LINGUIST List 27.885

Thu Feb 18 2016

Jobs: Computational Linguistics; Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics; Semantics; Text/Corpus Linguistics: Post Doc, The Ohio State University

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <>

Date: 17-Feb-2016
From: Marie-Catherine de Marneffe <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics; Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics; Semantics; Text/Corpus Linguistics: Post Doc, The Ohio State University, Ohio, USA
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University or Organization: The Ohio State University
Department: Linguistics
Job Location: Ohio, USA
Web Address:
Job Title: Computational Pragmatics

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics; Semantics; Text/Corpus Linguistics


Postdoctoral Fellow in Computational Pragmatics

Professors Marie-Catherine de Marneffe and Judith Tonhauser from the Department of Linguistics at The Ohio State University are inviting applications for a post-doctoral fellow in the field of computational pragmatics, beginning August 15, 2016. This postdoc is funded through the Postdoctoral Partnership Initiative of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation ( and the Discovery Themes Initiative in the Arts and Humanities at The Ohio State University (

The postdoctoral fellow is expected to conduct research on natural language semantics and pragmatics through the application of corpus-based, experimental, fieldwork or computational methods, in collaboration with Professors de Marneffe and Tonhauser. The postdoctoral fellow will be housed in the Department of Linguistics, a vibrant research community with strengths across a wide range of linguistics sub-disciplines, and strong connections to the Departments of Computer Science, Psychology and Philosophy. The postdoctoral fellow will also have the opportunity to interact and collaborate with other members of the Buckeye Language Network (

The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in Linguistics, Computer Science or a related field (in hand by the appointment date), background in natural language semantics and pragmatics, and research experience with corpus-based methods, experimental methods, fieldwork methods or statistical modeling.

The postdoctoral fellow will be appointed initially for 12 months beginning in Fall 2016. The position is renewable for a second year. The postdoctoral award will cover a stipend ($50,000 per year), benefits, some relocation costs, computing equipment and support, and a small research fund.

The teaching load is one course per semester. The postdoctoral fellow is also expected to engage with undergraduate students outside of the classroom and develop a plan for meeting regularly with other fellows and faculty in the college and the university.

Applications should consist of the following:

- Three-page statement that describes a project in computational pragmatics in the context of the applicant’s broader research interests
- Cover letter with a list of undergraduate and graduate courses the applicant is prepared to teach
- CV
- Writing sample relevant to the proposed project
- Three letters of recommendation (to be sent directly from the recommenders to Professor de Marneffe)

Applications (minus the letters of recommendation) should be sent as a single PDF file to Marie-Catherine de Marneffe (email below) with the subject “ACLS Postdoc”. The application deadline is March 21, 2016.

The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF Advance Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC).

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

Application Deadline: 21-Mar-2016

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Assistant Professor Marie-Catherine de Marneffe

Page Updated: 25-Feb-2016