LINGUIST List 11.660

Thu Mar 23 2000

Jobs: NLP: postdoctoral fellow, U of Richmond, VA USA

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  1. Ping Li, Natural language processing: postdoctoral fellow at University of Richmond, VA USA

Message 1: Natural language processing: postdoctoral fellow at University of Richmond, VA USA

Date: 21 Mar 2000 20:47:01 -0000
From: Ping Li <>
Subject: Natural language processing: postdoctoral fellow at University of Richmond, VA USA

Rank of Job: postdoctoral fellow
Areas Required: natural language processing
Other Desired Areas: neural networks
University or Organization: University of Richmond
Department: Psychology
State or Province: VA
Country: USA
Final Date of Application: April 10
Contact: Ping Li

Address for Applications:
28 Westhampton Way
VA 23173

Postdoc Position:

Qualified individuals are invited to apply for a postdoctoral
fellowship in connectionist models of language learning. The
fellowship is supported by the National Science Foundation, and
provides an annual stipend of $32,000 for two years. A qualified
candidate should hold a Ph.D. degree in an area of cognitive
sciences and have experience in connectionist modeling and natural
language processing. Technical experiences with C/C++ and Unix/Linux
on SUN/Windows platforms are preferable. The successful candidate
will join the PI's research team in collaboration with Brian
MacWhinney of Carnegie Mellon University to develop a
self-organizing neural network model of language acquisition (see
the NSF homepage for a summary of the project: ).

In addition, the fellow will have opportunities to collaborate on
research and teaching with faculties at the Department of
Psychology, Department of Modern Languages, and Department of
Computer and Mathematical Sciences at the University of Richmond. U
of R is a highly selective, small private school located on a
beautiful campus 6 miles west of Richmond (capital of Virginia, 1 hour
east of Charlottesville, 1 hour north of Williamsburg, and 2 hours
south of Washington DC and Shanondoah National Park). With its
nearly 1-billion endowment and progressive program enhancement
efforts, the university offers a congenial research and teaching

The fellowship is expected to start some time between now and
September 1. Consideration of applications will begin immediately
until the position is filled. Applicants should send a curriculum
vitae, a cover letter, and two letters of recommendation to Ping Li,
Department of Psychology, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA
23173, or via email to The University of Richmond
is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women and
minority candidates are encouraged to apply.
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