LINGUIST List 12.1154

Thu Apr 26 2001

Jobs: Computational Ling at U of Zurich, Switzerland

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  1. Michael Hess, Computational Linguistics, Web programming, Mark up languages at University of Zurich, Zurich Switzerland

Message 1: Computational Linguistics, Web programming, Mark up languages at University of Zurich, Zurich Switzerland

Date: 26 Apr 2001 13:31:26 -0000
From: Michael Hess <hessifi.unizh.ch>
Subject: Computational Linguistics, Web programming, Mark up languages at University of Zurich, Zurich Switzerland


Rank of Job: 
Areas Required: Computational Linguistics, Web programming, Mark up
languages
Other Desired Areas: PDF, web based teaching, didactic
University or Organization: University of Zurich
Department: Information Technology, Computational Linguistics Division
State or Province: Zurich
Country: Switzerland
Final Date of Application: Aplicants will be considered on a continuing
basis, until the position is filled
Contact: Michael Hess hessifi.unizh.ch

Address for Applications:
Winterthurerstr. 190
Zurich
 Zurich CH-8057
Switzerland

The Department of Information Technology (IFI) at the University of
Zurich offers a full-time position as

 RESEARCH ASSISTANT / POST-DOC

 in the area

 WEB-BASED TEACHING

QUALIFICATIONS:

Candidates for this position must have in-depth knowledge of Web
programming (Java, Perl) and of markup-languages (SGML/XML/HTML),
knowledge of PDF/Acrobat, and experience in running mid-size SW
development projects. Knowledge of Web based training and tutoring
methods, of other programming languages (e.g. Prolog), and interest in
didactic questions would be additional assets. 

A Diploma/Masters degree in Computer Science, or in a related area
(computational linguistics, linguistics) with a minor in computer
science is desirable. Interests in working towards a PhD is supported.

Some knowledge of German is desirable.

DUTIES:

Implementation of a Web based two-semester course in Computational
Linguistics. An existing interactive text, interactive demos,
exercises and on-line tests must be integrated within a Web based
class management system. The sources will be written in, or converted
into, a (non-proprietary) XML-based format, from which the
(proprietary) format of the specific class management system will be
generated.

DURATION:

Two years, to be extended, open immediately.

EMPLOYMENT:

This is a full-time position but a part-time solution could be
negotiated, now or later, if the applicant wants to work towards a
PhD.

SALARY:

approx. 60'000-70'000 Swiss Francs p.a. (depending on qualifications).

SITE:

The Department of Information Technology has 8 full-time faculty
and approx. 80 staff, from a variety of nations. Detailed information
on the Department of Information Technology can be found at
http://www.ifi.unizh.ch/. The University of Zurich is the largest
University in Switzerland, with approximately 20,000 full-time
students (see http://www.unizh.ch/ ). 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.

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
Switzerland
Email: hessifi.unizh.ch
Tel.: +41 1 635 43 77
Fax: +41 1 635 68 09

from where further information can be obtained.

DEADLINE:

Applicants will be considered on a continuing basis, beginning
immediately, until the position is filled.
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