LINGUIST List 8.1625

Wed Nov 12 1997

Jobs: Dean (NTID), Research Assistant (U. York, UK)

Editor for this issue: Martin Jacobsen <>


  1. Dr. Word, Dean--National Technical Institute for the Deaf
  2. Richard Ogden, Research Assistant, University of York, UK

Message 1: Dean--National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Date: Mon, 10 Nov 1997 15:55:24 -0500 (EST)
From: Dr. Word <>
Subject: Dean--National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Dean Position Announcement

Applications and nominations are now being accepted for the position
of Dean of the National Technical Institute for the Deaf-- a job
unique in the world of higher education.

The National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), one of the seven
colleges of Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), is a
federally-funded institution created by an Act of Congress in 1966. It
is the largest post-secondary program in the world offering mainstream
higher education opportunities to deaf and hard-of-hearing
students. It has more than 1,100 students enrolled in undergraduate
and graduate programs in NTID and in the other colleges of RIT.

Rochester Institute of Technology is among the nation's most highly
rated comprehensive technological universities. RIT has an enrollment
of more than 12,000 students and offers undergraduate and graduate
degrees in over 230 different majors.

The Dean of NTID is the chief academic officer of the college. NTID
has over 250 faculty and 270 staff organized into seven different
centers, each of which reports directly to the Dean. Working with the
faculty of NTID, the provost of RIT, and the vice president for NTID,
the Dean is responsible for curriculum, faculty and staff development,
and oversight of programming and support services for all deaf and
hard-of-hearing students enrolled throughout the seven colleges of
RIT. The Dean of NTID reports to both the RIT provost and to the vice
president for NTID, and is a member of the RIT Deans' Council.

Because of the broad responsibilities and unique character of NTID, we
seek an exceptionally well-qualified person--a proven leader with
vision--to fill this position. The following qualifications are

 * Record of achievement and leadership in progressively 
 more responsible positions in higher education
 * Experience in curriculum development and management
 * Earned doctorate or equivalent
 * Teaching experience at the college level
 * Ability to communicate in sign language
 * Ability to lead and contribute in meaningful ways to 
 RIT's commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and 
 individual differences

In addition, the following qualifications are preferred:
 * Sign language fluency
 * Understanding of and ability to articulate aspects of 
 deaf culture, language, and communication
 * Record of scholarship
 * Knowledge of technical and career-oriented post-
 secondary education

Applications should include a letter of interest which briefly
addresses the qualifications listed above, a curriculum vitae, and the
names, addresses, and telephone numbers of five professional

Applications will be reviewed as they are received. All 
applications must arrive by January 30, 1998. Nominations and 
applications should be sent to:

 Search Committee for the Dean
 National Technical Institute for the Deaf
 Office of the Vice President for NTID
 Rochester Institute of Technology
 52 Lomb Memorial Drive
 Rochester, NY 14623-5604

Rochester Institute of Technology is an affirmative action/equal
employment opportunity employer. People who are deaf or
hard-of-hearing, have a disability, or are women or members of a
minority group, are especially encouraged to apply.

 For more information: (e-mail) (World Wide Web)
 (716) 475-4944 (FAX)

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Message 2: Research Assistant, University of York, UK

Date: Tue, 11 Nov 1997 17:02:53 +0000 (GMT)
From: Richard Ogden <>
Subject: Research Assistant, University of York, UK


The Department of Language & Linguistic Science at the University of
York, UK, is looking for a Research Assistant to work on the project
'An integrated prosodic approach to device-independent,
natural-sounding speech synthesis'. The project is funded by the
EPSRC, and is being carried out in collaboration with Cambridge
University and University College London.

The post offered is for two years, starting from 1 April 1998. (NB:
This is misprinted in an advert in The Guardian 11.11.97 as 1 January

The Research Assistant will be responsible for conducting work on
timing in spoken British English. York's contribution to the project
will be in the timing domain, with focus on the relationship between
linguistic structure and timing. Initially the work will concentrate
on syllable joins within words of differing metrical structures, but
later on the focus will shift to word-joins, and then to faster and
more casual speech. The person appointed will also share
responsibility for disseminating the findings, and writing up the
results. The work will be done in conjunction with colleagues in
Cambridge and London.

The person appointed will have a degree in linguistics with phonetics
and phonology, and a master's degree in a relevant field; good
computing skills (particularly using UNIX and ESPS/WAVES) and
experience of the acoustic analysis of speech are also essential. An
understanding of statistical methods and their application to large
databases would be an advantage.

The salary offered is GBP16,927, point 6 at Grade 1B. 

Further information about the Department and the project is
available on the World Wide Web:

Informal enquiries can also be made to Prof. John Local or Dr. Richard
Ogden (Department of Language & Linguistic Science, University of
York, Heslington, YORK YO1 5DD, e-mail: lang4 or

Further information, including details about how to apply, can be
obtained from: The Personnel Officer, University of York, Heslington,
York YO1 5DD (or e-mail, quoting reference number
e-mail/6064. The closing date for applications is 28 November 1997.

This advert is also available on the world wide web:
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