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Wed 22 Mar 1995

Jobs: Memorial University, University of the Saarland

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  1. James Black, Position Announcements, Memorial University
  2. Scott McGlashan, RESEARCH POSITIONS: Computational linguistics, Saarbruecken

Message 1: Position Announcements, Memorial University

Date: Sun, 19 Mar 1995 12:10:59 Position Announcements, Memorial University
From: James Black <>
Subject: Position Announcements, Memorial University

 Linguistics Department
 Memorial University of Newfoundland

 Position Announcement
 Term Appointments (8 & 12 months)

The Linguistics Department, Memorial University of Newfoundland, is
seeking to make two term appointments, effective 1 September 1995,
subject to budgetary approval. One appointment is an eight-month teaching
term appointment at the rank of Lecturer; the other is a twelve-month
regular term appointment. Qualifications for both positions: Ph.D. in
Linguistics and a demonstrated record of effective teaching and research
publications. Duties to include teaching a variety of linguistics courses
at the undergraduate and graduate levels as well as research guidance.
The department anticipates that one of the two postitions will be in
syntax. Applicants should indicate whether they are willing to be
considered for both positions. Deadline for receipt of applications: 30
April 1995. In accordance with Canadian immigration regulations, this
advertisement is directed to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of
Canada. Memorial University is committed to employment equity. Please
arrange to send a curriculum vitae, a letter of application and
supporting documents, and letters from three referees, to Dr. J. Black,
Head, Department of Linguistics, Memorial University of Newfoundland, ST.
JOHN'S, NF, A1B 3X9, Canada.
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Message 2: RESEARCH POSITIONS: Computational linguistics, Saarbruecken

Date: Sun, 19 Mar 1995 23:55:08 RESEARCH POSITIONS: Computational linguistics, Saarbruecken
From: Scott McGlashan <>
Subject: RESEARCH POSITIONS: Computational linguistics, Saarbruecken




We are offering several research positions in the VERBMOBIL project.
This project involves many academic and industrial sites in Germany.
It is funded by the German Ministry for Research and Technology.
VERBMOBIL is concerned with the development of a portable translation
system in "face-to-face"-communication.

The VERBMOBIL-Subproject at the Department of Computational Linguistics
is concerned with Semantic Processing, in particular:

- the development of a semantic formalism
- the description of fragments of German and Japanese in this formalism
- a computational treatment of anaphora and ellipsis
- implementing a working subsystem of VERBMOBIL

Candidates should have experience in computational linguistics or com-
puter science. Experience in NL-Semantics, Logic, or AI/NL-
Programming is desirable. The successful candidates will be expected to
work both on theoretical issues and practical implementation.

The Department of Computational Linguistics and Speech Science has a well
-established international reputation in the study of NL grammar, NL se-
mantics and Speech. There is close cooperation with the German Center for
Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) and other institutions both inside and out-
side Germany.

The project started in 1993 and will last until December 1996, with the
possibility of extension depending on funding. Successful candidates would
be expected to take up their positions as soon as possible. Positions are on
the BAT IIa/Ib scale (from 65,000DM/year to 90,000/year).

Applications should include CV and an outline of research experience and
interests. Names and addresses of references would be helpful. Applica-
tions should be sent by mail, email or fax to the address below, from
where further information may also be obtained.

Applications should be sent as soon as possible, but no later than 21st
April 1995.

Prof. Dr. Manfred Pinkal
Dept. of Computational Linguistics
University of the Saarland
66041 Saarbruecken

fax: +49 (681) 302-4351

Scott McGlashan tel: +49 681 302 4679
Computerlinguistik fax: +49 681 302 4351
Universitaet des Saarlandes home: +49 681 51297
D-66041 Saarbruecken
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