[Corpora-List] PhD position in Computational Linguistics, University of Stuttgart

Sebastian Padó pado at ims.uni-stuttgart.de
Mon Apr 27 17:59:23 CEST 2009


The chair of Computational Linguistics at IMS, University of Stuttgart, Germany, invites applications for one PhD position in computational lexical semantics, available from June 1st. Salary is according to the German TV-L 13/2 scale.

The candidate will contribute to a research project within the Sonderforschungsbereich (collaborative research center) 732, (http://www.uni-stuttgart.de/linguistik/sfb732/), "Incremental Specification in Context". The project is situated at the interface between lexical and compositional semantics, concentrating on the development of corpus-based methods for modelling language meaning in context.

Desired qualifications: * Excellent university degree in Computational Linguistics

or relevant related subject * Strong programming skills (preferably Java) * Previous exposure to lexical semantics and statistical NLP

IMS (http://www.ims.uni-stuttgart.de) is a leading CL/NLP research institution with four professors in different areas of NLP, a research staff of 40 and an undergraduate program in CL. We offer the opportunity to work on cutting-edge research projects in a dynamic and international research team with up-to-date infrastructure and resources. English is the working language; nevertheless, an ability to speak, or willingness to learn, German is appreciated.

Please send inquiries and applications to Sebastian Pado, pado (at) ims.uni-stuttgart.de. Applications should be in PDF format and include a short statement of research interests, a CV, and the names of two references. The position is open until filled.

The University of Stuttgart is committed to increasing the proportion of women in research and teaching. Qualified women are encouraged to apply. According to German law, handicapped candidates with equal qualification will be given preference.



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