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Level: PhD
Duty: Research,Teaching
Linguistic Field: Computational Linguistics
Application Deadline: 31-Aug-2013
Supporting Institution: Stuttgart University
Institut für Maschinelle Sprachverarbeitung
LL Issue: 24.3085
Posted: 30-Jul-2013
Support Description: The research group of Theoretical Computational Linguistics at IMS,
Stuttgart University, is looking to fill a PhD student position.
Payment is according to the German TV-L pay scale (TV-L 13 50%;
see [1] for details). The position is initially open for three years.

The research group, headed by Sebastian Pado, is concerned primarily
with the cognitive and linguistic aspects of word and phrase meaning,
machine learning methods for meaning acquisition, applications of
lexical semantics as well as cross-lingual semantic analysis [2].

The PhD position is in the area of semantics of
discourse. Prerequisite is a master's degree or diploma in
computational linguistics, computer science, or a related field.
Candidates are expected to have substantial previous knowledge
of natural language processing, solid programming skills.
Prior experience in the specific areas outlined above is a
plus. Since the position comes with teaching obligations, candidates
need to have a good command of German, or be willing to acquire it
quickly.

Please send applications (a single PDF file containing a motivation
letter, CV, list of publications, research statement, and names of two
references) by email to Sebastian Pado, pado Linguist List ims.uni-stuttgart.de.
Paper applications are disprefered. Applications received by August
31st will receive full consideration. The position is open until filled.

For further information, send me an email to pado Linguist List ims.uni-stuttgart.de
or meet me directly at ACL 2013.

[1] http://oeffentlicher-dienst.info/c/t/rechner/tv-l/west?id=tv-l-2013
[2] http://www.nlpado.de/~sebastian
Application Mailing Address: Sebastian Pado Pfaffenwaldring 5b Stuttgart 70569 Germany
Contact Information: Sebastian Pado pado@ims.uni-stuttgart.de