LINGUIST List 9.308

Tue Mar 3 1998

Jobs: Computerlinguistik, Professor, Pre-doc position

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  1. Uli Heid, Computerlinguistik
  2. Nik Gisborne, Professor : Chair of English
  3. Sotaro Kita, Jobs: Pre-doc position at Max-Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics

Message 1: Computerlinguistik

Date: Tue, 3 Mar 1998 11:33:25 +0100 (MET)
From: Uli Heid <uliIMS.Uni-Stuttgart.DE>
Subject: Computerlinguistik

Institut f|r maschinelle Sprachverarbeitung
Universitdt Stuttgart (IMS-CL) ist zum 1.4.98 oder spdter die
Stelle einer wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiterin oder eines
wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiters BAT-IIa im Arbeitsbereich
Corpusbasierte Linguistik/Computational Lexicography zu besetzen,
zundchst f|r 20 Monate, mit einer mvglichen mittelfristigen
Verldngerung, je nach Projektlage.

Geeignete Bewerberinnen oder Bewerber haben ein Diplom in Informatik
oder Computerlinguistik (oder einen vergleichbaren Abschlu_),
Programmiererfahrung in Perl und C oder C++, sowie Erfahrung in der
Arbeit mit Mark-Up-Sprachen. Zusdtzliche Kenntnisse in
Java oder Javascript sind ein Vorteil, aber keine Bedingung f|r die

Die Stelle ist f|r die Arbeit in einem Projekt zur Annotation von
Dialog-Corpora auf verschiedenen linguistischen Beschreibungsebenen
und zum Retrieval aus derart annotierten Corpora vorgesehen. Je nach
Interessenlage besteht Mvglichkeit zur Mitarbeit an weiteren
Projekten, primdr zum Aufbau deutscher NLP-Lexika; Mvglichkeit zur
Mitwirkung an der Lehre und ggf. zur Promotion.

Die Universitdt Stuttgart mvchte den Anteil der Frauen im
wissenschaftlichen Bereich erhvhen und ist deshalb an
Bewerbungen von Frauen besonders interessiert. 

Schwerbehinderte werden bei entsprechender Eignung bevorzugt

Informationen |ber das Institut und den Arbeitsbereich finden Sie


(siehe insbesondere die MATE-Projektseite)

Weitere Fragen beantworten
wir Ihnen gern: 
Bewerbungen mit den |blichen Unterlagen bitte bis 31.3.1998 an

Universitdt Stuttgart
Institut f|r maschinelle Sprachverarbeitung
- Computerlinguistik --
z.Hd. Herrn Dr. Ulrich Heid
Azenbergstr. 12
D 70174 Stuttgart
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Message 2: Professor : Chair of English

Date: Mon, 2 Mar 1998 14:02:45 +0800
From: Nik Gisborne <>
Subject: Professor : Chair of English

Ref: RF-97/98-34 


As the oldest tertiary education institution in Hong Kong, the University of
Hong Kong has attained paralleled achievements since 1911 in Hong Kong and
the region by drawing on the great cultural traditions of China and the
West. The University is a major researchinstitution with nine major
faculties and 100+ departments and sub-divisions of studies and learning,
and a full- and part-time postgraduate and undergraduate student body of
almost 15,000, including 1,900 research students. Our firm commitment to
research excellence and internationalisation has established us as one of
the top Universities in the Region. We are firmly committed to our vision of
globalisation and enhancing our research excellence. 

Professor : Chair of English 

Applications and nominations are now invited for appointment as Professor:
Chair of English from January 1, 1999. 

The Department of English seeks to play a pivotal role in leading English
Studies in Hong Kong and to support the University's determination to retain
its international standards and status, and its unique position within China
and Asia. We therefore seek an academic leader with strong academic
qualifications, and a substantial record of teaching and research
publications, to contribute actively to research and teaching at
undergraduate and postgraduate (M.A., M.Phil and Ph.D.) levels in the
context of the Department's work in English and American literatures, world
literature in English, sociolinguistics, critical linguistics and English
language and linguistics. 

Competitive remuneration within the professorial range of HKD1M+ with 15%
terminal gratuity and an attractive benefits package (comprising housing,
leave, passage, medical/dental benefits and children's local education
allowances) will be offered to the successful candidate. 

The University would prefer to make a fixed term appointment of not less
than three academic years, but consideration may also be given to
appointment on permanent terms. 

Further particulars and application forms can be obtained on WWW at; or from the Appointments Unit, Registry, The University
of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (fax: (852) 2540 6735 or 2559 2058; e-mail:
APPTUNITREG.HKU.HK). Further details about the Department, including its
research profile, are available at, or on

Review of applications will begin from early-March until the closing date of
March 31, 1998. 

The University is an equal opportunity employer and is working towards a
smoke-free environment. 
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Message 3: Jobs: Pre-doc position at Max-Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics

Date: Mon, 2 Mar 1998 16:41:14 +0100 (MET)
From: Sotaro Kita <>
Subject: Jobs: Pre-doc position at Max-Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics

Pre-doc position Available

The Language and Cognition Group (formerly the Cognitive Anthropology 
Research Group) at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics 
has a position available for a young researcher who is studying for 
a Ph.D. The holder of the position is expected to complete their
thesis during their stay with the Group.

The Group is concerned with the relation between language and cognition, 
especially as evidenced by cross-linguistic studies. The 
position provides full support (including fieldwork) for two years, 
renewable for one further year. Residence is in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, 
except during fieldwork, but theses may be examined by Universities 
elsewhere. (MPI itself does not award degrees, but rather this position
will fund research towards a Ph.D. at a recognized university.)

Preconditions are:

(a) good linguistic training, especially in descriptive linguistics 
or linguistic anthropology;
(b) some experience of fieldwork in non-Western languages and communities;
(c) willingness to undertake further linguistic and ethnographic fieldwork 
in a non-Western community for the PhD, and to work in collaborative 
projects (currently focussed on 'Spatial language and cognition', 
'Speech and Gesture', and 'Argument structure (verbal semantics)';
(d) completion of prerequisites for entry into a PhD program as 
determined by the University (and country) where the applicant intends 
to submit.

Applicants who meet these preconditions should send a letter of application, 
a Curriculum Vitae and the names of 3 referees to:

David Wilkins
Language and Cognition Group
Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
P.O. Box 310
6500 AH Nijmegen
The Netherlands

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