LINGUIST List 31.3337

Mon Nov 02 2020

Jobs: Computational Linguistics: Post Doc, University of Gothenburg

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Date: 31-Oct-2020
From: Stergios Chatzikyriakidis <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: Post Doc, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
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University or Organization: University of Gothenburg
Department: Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science
Job Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
Web Address:
Job Title: Postdoctoral Researcher in Computational Linguistics

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics


Subject Area Description:
The Centre for Linguistic Theory and Studies in Probability (CLASP) is based in FLoV at the University of Gothenburg, and is funded by a 10-year grant from the Swedish Research Council (2015-2025). CLASP is devoted to research and advanced training in the application of probabilistic modeling and machine learning methods to core issues in linguistic theory and cognition. It also addresses topics in dialogue and linguistic interaction. For a description of CLASP, see

Job Assignments:
The postdoctoral researcher is expected to conduct research in CLASP's core areas of research in cooperation with the research group. More specifically, people in CLASP are currently conducting research in linguistics and computational linguistics using ideas from the following research areas:
- Machine Learning including Deep Learning and Neural Networks
- Computational and Experimental Methods in Psycholinguistics
- Theorem Proving and Bayesian Reasoning
- Neurolinguistic and Formal Models of Dialogue and Interaction
- Type Theory (or logics) and Probability
- Combining Logical, Machine Learning/Deep Learning, and Psycholinguistic approaches
- Computational Models of Language, Vision, and Situated Interaction/Social Robotics

Apart from research, duties may include mentoring graduate students, course design, and/or teaching-related activities; such supplementary duties will not exceed 20% of the position’s responsibilities.

The holder of the position is expected to carry out the vast majority of her/his research in Gothenburg and to actively participate in the research group's workshops, seminars, and conferences.

A doctoral degree (or foreign equivalent), awarded at the latest by the application closing date, is compulsory for a position as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Gothenburg. The doctoral thesis should be in a relevant area according to the specific position stated here. Since the postdoctoral researcher position is designed to give new PhDs the opportunity to strengthen and develop their scholarly proficiency, priority will be given to those whose doctoral degree was granted within 3 years of the application closing date. Due to parental leave, sick leave or military duty, this period can be extended. Eligibility criteria are described in the Gothenburg University's Appointments procedure for teachers.

Scientific proficiency is the most important criterion for assessment, and special attention will be given to the applicant’s PhD thesis and other publications, and to her/his research plan. Priority will be given to applicants whose research plan and prior work strengthen the research group and the project overall. Documented good interpersonal skills, good skills in terms of planning and organizing research, and good skills in communicating research results is also meritorious.

The recruitment process may include interviews (possibly by video link) and contacting references.

Type of employment: Fixed-term employment, 2 years
Extent: 100%

To apply, please see the application link provided below.

Application Deadline: 01-Feb-2021

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Professor Shalom Lappin

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