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LINGUIST List 17.3620

Thu Dec 07 2006

Jobs: Computational Linguistics: Researcher/Lecturer, U of Potsdam

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        1.    Jonas Kuhn, Computational Linguistics: Researcher/Lecturer, University of Potsdam, Germany

Message 1: Computational Linguistics: Researcher/Lecturer, University of Potsdam, Germany
Date: 05-Dec-2006
From: Jonas Kuhn <kuhnling.uni-potsdam.de>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: Researcher/Lecturer, University of Potsdam, Germany

University or Organization: University of Potsdam
Department: Department of Linguistics
Web Address: http://www.ling.uni-potsdam.de/~jonask/job-openings.html
Job Rank: Researcher/Lecturer
Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics


The Theoretical Computational Linguistics group at the Linguistics
Department of the University of Potsdam, Germany, is searching for a

Researcher/Lecturer (wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter)
Entgeltgruppe: 13 TV-Länder
(Tarifgebiet Ost; formerly BAT-O IIa)

in the area of Computational Linguistics. Duties include teaching two
90-minute courses per semester. The position is temporary; the initial
contract will be for three years and can be extended by another three years
(subject to the restrictions of the German Hochschulrahmengesetz). The
starting date is January 2007 or as soon as possible.

A Master's degree (or equivalent) in Computational Linguistics, Computer
Science or a related field is a requirement for the position; preference
will be given to candidates holding a doctorate.

The ideal candidate
* has a strong background both in symbolic methods in
Computational Linguistics and in statistical techniques
and machine learning methods in Natural Language
Processing (NLP);
* has work experience in research projects that cover both
theoretical aspects and implementation work;
* has demonstrated the ability to do independent and
goal-oriented research in key areas of Computational
Linguistics by a record of relevant international

Specialization areas that would be highly appropriate include
linguistically informed probabilistic grammar models in parsing/generation,
weakly supervised machine-learning techniques for NLP, or syntax-based
statistical machine translation.

Knowledge of German is highly desirable.

The salary and social benefits are determined by the German pay scale for
state employees (Entgeltgruppe: 13 TV-Länder, Tarifgebiet Ost; BAT-O IIa)
and amounts to approximately EUR 3000 per month. The exact salary amount
varies depending on age and marital status.

The University of Potsdam offers a highly attractive academic environment:
the dynamic division of Computational Linguistics is part of a strong
Linguistics Department, which has interdisciplinary ties with Psychology
and Computer Science. At the same time, Potsdam is a very nice, yet
affordable living environment, with world-famous castles and parks,
surrounded by lakes and forests. Last but not least, Germany's vibrant
capital Berlin is just a 20-minute train ride away.

The University of Potsdam is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications (also via Email) are requested by December 31, 2006. They
should include a C.V., (links to) sample publications, a statement of
research and teaching interests and two or three references.

Address for Applications:
Prof. Dr. Jonas Kuhn
Universität Potsdam
Institut für Linguistik / Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft
Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 24/25
Golm 14469

Application Deadline: 31-Dec-2006

Contact Information:
Prof. Dr. Jonas Kuhn
Email: kuhnling.uni-potsdam.de
Phone: +49 331 977-2444
Fax: +49 331 977-2761
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