquin Rd.
Schaumburg, IL 60196
Fax: (847)538-4688

Motorola is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action
employer. We welcome and encourage diversity in our workforce.
Proof of identity and eligibility to be employed in the United
States is required.

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