LINGUIST List 31.2408

Tue Jul 28 2020

Jobs: Computational Linguistics: Post Doc, University of Geneva

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 28-Jul-2020
From: Paola Merlo <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: Post Doc, University of Geneva, Vessy, Switzerland
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University or Organization: University of Geneva
Department: Linguistics
Job Location: Vessy, Switzerland
Web Address:
Job Title: Maitre Assistant-e

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics


The University of Geneva, Department of Linguistics, unit for Computational Linguistics, invites applications for a postdoctoral position in computational linguistics.

The official announcement in French can be found following the link

Applicants should have completed a PhD in computational linguistics or equivalent, and a publication list in international venues in computational linguistics. The ideal applicant has a strong competence in core topics in computer science (programming, algorithms, artificial intelligence), as well as natural language processing, and a demonstrated interest in the linguistic aspects of the discipline. Since the teaching language in Geneva is French, good knowledge of French and English is required.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in computer science and computational linguistics for a total of four hours a week at the bachelor's and master's level and be expected to participate in the research of the unit ( and pursue their own research. The successful candidate will be integrated in a large network of excellence, centered on the project ‘NCCR Evolving Language’ (, involving 40 research teams all over Switzerland.

The appointment is for a fixed term of 3 years, renewable under conditions, with an expected starting date of 1st of February, 2021.

Annual salary is from CHF 92'832 to CHF 98'080 per year, depending on qualifications.

Applicants should send:
- A cover letter clearly indicating the planned research and how this research will interact with the existing research in the team
- A curriculum vitae with names and email addresses of three references
- A complete list of publications indicating two or three representative references, with an indication of a URL where these publications will be available
- A photocopy of the doctoral diploma

Documents must be sent electronically, in pdf format only in one single document, to the department of linguistics at the application email provided below by the 15th September, 2020.

Informal inquiries can be addressed to Paola Merlo at the contact information provided below.

We strive for gender balance and encourage female applicants to apply.

Application Deadline: 15-Sep-2020

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Professor Paola Merlo
Email: Paola.Merlo at

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