LINGUIST List 13.2540

Sun Oct 6 2002

Jobs: Computational Ling: Saarland U, Germany

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  1. crocker, Jobs: Computational Ling: Researcher, Saarland University, Germany

Message 1: Jobs: Computational Ling: Researcher, Saarland University, Germany

Date: Sun, 06 Oct 2002 18:45:30 +0000
From: crocker <crockerCoLi.Uni-SB.DE>
Subject: Jobs: Computational Ling: Researcher, Saarland University, Germany

University or Organization: Saarland University
Rank of Job: Researcher
Specialty Areas Required: Computational Linguistics


The Psycholinguistics Group in the Department of Computational
Linguistics, Saarland University is seeking to fill a research
position in the area of Computational Linguistics. The group has an
active profile in human language processing research, which includes
on-line experimental studies (eye-tracking), computational modeling,
and statistical NLP.

Computational Linguist: We are especially interested in developing
incremental models of human syntactic parsing and semantic
processing. Knowledge of one or more of the following is desirable:
(probabilistic) parsing techniques, machine learning of natural
language, latent-semantic analysis, connectionist language modeling,
and experience working with large corpora.

This is primarily a research position, although some research related
teaching will also be involved (particularly for the experimental
psycholinguist). Candidates should have research experience in a
relevant subject area, and ideally hold a PhD. The positions are on
the BAT IIa scale (roughly up to Euro 40K per annum, depending on age
and family status) and are tenable for 2-3 years in the first
instance, with good possibilities for renewal. Positions are available
from early 2003. Applications received before November 1, 2002 are
assured fullest consideration. Interested persons should send a
letter of application giving contact details for two possible referees
and a full CV to the address below (e-mail applications are also welcome).

The Department offers state-of-the-art research facilities including,
high-end computer servers and workstations, head-mounted (SMI) and DPI
eye-tracking equipment, and software and corpus infrastructure.
Saarland University has an international profile in computational
linguistics, cognitive science and computer science. The research
environment is further supported by a European Graduate School for
''Language Technology and Cognitive Systems'' (joint with Edinburgh
University) and a Centre of Excellence (SFB 378) in the area of
''Resource Adaptive Cognitive Processes''.

The University of Saarland seeks to increase the proportion of women
in positions where they are under-represented, and therefore
particularly encourages applications from women. In the selection
procedure, disabled persons with equivalent qualifications will be

Address for Applications:

	Attn: Matthew Crocker
	Computational Linguistics
	Saarland University
	Building 17.1
	Saarbruecken, 66041
	Applications are due by 01-Nov-2002

Contact Information:
	Prof. Dr. Matthew Crocker.
	Fax: +49 681 302 6561
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