LINGUIST List 4.1084

Tue 21 Dec 1993

Jobs: NLP, EFL, Artificial Intelligence (NLP)

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  1. Afzal Ballim, Research Assistant sought, CS with experience in NLP
  3. "James Pustejovsky", Position in Computer Science

Message 1: Research Assistant sought, CS with experience in NLP

Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1993 15:48:37 Research Assistant sought, CS with experience in NLP
From: Afzal Ballim <>
Subject: Research Assistant sought, CS with experience in NLP

 Institut Dalle Molle pour les Etudes Semantiques et Cognitives (ISSCO)
 University of Geneva


Applications are invited for a post of Research Assistant, funded in the
framework of the European programme for Linguistics Research and Engineering

The ideal applicant should have a degree in computer science, a good
knowledge of English, be skilled in the C programming language, and should
have a good familiarity of the Unix operating system and the X-Windows
environment. Experience in artificial intelligence or natural language
processing would be an advantage, as would experience of working in a group.

The tasks involve work on preparation of large bodies of natural language
texts (corpora), programming of tools for analysis of such corpora,
programming of user-interfaces, and writing of periodic reports. This work
involves active collaboration with researchers from other groups
participating in the project.

The position has a foreseen duration of two years and should start as soon
as possible. The salary, which depends on experience and qualifications,
will be according to the University of Geneva assistant scale.

ISSCO was established in 1972 in Lugano (Switzerland) by the Fondazione
Dalle Molle. Since 1976, ISSCO has been attached to the University of
Geneva, and has links with the Department of Computer Science, the Faculty
of Arts, and the School of Translation and Interpretation. Research at
ISSCO has concentrated on various aspects of artificial intelligence and
natural language processing. Machine translation and, more generally,
multi-lingual tools are a special interest of the research team.

Applications should be in writing and should include a CV and the names and
addresses of two referees. Closing date for applications is the 21st of
January 1994, and they should be sent to:

 (CS Post Application)
 ATTN: Dr. Afzal Ballim
 ISSCO, University of Geneva
 route des Acacias, 54
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Date: Tue, 21 Dec 1993 15:42:03 "EFL JOB AT UNIVERSITY IN KIEL, GERMANY
From: <>

EFL Lektor position at university in Kiel, Germany

The Department of English at the University of Kiel (Germany) is inviting
applications for the position of "LEKTOR" for the term beginning
March 1, 1994. The position entails a 12-hour teaching load per week as
well as participation in related departmental activities. The courses to
taught range from German-English Translation, Essay Writing, Remedial English
to courses in culture and civilization. The Lektor is expected to hold a
MA degree or equivalent, have TESL/TEFL teaching experience, and be a
native speaker of North American English.

A Lektor's contract runs a maximum of four years; the salary is paid over
twelve months and varies according to age and family status (approximately
between DM 3,500 and DM 5,000 a month before taxes).

Applications and resumes should REACH the English Department no later than:

 January 20, 1994

Address: Englisches Seminar
 der Christian-Albrechts-Universitaet
 zu Kiel
 Olshausenstrasse 40
 24098 Kiel

Tele: (0431) 880-2258
Fax: (0431) 880-1215

All application materials and/or questions should be addressed to the address
or numbers above and NOT TO THIS E-MAIL ADDRESS. This is not the e-mail address
of the English Department. The Department has no e-mail address at this time.
Any mail sent to this e-mail address cannot be forwarded or replied to.
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Message 3: Position in Computer Science

Date: Tue, 21 Dec 1993 16:48:29 Position in Computer Science
From: "James Pustejovsky" <>
Subject: Position in Computer Science

Brandeis University
Department of Computer Science

Announcement of Faculty Position

We are planning three new positions, one starting September 1994, one
September 1995, and one September 1996. Major areas of current
research are artificial intelligence (including computational
linguistics, memory, activity, and cognitive science), parallel
computing, logic programming, image processing / data compression, and
theory. The department has just been awarded an NSF infrastructure
grant for research in parallel computing. A new building is currently
under construction (due to be completed in May, 1994) for the Brandeis
Volen Center for Complex Systems, dedicated to the interdisciplinary
study of complex systems, especially those relating to learning and
intelligence. The Center will include the Computer Science Department
and members of the biology, psychology, biochemistry, chemistry, and
physics departments.

Two positions may be at the junior tenure-track level and one may be
at the entry associate level with tenure. Research areas being sought
include systems, databases, artificial intelligence, connectionism,
and computational biology. In addition to research accomplishments,
teaching qualifications and the potential to interact with other
members of the department and the Center will be important selection
criteria. Brandeis University is an equal opportunity / affirmative
action employer; women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Applications are now being sought for a position starting September,
1994. Those who are not chosen may be considered for positions in
1995 and 1996.

Please send a vita and three letters of reference by February 15, 1994, to:

 Prof. James Pustejovsky, Search Committee Chair
 Computer Science Department
 Brandeis University
 Waltham, MA 02254
 phone: 617-736-2709
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