LINGUIST List 8.353

Wed Mar 12 1997

Jobs: Computational, Spanish, Phonology

Editor for this issue: T. Daniel Seely <>


  1. Erhard Hinrichs, Computational Linguistics
  2. A. Jacqueline Toribio, Spanish Language and Linguistics
  3. Consuela Miley, Phonology Replacement

Message 1: Computational Linguistics

Date: Tue, 11 Mar 1997 12:37:18 +0100 (MET)
From: Erhard Hinrichs <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics



We are advertising two research positions in the VERBMOBIL project,
which is funded by the German Ministry for Education and Research
(BMBF). VERBMOBIL is concerned with the development of a portable
speech-to-speech translation system for "face-to-face"-communication.

The VERBMOBIL subproject at the Department of Computational
Linguistics in Tuebingen includes the following two tasks:

- Finite State Parsing and Chunk Parsing
- German-to-English translations of VERBMOBIL spoken-language
 dialogues, manual and automatic alignment of German/English
 bilingual corpora and the construction of a tree bank for the
 English VERBMOBIL corpus.

There is one research position to be filled for each of the two tasks.

Candidates for the position in finite state parsing and chunk parsing
should have extensive programming experience in C and/or C++, should be
thoroughly familiar with the theory and implementation of finite state
automata, finite state transducers and robust parsing techniques, and
would be expected to contribute to the implementation of a working
subsystem of VERBMOBIL in collaboration with other VERBMOBIL sites.

Candidates for the position in dialogue translation, corpus alignment
and tree bank construction should have native or near-native
competence in English, have research experience in English syntax, and
be familiar with alignment techniques for bilingual corpora.
Knowledge of German is highly desirable.

The second phase of the VERBMOBIL project started in January 1997.
Funding is guaranteed until December 1998. Contingent on a successful
midterm review, funding is expected to be extended until December
2000. Successful candidates would be expected to take up the
positions as soon as possible. The positions are at the rank of
"Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter" (salary on the German payscale of
BAT IIa; minimum of 65 000 DM per year).
Applications should include CV and an outline of research experience
and interests. Names and addresses of references would be helpful.
Applications should be sent by mail or email to the address below.

Prof. Erhard W. Hinrichs
Seminar fuer Sprachwissenschaft
Abt. Computerlinguistik
Eberhard-Karls Universitaet Tuebingen
Kleine Wilhelmstr. 113
D-72074 Tuebingen

Applications received by April 11th, 1997 will receive full
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Message 2: Spanish Language and Linguistics

Date: Tue, 11 Mar 1997 12:47:15 -0800
From: A. Jacqueline Toribio <>
Subject: Spanish Language and Linguistics

Coordinator of Lower Language Division Program
Department of Spanish & Portuguese; University of California, Santa Barbara

OF EMPLOYMENT to coordinate its lower division language program and teach
undergraduate and graduate courses. The position of Lecturer with
Potential Security of Employment (PSOE), although not a ladder faculty
position, is a potentially permanent position, equivalent to tenure-track.
Responsibilities will involve (i) running a very large language pgoram in
Spanish and Portuguese, involving the coordination fo approximately 100
language classes per year taught by approximately 40 TAs and Temporary
Lecturers; (ii) the training and supervision of instructors; (iii) textbook
selection, testing, grading, and other aspects of the language pgoram; (iv)
teaching a appropriate number of courses, including a graduate course in
Teaching Methodology required for all new TAs, and undergraduate courses
such as Spanish for native speakers, advanced Spanish grammar and
composition, and possibly courses in Hispanic Linguistics.

Native or near-native fluency in Spanish required; knowledge of or fluency
in Portuguese highly desirable. Ph.D in an area of Hispanic Studies or
Teaching Methodology is required by time of appointment. Expertise or
previus exprience in language teaching metholology, language acquisition or
other area of linguistics preferred. Appointment effective July 1, 1997.

To apply, submit a letter of application, current CV and arrange to have
three letters of recommendation sent to: Search Committee for Language
Coordinator, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Phelps Hall, UCSB, Santa
Barbara, CA 93106.

Application deadline March 15, 1997. Telephone (805)893-2865/3161.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
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Message 3: Phonology Replacement

Date: Tue, 11 Mar 1997 15:05:36 -0800 (PST)
From: Consuela Miley <>
Subject: Phonology Replacement


POSITION:		Lecturer in Linguistics and Language Development

RANK:			Part-time (One Year Leave Replacement)

APPOINTMENT DATE:	August 25, 1997

QUALIFICATIONS:		PhD or ABD in Linguistics 

			Demonstrated ability to teach the
 following: both articulatory and acoustic
 phonetics with emphasis on teaching	
 production and perception of the
 sounds of languages of the world; beginning and
 advanced phonology,
 including phonological universals and experimental
 Awareness of and sensitivity to the educational
 needs of a multicultural population. 
 Preference given to those engaged in scholarly

RESPONSIBILITIES:	Teach courses in linguistics at the undergraduate
 and graduate level.Hold regular office hours.
 Work cooperatively with other faculty and staff. 

SALARY RANGE:		$33,876 - $42,636 full-time basis

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:	Please submit a letter of application, current
 curriculum vitae, a transcript of graduate course
 work, three letters of recommendation, and
 teaching evaluations to:

 Dr. Denise Murray, Chair
 Department of Linguistics and Language Development
 San Jose State University
 One Wasington Square
 San Jose CA 95192-0093

This position will remain open until filled, but please reply before March
20, 1997.

San Jose State University is California's oldest public institution of
higher learning. It is located at the southern end of San Francisco Bay
near downtown San Jos, California's second largest city and hub of the
Silicon Valley. Many of Northern California's most popular educational,
recreational, cultural and natural attractions are close by. A member of
the 22-campus California State University, San Jose State enrolls over
26,000 students in programs spanning a wide range of academic disciplines.
The student body reflects the multicultural character of the Bay Area, and
the University is committed to diversity in its faculty and student body,
encouraging multiple cultural and gender perspectives among all members of
its community.

Position vacancy announcements are available in alternate formats to
accommodate disabilities, call (408) 924-4320. SJSU does not discriminate
on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual
orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age disability, disabled veterans
or Vietnam Era veterans status. This policy applies to all SJSU student,
faculty and staff programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations are
made for applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding this policy
should be directed to the Director, Office of Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action. One Washington Square, Adm. 112 San
Jose, Ca. 95193-00033. (408).924.1115
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