LINGUIST List 5.283

Thu 10 Mar 1994

Jobs: Natural language postdoc, Lecturer, Foundation Chair

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  1. , natural language postdoc
  2. Paul Mc Kevitt, natural language postdoc
  3. Nick Reid, Foundation Chair of Linguistics

Message 1: natural language postdoc

Date: Tue, 8 Mar 1994 14:37:02 -0500
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Subject: natural language postdoc
>From Fri Mar 4 14:54:20 1994
The Center for Sciences of Language at the University of Rochester
anticipates having one and possibly two NIH-funded post-doctoral
fellowships available for the 1994-95 academic year. If two
positions are available, preference for one of the positions will be
given to candidates who already have the Ph.D. and can begin before
July 1, 1994. The appointment will be for one year with the
possibility of renewal for a second year. The Center brings
together faculty and students with interests in spoken and signed
languages from the departments of Linguistics, Computer Science,
Psychology, and Philosophy; and the interdisciplinary programs in
Cognitive Science and Neuroscience. We encourage applicants from
any of these disciplines who have expertise in any area of natural
language. We are particularly interested in post-doctoral fellows
who want to contribute to an interdisciplinary community.
Applications should be sent to Michael K. Tanenhaus, University of
Rochester, Department of Psychology, Meliora Hall, Rochester, NY
14627. Include a vita, sample reprints and/or pre-prints, a
statement of research and training interests, and arrange for
letters of reference from at least three referees. In order to
guarantee full consideration, applications should be received by
April 1. The University of Rochester is an equal opportunity
employer. We encourage applications from women and from minorities.
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Message 2: natural language postdoc

Date: Thu, 10 Mar 94 09:39:15 GMT
From: Paul Mc Kevitt <>
Subject: natural language postdoc
The Department of Computer Science wishes to recruit a Lecturer Grade
A to a fixed 5 year appointment arising from the award of an SERC
Advanced Research Fellowship to Dr. P Mc Kevitt. The lectureship will
be tenable from 1/10/94 and applications are invited from anyone with
research interests in the following areas:
 Cognitive Systems
 Computational Models of Hearing
 Speech Technology
 Natural Language Processing
 Computer Graphics
 Intelligent Tutoring Systems
 Computer Argumentation
 Connectionist Language Processing
 Formal Methods and Software Engineering
 Theory of Computer Science
 Software and systems engineering
 Communication Networks
 Neural Networks
 Parallel Systems
 Safety Critical Systems
 Parallel Databases
 CASE Tools for Parallel Systems
Further details are available from the Department of Computer
Closing date for applications 8th April, 1994.
Department of Computer Science
Regent Court
University of Sheffield
211 Portobello Street
GB- S1 4DP, Sheffield
England, UK, EU.
fax: +44 742 780972
phone: +44 742 825590
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Message 3: Foundation Chair of Linguistics

Date: Thu, 10 Mar 1994 12:14:39 +1100
From: Nick Reid <>
Subject: Foundation Chair of Linguistics
Foundation Chair of Linguistics
Applications and expressions of interest are invited for the position of
Foundation Chair in the Department of Linguistics in the Faculty of Arts.
The Department presently has 5 academic staff, with teaching and research
interests in phonetics and phonology, morphology, semantics, lexicography,
cognitive science, language typology, sociolinguistics, cross-cultural
pragmatics, forensic linguistics, language contact, and applied
linguistics. Languages currently under study include Aboriginal English,
Hindi, Korean, Malay, Ngan'gityemerri, Tamil, Tok Pisin and
Yankunytjatjara. There is a small, but well-equipped phonetics laboratory.
The Department is the only one in Australia offering a full range of
undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in linguistics by distance
education, as well as on-campus teaching. A feature of the Department's
teaching programs is the balance between analytical linguistics and the
study of language in its sociocultural context.
The University seeks a person with a high scholarly reputation and strong
leadership qualities. Aside from teaching and conducting research, the
appointee will be expected to serve as Head of Department for five years in
the first instance.
Applications are welcomed from those with specialisations in any area of
Salary: $77,900 pa (Level E)
Closing date: 5 August, 1994
Position No.:
Informal inquiries may be directed to Dr. Jeff Siegel, Acting Head of
Telephone: (067) 73 3203. Fax: (067) 73 3735. Email:
Applications should be addressed to the Director, Personnel Services,
University of New England, Armidale, NSW, 2351 telephone (067) 73 2678, and
should include the names, addresses, telephone and facsimile numbers of
three referees and should state the position number.
The right to fill the position by invitation or to make no appointment is
Equal Opportunity and a smoke free environment are University policies.
The right to fill the Chair by invitation, or to make no appointment, is
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