LINGUIST List 17.3205|
Thu Nov 02 2006
Jobs: Computational Linguistics: Post Doc, University of Potsdam
Editor for this issue: Svetlana Aksenova
The LINGUIST List strongly encourages employers to use
non-discriminatory standards in hiring policy. In particular we urge
that employers do not discriminate on the grounds of race, ethnicity,
nationality, age, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. However, we
have no means of enforcing these standards.
Job seekers should pay special attention to language in ads regarding
employment requirements and are encouraged to consult our international
employment page at http://linguistlist.org/jobs/jobnet.html. This page has been
set up so that people can report on the employment standards of various countries.
To post to LINGUIST, use our convenient web form at
Computational Linguistics: Post Doc, University of Potsdam, Germany
Message 1: Computational Linguistics: Post Doc, University of Potsdam, Germany
From: David Schlangen <dasling.uni-potsdam.de>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: Post Doc, University of Potsdam, Germany
University or Organization: University of Potsdam
Web Address: http://www.ling.uni-potsdam.de
Job Rank: Post Doc
Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Dialogue Systems
We have one position for a Post-Doctoral Researcher available from January
1st, 2007 within the newly formed, DFG-funded 'Emmy Noether Independent
Research Group on Content and Coordination' led by David Schlangen at the
Institute for Linguistics, University of Potsdam, Germany.
The successful applicant will work in the context of "InPro: Incrementality
and Projection in Dialogue Processing", a new project on incremental
processing for dialogue systems, with computational modelling of smooth
turn-taking as the central test case. The project will run for three years,
with the possibility of a subsequent
Ideal candidates for the Post-Doc position have a strong background in
Computational Linguistics, Natural Language Processing and/or Computer
Science, with experience in incremental parsing or incremental processing
in general. Experience with spoken dialogue systems, dialogue management,
and research on prosody would be a definite plus; good programming skills
and a keen interest in problem solving and research are essential.
Candidates must hold a doctoral degree by the start of the appointment.
There is no obligatory teaching load, but if desired successful applicants
can get involved in teaching activities as well, to develop their CV.
The 'working language' of the project will be English, so fluency in
English is a condition. Prior knowledge of German is not required.
- a competitive salary with all benefits (German BAT IIa payscale, the
actual salaries vary depending on age and family situation, currently
between 2900 and 3800 E per month);
- a dynamic and international working environment (Computational
Linguistics is a growing part of Linguistics in Potsdam, which already is
one of the larger linguistics departments in Germany; there are also
established inter-disciplinary connections to
e.g. computer science and psychology); and
- a nice (and affordable) living environment (Potsdam is a beautiful
mid-sized city just on the outskirts of Berlin, from where, if desired,
Potsdam is in easy commuting distance).
These position is open from January 1st, 2007 (or earlier), so candidates
are encouraged to apply ASAP and reviewing of applications begins
immediately; however, we are looking for the best candidate, so later
starting dates may be negotiable as well.
To apply, please send
- a statement of research interests;
- a cv, including details of research experience;
- if applicable, (links to) sample publications; and
- addresses of at least two referees
to Dr. David Schlangen ( dasling.uni-potsdam.de ).
Address for Applications:
Dr David Schlangen
Institut f. Linguistik, Uni Potsdam
Application Deadline: (Open until filled)
Dr David Schlangen
Respond to list|Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue
Please report any bad links or misclassified data
LINGUIST Homepage | Read
LINGUIST | Contact us
While the LINGUIST List makes every effort to ensure the linguistic relevance of sites listed
on its pages, it cannot vouch for their contents.