LINGUIST List 8.1778

Fri Dec 12 1997

Jobs: Theoretical/Computational, French, Arabic

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  1. Detmar Meurers, Job openings at Univ. of Tuebingen
  2. Beatrice C Dupuy, Jobs: Instructor positions in French
  3. Remi Zajac, Jobs at CRL: Arabic Computational Linguistics

Message 1: Job openings at Univ. of Tuebingen

Date: Thu, 11 Dec 1997 09:42:09 +0100 (MET)
From: Detmar Meurers <>
Subject: Job openings at Univ. of Tuebingen

The Division of Computational Linguistics in the Dept. of Linguistics
at the University of Tuebingen, Germany is searching for

	 two theoretical or computational linguists
to work in a project of the Sonderforschungsbereich 340 ``Theoretische
Grundlagen der Computerlinguistik''. The project is concerned with the
development, formalization, and implementation of a large syntax
fragment for German in combination with a constraint logic programming
language for this purpose. It continues the work carried out in the
projects B4 and B8, cf.,
Applicants should have either one of the following qualifications:
1. strong background in the syntax of German, good knowledge of HPSG,
 and an interest in the formalization and implementation of
 a large German syntax fragment.
2. intimate knowledge of the theory and implementation of constraint 
 resolution and an interest in applying this knowledge to the
 linguistic domain of constraints on word order.
The positions are at the rank of "Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter"
(M.A. or Ph.D. required). The salary is on the German payscale of BAT
IIa/2 (with M.A. in hand) or BATIIa (with Ph.D. in hand). The
positions are funded for three years (until December 2000).
Applications should include CV, an outline of research
experience/interests, and names and addresses of two referees. A
sample publication representative of the applicant's research
expertise would be helpful.

Applications should be sent by mail or email to the address
below. Those received by January 31st, 1998 will receive full
consideration, although interviews may start at any time.
Dale Gerdemann and Erhard W. Hinrichs
Seminar fuer Sprachwissenschaft, Abt. Computerlinguistik
Eberhard-Karls Universitaet Tuebingen
Kleine Wilhelmstr. 113
D-72074 Tuebingen, Germany
In case of equal qualifications, preference will be given to persons
with disabilities.

The University of Tuebingen strives to increase the representation of
female scientists. Women are, therefore, especially encouraged to
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Message 2: Jobs: Instructor positions in French

Date: Thu, 11 Dec 1997 21:58:23 -0600 (CST)
From: Beatrice C Dupuy <>
Subject: Jobs: Instructor positions in French

The Department of French & Italian at Louisiana State University is
seeking to hire several Instructors.


M.A. degree or equivalent with concentration in French, Language
Education, Second Language Acquisition or Applied Linguistics; native
or near-native fluency in French; experience in teaching French at
college or secondary level required. Excellence in teaching, knowledge
of multimedia applications to teaching. Responsibilities: teach
elementary and intermediate courses in French. A few positions may
require addition competence in Cajun/Louisiana French. Salary will be
commensurate with qualifications and experience. Anticipated hire date
is August 1998. Screening of applications will begin January 10, 1998
and will continue until candidates are selected. Submit letter of
application, resume, three letters of recommendation and a portfolio
with contents reflecting teaching activity (video of teaching is a
plus) to:

 Jeff Humphries, Chair
 Dept. of French & Italian
 205 Prescott Hall
 Louisiana State University
 Baton Rouge, LA 70803-5309
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Message 3: Jobs at CRL: Arabic Computational Linguistics

Date: Thu, 11 Dec 1997 19:23:20 -0700 (MST)
From: Remi Zajac <>
Subject: Jobs at CRL: Arabic Computational Linguistics

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 Arabic Computational Linguistic Positions

The Computing Research Laboratory (CRL) at New Mexico State
University, a leading research laboratory specializing in multilingual
computing and applications has an immediate opening for an Arabic
computational linguist.

CRL urgently seeks qualified a individual to lead the development of
the static knowledge sources (grammars, lexicons, etc.) for the
analysis side of an Arabic machine translation system. The mandatory
requirements for the position include:

 +Graduate work in linguistics
 +Expertise in natural language processing or related areas
 +Fluency in Arabic
 +Fluency in English
 +Experience with word processing on the computer
 +Good communication skills

Any of the following will be a plus:

 +Expertise in programming
 +Graduate work in Arabic linguistics
 +Expertise in Arabic natural language processing

Duration of appointment: 18 months, with a possibility of extension.
Salary will strongly depend on qualifications. This could be an
excellent post-doctorate experience.

If you have a M.Sc. or equivalent and 2 years of working experience,
please apply for a Computational Linguist II position.

If you have a Ph.D. or equivalent and 4 or more years of working
experience, please apply for a Computational Linguist III position.


Send a CV, three letters of reference and a cover letter describing
your career goals and qualifications and naming the position for which
you are applying to:

 Angelic Sena
 Computing Research Laboratory, New Mexico State University
 Box 30001 / Dept. 3CRL
 Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001


The Computing Research Laboratory (CRL), located on the New Mexico
State University campus in Las Cruces, New Mexico, is an
internationally acclaimed center of research excellence. The
laboratory mainly focuses on natural language processing applications
(machine translation, multilingual information retrieval, extraction
and summarization), interface design, and knowledge representation.

Information about CRL and its projects can be found at
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