LINGUIST List 25.1467

Wed Mar 26 2014

Jobs: Multiple Languages; Computational Ling; Semantics; Syntax: Post Doc, University of Oslo

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <>

Date: 24-Mar-2014
From: Dag Haug <>
Subject: Multiple Languages; Computational Linguistics; Semantics; Syntax: Post Doc, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
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University or Organization: University of Oslo
Job Location: Oslo, Norway
Job Title: Formal syntax/semantics

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Semantics; Syntax

Required Language(s): Greek, Ancient (grc)
                            Latin (lat)


The Faculty of Humanities seeks to hire two postdoctoral researchers (SKO 1352) who can make significant contributions to the SynSem research program (see below), independently and in collaboration with other researchers on the program, including faculty and PhD students. The applicant must have his/her PhD in hand by the application deadline, and s/he must present a proposal for innovative future research addressing one or more key topics in formally oriented semantics or syntax, or the syntax-semantics interface.

One of the postdocs will be attached to the Department of Literature, Areas Studies and European Languages (ILOS) and work on a project relating to one or more of the languages taught at the department (Germanic, Romance and Slavic languages); the other will be attached to the Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas (IFIKK) and work on a project relating to Greek or Latin (and possibly other languages in the PROIEL treebank).

The appointment is for a duration of three years and the positions entail a 10% compulsory workload per year of teaching and supervision duties.

The SynSem research program

Starting 2014, the SynSem research program is an interdisciplinary effort bridging theoretical and computational linguistics, aiming to promote advances in formally oriented syntax and semantics with a view to improved models and methods of natural language understanding.

On the empirical side, the main focus is on Germanic, Romance and Slavic languages as well as Latin and Greek. Major areas of interest include the relationship between linguistic code and context, grammar formalisms uniting theoretical and implementational interest, and the development and deployment of resources for language processing and linguistic research. For additional information, in particular an overview of in-house participants, see the program's provisional website.

- A PhD degree relevant to the program.
- Doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date.
- Personal ability and motivation

Application Deadline: 11-Apr-2014

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Dag Haug

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