LINGUIST List 32.1820

Tue May 25 2021

Support: Computational Linguistics; Discourse Analysis: PhD, University of Stuttgart

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 25-May-2021
From: Sebastian Pado <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics; Discourse Analysis: PhD, University of Stuttgart, Germany
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Department: Institut für maschinelle Sprachverarbeitung
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Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: University of Stuttgart

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Discourse Analysis


The Institute for Natural Language Processing (IMS) at University of Stuttgart has an opening for a PhD student in the context of project MARDY [1] to work on modelling argumentation dynamics in political discourse. MARDY is a collaboration between computational linguistics and political science, headed by Jonas Kuhn [2], Sebastian Padó [3] and Sebastian Haunss from University of Bremen [4].

The successful candidate will develop methods to automatically identify argumentation structures in news coverage, with a focus on supporting efficient annotation, generalization across topic areas and languages, and meaningful evaluation measures.

The candidate must have a Master’s degree in computer science, computational linguistics or similar with substantial knowledge of machine learning methods in NLP and strong programming and software engineering skills. Interest in interdisciplinary work, basic knowledge of the German language and prior experience with computational social science are very welcome.

The position will be available for three years, starting in October 2021. All applications received until June 6, 2021 will receive full consideration. The salary is according to the German university payscale (TV-L 13 65%, see [5] for details). To apply, please send a CV and letter of motivation in a single PDF document to Sebastian Pado,


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        Sebastian Pado

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