LINGUIST List 13.1887

Wed Jul 10 2002

Support: Computational Ling: PhD funding, Ireland

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  1. Carl Vogel, Computational Ling: PhD funding, Trinity College, University of Dublin

Message 1: Computational Ling: PhD funding, Trinity College, University of Dublin

Date: Fri, 05 Jul 2002 16:30:05 +0100
From: Carl Vogel <>
Subject: Computational Ling: PhD funding, Trinity College, University of Dublin

Ph.D. Research Funding (2 Positions)

(Possible Part-Time Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellowship)

The Department of Computer Science at Trinity College, University of
Dublin is pleased to announce the availability of two Broad Curriculum
Teaching Fellowships to support high quality research at the
postgraduate level and high quality teaching at the undergraduate


 The successful Teaching Fellows will be expected to apply for
 admission as a Ph.D. student with the Department of Computer
 Science. Computational linguists are encouraged to apply;
 however, the area of research is not restricted. The research
 area is open subject to the availability of suitable research
 supervision in the candidate's intended research area. The
 successful candidates will be expected to integrate fully into the
 local research community.

 The Teaching Fellows will each provide up to six hours of teaching
 each week of the academic year in Broad Curriculum modules for
 computer science students on a range of four year honors degrees
 offered by the department:

	 BA (Mod) in Computer Science, Linguistics and a Language
	 BA (Mod) in Computer Science
	 BA (Mod) in Information and Communication Technology
	 BAI (Degree in Engineering)

 Teaching will be targeted for second year students intending to
 spend the third year of study in a partner university abroad, and
 courses will be conducted through French or German. The teaching
 will be arranged into small groups, with each students receiving
 three contact hours each week -- two hours per week on data
 structures and algorithms, and one hour per week on cultural
 issues (including comparative academic systems).



 "Those eligible to receive Postgraduate Teaching Studentships will
 be senior postgraduate research students registered in Trinity
 College with some prior experience in teaching undergraduates"
 The positions are open to those who have not yet taken up postgraduate
 positions in Trinity College; see below.

 Necessary qualifications include:

 - a strong undergraduate degree result in an appropriate area from
 a recognized third level institution;

 - capacity to complete a Ph.D. by research (through English);

 - qualification to teach the intended content;

 - high proficiency (oral and written) in French or German (native
 speakers are strongly encouraged to apply).

Tenure and Remuneration:

 The award period is for a maximum of three years.

 The value of the Postgraduate Teaching Studentship will be a
 stipend of 19,000 euro per annum, rising by 1,000 euro per annum
 in each subsequent year, plus fee remission at the level of EU
 postgraduate student rate.

 The value of (part-time) Post-doctoral Teaching Fellowships (if
 applicable) will be remuneration at the rate of 16,967 euro per
 annum, rising by 894 euro per annum, and will be subject to income
 tax and PRSI.

 Candidates for postgraduate study will be preferred over
 post-doctoral candidates. Postgraduate teaching fellowships are
 not subject to tax in Ireland.

 The successful candidates must be able to take up the position on
 October 1, 2002.

Application Process:

 Candidates who are not already registered as postgraduate students
 at Trinity College should submit an application for admission as a
 Ph.D. student by research (see

 To apply for the Teaching Fellowships, candidates should submit
 the following:

 1) A letter of introduction and application inclusive of a
 personal statement demonstrating qualification for the position;

 2) A research proposal;

 3) A CV;

 4) Three letters of recommendation composed with reference to the
 terms and qualifications associated with the positions, along with
 contact details for the three referees;

 5) Transcripts of past academic experience;

 6) Evidence of proficiency in English and in French or German;

 7) Copies of any other supporting materials the candidate wishes
 to be considered.

 Materials should be posted to:

 Carl Vogel 
 Computational Linguistics Lab 
 Trinity College
 University of Dublin 
 Dublin 2 

 facsimile: 353 1 677 2204

 Informal inquiries can be made by email to Carl Vogel at; please send only plain text messages without

Relevant Timeline Details:

 Deadline for receipt of applications*:	Monday, July 22, 2002
 Shortlisting:				Monday, July 28, 2002
 Interviews**:				Friday, August 2, 2002
 Offers made:				Friday, August 9, 2002
 Positions begin:				Tuesday, October 1, 2002

 *Application in advance of the deadline is warmly welcomed.

 **Interviews may be conducted by telephone, email or in person, as
 practicality permits with respect to individual shortlisted

Additional Information on the Web:

 Trinity College's Web Pages: 
 Postgraduate Studies: 
 Department of Computer Science: 
 Computational Linguistics Group: 
 All Departmental Research Groups:
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