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LINGUIST List 24.114

Wed Jan 09 2013

Jobs: Comp Ling; Genetic Classification; Historical Ling; Typology: Post Doc, University of Tuebingen

Editor for this issue: Uliana Kazagasheva <ulianalinguistlist.org>

Date: 03-Jan-2013
From: Gerhard Jaeger <gerhard.jaegeruni-tuebingen.de>
Subject: Computational Linguistics; Genetic Classification; Historical Linguistics; Typology: Post Doc, University of Tuebingen, Tuebingen, Germany
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University or Organization: University of Tuebingen
Job Location: Tuebingen, Germany
Web Address: http://www.sfs.uni-tuebingen.de/~gjaeger/evolaemp/
Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Genetic Classification; Historical Linguistics; Typology


Description:

Applications are invited for the post of a postdoctoral researcher (full-time employment) in the Linguistics Department, working with Prof. Gerhard Jaeger. This vacancy is connected to the award of an ERC Advanced Grant, entitled 'Language Evolution: The Empirical Turn', for the period 2013-18. The project will be based at the University of Tuebingen. In total, the group will consist of three postdocs, two PhD students, and two student assistants. The principal activity of the postdoc will be to undertake research in one of the work packages described at the project homepage (http://www.sfs.uni-tuebingen.de/~gjaeger/evolaemp/). Previous experience in at least one of the following areas is required:
- machine learning methods in language processing, esp. Hidden Markov Models and kernel methods
- historical/comparative linguistics and typology

Experience in both areas would be ideal; otherwise the successful applicant is expected to actively engage in the collaborative efforts of the project and to acquire the necessary skills.

The salary is figured according to the union contract named TV-L, E13/E14, depending on professional experience.

The initial period of employment will be for 24 months, with the possibility of extension for the remaining running time of the project.

Applications should include CV, an outline of research experience, as well as names and addresses of up to three references. Applications should be sent by email to the address below. The position will be open starting April 1, 2013. Applications received by February 15, 2013 will receive full consideration, although interviews may start at any time and will continue until the position has been filled.

Disabled applicants will be preferred if they have the same qualifications as non-disabled applicants. The University of Tuebingen strives to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching, and therefore encourages qualified female scientists to apply.

Further information can be found at the application website address below.

You are welcome to seek further information by contacting Prof. Gerhard Jaeger via e-mail, e-mail address below.

Application Deadline:

Email Address for Applications: gerhard.jaegeruni-tuebingen.de
Web Address for Applications: http://www.sfs.uni-tuebingen.de/~gjaeger/evolaemp/
Contact Information:
Prof. Gerhard Jaeger
Email: gerhard.jaegeruni-tuebingen.de

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