LINGUIST List 8.710

Mon May 12 1997

Jobs: Chair in Lx, Computational Lx

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  1. P.A.Rowlett, Chair in Linguistics
  2. Erhard Hinrichs, Computational Linguistics - Tuebingen

Message 1: Chair in Linguistics

Date: 12 May 97 16:04
From: P.A.Rowlett <>
Subject: Chair in Linguistics

Salford, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom


Department of Modern Languages and European Studies Research

The European Studies Research Institute (ESRI) and the
Department of Modern Languages are looking to appoint a
Professor of Linguistics. Applicants will be expected to play a
leading role in enhancing further the high profile of ESRI,
graded 5A in the government's 1996 Research Assessment Exercise,
and to do some teaching in the Department of Modern Languages,
the largest constituent member of the Institute. The person
appointed will have an outstanding research and publication
record in one or more of the areas of linguistics from phonology
to pragmatics, not forgetting interface areas such as language
acquisition, socio- or computational linguistics. A
specialisation in Romance or Germanic linguistics may be an
advantage but is not a prerequisite for applying.

Salary within the national professorial range, minimum GBP33,882 per

Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Geoffrey T Harris,
Director, ESRI. E-mail:

Further particulars from the Personnel Division, University of
Salford, Allerton Building, Frederick Road, Salford, Greater
Manchester, UK M6 6PU. Tel: +44 (0) 161 295 2121 (24-hour
answering service.

Formal letters of application, including the names and addresses
of three referees, should be forwarded to the Personnel Division
by 6 June 1997, quoting ref ML/183.

This advertisement will appear in The Guardian on 13.5.97 and
the Times Higher Education Supplement on 16.5.97.
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Message 2: Computational Linguistics - Tuebingen

Date: Mon, 12 May 1997 22:21:54 +0200 (MET DST)
From: Erhard Hinrichs <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics - Tuebingen

The Division of Computational Linguistics in the Dept. of
Linguistics at the University of Tuebingen, Germany is searching
for a

1. a theoretical/computational linguist with research and
teaching experience in the linguistic and computational aspects
of constraint-based grammar formalisms, particularly of HPSG.

2. a computational linguist with research and teaching
experience in stochastic and corpus-based approaches to
computational linguistics.

Preference will be given to applicants in the above mentioned
areas. Knowledge of German is highly desirable. However,
outstanding applicants in other areas of theoretical or
computational linguistics who complement existing strengths in
the department will be considered.

Duties for both posts include teaching (1 four-hour course per
semester), independent research and participation in
externally-funded, on-going research projects.

The starting date for both positions is July 1st, 1997. 

The positions are at the rank of "Wissenschaftlicher
Mitarbeiter" (M.A. or equivalent required) and
"Wissenschaftlicher Assistent" (Ph.D. or equivalent required).
The salary is on the German payscale of BAT IIa and C1,
respectively; minimum of 70 000 DM per year). The initial
contract for both positions is for three years (until June
2000), with the possibility of renewal for two additional years
(at the rank of Wiss. Mitarbeiter) or three additional years (at
the rank of Wiss. Assistent).

Applications should include CV and an outline of research and
teaching experience/interests. Names and addresses of
references would be helpful. Applications should be sent by
mail or email to the address below.

Prof. Erhard W. Hinrichs
Seminar fuer Sprachwissenschaft, Abt. Computerlinguistik
Eberhard-Karls Universitaet Tuebingen
Kleine Wilhelmstr. 113
D-72074 Tuebingen, Germany

Applications received by June 15th, 1997 will receive full
consideration, although interviews may start at any time.
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