[Corpora-List] Job Announcement for Corpus Researcher at the AAC-Austrian Academy Corpus

Hanno Biber Hanno.Biber
Thu Apr 9 12:33:12 CEST 2009

CORPUS RESEARCHER / AAC-Austrian Academy Corpus

The "AAC - Austrian Academy Corpus" is looking for corpus researchers:

Job description: The applicant will support the AAC working group in their text technology projects. He/she will be investigating innovative methods in exploiting middle to large sized text corpora (of predominantly German language texts). Acting as a member of a group of scholars engaged in corpus research, a readiness to communicate across boundaries of disciplines as well as an eagerness to explore new IT methods and approaches applying them to literary and cultural studies, linguistics, history etc. are a prerequisite for the job. The candidate's responsibilities will include both encoding and programming tasks, documenting his/her work in form of regular publications either as a single or as a co-author.

Requirements: The researcher we are looking for has a degree (preferably PhD) in computer science, informatics, corpus linguistics, general linguistics or any other discipline in the humanities with a research focus on IT related issues and has strong programming skills (preferably C++, Delphi and/or scripting languages). Ideally, he/she has a background in applied research making use of written textual resources, has experience with applied research on textual data, and has an international research track record and publication record in the field.

How and where to apply: The AAC - Austrian Academy Corpus (http://www.aac.ac.at/) is a research department based within the Austrian Academy of Sciences, which is mainly funded by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research, and is situated in the historic centre of Vienna (Austria). Interested applicants should submit a CV along with a statement of research interests and letters of reference (if to hand). The position is open until filled, the duration of the contract will be at least for one year with the possibility of extension to a long-term or permanent position.

Email: aac at oeaw.ac.at

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