We are using machine learning to extract country recommendations from International Monetary Fund (IMF) documents. We need to teach the machine to recognize a recommendation in these documents. We have been using humans to identify recommendations and teaching the machine on this basis. (I'm simplifying). Recommendations are super interesting from a linguistic standpoint though. "If you hadn't done that, we wouldn't be in this mess" is maybe or maybe not a recommendation. It's so hard, even for the humans.

THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is a government-funded tertiary institution in Hong Kong. It offers programmes at various levels including Doctorate, Master’s, and Bachelor’s degrees. It has a full-time academic staff strength of around 1,400. The total annual consolidated expenditure budget of the University is in excess of HK$7.4 billion.

DEPARTMENT OF CHINESE AND BILINGUAL STUDIES

THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is a government-funded tertiary institution in Hong Kong. It offers programmes at various levels including Doctorate, Master’s, and Bachelor’s degrees. It has a full-time academic staff strength of around 1,400. The total annual consolidated expenditure budget of the University is in excess of HK$7.4 billion.

DEPARTMENT OF CHINESE AND BILINGUAL STUDIES

Professor in Applied Language Sciences / Bilingualism and Communication (Ref. 19032113)

The Department of Linguistics and the International English Center at the University of Colorado Boulder invite applications for the position of Instructor of TESOL theory and practice. A competitive applicant will show evidence of teaching, teacher development, and scholarly contributions to the field. The candidate selected for this 1 FTE appointment (.5 FTE Linguistics; .5 FTE International English Center) will report to both the Department of Linguistics and the International English Center. The salary is $55,000. This may be a renewable position.

The Department of English at Calvin College seeks a candidate with a Ph.D. or A.B.D. in Linguistics with a concentration in ESL and Applied Linguistics; expertise in sociolinguistics, English grammar, and/ or child language acquisition are desirable additional specializations. This is a one-year affiliate position and, pending final administrative approval, the appointment will begin August, 2019.

The Program in Linguistics at Princeton University invites applications for a post-doctoral (or more senior) research position in linguistics. Strong background in formal semantics/pragmatics or prosody/intonation, and an interest in exploring the relationship between the two, experimentally and theoretically. May be invited to teach one course for Linguistics per semester, pending sufficient enrollments and with approval of the Office of the Dean of the Faculty, and may engage in small amount of undergraduate independent work advising.

The Program in Linguistics at Princeton University invites applications for one or more non-renewable, academic year 2019-2020 Lecturer positions starting September 1, 2019 or later during the 2019-2020 academic year. Successful candidates will be expected to teach courses in some of the following areas: Phonetics and Phonology, Field Methods, Historical Linguistics, Morphology, Typology, and/or areal courses (e.g. Languages of Africa/the Americas/East Asia/etc.).

The Language Acquisition Lab at the Department of Linguistics at MIT is seeking a motivated and intellectually-engaged Research Assistant for studies of first language acquisition in children. Applicants must have an undergraduate degree in linguistics, cognitive science or psychology, a strong interest in behavioral experimentation, experience working with children ages 2-5, and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment. Special attention will be paid to candidates with programming and statistical experience and coursework in syntax, semantics and pragmatics.

The Child Language and Speech Studies (C.L.A.S.S.) Lab at UTM is accepting applications for a full time postdoctoral researcher in the area of developmental psycholinguistics. The position is funded by Dr. Elizabeth K. Johnson’s Canada Research Chair Award. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field (e.g., Psychology, Linguistics, Hearing and Speech Sciences, or Cognitive Science), excellent writing skills, and advanced training in experimental design and statistics.

The Computational Linguistics Laboratory in the linguistics department at UC Davis invites applications for a full-time post-doctoral position in computational linguistics. The appointment is for one year, renewable for a second year. The project, funded through NSF grant #1840191, will develop an ontology for cybersecurity, harvesting and retrieving concepts from online discussion boards, advisories, and program documentation. The ontology will be deployed in a university OIT setting, to help secure the scientific cyberinfrastructure.

The Department of English and the Linguistics Program at William & Mary invite applications for a one-year, non-tenure-track visiting position that will begin August 10, 2019. We seek an individual with expertise in and ability to teach typology and field methods. The successful applicant will be expected to be an effective teacher and will have a 3-3 teaching load, which will also include the Program’s introductory course and a seminar on a topic of expertise. A Ph.D. in Linguistics or related field is expected at the time appointment begins (August 10, 2019).

The Department of Linguistics & Philosophy at MIT invites applications for a one-year junior visiting position in syntax/semantics for academic year 2019-2020. We are particularly interested in candidates whose expertise and research spans both syntax and semantics and the links between these areas. Duties will include teaching or co-teaching three courses (one of which may be an advanced seminar in the applicant's area of research), advising student research, and active participation in the intellectual life of the department.