LINGUIST List 8.1810

Fri Dec 19 1997

Jobs: TESOL/Distance Ed, Sytax/Semantics, Programming

Editor for this issue: Elaine Halleck <>


  1. Marianna Di Paolo, TESOL/Distance Ed Job
  2. Andrew Barss, Syntax/Semantics, Tenure-track, U Arizona
  3. Thilo Goetz, Programming, IBM T.J. Watson Research

Message 1: TESOL/Distance Ed Job

Date: Wed, 17 Dec 1997 16:09:27 -0700
From: Marianna Di Paolo <>
Subject: TESOL/Distance Ed Job

The University of Utah and the Utah Education Consortium seek a Project
Director to help develop and oversee a large-scale TESOL/Bilingual
Education program for public school teachers, the Distance Education ESL
Endorsement Program (DEEEP). Preferably, the successful candidate will
have administrative experience in distance education, public school
administration, university and/or public school teaching, and a background
in TESOL. An M.A. in a closely related field is essential; a Ph.D. is
highly desireable. The Project Director must be able to work well with
several constituencies: The University of Utah's Graduate School of
Education and Linguistics Program, school district administrators,
instructional technology staff, and local school teachers.

Duties of the position include, but are not limited to:

 1) providing leadership among the constituencies and with the
outside public,
 2) managing and administering the program, including maintaining
accurate program records,
 3) managing the multi-million dollar budget, including accounting
and reporting procedures,
 4) commitment to continuing professional development in
ESL/Bilingual Education and distance education,
 5) overall coordination of all constituencies.

The Project Director must be willing to commit to a three-year non-tenure
track (12-month) contract, contingent upon a succesful performance
evaluation at the end of the first full year (30 June 1999). The contract
may be renewable on a longer term basis until 30 June 2002. Salary and
benefits competitive.
Please send a cover letter indicating qualifications for the position along
with a curriculum vita and names of three referees who have been asked to
send letters of recommendation directly to the committee. Chair Search

 Marianna Di Paolo
 University of Utah
 255 S Central Campus Dr Rm 2328
 Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0492
 fax: (801) 585-6255

The screening of files will begin on 30 January 1997; the position will
remain open until filled.

The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer
and encourages applications from women and minorities, and provides
reasonable accommodation to the known disabilities of applicants and

Marianna Di Paolo
University of Utah
Linguistics Program
255 S Central Campus Dr Rm 2328
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0492
FAX 801-585-6255
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Message 2: Syntax/Semantics, Tenure-track, U Arizona

Date: Fri, 19 Dec 1997 12:13:06 -0700 (MST)
From: Andrew Barss <barssU.Arizona.EDU>
Subject: Syntax/Semantics, Tenure-track, U Arizona

 December 17, 1997

The University of Arizona Department of Linguistics invites 
applications for an entry-level, tenure-track position with a
focus on syntax and semantics. Responsibilities will include
teaching students in the Ph.D. program in Linguistics, and 
students in the undergraduate major. The ability to teach in the
undergraduate general education curriculum will be regarded as a 
significant advantage.

Applications, consisting of a letter of interest describing 
research and teaching qualifications, a current curriculum 
vitae, the names and e-mail addresses of three referees, samples
of work, and evidence of teaching excellence, should be addressed

 Andrew Barss, Chair
 Syntax/Semantics Search Committee
 Department of Linguistics
 Douglass 200E
 University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721-0028

Review of applications will begin January 19, 1997. Ph.D. before 
appointment is strongly preferred. Inquiries are welcome.
E-mail: Telephone: 520-621-6897. Fax: 626-9014.

 The University of Arizona is an EEO/AA Employer-M/W/D/V
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Message 3: Programming, IBM T.J. Watson Research

Date: Fri, 19 Dec 1997 15:26:41 -0500
From: Thilo Goetz <>
Subject: Programming, IBM T.J. Watson Research

********** PROGRAMMING POSITION ******************
********** NATURAL LANGUAGE UNDERSTANDING GROUP ******************
********** IBM T. J. WATSON RESEARCH LABORATORY ******************
********** YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, NEW YORK ******************

 The Natural Language Understanding Group, Mathematical Sciences Dept.,
IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center (Yorktown Heights, NY) has an
opening for a Research Associate/Programmer (M.S. level). This is
a temporary, renewable one-year position. Primary job responsibility
will be the design and development of industrial strength SW in the
areas of text analysis/mining. We are looking for someone who is
interested in building systems to be deployed in real world applications
or products, i.e., in bridging the gap between research prototype and
systems impacting the real world. There is a strong emphasis on
self-motivation, broad competence in computer science/computational
linguistics, team work/communication skills, creativity and execution,
and serious programming experience (see below). Although there are no
guarantees, we expect this area to grow and so for the right person,
there is opportunity for renewal of the contract (up to 3 years) or
transition to a regular position. Here's what we're looking for:


The ideal candidate would have the following knowledge and experience.

Education: MA/MS in computer science or other field with background in computer

Programming languages:
Knowledge and experience in C/C++ required; Java is a plus.

Specialized Background:
Experience in implementing machine learning algorithms and/or
natural language processing algorithms is a plus.

Operating systems:
Required: Familiarity with Windows95/NT and Unix/AIX,
System programming/API experience on these operating systems not required.

General Software Development:
Familiarity with issues of large scale software development, e.g.,
API design and use, creation and integration of DLLs/Libraries,
source code control systems etc.

Candidates should send resumes and supporting letters to:

Thomas Hampp
phone: 914-945-1714
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