LINGUIST List 9.756

Thu May 21 1998

Jobs: NLP (AU),Postdoc (Tilburg U),Research Prof-ASU

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  1. Robert Dale, NLP Research Position in Australia
  2. 899569:Hans Broekhuis, Postdoc--Tilburg University (The Netherlands)
  3. Jeff MacSwan, ASU Center for Bilingual Education and Research

Message 1: NLP Research Position in Australia

Date: Tue, 19 May 1998 14:56:09 +0100
From: Robert Dale <>
Subject: NLP Research Position in Australia

Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia --

Research Position in The Microsoft Research Institute's Language
Technology Group

Position Reference 18455: Application deadline is *5 June 1998*

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The Language Technology Group at Macquarie University's Microsoft
Research Institute in Sydney, Australia, is seeking a postdoctoral
researcher to work in the area of intelligent information extraction
and presentation.

The LTG takes a results-oriented approach to research: our goal is to
contribute to the generation of practical solutions to real
problems. The position we have available focuses on the development of
techniques for overcoming the information overload exacerbated by the
recent growth of the Internet; we require someone who has experience
of developing NLP-related techniques either for the analysis of
existing textual or database content (for example, using information
extraction techniques) or for the creation of new content (for
example, using natural language generation techniques). The appointee
will play a key role in further developing our research in this area,
and will also be expected to participate more broadly in the
activities of the Language Technology Group. The appointee can expect
to spend approximately 50% of their time on group-related project
activity, and 50% of their time developing their own research

Applicants must have a PhD in an area closely related to Natural
Language Processing, or have equivalent experience. The applicants
should have a track record of publication in natural language
processing or a closely related area and a demonstrated ability for
independent research. Preference will be given to applicants who can
demonstrate practical abilities in the construction of linguistic
technologies: some experience in developing information extraction
tools, in the use of robust parsing techniques, and in using text
generation tools would be desirable.

Enquiries and further information: Associate Professor Robert Dale,
Director, on +61 2 9850 6331 or email or refer

The position is available from July 1998 for a fixed term of one year
with the possibility of further appointment subject to availability of
funding and satisfactory performance.

Salary range: Level B A$47363 to A$56245 per annum increasing to
A$49965 to A$58776 per annum from 1 January 1999. Applications close
5 June 1998. Applications, including full curriculum vitae, visa
status, and the names and addresses of three referees should be
forwarded to the Recruitment Manager, Personnel Office, Macquarie
University, NSW 2109 by the closing date. Applications will not be
acknowledged unless specifically requested. Women are particularly
encouraged to apply. Equal Employment Opportunity and No Smoking in
the Workplace are University Policies.
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Message 2: Postdoc--Tilburg University (The Netherlands)

Date: Wed, 20 May 1998 11:31:28 MET
From: 899569:Hans Broekhuis <>
Subject: Postdoc--Tilburg University (The Netherlands)

Job: Postdoc position at Tilburg University (The Netherlands)

In het kader van het volgende door het Gebiedsbestuur
Geesteswetenschappen van NWO gesubsidieerde onderzoeksprogramma op het
terrein van de taalwetenschap is op korte termijn de volgende vacature

Onderzoekprogramma `Modern Grammar of Dutch'

Dit programma omvat meerdere deelprojecten, die in de vorm van
postdoc-onderzoek zullen worden uitgevoerd aan de Katholieke
Universiteit Brabant. Voor dit programma is de volgende vacature

1 wetenschappelijk onderzoekmedewerker (m/v)

Ten behoeve van de integratie in het programma zal de onderzoeker
worden belast met de uitvoering van een aantal deelonderzoeken op het
gebied van de Nederlandse syntaxis die moeten uitmonden in een aantal
hoofdstukken van de Engelstalige Modern Grammar of Dutch. Het
onderzoek zal worden gevoed vanuit de Neerlandistiek en de formele
taalwetenschap. De onderzoeken hebben betrekking op NPs, VPs, PPs,
verplaatsingsverschijnselen, cooerdinatie en ellipsis.

Het onderzoek zal worden uitgevoerd aan de Katholieke Universiteit
Brabant (werkverband Grammaticamodellen) onder begeleiding van
Prof. dr. H.C. van Riemsdijk en i.s.m. dr. H. Broekhuis. De
aanstelling zal in principe per 1 september 1998 geschieden.

Vereisten: promotie op het gebied van de taalwetenschap of aanverwant
terrein na 1 januari 1995 wanneer dit een eerste postdoc-aanstelling
betreft; anders mag er niet meer dan twee jaar verstreken zijn tussen
het beeindigen van de eerdere postdoc- aanstelling en de datum van in
dienst treding; beheersing van het Nederlands op `(near-)native'
niveau; aantoonbare expertise op het gebied van de Nederlandse
syntaxis en de formele taalwetenschap, blijkend uit publicaties;
goede, actieve beheersing van het Engels.

Inlichtingen: Inlichtingen kunnen worden ingewonnen bij Prof. dr.
H.C. van Riemsdijk, telnr. 013-4662773, e-mail:

Schriftelijke sollicitaties, vergezeld van een curriculum vitae,
kunnen tot 6 juni 1998 gericht worden aan drs. C. de Graaf, secretaris
van de Faculteit der Letteren, Katholieke Universiteit Brabant,
Postbus 90153, 5000 LE Tilburg.


Aaanstelling zal plaatsvinden in tijdelijke dienst van de Katholieke
Universiteit Brabant voor de tijd welke het onderzoek wordt
gesubsidieerd (1,0 fte maximaal 33 maanden) Het salaris bedraagt
minimaal f 3911 en maximaal f 7250 bruto per maand. Vrouwen wordt met
nadruk verzocht te reflecteren.
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Message 3: ASU Center for Bilingual Education and Research

Date: Wed, 20 May 1998 17:38:18 -0700
From: Jeff MacSwan <>
Subject: ASU Center for Bilingual Education and Research

Research Assistant Professor
Center for Bilingual Education (CBER)
Arizona State University
(Tentative announcement; details not final.)

The Center for Bilingual Education and Research (CBER) aspires to a
position of leadership in dual-language education policy research. It
is our vision to become an important locus for improving and
re-defining bilingual education. CBER will engage in a broad range of
binational activities (facilitating discourse, conducting research,
and convening policy actors) aimed at developing a border pedagogy to
better swerve the unique needs of the American Southwest. In this work
center staff will work closely with other faculty members in the
College of Education.

The Research Assistant Professor will be an important member of the
Center reporting to and taking guidance from the Center Director. The
person selected will have wide ranging responsibilities for management
and leadership including grants and resource development,
representation of the Center with other agencies and groups, liaison
with faculty members involved in CBER projects, and providing
leadership to research and development projects. Candidates must be
flexible, show initiative, and be willing to undertake a variety of
tasks and responsibilities. Critically important is a willingness to
work within the scope of work of the center and to assist in the
development and operation of priority projects and objectives in areas
of interest to the Center and to the College of Education.

The successful candidate must have a track record in education
research projects and settings: K12, universities, funded centers,
etc. Field based experience in funded projects and partnerships of
various types will be given high consideration. In addition to
outstanding academic writing skills in English, literacy in Spanish is
highly desirable since some of CBER's work will involve collaborating
with colleagues and institutions in Mexico. (If full Spanish literacy
is lacking a commitment to improve Spanish language skills will be
required.) A completed doctorate is desired but; under special
circumstances a person who is ABD but has other high qualifications
will be considered. Research background should be in areas closely
connected to the interests of the center. Research interests and plans
should be directly related to the interests of the Spanish speaking
population in the U.S. especially in education policy.

This position is entry level professional associate and is not
tenure-track. Opportunities to seek tenure track status may be open
later for persons with the necessary credentials and who may be
interested in faculty status. Appointment is anticipated for September
Contact: Josue M. Gonzalez, Director, Center for Bilingual Education and
Research, College of Education, Mail Stop 1511, Arizona State
University, Tempe, AZ 85287. We encourage initial contact by electronic
mail: followed by a letter of interest and three

 Josue M. Gonzalez, Director
 Center for Bilingual Education & Research
 College of Education
 P.O. Box 871511
 Arizona State University
 Tempe, AZ 85287-1511
 602-965-7134 VOX			602-965-5064 FAX
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