LINGUIST List 25.5226

Tue Dec 30 2014

Jobs: German; Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Documentation; Text/Corpus Linguistics: PostDoc/Group Leader, Institut für Deutsche Sprache Mannheim and University of Heidelberg

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <alamontlinguistlist.org>


Date: 29-Dec-2014
From: Andreas Witt <applications_lwccl.uni-heidelberg.de>
Subject: German; Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Documentation; Text/Corpus Linguistics: PostDoc/Group Leader, Institut für Deutsche Sprache Mannheim and University of Heidelberg, Mannheim or Heidelberg, Germany
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University or Organization: Institut für Deutsche Sprache Mannheim and University of Heidelberg
Department: Leibniz ScienceCampus and Department of Computational Linguistics
Job Location: Mannheim or Heidelberg, Germany
Web Address: http://wisscamp.de/en/
Job Title: 3 PostDoc/Group Leader positions for a new Leibniz ScienceCampus

Job Rank: Post Doc; Researcher

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Documentation; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Required Language(s): German (deu)

Description:

The Institute for the German Language (Institut für Deutsche Sprache, IDS) in Mannheim and the Institute for Computational Linguistics (ICL) at Heidelberg University will jointly establish the Leibniz ScienceCampus "Empirical Linguistics and Computational Language Modeling". The Leibniz ScienceCampus aims to conduct innovative research to support the high-quality automatic annotation of large-scale corpus resources of German language through induction of domain-, genre- and variety-adaptive natural language processing models, to enable advanced empirical research in linguistics as well as innovative applications in the humanities and the social sciences.

For more details on the Leibniz ScienceCampus, see http://wisscamp.de/en

The Institute of German Language (IDS) and the Institute of Computational Linguistics (ICL) at Heidelberg University offer positions starting 1 April 2015 for three postdoctoral researchers or group leaders (Reference number: 2/2015) for the thematic areas:
- Natural language processing & annotation science
- Induction of (variational) linguistic models & resources
- Applications in empirical linguistics & Digital Humanities

Salary is based on Germany's academic salary level TV-L 13 or TV-L 14. The weekly working hours correspond to 100% of the regular weekly working hours. The vacancies are for an initial period of two years, with the possibility of extension for further two years.

Responsibilities:

- Development of the scientific profile and of scientific achievements of the research project, especially by contribution of excellent publishing activities
- Co-advising of doctoral candidates
- Responsible participation in acquiring additional research projects for the ScienceCampus
- Teaching activity in ICL’s computational linguistics study program (2 SWS - weekly hours per semester)

Requirements:

Besides a successfully completed Ph.D. in computational linguistics or computer science or in a specific field relating to linguistics or Digital Humanities closely linked to the scientific profile of the ScienceCampus, several of the following qualifications are required:

- Excellent publications with international visibility
- Outstanding qualifications in one or more of the following areas:
- Statistics-based computational linguistics and Machine Learning
- Corpus-linguistic procedures and text-technological modeling of linguistic
data
- Good programming skills, ideally experience with parallel computing and
large NLP architectures
- Ability to work in a team, outstanding commitment, openness, flexibility, experience in coordinating research groups very welcome
- Good knowledge of the German language and excellent knowledge of the English language

For more information please contact Prof. Anette Frank and Prof. Andreas Witt at the email address below.

Application documents and application deadline:

Please forward your application including:

- Letter of motivation and areas of interest relating to the research program of the ScienceCampus
- CV with information on publications and experiences
- Degrees/diplomas, when appropriate, references

to Prof. Anette Frank and Prof. Andreas Witt by 31 January 2015 exclusively in electronic form. Please use the application email address below and make sure that your application quotes the reference number and uses pdf format.

Applications will be accepted until the vacancies are filled.

See also http://wisscamp.de/en/category/postdoctoral_group_leader_positions/

Application Deadline: 31-Jan-2015 (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications: applications_lwccl.uni-heidelberg.de
Contact Information:
Andreas Witt
Email: applications_lwccl.uni-heidelberg.de

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