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Level: PhD
Duty: Research,Teaching
Linguistic Field: Computational Linguistics Natural Language Processing
Application Deadline: 27-Apr-2013
Supporting Institution: University of Munich
CIS
LL Issue: 23.4961
Posted: 28-Nov-2012
Support Description: Open Positions in Computational Linguistics at the University of Munich: PhD Fellowships The University of Munich (LMU) is repositioning and expanding its activities in computational linguistics and natural language processing (NLP). As part of this effort, Prof. Dr. Hinrich Schuetze has been appointed Chair of Computational Linguistics and head of the Center for Information and Language Processing (CIS). The institute will focus on linguistically informed statistical NLP while building on CIS's rich tradition in information extraction and retrieval. The University of Munich is one of the top research universities in Europe. It was the highest ranked institution on several measures in the Exzellenzinitiative funding program organized by the German national science foundation in 2012. Munich and the Upper Bavaria area are among the regions in Europe with the highest quality of living. The area is also home to a large number of high-tech, services and manufacturing companies, including many that use NLP technology. The CIS team has the following openings. Salaries are in the range 30000-50000 euros and depend on the type of position and prior experience. The positions can be filled for a variety of terms ranging from 2 to 5 years. 4 doctoral fellowships. These fellowships are funded from a variety of sources, including German national science foundation (DFG), university funds and industry grants. The research will be carried out in the general area of linguistically informed statistical NLP with specialization in one of four focus areas: sentiment analysis, information extraction, machine translation and semi-supervised learning for NLP. To apply send your application to jobs Linguist List cis.uni-muenchen.de. Please include the following. - a CV - a statement of research interests (this can be short if you are applying for a junior position) - an indication of which position(s) you are interested in - your transcripts if you are applying for a doctoral fellowship - the names and addresses of two references LMU is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its staff. We strongly encourage applications from qualified women. Applicants with disabilities will be given preference in case of equally qualified candidates.
Application Mailing Address: Hinrich Schuetze Oettingenstr 67 Munich 80538 Germany
Application Web Address: http://www.cis.uni-muenchen.de/aktuelles/stellenangebote/index.html
Contact Information: Hinrich Schuetze jobs@cis.uni-muenchen.de