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Thu Feb 28 2008

Jobs: English & Computational Linguistics: Post Doc, Northwestern U

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        1.    Stefan Kaufmann, English & Computational Linguistics: Post Doc, Northwestern University, IL, USA

Message 1: English & Computational Linguistics: Post Doc, Northwestern University, IL, USA
Date: 27-Feb-2008
From: Stefan Kaufmann <kaufmannnorthwestern.edu>
Subject: English & Computational Linguistics: Post Doc, Northwestern University, IL, USA
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University or Organization: Northwestern University
Department: Linguistics / Economics
Job Location: Illinois, USA
Web Address: http://www.northwestern.edu/
Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Information Retrieval, Machine Learning

Required Language(s): English (eng)


Postdoctoral Position in Computational Linguistics
Language and Political Behavior
Northwestern University

The Analytical Crisis and Reputation Management group at Northwestern
University is seeking to fill at least one and possibly two postdoctoral
research positions for the project 'Language and Political Behavior.' This
project brings together researchers from the Departments of Linguistics and
Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences as part of the Northwestern
Institute in Complex Systems (NICO). Its goal is to analyze written and
spoken text in business and politics in order to detect and trace issues
and opinions, tonality of documents, and to explore the relationship
between linguistic output and voting patterns, interest group positioning
and survey data. The project also explores applications to political and
reputational risk management.

Candidates should hold a doctoral degree in Linguistics, Computer Science,
or a related area. Requirements include: (i) a solid theoretical
background and practical experience in quantitative methods in
computational linguistics and/or information retrieval; (ii) excellent
programming skills; and (iii) a strong motivation and proven ability to
work and publish collaboratively.

One position is available immediately; the second, pending availability of
funding, will start in summer, 2008. The initial appointment will be for 12
months, with the possibility of extension by another 12 months, subject to
performance and availability of funding. Financial compensation will be
competitive and commensurate with the candidate's qualification.

Applicants should arrange for two letters of reference to be sent directly
to the address listed below.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer, and applications from minority and women candidates are
especially welcome. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the
United States.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.
Mailing Address for Applications:
Justin Heinze
Kellogg School of Management
586 Donald P. Jacobs Center
2001 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208-2001
Contact Information:
Stefan Kaufmann
Email: kaufmannnorthwestern.edu
Phone: (847) 491-5779
Fax: (847) 491-3770

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