LINGUIST List 29.3777

Tue Oct 02 2018

Jobs: Computational Linguistics; Semantics: Post Doc, University of California Davis

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 01-Oct-2018
From: Raúl Aranovich <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics; Semantics: Post Doc, University of California Davis, USA
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University or Organization: University of California Davis
Department: Linguistics
Job Location: California, USA
Web Address:
Job Title: Post-doctoral position in computational linguistics

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Semantics; Natural Language Processing


The Computational Linguistics Laboratory in the linguistics department at the University of California Davis invites applications for a full-time post-doctoral position in computational linguistics. The appointment is for one year, renewable for a second year.

The position is funded through NSF grant #1840191. The project consists in building an ontology for cybersecurity, harvesting and retrieving concepts from online discussion boards, advisories, and program documentation. The ontology will be deployed in a university OIT setting, to help secure the scientific cyberinfrastructure.

The post-doctoral scholar will work within an interdisciplinary team of software engineers, cybersecurity experts, and computational linguists. Responsibilities of the position include (but are not limited to):
- Constructing, maintaining, and curating a corpus of public sources about cybersecurity issues;
- Applying information retrieval and knowledge engineering tools to extract information form sources;
- Building an ontology of concepts and relations from the extracted information; developing an interface for querying and accessing the information in the ontology.
In addition, the postdoc will assist with general research in the areas of the grant, grant proposal preparation, writing papers and preparing conference presentations, leading lab discussion meetings, training graduate students in linguistics and computer science.

PhD in linguistics, computer science, or related discipline required. Degree in hand at the time of appointment (applications from students close to completing their degrees considered). Preferred familiarity with one or more of the following: OWL programming language, ontology construction, natural language processing, and information retrieval techniques. Required application documents include a CV, an application letter, a Statement of Contributions to Diversity, and letters of recommendation (1 to 3) to be submitted to the application link provided below.

Apply by October 25th, 2018 to ensure full consideration by the committee. Applications will continue to be accepted until June 30th, 2019, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Application Deadline: 25-Oct-2018 (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Professor Raúl Aranovich

Page Updated: 02-Oct-2018