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LINGUIST List 17.2955

Mon Oct 09 2006

Jobs: Psycholinguistics: Post Doc, Saarland University

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        1.    Matthew Crocker, Psycholinguistics: Post Doc, Saarland University, Germany


Message 1: Psycholinguistics: Post Doc, Saarland University, Germany
Date: 09-Oct-2006
From: Matthew Crocker <crockercoli.uni-sb.de>
Subject: Psycholinguistics: Post Doc, Saarland University, Germany


University or Organization: Saarland University
Department: Computational Linguistics
Web Address: http://www.coli.uni-saarland.de/groups/MC/
Job Rank: Post Doc
Specialty Areas: Psycholinguistics

Description:

The Department of Computational Linguistics at Saarland University,
Saarbruecken, Germany, invites applications for a post-doctoral position
('Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter') in Psycholinguistics, available from
January 1st, 2007. The duration of the post is two years in the first
instance. Applicants should demonstrate a strong background in
psycholinguistics, and hold a PhD in a relevant discipline.

The successful candidate will contribute substantially to ongoing research
and teaching activities in the Psycholinguistics group, and participate in
developing future research directions. Candidates with experience in
eye-tracking methods for investigating language processing are especially
encouraged to apply. The post also involves teaching approximately one
course per semester, including a module on experimental methods for
psycholinguistics, as well as contributing to student supervision. The
working language of the group is English.

Saarbruecken University is a leading centre for language research and
offers an active, stimulating research environment. Close cooperations
exist with other disciplines (esp. psychology, computer science and
artificial intelligence). The institute is committed to excellence in
teaching, offering an international MSc program (taught in English) and
hosting the International Post-Graduate College in Language Technology and
Cognitive Systems, which includes collaboration with Edinburgh, Brown, and
Johns Hopkins Universities.

The psycholinguistics group, under the direction of Prof. Matthew Crocker,
is actively engaged in both experimental and computational modeling
research into sentence comprehension. The research places particular
emphasis on 'situated' language processing. Further information on the
groups activities can be found at:

http://www.coli.uni-saarland.de/groups/MC/

Salary and social benefits are according to Germany's public sector BAT IIa
scale, currently between 2900 and 3800 Euro per month (before taxes),
depending on age and family situation. Saarland University aims at
increasing the proportion of women in academic research and teaching, and
encourages women to apply.

Inquiries or applications (including CV, sample publications, a statement
of research interests, and the names of two academic referees) should be
sent to Prof. Dr. Matthew W. Crocker (applications by email are encouraged).

Address for Applications:
Prof. Matthew Crocker
crockercoli.uni-sb.de
or
Department of Computational Linguistics
Building C7.1
Saarland University
Saarbruecken 66041
Germany

Application Deadline: 31-Oct-2006

Contact Information:
Prof. Matthew Crocker
Email: crockercoli.uni-sb.de
Phone: +49 681 302 6555
Fax: +49 681 302 6561
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