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Tue Jul 24 2001

Support: Comp Ling - Postgrad Funding, U of Dublin

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  1. vogel, Comp Ling (French/German) - Postgrad Funding, U of Dublin

Message 1: Comp Ling (French/German) - Postgrad Funding, U of Dublin

Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2001 14:20:04 +0100
From: vogel <>
Subject: Comp Ling (French/German) - Postgrad Funding, U of Dublin

	 Research Funding in Computational Linguistics:
	Postgraduate and Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowships in
	 Computing and Language (French or German)

The Centre for Computing and Language Studies, at Trinity College,
University of Dublin, is pleased to announce the availability of two
postgraduate teaching fellowships funded by The Senior Lecturer's
Broad Curriculum Initiative. The two three-year positions are open to
senior postgraduate research students who will contribute to small
group teaching within the Moderatorship in Computer Science,
Linguistics and a Language, while pursuing research towards a Ph.D.
Therefore, candidates must be of an excellent standard in either
French or German, and in computing. Applications from qualified
native French and German speakers with an excellent standard of
English are quite welcome.

Specifically, the postgraduate teaching fellows will contribute to a
first year undergraduate module which is an introduction to
programming through the programming language, JAVA. This is one
strand of the first year computing component of the degree. Within
small group settings, second (natural) language skills will be
developed at the same time as programming concepts and techniques.

The research field is open; however, it should fall within
computational linguistics, broadly construed, and within the interests
of potential supervisors within Trinity College.

It is also possible for suitably qualified candidates to assume one of
the positions as a part-time Post-doctoral Teaching Fellow. Similar
constraints on research area apply.

For an overview of the undergraduate degree involved, use the following


 Applicants for the Postgraduate Teaching Fellowships should either
 already be enrolled as postgraduate students at Trinity College,
 University of Dublin, or should provide evidence of a Master's
 degree in an appropriate discipline and should file an application
 for supervised postgraduate study at Trinity College via the
 Graduate Studies Office by August 10, 2001. Refer to the College
 web pages ( ) for
 information on how to apply for postgraduate study.

Conditions of Studentships

 As part of their training in pedagogy, successful applicants will
 engage in a maximum of six hours per week of undergraduate small
 group teaching, during teaching terms.

 The studentship ceases to be tenable when the recipient ceases to
 be a registered postgraduate student. In the event of this
 happening, the studentship may be converted to a part-time
 Post-doctoral Teaching Fellowship.

Award Period

 The award period is for a maximum of 3 years.

Value of Studentship

 The value of the Postgraduate Teaching Studentship will be a
 stipend of 18,000 euros per annum, rising by 1,000 euros per annum
 in each subsequent year, plus fee remission at the level of EU
 postgraduate student rate. The difference in fees from EU rates
 for non-EU candidates will not be supplemented. The stipend is
 not subject to payroll taxes.

Value of (Part-Time) Post-doctoral Teaching Fellowship

 The holder of a part-time Post-doctoral Teaching Fellowship will
 be remunerated at the level of 16,071 euros per annum, rising by
 894 euros per annum, and will be subject to income tax and PRSI.

Application Process

 Full consideration for applications to the Postgraduate Teaching
 Fellowships (or part-time Post-doctoral Teaching Fellowship) can
 be guaranteed only for those applications which arrive by August
 24, 2001.

 Applications for the Fellowships should consist of the following:

	0) A research proposal with a nominated supervisor in TCD

	1) A curriculum vitae

	2) Report of academic progress to date

	3) Evidence of expertise in JAVA programming

	4) Evidence of fluency in French or German

	5) Documentation of teaching experience

	6) Details, particularly email addresses, of nominated
	 referees (or, preferably, directly sent letters of 

 Applications should be posted to:

	Carl Vogel 
	Centre for Computing and Language Studies
	University of Dublin 
	Trinity College 
	Dublin 2

 Informal inquiries can be made via email to;
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