LINGUIST List 31.213

Thu Jan 16 2020

Jobs: Icelandic; Computational Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics: Post Doc, University of Iceland

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Date: 15-Jan-2020
From: Anton Ingason <>
Subject: Icelandic; Computational Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics: Post Doc, University of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland
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University or Organization: University of Iceland
Job Location: Reykjavík, Iceland
Web Address:
Job Title: Postdoc in Language Technology

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Required Language(s): Icelandic (isl)


The Language and Technology lab at the University of Iceland, led by assistant professor Dr. Anton Karl Ingason, is seeking to hire a full time post-doctoral researcher in Language Technology. Our group works at the intersection of Language and Technology, focusing on automated assistance for language use (such as proofreading), corpora (especially treebanks) and parsing, Language Technology infrastructure, and the interfaces between language, society, and technology. We emphasize work that is related to the Icelandic language but the methods we use are in general language-independent.

- The application deadline is February 10, 2020, at 23:59 Icelandic time (GMT).
- The position’s start date is as soon as possible.
- The position is for 36 months.


- The candidate must hold a PhD is a discipline related to Language Technology, such as Computer Science or Linguistics or have an expected PhD award date (with evidence) before the start date of the position.
- The candidate must have experience and/or interests that are a good fit for our group.
- The candidate must have good programming skills. The group often uses Python and related technologies.
- The candidate should be familiar with modern approaches to Natural Language Processing.
- The candidate needs to have good written and spoken English language skills.
- The candidate should be able to actively participate in preparing grant proposals.


The application materials must be submitted before the application deadline. The application must be in English or Icelandic and must include:
- A letter that argues that the candidate is the right person for the job.
- A detailed CV with a list of publications and other relevant items.
- Full text of the candidate’s most important publications (in their opinion). In the case of co-authored work, describe the candidate’s role in the work in question.
- Documentation of academic degrees (degree certificates).
- Names and emails of two references.

In recent studies, Iceland ranks #1 out of the countries evaluated by the Global Gender Gap Index (most equal) and the country also ranks #1 on the OECD Index for LGBTI inclusiveness. Iceland also has universal healthcare.

Further information about the position and how to apply:

Inquiries regarding the application process and practical matters linked to working at the University of Iceland can be addressed to Dr. Eiríkur Smári Sigurðarson, Director of Research at the School of Humanities,

Inquiries regarding the work carried out at the Language and Technology lab can be addressed to Dr. Anton Karl Ingason,

Application Deadline: 10-Feb-2020

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Dr. Anton Ingason

Page Updated: 16-Jan-2020