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Research Scientist II 9 month
University of North Texas

Date Posted Aug. 9, 2022
Title Research Scientist II 9 month
University University of North Texas
Denton, TX, United States
Department UNT-Linguistics-133320
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Linguistics

Department Summary
The College of Information (COI) is home to the Departments of Information Science, Learning Technologies, and Linguistics, which have the collective mission to generate, integrate, and disseminate knowledge in a learner-centered environment.

The Department of Linguistics offers a collaborative environment for developing innovative curricula that incorporate research on language with database design and management, text mining, computational and quantitative methods in linguistics, and natural language processing. We project a Linguistics Program with international partners in the fields of TESOL and language data archiving, preservation, and dissemination. The international partners will include Mexico, India, Pakistan, and China.

UNT has a highly diverse campus with a wide range of languages spoken in addition to English. We welcome candidates who have experience with HSI/MSIs and/or who speak Spanish, Vietnamese, American Sign Language, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin and other variations), Arabic, Tagalog, Farsi, French, or/and Yoruba.

Position Summary
The position is to provide specialized research expertise for the NSF-funded Differential Marking project. The expertise includes language knowledge for translation and analysis of Boro and related languages. The position will play a key role in vetting research products by the project, especially focusing on semantic and pragmatic analysis of Boro and related languages.

Minimum Qualifications
PhD in Linguistics or related field. Language knowledge of Boro and related languages.

Preferred Qualifications
Knowledge of language documentation techniques. Ability to translate and analyze languages.

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