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LINGUIST List 18.3593

Sat Dec 01 2007

Jobs: Computational Ling/Discourse Structure: Researcher, U of Potsdam

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        1.    Manfred Stede, Computational Linguistics / Discourse Structure: Researcher, University of Potsdam, Germany


Message 1: Computational Linguistics / Discourse Structure: Researcher, University of Potsdam, Germany
Date: 01-Dec-2007
From: Manfred Stede <stedeling.uni-potsdam.de>
Subject: Computational Linguistics / Discourse Structure: Researcher, University of Potsdam, Germany
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University or Organization: University of Potsdam
Department: Linguistics
Web Address: http://www.ling.uni-potsdam.de

Job Rank: Researcher

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Discourse Structure


Description:

We have one half-time position for a researcher, available from February
1st, 2008, within the research group 'Applied Computational Linguistics'
led by Prof. Manfred Stede at the Institute for Linguistics, University of
Potsdam, Germany. The initial contract is for one year, but extension for
up to 6 years is possible; the position gives the opportunity for pursuing
a PhD.

The successful applicant will teach one course per semester in the
Computational Linguistics degree programs at Potsdam, and contribute to the
research activities on discourse structure and text document processing.
Ideal candidates have a strong background in Computational Linguistics /
Natural Language Processing, and research interests in theories of
discourse structure (coherence, coreference, etc.) and/or XML-based
document processing, text mining applications, etc. Good programming skills
(esp. scripting languages) and a keen interest in problem solving are
essential.

Candidates must hold a Master's or diploma degree by the start of the
appointment. Teaching can be done in English. Knowledge of German is not
necessary, but would be an advantage.

We offer
- a competitive salary with all benefits (German payscale 0.5 13 TV-L
(Ost), which is similar to the old BAT-IIa); actual salary depends on age,
marital status, children)
- 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)
- 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).

The position is open from February 1st, 2008, so candidates are encouraged
to get in touch with us ASAP.

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 the university.

Application Deadline: 14-Dec-2007
Mailing Address for Applications:
Universitaet Potsdam
Dezernat fuer Personal - und Rechtsangelegenheiten
Am Neuen Palais 10
Potsdam 14469
Germany
Contact Information:
Manfred Stede
Email: stedeling.uni-potsdam.de



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