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Level: PhD
Duty: Research,Teaching
Linguistic Field: Computational Linguistics
Application Deadline: 07-Jun-2013
Supporting Institution: Heidelberg University
Department of Computational Linguistics
LL Issue: 24.2039
Posted: 14-May-2013
Support Description: The Department of Computational Linguistics at Heidelberg University announces open positions for Computational Linguists. The openings are for two PhD candidate researchers in the Computational Linguistics research group of Prof. Dr. Anette Frank. The Computational Linguistics Department at Heidelberg University hosts a young and dynamic team conducting cutting-edge research in Natural Language Processing. With three full professorships, a growing number of PhD students and researchers the department is one of the important centres of Computational Linguistics in Germany. Research in the Computational Linguistics group focuses on corpus-based statistical methods for semantic natural language processing. Topics include multilingual lexical semantics and knowledge acquisition, discourse-level semantic processing and NLP applications built upon these methods. We are looking for young, enthousiastic researchers with a strong research potential. Candidates should have interest or previous experience with research in distributional semantics, discourse-level NLP processing or text mining. Prerequisites are a bachelor/masters/diploma degree in Computational Linguistics or related fields. We expect a solid background in statistical NLP methods, machine learning and corpus-linguistic analysis techniques, very good programming skills, and demonstration of a clear research potential. Candidates will actively participate in the joint ICL/HITS PhD program ‘Semantic Processing’ (http://www.cl.uni-heidelberg.de/semproc). Salary: German scale TV-L 13 /2 (half-time position) Duration: initially two years with possible extension Starting date: October 1st, 2013 The positions involve two hours of teaching per term in the department’s Computational Linguistics Bachelor and Master Programs, and participation in administrative duties. Next to English, a good command of German is required. Applications should be sent to applications Linguist List cl.uni-heidelberg.de and include a motivation letter including a statement of research and teaching interests, CV, copy of degree certificate and study transcript, list of publications, as well as names of references. All applications sent by June 7, 2013 will receive full consideration. The positions are open until filled. The University of Heidelberg is an equal opportunity employer.
Application Mailing Address: applications@cl.uni-heidelberg.de
Contact Information: Anette Frank frank@cl.uni-heidelberg.de