LINGUIST List 10.1130

Tue Jul 27 1999

Jobs: Phonetics/Phonology, Computational Linguistics

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  1. Philip Miller, English phonetics and phonology
  2. Diego Molla-Aliod, Computational Linguistics, University of Zurich

Message 1: English phonetics and phonology

Date: Thu, 22 Jul 1999 09:43:21 +0200
From: Philip Miller <>
Subject: English phonetics and phonology

The department of English at the University of Lille 3, France, is
urgently seeking to fill a 1 year temporary position (ATER or "maitre
de langue" status) in English phonetics and phonology starting in
October 1999. There is a strong possibility that this will become a
tenure track position in the future. A PhD is in principle
required. However advanced PhD students finishing a doctorate and with
relevant competence and experience may be considered.

Teaching duties will involve mainly teaching basic English phonetics
and phonology in a practically oriented way to 1st and 2nd year
students of English. Various teaching materials are available and will
be provided by the Phonetics/Phonology team, with which the candidate
is expected to collaborate closely. The teaching load is 7.5 hours per
week over 26 weeks. Teaching starts in early October 99.

Salary is between 9500 and 10000FF per month net, depending on precise status

Lille 3 has a very good local linguistics research environment
including the CNRS funded research group SILEX (Syntaxe,
Interpretation, Lexique) and a phonetics laboratory. Lille is also
one hour from Paris and two hours from London by high speed
train. Belgium and the Netherlands are also easy to get to by rail or

Some knowledge of French is necessary, though teaching can be done in

Please write to Philip Miller ( and Bernard
Escarbelt ( for more information on the
nature of the positions, the research environment, and the application
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Message 2: Computational Linguistics, University of Zurich

Date: Mon, 26 Jul 1999 11:59:34 +0200
From: Diego Molla-Aliod <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics, University of Zurich






The Department of Computer Science at the University of Zurich in
Switzerland is soliciting applicants for two full-time positions at


level, with the appointments to begin November 1st, 1999, for a period
of initially two years.

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates for these positions must have a
Diploma/Masters degree in Computational Linguistics, or in a related
area (computer science, linguistics) with a minor in Computational
Linguistics. In-depth programming skills in Prolog, a good command of
English, and acquaintance with grammar formalisms are
required. Knowledge of script programming languages (e.g. Perl), the
Unix OS, and methods for automated terminology extraction would be an
additional asset. A good working knowledge of German is mandatory.

DUTIES: Extending an experimental Answer Extraction system. The
existing system works over Unix man pages. It will now be extended to
cover much larger volumes of text from a wider domain. See for more information on
Answer Extraction, and for a demo.

SITE: The Department of Computer Science has 8 full-time faculty and
approx. 80 staff. Detailed information on the Department of Computer
Science can be found at The University of
Zurich is the largest University in Switzerland, with approximately
20'000 full-time students (cf. ). Zurich is the
largest city in Switzerland, with a rich cultural and scientific
life. It is also one of the main touristic attractions in
Switzerland. Cf. .

SALARY: approx. 60'000 Swiss Francs p.a. (depending on

APPLICATIONS: Qualified applicants should send (by e-mail or in hard
copy) a detailed curriculum vitae, a one-page statement of their
research interests, a list of publications, and the names of three
references with mail/email addresses and telephone/fax numbers to

Professor Michael Hess
University of Zurich
Department of Computer Science
Computational Linguistics Group
Winterthurerstr. 190
CH-8057 Zurich
Tel.: +41 1 635 43 77
Fax: +41 1 635 68 09

where further information can be obtained. 

DEADLINE: Applicants will be considered on a continuing basis,
beginning immeditately, until the positions are filled.
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