LINGUIST List 8.1824

Mon Dec 22 1997

Jobs: General English/Ling., ASL/English Interpreting

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  1. Michio FUNAKI, General English/Linguistics
  2. Wayne Cowart, ASL & ASL/English Interpreting

Message 1: General English/Linguistics

Date: Sat, 20 Dec 1997 20:55:50 +0900 (JST)
From: Michio FUNAKI <>
Subject: General English/Linguistics

The Department of English in Shizuoka University in Japan is searching for
a candidate, who can speak Japanese fluently ,to fill an assistant or
associate professor level tenure-track position in teaching 5 classes of
general English (namely reading and conversation English ) and one class of
lingguistics, starting on April 1,1998. The department particularly
encourages applications from scholars with active research interests in
either syntax or phonetics.

Applicants should satisfy the following qualifications;
(1) Degree: MA or Ph.D in linguistics, (2) Age: 27-49, (3) Native speaker
of English who a fluent speaker of Japanese .
Applications should include the following; 
$B!J(B1$B!K(Ba curriculum vitae and a Mac or MS-Dos formated text filed floppy disk 
which has saved the vitae, (2) copies of all publications, (3) transcript
of graduate school and a certificate of completion of graduate school, (4)
a from-the-waist-up photo.

 Completed applications must be received by January 14, 1998. 
Applications sent via email will not be accepted.

The address for correspondence regarding this position is:

To the Dean, the faculty of Education
Shizuoka University
836 Ohya, Shizuoka City 422

Inquiries may also be sent to the following email address:
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Message 2: ASL & ASL/English Interpreting

Date: Mon, 22 Dec 1997 16:06:06 -0500
From: Wayne Cowart <>
Subject: ASL & ASL/English Interpreting

ASL and ASL/English Interpreting

The Linguistics Program at the University of Southern Maine invites
applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position. This
individual will assume teaching and administrative duties in the Program's
ASL and ASL/English interpreting track. The successful candidate will be
responsible for developing a first rate program in ASL interpreting, while
forging collaborative relationships with other programs in the northeast.
The USM program has a statewide responsibility and the candidate should be
prepared to develop and/or exploit innovative approaches to making
excellent ASL and interpreter training available throughout Maine. The
Linguistics Program maintains an active laboratory, has produced two recent
books, and won substantial funding from NSF. The ideal candidate will be
prepared to become an active contributor to the linguistic and
psycholinguistic work of the lab, in addition to offering coursework on ASL
linguistics. A PhD in linguistics or a relevant discipline is required, as
well as native or near-native fluency in ASL. Candidates should have at
least five years paid interpreting experience and hold RID CI/CT/CDI or NAD
Level 5 Certification.

Portland offers proximity to the scholarly and cultural resources of Boston
(less than 2 hours drive to the south) as well as the recreational
attractions of the Maine coast.

Review of applications will begin February 16 and will continue until the
position is filled. Applicants should send a letter, CV, and names and
contact information for three references to Prof. Wayne Cowart, Linguistics
Program, University of Southern Maine, P.O. Box 9300, Portland, ME,
04104-9300. Final approval of this position is contingent upon
availability of funding. USM is an EEO/AA employer committed to diversity,
quality and reasonable accomodation.

We will be interviewing candidates at the LSA meeting in New York.


Wayne Cowart
 / Assoc. Prof. of Linguistics
 / Director, USM Core Curriculum
University of Southern Maine
96 Falmouth St.
Portland, ME 04104-9300

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