LINGUIST List 9.1674

Tue Nov 24 1998

Jobs: Speech Technology, Semantics

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  1. Steve Isard, Lectureship in Speech Technology - University of Edinburgh
  2. Kevin A. Dougherty, Semantics/ General Ling at Swarthmore College

Message 1: Lectureship in Speech Technology - University of Edinburgh

Date: Mon, 23 Nov 1998 16:54:04 GMT
From: Steve Isard <stephenicstr.ed.ac.uk>
Subject: Lectureship in Speech Technology - University of Edinburgh

 Lecturer in Speech Technology

 Centre for Speech Technology Research
 Department of Linguistics
 University of Edinburgh

The Department of Linguistics expects to appoint a Lecturer in Speech
Technology, to be based in the Centre for Speech Technology Research (CSTR),
from October, 1999. The appointee will be expected to serve in rotation as
Director of CSTR. (Final approval of the post is pending.)

CSTR is one of the leading international laboratories for speech technology,
and has a track record of work in speech synthesis, speech recognition and
speaker characterisation. (See http://www.cstr.ed.ac.uk for a description of
current work.) CSTR is an integral part of the Edinburgh University natural
language research community and participates in fruitful collaborations with
other groups involved in natural language generation, spoken dialogue systems,
artificial intelligence and neural nets. There are also strong links within
the Department of Linguistics, which has a distinguished history of research
in phonetics and speech, and established CSTR in 1984.

Although we will consider applicants in any area of speech technology,
preference will be given to applicants with special interests in speech
recognition, to balance our current strength in speech synthesis, as
exemplified in the Festival synthesis system.

The appointee will be expected to conduct and publish research of the highest
standard, to build up and lead a team of speech researchers, and to contribute
to Departmental teaching, primarily at the postgraduate level.

Informal enquiries about the post can be made to:

Professor Jim Miller
Department of Linguistics,
Adam Ferguson Building
George Square,
Edinburgh, EH8 9LL, Scotland
(jmillerling.ed.ac.uk)

or

Dr. Paul Taylor
CSTR
80 South Bridge,
Edinburgh, EH1 1HN, Scotland
(paultcstr.ed.ac.uk).
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Message 2: Semantics/ General Ling at Swarthmore College

Date: Mon, 23 Nov 1998 17:34:50 -0500
From: Kevin A. Dougherty <kdoughe1swarthmore.edu>
Subject: Semantics/ General Ling at Swarthmore College

Swarthmore College seeks a theoretical semanticist beginning fall, 1999,
with a strong background in all areas of core linguistics and considerable
field work in a non-Indo-European language so that the person can teach the
structure of that language. This is a tenure track position (although
there is a possibility that the starting date might be postponed by one
year), and previous teaching experience is a plus. The Ph.D. must be in
hand before beginning teaching. Send c.v., a one-page discussion of the
classes you would like to teach, a one-page discussion of the research you
plan on pursuing in the next couple of years, all publications, and a list
of three recommenders with their e-mail addresses to:

Donna Jo Napoli
Linguistics
Swarthmore College
Swarthmore, PA 19081

If you will be available for an interview at the January LSA meeing,
please note this in your letter. We will begin looking over the files
immediately after that meeting. To find out more about our
department, please visit us at
http://www.swarthmore.edu/SocSci/Linguistics/home.html. Swarthmore
College is an equal opportunity employer.
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