LINGUIST List 4.408

Sat 29 May 1993

Jobs: ESL, Senior positions, Computational

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  • Paul D Fallon, Job: Director ESL, Prof. For. Lg. Ed.
  • Cathy Ball, Senior Positions, Melbourne University
  • , Computational Linguistics

    Message 1: Job: Director ESL, Prof. For. Lg. Ed.

    Date: Tue, 25 May 93 20:13:32 EDJob: Director ESL, Prof. For. Lg. Ed.
    From: Paul D Fallon <>
    Subject: Job: Director ESL, Prof. For. Lg. Ed.

    Associate/Full Professor and Director of ESL College of Education/Office of International Affairs The Ohio State University

    Position: Associate/Full Professor, Foreign and Second Language Education, Department of Education Studies, and Director of English as a Second Language Programs (ESL), in Office of International Affairs.

    Appointment: Tenured in the Department of Educational Studies.

    Responsibilities: Director ESL Program (Composition, ITA Training, and Intensive English) serving 2200 students. Provide leadership in curriculum development, implementation and staff development. Teach graduate courses and advise students in Foreign and Second Language Education. Develop an integrative research program in areas such as second language acquisition, writing, curriculum development or teacher education. The split appointment entails 70% appointment as director in the first year, shifting to 50:50 over three years.

    Qualifications: Ph.D. in Foreign/Second Language Education, TESOL, Applied Linguistics, or related field. Significant experience in teaching English as a second language at post-secondary level. Familiarity with both pre- and post-admission ESL programming at the university level. Substantial administrative experience, demonstrated leadership abilities. Record of scholarly productivity and extramural funding consistent with rank. Proficiency in language other than English. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.

    Starting Salary: Commensurate with experience.

    Position Available: September 1, 1993.

    Application Deadline: June 7, 1993, or until position is filled. Send application and/or nomination including a resume, credentials and at least three letters of reference to:

    Dr. Nancy L. Zimpher, Dean College of Education 127 Arps Hall 1945 North High Street Columbus, Ohio 43210-1172 U.S.A.

    The Ohio State University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, Vietnam-era veterans, disabled veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

    Message 2: Senior Positions, Melbourne University

    Date: Wed, 26 May 1993 14:14 EDTSenior Positions, Melbourne University
    From: Cathy Ball <CBALLGUVAX.bitnet>
    Subject: Senior Positions, Melbourne University

    TENURED FULL PROFESSOR OF LANGUAGE STUDIES (Foundation Chair), to run a newly constituted School of Languages within the Faculty of Arts at Melbourne University, Parkville, Victoria, 3052, Australia. The School incorporates all the former language departments (Arabic, Chinese, ESL, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, and Russian, applied linguistics and language studies, and the Horwood Language Centre) and has a new charge to serve the language needs of all students and to prepare teachers for the state-mandated P-10 program (required language study from primary school through Year 10). The candidate will be either an applied linguist or a specialist in language teaching in one of the languages taught in the school (someone in Spanish and Applied Linguistics could apply, but should probably add ESL, in the expectation of trying to add Spanish to the list). The candidate should have an established international reputation, a substantial research record, and a capacity to exercise academic leadership. The appointee will be expected to be the administrative and academic Head of the School of Languages for four to five years.

    TENURED FULL PROFESSORS TO HEAD THE FRENCH AND GERMAN are also being sought (Chinese in 1994) - in other words a new leadership and a new approach to prevent dilution by heldover conservative elements. For the French and German, candidates may be linguists, applied linguists, literary scholars, or specialists in civilisation/cultural studies. This is a great opportunity to put into action a model for the language departments of the future, with the full support of the Vice-Chancellor (President) of the University, David Penington. Deadline for applications is 15th June, 1993, but an expression of interest in applying received by that date will qualify for late application. For further information on conditions of appointment, write to the Registrar, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Vic. 3052, Australia. For further information on the School, contact Ivan Barko on FAX 61-3 347 2613, or by e-mail (INTERNET) For further discussion of the background, the university, the Australian academic scene, call Wilga M. Rivers, Tel/FAX (617) 924 0370. Please publicize.

    Message 3: Computational Linguistics

    Date: Fri, 28 May 93 15:22:50 BSComputational Linguistics
    From: <>
    Subject: Computational Linguistics

    We are looking for staff to teach primarily for one year (but with a distinct possibility of renewal of contract, or even a permanent offer, after this time) on our BSc in Computational Linguistics here at Dublin City University. A suitable candidate would be expected to teach some of the following courses:

    Elementary Linguistics (Year1) Cognitive Science/AI (Year2) Computational Linguistics Advanced Syntax/Semantics, and Discourse Machine Translation (Year4) Speech Processing AI II Psycholinguistics

    If you know of someone who might be interested and who fulfills the above criteria, please contact me either by email (in the first instance) and/or by post. We would hope to have filled the position in time for the forthcoming academic year, October 1993.

    Andrew Way, Dept. Computer Applications, Dublin City University, Dublin 9, Ireland.

    Phone: (+353)-1-7045644 Fax: (+353)-1-7045442 Email: