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LINGUIST List 17.3206

Thu Nov 02 2006

Support: Computational Linguistics: PhD Student, University of Potsdam

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        1.    David Schlangen, Computational Linguistics: PhD Student, University of Potsdam, Germany

Message 1: Computational Linguistics: PhD Student, University of Potsdam, Germany
Date: 02-Nov-2006
From: David Schlangen <dasling.uni-potsdam.de>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: PhD Student, University of Potsdam, Germany

Institution/Organization: University of Potsdam
Department: Linguistics
Level: PhD
Duties: Project Work
Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics
Dialogue Systems


We have one position for a PhD student 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 one-year extension.

Ideal candidates for the PhD position have a good degree in Computational
Linguistics, Linguistics, or Computer Science, and have shown ability for
conducting original research. Prior work on prosody, especially within dialogue
settings, would be a definite plus. Good programming experience is important, a
keen interest in problem solving and research is essential. The successful
candidate will work towards a PhD degree in Computational Linguistics from the
University of Potsdam.

The 'working language' of the project will be English, so fluency in English is
a condition. Prior knowledge of German is not required.

We offer
- a competitive salary with all benefits (German BAT IIa payscale * 1/2, the
actual salaries vary depending on age and family situation, currently between
1500 and 2500 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).

The 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 ).

Mailing Address for Applications:
Attn: Dr David Schlangen
Institut f. Linguistik, Uni Potsdam
Haus 24, Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse 24-25
Potsdam-Golm 14415

Applications are due by: (Open until filled)

Contact Information:
Dr David Schlangen
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