LINGUIST List 21.4842

Thu Dec 02 2010

Jobs: Language Assessment: Faculty Research Scientists, U of Maryland

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        1.     Holly Nalley , Language Assessment: Assistant/Associate/Senior Faculty Research Scientists, University of Maryland, MD, USA

Message 1: Language Assessment: Assistant/Associate/Senior Faculty Research Scientists, University of Maryland, MD, USA
Date: 01-Dec-2010
From: Holly Nalley <>
Subject: Language Assessment: Assistant/Associate/Senior Faculty Research Scientists, University of Maryland, MD, USA
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University or Organization: University of Maryland Department: Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL) Job Location: Maryland, USA Web Address:
Job Rank: Assistant/Associate/Senior Faculty Research Scientists

Specialty Areas: Language Assessment


The University of Maryland Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL) isseeking faculty research scientists from the field of Language Assessmentto work in its interdisciplinary research program investigatingforeign/second language acquisition, aptitude, maintenance, and enhancementby government language professionals. The successful candidate will workwith or lead multidisciplinary teams on research projects that enablegovernment personnel to improve their workplace performance using theirforeign languages. Current projects include research and development ofinnovative aptitude tests (selection, profiling, and aptitude-by-treatmentinteraction) and the launching of a major effort in sustainment andenhancement of foreign language ability over the whole career span of aforeign language professional.

Appointments to CASL are as members of the research faculty of theUniversity of Maryland under renewable three-year contracts, withcompetitive (12-month) salary commensurate with experience, and benefits.

Qualifications: Candidates must have an earned Ph.D. or Ed.D. in LanguageAssessment, Measurement Statistics and Design, or a related field, andshould possess a strong record of research achievement in language testingprojects. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to tackle complex,interdisciplinary research and to work collaboratively with a range ofinstitutions and researchers. Ideal candidates will have interests thatcomplement CASL's strategic partners on campus (such as MeasurementStatistics and Design, Second Language Acquisition, Linguistics, orPsychology).

Candidates must hold U.S. citizenship and already have, or be willing toobtain, the appropriate security clearance.

CASL, established in 2003, is the nation's 10th university-affiliatedresearch center. Its mission is to conduct state-of-the-science researchthat results in improved performance on language tasks relevant to the workof government language professionals. Our research focuses on improvingknowledge of less commonly taught languages; enhancing the acquisition andmaintenance of foreign language capability by government professionals;advancing the capacity to use foreign language skills in a governmentprofession; and improving the quality of human language technology.

Application: For earliest consideration, apply online by going to theapplication URL below and clicking on "Faculty." You will need to create anaccount and submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and threewriting samples. References will later be requested from short-listedcandidates. The position will remain open until a suitable candidate isselected. The University of Maryland is an affirmative action, equalopportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.Questions about this position should be sent by e-mail to the email addressbelow. In addition, CASL will be at the Linguistic Society of America (LSA)annual meeting in January.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.
Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
HR Staffing Coordinator Holly Nalley Email:

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