LINGUIST List 8.1668

Fri Nov 21 1997

Jobs: Semantics/Syntax, Phonetics, Spanish Ling.

Editor for this issue: Anita Huang <>


  1. Linguistics Board, Semantics/Syntax
  2. Pat Keating, Postdocs in Phonetics and Speech
  3. Robert L. Trammell, Spanish Linguistics

Message 1: Semantics/Syntax

Date: Thu, 20 Nov 97 12:56:16 PST
From: Linguistics Board <>
Subject: Semantics/Syntax




The Department of Linguistics at the University of California, Santa
Cruz, announces the opening of a one-year visiting position in
semantics or syntax for 1998 -99 (subject to administrative approval
of funding) . There is the possibility that the position could be
renewed for a second year.

Applicants should have a PhD degree in Linguistics and a research and
teaching specialization in semantics or syntax. The incumbent will be
expected to contrib ute breadth to our undergraduate curriculum and
may also contribute to the graduate curriculum. Applicants should
provide evidence of excellence in teaching.

The department has PhD and MA programs in theoretical linguistics
focused on syntax, semantics, and phonology and undergraduate majors
in Linguistics and Langua ge Studies. The teaching load for this
position will be four courses divided among three quarters on a (late)
September through June calendar. Further informa tion about the
program and the research interests of its faculty are available on the
internet at

RANK: Visiting Assistant Professor

SALARY: $41,200 - $45,900, commensurate with qualifications and experience

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Linguistics in hand by September,
1998. Research and teaching specialization in semantics or syntax.

POSITION AVAILABLE : 1998-99 academic year. Possibility of renewal
for 1999-2000.

APPLY TO: Applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum
vitae, copies of not more than three research papers, evidence of
teaching experience, and names and contact information for three
recommenders to:

Search Committee Chair
Department of Linguistics
University of California
Santa Cruz, CA 95064

Please refer to provision #T97-29 in your reply.

EFFECTIVE DATE: 1998-99 academic year. Possibility of renewal for 1999-2000.

CLOSING DATE: January 15, 1998
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Message 2: Postdocs in Phonetics and Speech

Date: Thu, 20 Nov 1997 14:42:49 PST
From: Pat Keating <keatingHUMnet.UCLA.EDU>
Subject: Postdocs in Phonetics and Speech

Postdocs in Phonetics and Speech

The Training Program in Phonetics and Speech at UCLA, which is funded
by NIH, announces TWO postdoctoral traineeships. One traineeship must
be taken up no later than June 30, 1998, with a maximum term of three
years; the application deadline for this position is March 1, 1998. 
The other traineeship will begin EITHER (subject to availability): by
June 30, 1998, with a maximum term of three years, OR any time between
July 1 1998 and June 30 1999, with a maximum term of two years. The
application deadline for this position has not yet been fixed, but
applications and expressions of interest are welcome. Trainees must
have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. by the beginning of the
appointment, and must be US citizens or permanent residents.

The training program is designed for linguists and non-linguists, with
or without extensive background in phonetics, who want further
training in the areas of phonetics and speech. The primary duty of
trainees is to carry out research, though trainees may also audit
courses to further their training. Each trainee has one or more
faculty adviser who supervises the trainee's research. The following
participating faculty are currently available to sponsor postdocs: in
the Linguistics Department: Pat Keating, especially for research using
the Carstens Articulograph or on the perception of prosody (contact for more information); Ian Maddieson, for
projects using the Articulograph or on phonetic and phonological
universals (; Sun-Ah Jun, for projects involving
prosody, especially a psychologist interested in acquisition or
sentence processing, or a neuropsychologist interested in the
loss/retention/re- acquisition of prosody (; Bruce
Hayes/Donca Steriade, for research in phonetically- driven phonology,
especially the phonetic basis of constraints (
or; Susie Curtiss, for research on
neurolinguistics and developmental language disorders
(; and in the UCLA Medical School Bureau of Glottal
Affairs: Jody Kreiman/Bruce Gerratt, for research on voice

To apply, send an application letter, a CV, names and contact
information for references, and one or two sample papers to Prof.
Patricia Keating, Linguistics, UCLA, Los Angeles CA, 90095-1543. In
your application letter, please say who you would want to work with
and describe the kinds of research projects you would want to be
involved in, in terms of your past experience and what you would hope
to learn at UCLA. Because this is a training program in phonetics and
speech, each trainee must have a phonetics or speech component in at
least one research project; therefore, if it is not obvious, please
clarify the speech/phonetics component of your proposed activities. 
Applications will not be considered if the research plan is either
entirely outside the scope of the training program, or does not match
the interests of the particular faculty available.

The stipend scale is set by NIH and currently ranges from $20,292/year
for a new Ph.D., to $32,300/year for 7 or more years post-Ph.D. 
Health insurance, an allowance for conference travel, and research
expenses are also provided. Trainees may also hold temporary teaching
positions, e.g. in the Linguistics Department. 

Interviews will be available at the January 1998 LSA meeting in New
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Message 3: Spanish Linguistics

Date: Thu, 20 Nov 1997 20:18:06
From: Robert L. Trammell <>
Subject: Spanish Linguistics

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Applications are now due in our office by December 1st
for position previously advertised in MLA job information list and on the

ASST PROF OF SPANISH-LINGUISTICS, tenure track, contingent upon final
funding. Required: PhD in Spanish Linguistics with competence in
Pedagogy, native or near-native fluency in Spanish, 3 yrs college teaching
experience inc language, publication or demonstrated scholarly promise,
evidence of excellence in teaching. Responsibilities inc courses in
linguistics, such as ESL and sociolinguistics, Spanish language and
culture, history and structure of Spanish, methods of teaching foreign
languages inc supervision of GTAs. Send letter of application with vita,
sample publication, three letters of reference, to Prof. M.A. Gosser
Esquilin or Dr. Robert Trammell, Co-Chairs of Spanish Linguistics Search
Committee, by November 10th.

Department of Languages and Linguistics, Florida Atlantic University, 777
Glades Rd., Boca Raton, FL 33431-0991 FAX: 561-367-2657
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