LINGUIST List 8.326

Wed Mar 5 1997

Jobs: JPN Instructor, Ling Products

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  1. Dennis R. Preston, JPN Instructor Position at MSU
  2. inXight Human Resources, Job: Linguistic Products Program Manager -- Grenoble, France

Message 1: JPN Instructor Position at MSU

Date: Mon, 3 Mar 1997 22:01:36 -0400
From: Dennis R. Preston <>
Subject: JPN Instructor Position at MSU

Michigan State University seeks to fill a full-time position in
Japanese language at the instructor level for 1997-98, renewable
contingent upon funding and performance. Duties include teaching 2 or
3 courses per semester, supervising graduate assistants, and program
development. Required are: at least an M.A. in Japanese pedagogy,
linguistics, foreign language teaching, or related field; experience
in teaching American college students; training in proficiency
approaches; and native or near native fluency in both Japanese and
English. Candidates with experience in teaching intermediate and
advanced levels and/or strong background in technology preferred.
Send an application letter stating experience (including duties,
textbooks), C.V., 3 letters of recommendation, and US visa status if
noncitizen to George F. Peters, Chair, A-615 Wells Hall, Dept. of
Linguistics and Languages, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
48824-1027. Those chosen on the short list will be later asked to
submit a videotape of class teaching. Review of files will begin on
March 28, 1997, and continue until the position is filled. AA/EOE

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Mutsuko Endo Hudson Dept. of Linguistics
and Languages Michigan State University East Lansing, MI 48824
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Message 2: Job: Linguistic Products Program Manager -- Grenoble, France

Date: Tue, 4 Mar 1997 18:35:29 PST
From: inXight Human Resources <>
Subject: Job: Linguistic Products Program Manager -- Grenoble, France

InXight Software, Inc.
Grenoble, France

InXight, a recently formed Xerox New Enterprise Company located in
Palo Alto, California, develops leading-edge technology that supports
intelligent information access and markets this technology to software
Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) for use within their
applications. Much of our technology originates in the Xerox Palo
Alto Research Center and the Rank Xerox Research Centre in Grenoble,
France, and we work closely with top research teams in both centers in
the areas of computational linguistics, information retrieval,
information visualization and user interface design. Our announced
OEM partners include Oracle, Infoseek, TextWise, Citadel Computer,
Verity and Microsoft, as well as several Xerox business divisions.

We are looking for a Linguistic Products Program Manager to work at
the Grenoble research facility on behalf of InXight. This person will
be part of InXight's development organization and will function as
InXight's on-site liaison with RXRC research teams. The position
reports to the InXight Director of Development in Palo Alto, with a
dotted line report to the Director of the RXRC Grenoble lab. He/she
will have the following responsibilities:

1. management and maintenance of linguistic source materials,
including stemmers, analyzers, taggers, noun phrase extractors, and
lightweight parsing modules for European languages

2. identification of and technical liaison with lexical technology
and content suppliers in Europe

3. management of contractors hired to extend and/or maintain source
materials and products 4. in conjunction with InXight advanced
product planning, evaluation of new technologies developed at RXRC and
elsewhere for possible inclusion in InXight's product lines

5. direct contact with InXight product planning regarding existing
and upcoming competitors in InXight's areas of business 6. support
for InXight customer engagements and sales efforts in Europe

The role described above requires a person with good computational
linguistic skills, especially at the lexicographic level, in addition
to good program management skills, including organization,
communication with different audiences, and the ability to grasp
complex issues quickly. While all of these skills are important, the
technical activities are the primary focus of this role.

The successful candidate will possess all of the above skills, plus a
desire to immerse him/herself in an exciting, fast-paced environment
where the contributions of every individual in the company determine
our success or failure. He/she will have at least four years of
development experience in commercial natural language processing
and/or lexicography, and will have a university degree in
computational linguistics or a related field along with some
postgraduate study. Other relevant experience, such as
program/product management or OEM sales is a definite plus.

Native/near-native fluency in English is required; proficiency in
French and/or other European languages is desirable. The ability to
work in a European Union country is also desirable; however, given the
right candidate, InXight will help to arrange the necessary permits.
The position will require travel to Palo Alto several times per year.

InXight offers the unique opportunity to bring cutting-edge technology
into the commercial world in a fun, rewarding environment. Benefits
include a competitive compensation package that includes company stock

Interested parties should send resume and cover letter (if via e-mail,
they should be in the body of the message, not as an attachment) to
either of the following:

InXight Human Resources Human Resources
PAHV-109 Rank Xerox Research Centre
3400 Hillview Ave. 6, chemin de Maupertuis
Palo Alto, CA 94304 38240 Meylan (Grenoble)
USA France

fax: +1-415-813-7217 fax: +33 4 76 61 50 99

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