LINGUIST List 26.2724

Tue Jun 02 2015

Jobs: Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics: Post Doc, Indiana University

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Date: 02-Jun-2015
From: Michael Jones <jonesmnindiana.edu>
Subject: Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics: Post Doc, Indiana University
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University or Organization: Indiana University
Department: Cognitive Science
Job Location: Indiana, USA
Web Address: http://www.compcog.com/ies-postdoc.html
Job Title: Postdoctoral Fellowship in NLP and Automated Text Scoring

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics


Description:

Postdoctoral Fellowship in NLP and Automated Scoring of Text at Indiana University, Bloomington

The Cognitive Science Program at Indiana University in Bloomington is seeking to fill an IES-funded postdoc position in the area of semantic modeling and NLP, with particular focus on the development of automated scoring algorithms for open-ended educational items in an automated tutoring system. Stipend is commensurate with qualifications and experience, ranging from $38,496 to $46,112 plus a modest travel allowance and full medical/retirement benefits. The position is available for up to three years, beginning on or after August 1, 2015.

The position will be held under the supervision of Dr. Michael Jones in the IU Cognitive Computing Laboratory (http://compcog.com). The postdoc will be part of a multisite project in collaboration with Dr. Jeff Karpickeā€™s Cognition and Learning Lab (http://learninglab.psych.purdue.edu/) at Purdue University. The overall goal of the project is to develop an automated system for guided retrieval-based practice of science concepts in elementary school classrooms.

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in computational techniques for analyzing text and discourse, including but not limited to, semantic models, NLP techniques, machine learning, and automated scoring. A strong programming background is expected. Working knowledge of the human learning literature and cognitive experiments is desirable, but not necessary. Candidates must have a PhD in computing science, linguistics, psychology, or a related field.

Interested applicants are encouraged to send via email attachments an up-to-date CV and the names of 2-3 referees who can describe the applicant's background, interests, and research potential to Michael Jones (email below). Reprints and preprints of any prior research or scholarly activities should also be sent if possible. Women, members of underrepresented groups, and handicapped individuals are urged to apply. Indiana University is an Affirmative Action Employer.

Inquiries can made to:

Michael Jones
W. K. Estes Professor
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN, 47405

The Cognitive Science Program at Indiana University (http://cogs.indiana.edu/) has a long history of pioneering work in computational and mathematical modeling of human cognition, and has a strong international reputation in modern computational approaches to cognitive science. The Cognitive Computing Lab is affiliated with the Cognitive Science Program, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, School of Informatics and Computing, Neuroscience Program, Network Science Institute and the Computational Linguistics Program at IU, and with Google Research.

Application Deadline: 01-Aug-2015 (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications: jonesmnindiana.edu
Contact Information:
Michael Jones
Email: jonesmnindiana.edu
Phone: 8128561490

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