LINGUIST List 9.408

Thu Mar 19 1998

Jobs: Generative Ling, Computational Ling

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  1. Jeroen van de Weijer, Generative Ling--positions in Leiden and Amster
  2. Roger.Evans, Computational Linguistics - ITRI, Brighton

Message 1: Generative Ling--positions in Leiden and Amster

Date: Tue, 10 Mar 1998 16:23:22 +0100
From: Jeroen van de Weijer <>
Subject: Generative Ling--positions in Leiden and Amster

Holland Institute of Generative Linguistics

The Holland Institute of Generative Linguistics (HIL) is a research
institute of Leiden University, the Universiteit van Amsterdam and the
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Research within the institute focuses on
generative linguistics.

HIL is part of the Dutch national graduate school in linguistics,
LOT. HIL is a training institute for linguistic researchers. From 1
September, 1998, in this context there are positions for

 (reference number: 7/039)

Two students ("AIO"-positions) will be placed at Leiden University and
one ("bursary position") at the University of Amsterdam.

The students will receive a salary or grant. Contingent on good
progress, the position will be renewed for a maximum of four years. In
general, the position will only be given to students who have received
their undergraduate degree no longer than five years ago. For every
student a supervision and training programme will be drawn up
according to the HIL regulations. The research project should result
in a promotion at the participating university.

Applications should be accompanied by a curriculum vitae, two
references, a copy of the doctoral diploma and grade-list, and, if
possible, other relevant written results of the candidate (papers,
articles, and the undergraduate thesis).

HIL graduate students are expected to carry out research projects that
fit in with the HIL research programme. To prepare for an exploratory
interview that HIL will invite short-list candidates for, applicants
are requested to include a short description of the research topic
they are interested in (max. 3 pages).

Students who have not yet obtained their undergraduate degree should
include a statement by their supervisor that they will obtain this
degree before 1 September, and a description of the research topic of
their undergraduate thesis (max. 3 pages).

Further information on the structure of the HIL training and research
programme can be obtained from:

 	Dr. H.G. van der Hulst, director of HIL, tel. (31) 71 - 527
 2105 / 2101

Applications, which should bear the above reference number on envelope
and letter, should be sent before 24 April, 1998 to:

 Directeur-Beheerder van de Faculteit der Letteren
 Cleveringaplaats 1
 Postbus 9515
 2300 RA Leiden
 The Netherlands

In case candidates are of equal qualifications and eligibility, the
position will be bestowed on a female.
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Message 2: Computational Linguistics - ITRI, Brighton

Date: Mon, 9 Mar 1998 21:58:05 GMT
From: Roger.Evans <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics - ITRI, Brighton

 Information Technology Research Institute
 University of Brighton

 PhD Studentship for October 1998

Application deadline: 30 April 1998

The Information Technology Research Institute (ITRI) invites
applications for a three-year EPSRC studentship award to commence
in October 1998. The studentship will be awarded in one (or more)
of the following topics in Computational Linguistics:

 DOCUMENT GENERATION (including TEXT GENERATION): architectures;
 corpus analysis; diagrammatic reasoning; discourse; evaluation;
 hybrid generation; implementation; layout; multilinguality;
 multimodality; representation languages; pragmatics; tools

 LEXICONS: corpus analysis; evaluation; lexical statistics;
 lexicalized grammars; lexicography; lexicon induction from text;
 multilinguality; representation; tools; tuning; word sense

 NATURAL LANGUAGE INTERFACES: dialogue; interface design

Applicants should have a good honours degree or equivalent in
Computer Science, Computational Linguistics or Linguistics.

EPSRC studentships are restricted to UK or EU residents. Residents
of the UK are eligible for fees and a maintenance allowance; other
EU residents are only eligible for fees (and so would need to be
able to support themselves during their studies).

The EPSRC baseline rate of maintenance allowance is currently
approx 5,295 pounds sterling per annum. For further general
information on EPSRC studentships, please consult

Further information on the Institute's research programme can be
found on the ITRI home page ( and
information about students and how to apply on our research
students page (

If we already have your application on file for consideration this
year, you do not need to apply again.

Deadline for applications: 30 April 1998

For additional advice and information, please contact:

 Ms. Vivienne Wicks, Research Administrator
 Information Technology Research Institute
 University of Brighton
 Lewes Rd.
 BN2 4GJ, UK

 Tel: +44 1273 642900
 Fax: +44 1273 642908
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