LINGUIST List 5.950

Sat 03 Sep 1994

Jobs: Xerox Palo Alto, Sr. Engineer, Miyagi Gakuin Women's

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  2. C.K. Kamprath (Christine, Correction in Job Posting
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Message 1: Job openings: Xerox Palo Alto Research Center

Date: Tue, 30 Aug 1994 11:58:44 Job openings: Xerox Palo Alto Research Center
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Subject: Job openings: Xerox Palo Alto Research Center

The Xerox Palo Alto Research Center is strengthening its research in Natural
Language Theory and Technology. The NLTT group at PARC is known for its work
in syntactic and semantic theory, grammatical formalisms, parsing algorithms,
and computational phonology and morphology. Our theoretical results have also
led to a number of practical language-processing applications.

We intend to add two positions to our group. The first position is for a
strong, independent researcher in computational linguistics who will extend
and/or complement the current activities of our group and make substantial
contributions to both computational linguistics theory and implementation.

The second position is for a person skilled in the process of converting
theoretical advances into real-world capabilities. The successful candidate
will be a talented programmer with a good grasp of formal language theory, a
sensitivity to current issues in linguistics, and some experience in bridging
between research and development.

If you are interested in either of these positions, please send a resume by
e-mail (preferred) to both and or by
US mail to Ronald M. Kaplan, Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, 3333 Coyote Hill
Road, Palo Alto, California USA 94304.
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Message 2: Correction in Job Posting

Date: Wed, 31 Aug 1994 14:28:28 Correction in Job Posting
From: C.K. Kamprath (Christine <>
Subject: Correction in Job Posting

Notice: The FAX number sent out in the original posting of this job
notice was wrong. The correct FAX number is (412) 642-6906. Sorry for
any inconvenience this may have caused!

Position: Sr. Engineer I/II


 1. (Primary role): Technical liaison between Caterpillar Inc.and
the project teams at CGI (Carnegie Group Inc.) and the CMT (Center for
Machine Translation at Carnegie Mellon University) for the ongoing
automated machine translation project at Caterpillar, including:
 a. observation and communication of issues that arise in daily use of
the system
 b. assistance in tracking down bugs in the system and the linguistic
software that are identified
 c. participation in internal Caterpillar design meetings and other
discussions concerning the larger context of the machine translation
system, giving input on potential impacts or requirements relating to
the MT software.

 2. (Secondary role): Technical sales support for Caterpillar,
 a. identification of additional work related to the project within
Caterpillar that CGI is qualified to perform and for which our
involvement would assist Cat to meet its goals
 b. identification of other such work, unrelated to the current
project, within Caterpillar
 c. customer interaction to create initial high-level requirements
 d. creation of proposals to perform appropriate work
 e. collaboration with remainder of sales team throughout sales

Requires frequent travel with majority (~50-75%) of time being spent at
customer site in Peoria.

Required skills
 - Requirements analysis
 - High-level design
 - Linguistic/grammatical analysis
 - Good verbal communication skills in one-on-one interaction and
small group discussions and presentations
 - Good written skills, including high level of comfort with language
use and structure
 - Good customer interaction/presentability
 - High personal productivity without direct supervision
 - Work effectively as a team member
 - C programming
 - Unix systems

Desirable skills
 - Familiarity with SGML-based documentation products and philosophy
 - Familiarity with knowledge-based systems
 - Familiarity with natural language processing

 - B.S., or preferably M.S., in Computer Science, Linguistics,
Computational Linguistics or related field
 - 5+ years experience in requirements/analysis work
 - demonstrated successful customer interactions

Screening for this position has begun and will continue until a
qualified candidate is found. The position will begin on September 15
or as soon as possible thereafter. For more information, contact Peggy
Andersen, CGI, (412) 642-6900 or Christine Kamprath, Caterpillar Inc.,
(309) 675-7339. Resumes may be faxed to Peggy Andersen at (412)
642-6906 or e-mailed to Due to the need to fill
this position soon, candidates who are residents of the United States
are most actively solicited.
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Message 3: job opening

Date: Sat, 3 Sep 94 01:04:59 JSTjob opening
From: <>
Subject: job opening

"For the Listserv"

The Department of English, Miyagi Gakuin Women's College, Sendai, Japan, will
have a one-year visiting professor position opening as of April 1, 1995 or
September 1, 1995. Selections are to be made on an open competition basis, and
anyone as long as he/she fulfills the requirements is urged to apply for the

1: Degree and Status
The applicant should hold the minumum of an MA degree and he/she should be an
associate professor or professor with a tenure.

2: Field of Specialization
The applicant must have majored in linguistics, including second language

3: Courses to be taught and teaching responsibility
Five or six class hours per week, one class being 90 minutes in Japan. She/He
is to teach English conversation for 3 or 4 class hours and linguistics for
2 class hours.

4. Wages
Yearly salary of anywhere between US $40,000 and US $90,000 is to be paid to the

visiting professor, depending on his/her age, degrees held, and teaching

5. Travel Expenses
Travel expenses will be paid by the college.

6. Housing
Housing expenses are to be partially borne by the college.

7. Research Fund
The visiting professor will be granted the same amount of research fund as
the Japanese staff members.

Interested applicants are requested to submit the following materials
to the college by the end of September, 1994.

1. Resume with a photograph attached.
2. A list of publications.
3. Names of two people for reference, with their addresses and
 present official positions.

Mailing Address
 Department of English
 Miyagi Gakuin Women's College
 9 - 1 - 1
 Sakuragaoka, Izumi-ku
 Sendai Japan 981

I will be happy to answer inquires regarding the position over the e-mail.

Noriaki Yusa
Department of English
Miyagi Gakuin Women's College
E-mail :

Thank you for your interest in Miyagi Gakuin Women's College.

Noriaki Yusa
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