Job: Area Director for Language and Culture at CASL

Harold F. Schiffman haroldfs at
Mon Nov 13 14:29:39 UTC 2006

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> Area Director, Language and Culture
> CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled
> DEPARTMENT: Center for Advanced Study of Language
> STARTING SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
> DUTIES: The Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL) at the
> University of Maryland is seeking to recruit a senior scientist to
> direct its research efforts in the area of Language and Culture. The
> candidate will direct a team of anthropologists, sociologists and
> anthropological or socio- linguists investigating a range of basic
> issues and applied problems related to working with or learning foreign
> languages. Current projects include the development of cultural
> knowledge prototypes and scenarios to aid government professionals.
> Additional projects that further CASL's mission will be developed
> consistent with the skills and interests of the researchers hired.
> Throughout the center, researchers drawn from linguistics, second
> language acquisition, cognitive psychology, computer science,
> anthropology and sociology work in collaborative teams to aid government
> professionals in the improvement of their on the job performance or
> foreign language training.
> QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have an earned Ph.D. and demonstrate a
> record of individual research achievement, a strong record of
> publication, and the ability to establish an interdisciplinary research
> program across areas related to the study of language and analysis.
> Research administration experience and group management skills are
> strongly valued for this position. Appointments at CASL are as research
> faculty members of the University of Maryland and carry the title of
> assistant, associate, or senior research scientist, as appropriate.
> Affiliations with University of Maryland academic departments are
> encouraged. Exceptional candidates with national standing may be
> considered for tenure-track appointments in a department on a limited,
> case-by-case basis. Applications will be reviewed when they are complete
> and interviews will continue on a rolling basis. Most appointments will
> begin in Fall 2007, but earlier starting dates are possible. 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: Go to
> <
>> , click on "Employment Opportunities" and
> follow directions for applying.  UM is an EOE/AA. Women and minorities
> are encouraged to apply.  Questions about this position can be sent to
> jobquestions at

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