WANTED: Graduate (Languages/Linguistics/Teaching/...) with good
 Internet-computing skill

 The English Linguistics department at the Chemnitz University of
 Technology is looking for someone to join an on-going research
 project. The post would be initially for 18 months, with a possibility
 of an extension if there is a further phase of the project,  starting
 on 1st June 2000 or as soon as possible thereafter. Payment is on the
 Bat IIa (Ost) scale, with the salary level dependent on age and
 experience. The project, "Learner Behaviour in the Internet Grammar",
 http://www.tu-chemnitz.de/InternetGrammar/, is part of an
 inter-disciplinary research group "New media in everyday life", funded
 by the German Research Association (Deutsche Forschungsgesellschaft).

 What is the Internet Grammar?
 We are building a grammar-learning environment, accessible using a
 web-browser, for advanced learners of English. We are using material
 from a variety of corpora, including our own English-German
 Translation Corpus, to provide examples and material for exercises
 wherever possible. The software infra-structure which we have designed
 makes it possible to track user behaviour in great detail, and we are
 hoping to discover how different types of learners interact with
 language teaching material presented on the Web.

 What would you do?
 We need someone to take over the care of our software infra-structure
 and help us to develop it further. You would work with the other
 members of the team, who are responsible for designing and writing
 content and, in part, for preparing it for insertion in the grammar.
 Your tasks would be: (a) to maintain the existing structures, which
 involve cgi scripts, corpus search facilities and interactive
 animations, as well as the more conventional elements of a web-site;
 (b) to assist with the extraction and analysis of learner data; (d) to
 help extend the functionality of the grammar, both for users and
 researchers, through the development of new features and the
 improvement of existing ones.

 You will have a degree in a relevant subject and be able to show
 possession of the necessary software skills - such as cgi and perl or
 javascript, in addition to html - or a willingness to acquire them
 very rapidly. You should also have an interest in the use of the Web
 and corpora for language teaching and learning. You should enjoy
 working in a team and value the opportunity to help with the further
 development of our project. The working language of the project is
 English, so fluency would be an advantage.

 Working in Chemnitz?
 Apart from the satisfaction of helping to see an exciting research
 project to its completion, you would have the advantage of a
 stimulating university environment in a city which is growing and
 changing every day. Low rents for well-equipped apartments in elegant
 newly restored houses; leafy suburbs, beautiful countryside; a varied
 and vigorous cultural life (opera, world-class art exhibitions,
 cabaret . . . ); all these in one of the most enterprising and
 economically active cities in the "new" German states.

 Please send a CV and covering letter as soon as possible to:
 Prof. Dr. Josef  Schmied
 Englische Sprachwissenschaft
 Technische Universität Chemnitz
 D-09107 Chemnitz, Germany.
 e-mail to : realcentre@phil.tu-chemnitz.de
 For more information about the project:
 Dr. Angela Hahn
 English Language and Linguistics
 Chemnitz University of Technology
 Tel.  49/371/531-4286 or 4279
Quelle: e-mail von Angela Hahn, 11.4.00

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