LINGUIST List 15.3200
Sat Nov 13 2004
Jobs: L2 Acquisition: Assoc/Asst Researcher, U/Maryland
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Second Language Acquisition: Research Associate/Assistant Research Scientist, University of Maryland, MD, USA
Message 1: Second Language Acquisition: Research Associate/Assistant Research Scientist, University of Maryland, MD, USA
From: Dale Vander Wall <dvanderwallcasl.umd.edu>
Subject: Second Language Acquisition: Research Associate/Assistant Research Scientist, University of Maryland, MD, USA
University or Organization: University of Maryland
Department: Center for Advanced Study of Language
Job Rank: Research Associate/Assistant Research Scientist
Specialty Areas: Language Acquisition; Ethnography/Qualitative Research Methods
The Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL), a university-affiliated
research center located at the University of Maryland, was established in
2003 under a renewable five-year contract. Its mission is to conduct
state-of-the-art research in areas that result in improved performance on
language tasks relevant to the work of government language professionals.
Work done at the center focuses on improving knowledge of less commonly
taught languages, enhancing the acquisition and maintenance of foreign
language capability by government professionals (especially at the advanced
levels), advancing the capacity to use foreign language skills in a wide
variety of government professions and situations, and improving the quality
of human language technology.
CASL is seeking to expand its research team in the area of ethnographic and
qualitative research methods in second language acquisition. CASL invites
applications for a research scientist to work in CASL's research program on
advanced adult second language acquisitions. CASL seeks a scholar with
specialization in ethnographic methods and experience in the application of
these methods to second language acquisition, pedagogy, or program
evaluation. The incumbent will assist in the development of research
projects that enable government employees, especially foreign language
professionals, to improve their performance.
Candidates must have an earned Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition,
Applied Linguistics, Educational linguistics, or a related field, a record
demonstrating promise of individual research achievement and potential for
publication, and experience in ethnographic field methods and qualitative
data analysis, including NUD*IST/QSR. Candidates' research and publications
should show evidence of ability to tackle complex, interdisciplinary
research and to work collaboratively with a range of institutions and
researchers. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience
working with industry or government in non-academic settings. Candidates
must hold U.S. citizenship and be willing to obtain a security clearance.
For information on U.S. government security clearances, please see
To apply, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and writing
sample to the address below or e-mail jobscasl.umd.edu. The University of
Maryland is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women and
minorities are encouraged to apply. Candidates should indicate whether they plan to atttend the LSA annual meeting. Questions about this position should
be sent by e-mail to jobquestionscasl.umd.edu.
Address for Applications:
Dale Vander Wall
Senior Research Scientist (Ethnography)
CASL, University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
United States of America
Application Deadline: Open Until FIlled
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