LINGUIST List 9.831

Thu Jun 4 1998

Jobs: Post-Doc (NLU),Chinese Ling,Japanese

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  1. Lori Levin, Post Doc -- Natural Language Understanding
  2. Huang Guoying, Jobs:Chinese linguistics
  3. L.Velde, Japanese

Message 1: Post Doc -- Natural Language Understanding

Date: Thu, 04 Jun 1998 18:05:32 -0400
From: Lori Levin <>
Subject: Post Doc -- Natural Language Understanding

Post-doctoral Research Associate

 Natural Language Understanding 

CIRCLE (Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Constructive Learning
Environments) has an opening for a post-doctoral research position in
the area of natural language understanding (NLU) for intelligent
tutoring systems. One of the goals of CIRCLE is to build and test a
new generation of intelligent tutors that promote knowledge
construction by the student. Natural language interaction will be
used to enhance the flexibility and effectiveness of the tutoring
system. The successful candidate for this job will have primary
responsibility for the design and implementation of a natural language
understanding component. The design of the envisioned NLU module will
involve deciding what existing technology can be used (e.g., for
robust parsing), extending and modifying components as necessary, and
constructing appropriate linguistic knowledge sources such as
grammars, lexicons, and ontologies. The NLU design must also support
interaction with other modules such as a tutorial planner.


The ideal candidate will have a Ph. D. in Artificial Intelligence or
Computational Linguistics, or a related field. Experience with
tutoring systems would be a plus, as would empirical studies of human
tutors. Candidates must have good system design and implementation
skills demonstrated by prior experience.

The fellowship is for a minimum of 2 years, with extension to up to 5
years. It is a full-time position, but not tenure-track, with full
benefits. Teaching opportunities are available but not required.

CIRCLE is an equal-opportunity, affirmative action employer.

You can find out more about CIRCLE at

To apply for this job contact:
Lori Levin:, 412-268-6193
Alon Lavie:, 412-268-5655

Language Technologies Institute
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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Message 2: Jobs:Chinese linguistics

Date: Fri, 5 Jun 1998 06:18:37 +0800
From: Huang Guoying <>
Subject: Jobs:Chinese linguistics

 Jobs:Chinese Linguistics:Tsinghua University(Beijing) 

 The Linguistic Research Center and the Department of Chinese of
Tsinghua University (Beijing) invites applications from oversea
Chinese citizens for teaching and research positions.
 The area of specializations is open, but preference will be given
to those in Chinese linguistics,theoretical linguistics,syntax,
semantics and computational linguistics.
 Candidates would normally be expected to hold a PhD in a relevant
 Applicants should send a vitae to
 Prof.Huang G.Y.
 Department of Chinese 
 Tsinghua University
 Beijing 100084
 Fax: (010)62785736

 For more information, applicants should write to address above or
send email messages.
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Message 3: Japanese

Date: Fri, 05 Jun 1998 11:31:14 +0000
From: L.Velde <>
Subject: Japanese

tenured position of Lecturer in Japanese, (US equivalent Assistant
Professor) in the Department of Asian Languages, from persons with a
higher degree in an area of Japanese studies. Preference will be
given to applicants who possess, or who are close to completing, a or equivalent in an area of Japanese studies, and whose
present research studies are in that area. Applicants should have
native or near-native fluency in modern Japanese and should also be
able to communicate effectively in English. Some prior experience of
teaching Japanese as a second language at the tertiary level and an
appropriate record of publications are desirable.

Academic enquiries only should be made to the Head of Department, Dr C
Seeley, Fax: 64-3-364 2598 or Email:
Further particulars will be airmailed on request to: Information about the University
may be accessed on: The salary for
Lecturers is on a scale from NZ$46,500 to NZ$56,500 per annum.
Applications, quoting Position No. AL1, close on 31 August 1998, and
must be addressed to: The Registrar, Attention Human Resources
Section, University of Canterbury, Private Bag 4800, Christchurch.

The University has a policy of equality of opportunity in employment.

North American Media
Mrs Liz Velde
Academic Appointments Assistant
Human Resources Section,Registry
University of Canterbury
Fax: 64 3 364 2325
Web Address:<>;
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