LINGUIST List 12.116

Thu Jan 18 2001

Jobs: Lang & Speech Tech: Prof at U of Utrecht, NL

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  1. UiL-OTS, Lang & Speech Tech: Full Prof at U of Utrecht, Netherlands

Message 1: Lang & Speech Tech: Full Prof at U of Utrecht, Netherlands

Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2001 10:24:00 +0100
From: UiL-OTS <>
Subject: Lang & Speech Tech: Full Prof at U of Utrecht, Netherlands

Faculty of Arts - Utrecht institute of Linguistics OTS

The Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS is a research institute of
the Faculty of Arts of Utrecht University. About a hundred researchers
are involved of which 12 full professors, 10 postdoctoral researchers
and about 30 graduate students.

The goal of UiL OTS is to develop scientific expertise in the area of
language, speech and their use. The research of UiL OTS comprises the
following six areas: Syntax and Semantics, Morphology & Phonology,
Computational Linguistics & Logic, Phonetics, Language Development,
and Language Use. The research programme of UiL OTS brings together
research from different strands of linguistics and related disciplines
such as logic, computer science, cognitive sciences, teaching, and
social sciences.

Within the Netherlands the UiL OTS is the only research institute
which brings together all these different types of research. The
research policy of UiL OTS is focused on making full use of the added
value associated with this concentration of research and on
strengthening the national and international position of the

The institute has an opening for the position of a:

Full Professor of Language and Speech Technology (2/10e)

Your task is to conduct research in the field of language and speech
technology with specific attention to possible applications. In
particular you will be expected to further shape and develop the
profile of UiL OTS in this field, and create the conditions to
strengthen the relation between this type of research and the graduate
program and the more advanced parts of the under-graduate program. We
will expect you to further cooperation between UiL OTS researchers and
the industry in the field of language and speech technology; and to
make an effective contribution to the acquisition of external funding
for research in this area. Related research areas within UiL OTS are
computational linguistics, lexicology, and speech analysis and
synthesis. In these fields UiL OTS has regular chairs.

We seek a candidate who is able to further develop this profile both
in teaching and research. The successful candidate has a PhD,
preferably in the field of language and speech technology, has a broad
experience with research in this area and its applications, which
should be documented by a wide range of high quality publications and
successfully concluded projects. The successful candidate has a broad
interest in the field, a clear interest in teaching, and the ability
to stimulate and initate new projects and the willingness to work in
an interdisciplinary setting. The candidate should be an efffective
leader, and have experience in the industrial environment that is
relevant for the position.

We offer an appointment for five years (with the possibility of
extension). For the university the position is officially a so-called
null-appointment. The salary will be provided by the Stichting
Taaltechnologie (Foundation for Language Technology). The contract
will be for 1 day a week. The salary will be set at 20% of the salary
of a full-time professor level A (minimum f. 8887,- and maximum
f. 13.027,- gross per month for a full-time position).

Are you interested? For further information you may contact
Prof. Dr. E. J. Reuland, Academic director UiL OTS, telephone
+31-(0)30-2536019. Please, send your written application, with
curriculum vitae and extensive list of publications, within two weeks
after publication of this advertisement to:

Afdeling Personeel & Organisatie van de Faculteit der Letteren,
c.o A.A. van Fulpen
Kromme Nieuwegracht 46
3512 HJ Utrecht, The Netherlands
or by e-mail to

Please, mention in your mail or letter: vacaturenummer 680045
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