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LINGUIST List 24.2039

Tue May 14 2013

Support: Computational Linguistics: PhD Student, Heidelberg University, Germany

Editor for this issue: Brent Miller <brentlinguistlist.org>

Date: 13-May-2013
From: Anette Frank <frankcl.uni-heidelberg.de>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: PhD Student, Heidelberg University, Germany
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Department: Department of Computational Linguistics
Web Address: http://www.cl.uni-heidelberg.de

Level: PhD

Duties: Research,Teaching

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics


Description:

The Department of Computational Linguistics at Heidelberg University announces open positions for Computational Linguists. The openings are for two PhD candidate researchers in the Computational Linguistics research group of Prof. Dr. Anette Frank.

The Computational Linguistics Department at Heidelberg University hosts a young and dynamic team conducting cutting-edge research in Natural Language Processing. With three full professorships, a growing number of PhD students and researchers the department is one of the important centres of Computational Linguistics in Germany.

Research in the Computational Linguistics group focuses on corpus-based statistical methods for semantic natural language processing. Topics include multilingual lexical semantics and knowledge acquisition, discourse-level semantic processing and NLP applications built upon these methods.

We are looking for young, enthousiastic researchers with a strong research potential. Candidates should have interest or previous experience with research in distributional semantics, discourse-level NLP processing or text mining.

Prerequisites are a bachelor/masters/diploma degree in Computational Linguistics or related fields. We expect a solid background in statistical NLP methods, machine learning and corpus-linguistic analysis techniques, very good programming skills, and demonstration of a clear research potential.

Candidates will actively participate in the joint ICL/HITS PhD program ‘Semantic Processing’ (http://www.cl.uni-heidelberg.de/semproc).

Salary: German scale TV-L 13 /2 (half-time position)
Duration: initially two years with possible extension
Starting date: October 1st, 2013

The positions involve two hours of teaching per term in the department’s Computational Linguistics Bachelor and Master Programs, and participation in administrative duties. Next to English, a good command of German is required.

Applications should be sent to applicationscl.uni-heidelberg.de and include a motivation letter including a statement of research and teaching interests, CV, copy of degree certificate and study transcript, list of publications, as well as names of references. All applications sent by June 7, 2013 will receive full consideration. The positions are open until filled.
The University of Heidelberg is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications Deadline: 07-Jun-2013

Mailing Address for Applications:
        Attn: applicationscl.uni-heidelberg.de

Contact Information:
        Anette Frank frankcl.uni-heidelberg.de


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