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LINGUIST List 20.1348

Thu Apr 09 2009

Jobs: Text/Corpus Linguistics: Researcher, Austrian Academy of Sciences

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        1.    Hanno Biber, Text/Corpus Linguistics: Researcher, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria

Message 1: Text/Corpus Linguistics: Researcher, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria
Date: 09-Apr-2009
From: Hanno Biber <hanno.biberoeaw.ac.at>
Subject: Text/Corpus Linguistics: Researcher, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria
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University or Organization: Austrian Academy of Sciences
Department: AAC-Austrian Academy Corpus
Job Location: Vienna, Austria
Web Address: http://www.aac.ac.at/
Job Rank: Researcher

Specialty Areas: Text/Corpus Linguistics; Programming


Description:

The 'AAC - Austrian Academy Corpus' is looking for corpus researchers:

Job description: The applicant will support the AAC working group in their
text technology projects. He/she will be investigating innovative methods
in exploiting middle to large sized text corpora (of predominantly German
language texts). Acting as a member of a group of scholars engaged in
corpus research, a readiness to communicate across boundaries of
disciplines as well as an eagerness to explore new IT methods and
approaches applying them to literary and cultural studies, linguistics,
history etc. are a prerequisite for the job. The candidate's
responsibilities will include both encoding and programming tasks,
documenting his/her work in form of regular publications either as a single
or as a co-author.

Requirements: The researcher we are looking for has a degree (preferably
Ph.D.) in computer science, informatics, corpus linguistics, general
linguistics or any other discipline in the humanities with a research focus
on IT related issues and has strong programming skills (preferably C++,
Delphi and/or scripting languages). Ideally, he/she has a background in
applied research making use of written textual resources, has experience
with applied research on textual data, and has an international research
track record and publication record in the field.

To apply: The AAC - Austrian Academy Corpus is a research department based
within the Austrian Academy of Sciences, which is mainly funded by the
Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research, and is situated in the
historic centre of Vienna (Austria). Interested applicants should submit a
CV along with a statement of research interests and letters of reference
(if to hand). The position is open until filled, the duration of the
contract will be at least for one year with the possibility of extension to
a long-term or permanent position.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Email Address for Applications: aacoeaw.ac.at
Contact Information:
Dr Hanno Biber
Email: hanno.biberoeaw.ac.at

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