LINGUIST List 13.1065

Wed Apr 17 2002

Jobs: Computational/Corpus Ling: PostDoc, Hong Kong

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  1. Ms.Yvonne Ho, Computational and/or Corpus Ling: PostDoc U/Hong Kong, China

Message 1: Computational and/or Corpus Ling: PostDoc U/Hong Kong, China

Date: 17 Apr 2002 04:48:14 -0000
From: Ms.Yvonne Ho <>
Subject: Computational and/or Corpus Ling: PostDoc U/Hong Kong, China

Rank of Job: 
Areas Required: Post-doctoral Fellow in Computational and/or Corpus
Other Desired Areas: 
University or Organization: The University of Hong Kong
Department: Linguistics
State or Province: Hong Kong
Country: China
Final Date of Application: May 20, 2002
Contact: Ms. Yvonne Ho

Address for Applications:
Pokfulam Road
Hong Kong

Ref.: RF-2001/2002-321


The University of Hong Kong is a leading international comprehensive
research university in the Asia-Pacific region, with more than 100
teaching departments and sub-divisions of studies and learning, and
over 60 research institutes and centres. There is currently an
enrolment of some 17,000 students (6,500 at postgraduate level).
Research students are from more than 48 countries. The medium of
instruction is English. The University is committed to the pursuit of
international academic standards, and excellence in scholarship as
well as research.

Post-doctoral Fellow in Computational and/or Corpus Linguistics

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in
Computational and/or Corpus Linguistics in the Department of
Linguistics, tenable from as soon as possible but in any case not
later than January 31, 2003. The appointment will be made for a
period of 2 to 3 years.

The Department of Linguistics has a very active research programme,
covering the areas of phonetics and experimental phonetics,
theoretical and descriptive linguistics, psycholinguistics,
neurolinguistics, sociolinguistics, and computational and corpus
linguistics. Within computational and corpus linguistics, the
Department has in the last few years been conducting research in
speech recognition and synthesis, natural language processing, and
corpus linguistics with special reference to Chinese and Cantonese.
Research in these areas is supported by funding and facilities,
including a Phonetics Laboratory, a Computer Laboratory, and a
Laboratory for Language and Cognitive Neuroscience. Further
information about the Department can be obtained at

Applicants should have a relevant Ph.D. degree obtained within the
last three years, and experience and expertise in one or more of the
following areas: speech recognition and/or speech synthesis, natural
language understanding, corpus construction and annotation. 

The appointment will normally be made on the first point of the
4-point scale: HK$378,240 - 497,580 per annum.

At current rates, salaries tax will not exceed 15% of gross income.
The appointment carries leave and medical /dental benefits.

Further particulars and application forms (272/302 amended) can be
obtained at; or from the
Appointments Unit (Senior), Human Resource Section, Registry, The
University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (fax (852) 2540 6735 or 2559 2058;
e-mail: Further enquiries about the post should
be addressed to Dr. K.K. Luke (e-mail:,
Department of Linguistics. Closes May 20, 2002.

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