LINGUIST List 8.989

Fri Jul 4 1997

Jobs: Rank Xerox Research Centre, Engl Ling

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  1. Gregory Grefenstette, Rank Xerox Research Centre
  2. Cornelia Tschichold, Assistantship in English linguistics, U. Basel

Message 1: Rank Xerox Research Centre

Date: Tue, 1 Jul 1997 16:54:30 +0200
From: Gregory Grefenstette <>
Subject: Rank Xerox Research Centre

 Research Position in Multi-Lingual Text Mining
 at the Rank Xerox Research Centre
The Multi-Lingual Theory and Technology Group at the Rank Xerox
Research Centre (located in Grenoble, France) is looking for a
motivated research engineer to work on problems in information
retrieval and natural language processing. 

			Research Associate

You will have already worked upon large textual corpora, and have
acquired experience in practical approaches to natural language
processing. A university background in both computer science and
linguistics is required. You must master Unix, C, APIs, and
documentation. Your tasks will be building research prototypes,
performing large-scale evaluations, and imagining innovative
applications of our linguistic technology. English is the working
language, knowledge of other languages a plus. Experience in
information retrieval will be highly appreciated. 

The position will be available in mid-1997.

Applications should be sent to:
Gregory Grefenstette 
6 chemin de Maupertuis,
38240 Meylan, France
fax: +33 476 61 50 99

Gregory Grefenstette, Multilingual Theory and Technology
Rank Xerox Research Centre, 6 chemin de Maupertuis, 38240 Meylan, France OR
Phone : (33) 4 76 61 50 82 fax : (33) 4 76 61 50 99
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Message 2: Assistantship in English linguistics, U. Basel

Date: Wed, 25 Jun 1997 17:15:32 +0100
From: Cornelia Tschichold <>
Subject: Assistantship in English linguistics, U. Basel

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 There will be a part-time vacancy for a Teaching Assistant in
English Linguistics from 1st October, 1997. The post will involve 50%
of normal teaching and administrative duties, and will be paid

 Candidates should be university graduates and should have
qualifications in linguistics and/or phonetics. They should either be
native speakers of English or have a sufficient command of the
language as to be able to teach the phonetics of English in
detail. They should also have at least a working knowledge of German.

 The principal duties of the person appointed will be to assist
with the teaching of an introductory course in English linguistics,
which covers phonetics and phonology in the winter semester, and
grammar and semantics in the summer semester. The work will involve
tutorial classes for groups of 10 to 20 students to follow up the
lectures given by Professor Allerton, who will adopt a broadly based
theory-neutral approach. Coordination will also be necessary with the
practical courses given by a lector.

 The overall minimum teaching duties will be two hours a week,
though there will be the opportunity to undertake further teaching if
the assistant wishes. The person appointed will be expected to carry
out personal research in one or more fields in linguistics/phonetics,
and will additionally be required to carry out certain administrative

 Appointments normally run for a maximum of three years in the
case of assistants without a doctorate, and for five years in the case
of those with a doctorate. The salary will start at a little under
Sfr. 30,000 (a little over in the case of candidates with a

 Applications, including a curriculum vitae and the names of two
academic referees, should be received at the address below on or
before 21st July, 1997. Interviews of short-listed candidates will be
held in August.

 June 1997

Englisches Seminar der Universit=E4t, Nadelberg 6, CH-4051 Basel
TEL +41 61 267 27 90

Department of English, University of Basle, Switzerland 
FAX +41 61 267 27 80
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