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LINGUIST List 17.3205

Thu Nov 02 2006

Jobs: Computational Linguistics: Post Doc, University of Potsdam

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        1.    David Schlangen, Computational Linguistics: Post Doc, University of Potsdam, Germany


Message 1: Computational Linguistics: Post Doc, University of Potsdam, Germany
Date: 02-Nov-2006
From: David Schlangen <dasling.uni-potsdam.de>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: Post Doc, University of Potsdam, Germany


University or Organization: University of Potsdam
Department: Linguistics
Web Address: http://www.ling.uni-potsdam.de
Job Rank: Post Doc
Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Dialogue Systems

Description:

We have one position for a Post-Doctoral Researcher available from January
1st, 2007 within the newly formed, DFG-funded 'Emmy Noether Independent
Research Group on Content and Coordination' led by David Schlangen at the
Institute for Linguistics, University of Potsdam, Germany.

The successful applicant will work in the context of "InPro: Incrementality
and Projection in Dialogue Processing", a new project on incremental
processing for dialogue systems, with computational modelling of smooth
turn-taking as the central test case. The project will run for three years,
with the possibility of a subsequent
one-year extension.

Ideal candidates for the Post-Doc position have a strong background in
Computational Linguistics, Natural Language Processing and/or Computer
Science, with experience in incremental parsing or incremental processing
in general. Experience with spoken dialogue systems, dialogue management,
and research on prosody would be a definite plus; good programming skills
and a keen interest in problem solving and research are essential.

Candidates must hold a doctoral degree by the start of the appointment.
There is no obligatory teaching load, but if desired successful applicants
can get involved in teaching activities as well, to develop their CV.

The 'working language' of the project will be English, so fluency in
English is a condition. Prior knowledge of German is not required.

We offer
- a competitive salary with all benefits (German BAT IIa payscale, the
actual salaries vary depending on age and family situation, currently
between 2900 and 3800 E per month);
- a dynamic and international working environment (Computational
Linguistics is a growing part of Linguistics in Potsdam, which already is
one of the larger linguistics departments in Germany; there are also
established inter-disciplinary connections to
e.g. computer science and psychology); and
- a nice (and affordable) living environment (Potsdam is a beautiful
mid-sized city just on the outskirts of Berlin, from where, if desired,
Potsdam is in easy commuting distance).

These position is open from January 1st, 2007 (or earlier), so candidates
are encouraged to apply ASAP and reviewing of applications begins
immediately; however, we are looking for the best candidate, so later
starting dates may be negotiable as well.

To apply, please send
- a statement of research interests;
- a cv, including details of research experience;
- if applicable, (links to) sample publications; and
- addresses of at least two referees
to Dr. David Schlangen ( dasling.uni-potsdam.de ).

Address for Applications:
Dr David Schlangen
Institut f. Linguistik, Uni Potsdam
Haus 24
Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse 24-25
Potsdam-Golm 14476
Germany

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Contact Information:
Dr David Schlangen
Email: dasling.uni-potsdam.de
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