LINGUIST List 23.2617

Wed Jun 06 2012

Jobs: Comp Ling: Post Doc, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf

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Date: 06-Jun-2012
From: Laura Kallmeyer <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: Post Doc, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, NRW, Germany
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University or Organization: Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf Department: Institut für Sprache und Information Job Location: Düsseldorf, Germany Web Address:
Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics


The Department for Computational Linguistics of the Heinrich-Heine-Universitaet Duesseldorf, Germany (Chair of Computational Linguistics: Prof.Dr. Laura Kallmeyer) offers a position as wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in(TV-L E13 100%) for a postdoc or an advanced doctoral student.

The position starts in October 2012. Its duration is limited to two years,maybe with the possibility of an extension. It includes 4 hours of teaching perweek in computational linguistics. Teaching is supposed to be in German, ifnot immediately, then after a short time. Therefore, if the candidate does notspeak German yet, he/she should be willing to learn and practice it.

The candidate should preferably have some teaching experience and shouldbe willing to participate in the research activities conducted at the Departmentfor Computational Linguistics. These cover the following areas:

1. data-driven parsing2. statistical machine translation3. syntax-semantics interface, in particular (but not limited to) frame-based(i.e., feature-structure-based) semantic composition4. grammar formalisms, in particular (but not limited to) Tree AdjoiningGrammars

The Department for Computational Linguistics offers a rich and stimulatingresearch environment: It participates with several projects in the CollaborativeResearch Center (CRC) 991 funded by the DFG, The CRC is a large collection of research projects;it focusses on the structure of representations in language, cognition andscience with a particular emphasis on frames and on lexical semantics.Besides the CRC projects there is also a project on parsing and machinetranslation,

Salary is on the German scale TV-L E13. The position is for two years. Thestarting date is October 1, 2012. Applications should include the following:

1. Cover letter outlining interest in the position and academic goals2. CV including information about education, related work and about volunteerexperience3. Copies of certificates.4. If available, a copy of the PhD thesis and other sample publications.

Applications and further questions, should be addressed to Dr. LauraKallmeyer at the email address listed below.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)
Email Address for Applications: Contact Information:
Dr. Laura Kallmeyer Email:

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