[Corpora-List] Jobs: two positions in Computational Linguistics, Potsdam, Germany

Jonas Kuhn kuhn at ling.uni-potsdam.de
Wed Dec 6 16:38:00 CET 2006


There are two NEW job openings for Computational Linguists or Computer
Scientists at the Linguistics Department of the University of Potsdam,
Germany:

* Researcher/Lecturer (wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter)

* Half-time (Doctoral) Researcher

The text version of the job ads is below.

A pdf version can be found at:
http://www.ling.uni-potsdam.de/~jonask/job-openings.html
A German version is at:
http://www.ling.uni-potsdam.de/~jonask/job-openings-de.html

Please post.


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OPENING 1: Researcher/Lecturer
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The Theoretical Computational Linguistics group at the Linguistics
Department of the University of Potsdam, Germany, is searching for a

Researcher/Lecturer (wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter)
Entgeltgruppe: 13 TV-Länder (Tarifgebiet Ost; formerly BAT-O IIa)

in the area of Computational Linguistics. Duties include teaching two
90-minute courses per semester. The position is temporary; the initial
contract will be for three years and can be extended by another three
years (subject to the restrictions of the German Hochschulrahmengesetz).
The starting date is January 2007 or as soon as possible.

A Master's degree (or equivalent) in Computational Linguistics, Computer
Science or a related field is a requirement for the position; preference
will be given to candidates holding a doctorate.

The ideal candidate
* has a strong background both in symbolic methods in Computational
Linguistics and in statistical techniques and machine learning methods
in Natural Language Processing (NLP);
* has work experience in research projects that cover both theoretical
aspects and implementation work;
* has demonstrated the ability to do independent and goal-oriented
research in key areas of Computational Linguistics by a record of
relevant international publications.

Specialization areas that would be highly appropriate include
linguistically informed probabilistic grammar models in
parsing/generation, weakly supervised machine-learning techniques for NLP,
or syntax-based statistical machine translation.

Knowledge of German is highly desirable.

The salary and social benefits are determined by the German pay scale for
state employees (Entgeltgruppe: 13 TV-Länder, Tarifgebiet Ost; formerly
BAT-O IIa) and amounts to approximately EUR 3000 per month. The exact
salary amount varies depending on age and marital status.

The University of Potsdam offers a highly attractive academic environment:
the dynamic division of Computational Linguistics is part of a strong
Linguistics Department, which has interdisciplinary ties with Psychology
and Computer Science. At the same time, Potsdam is a very nice, yet
affordable living environment, with world-famous castles and parks,
surrounded by lakes and forests. Last but not least, Germany's vibrant
capital Berlin is just a 20-minute train ride away.

The University of Potsdam is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications (also via Email -- address see below) are requested by
December 31, 2006. They should include a C.V., (links to) sample
publications, a statement of research and teaching interests and two or
three references.

Universität Potsdam
Prof. Dr. Jonas Kuhn
Institut für Linguistik / Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft
Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 24/25
D-14476 Golm, Germany

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Jonas Kuhn , Tel.: +49
331 977-2444, Fax: +49 331 977-2761, Email: jonask [AT] ling [DOT]
uni-potsdam [DOT] de.



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OPENING 2: Half-time (Doctoral) Researcher in the PTOLEMAIOS project
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The Theoretical Computational Linguistics group at the Linguistics
Department of the University of Potsdam, Germany, invites applications for
the position of a

Half-time (Doctoral) Researcher (wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter)
Entgeltgruppe: 13 TV-Länder (Tarifgebiet Ost; formerly BAT-O IIa/2)

in the "PTOLEMAIOS" research project on Grammar Induction from Parallel
Corpora, a research group funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).
The position is temporary; the initial contract will be for two years and
can be extended, subject to the availability of funding. The starting
date is January 2007 or as soon as possible. The position is especially
suitable for a student wishing to pursue a doctoral degree in
Computational Linguistics at the University of Potsdam.

The ideal candidate
* holds a strong Master's degree (or equivalent) in Computational
Linguistics or Computer Science,
* has a background in statistical techniques and machine-learning
methods in Natural Language Processing,
* is familiar with grammar induction techniques and/or statistical
machine translation,
* has good programming skills,
* is self-motivated, goal-oriented and likes working in a team.

For some background on the "PTOLEMAIOS" project, please refer to:
http://www.ling.uni-potsdam.de/~jonask/PTOLEMAIOS/

Knowledge of German is not required, but will be a plus.

The salary and social benefits are determined by the German pay scale for
state employees (50% of Entgeltgruppe: 13 TV-Länder, Tarifgebiet Ost;
formerly BAT-O IIa/2) and amounts to approximately EUR 1500 per month.
The exact salary amount varies depending on age and marital status.

The University of Potsdam offers a highly attractive academic environment:
the dynamic division of Computational Linguistics is part of a strong
Linguistics Department, which has interdisciplinary ties with Psychology
and Computer Science. At the same time, Potsdam is a very nice, yet
affordable living environment, with world-famous castles and parks,
surrounded by lakes and forests. Last but not least, Germany's vibrant
capital Berlin is just a 20-minute train ride away.

The University of Potsdam is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications (also via Email -- address see below) are requested by
December 31, 2006. They should include a cover letter, C.V., (a link to)
a sample publication or paper, and two or three references.

Universität Potsdam
Prof. Dr. Jonas Kuhn
Institut für Linguistik / Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft
Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 24/25
D-14476 Golm, Germany

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Jonas Kuhn , Tel.: +49
331 977-2444, Fax: +49 331 977-2761, Email: jonask [AT] ling [DOT]
uni-potsdam [DOT] de.







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