[Corpora-List] Open Positions in Computational Linguistics at the University of Munich

Hinrich Schuetze hinrich at hotmail.com
Sun Nov 25 14:43:58 CET 2012


Dear Editor,

I would appreciate if you could post the attached job ad.

Thank you - Hinrich Schuetze

Open Positions in Computational Linguistics at the University of Munich: Senior Researchers, PostDocs, PhD Fellowships

The University of Munich (LMU) is repositioning and expanding its activities in computational linguistics and natural language processing (NLP). As part of this effort, Prof. Dr. Hinrich Schuetze has been appointed Chair of Computational Linguistics and head of the Center for Information and Language Processing (CIS). The institute will focus on linguistically informed statistical NLP while building on CIS's rich tradition in information extraction and retrieval.

The University of Munich is one of the top research universities in Europe. It was the highest ranked institution on several measures in the Exzellenzinitiative funding program organized by the German national science foundation in 2012.

Munich and the Upper Bavaria area are among the regions in Europe with the highest quality of living. The area is also home to a large number of high-tech, services and manufacturing companies, including many that use NLP technology.

The CIS team has the following openings. Salaries are in the range 30000-50000 euros and depend on the type of position and prior experience. The positions can be filled for a variety of terms ranging from 2 to 5 years.

* eHumanities group leader. The successful candidate will develop and lead CIS's research collaborations with linguistics and humanities at LMU and apply for research grants in this area at the national and European level. Teaching classes in CIS's computational linguistics Bachelor and Master programs is encouraged.

* Senior researcher (``Akademischer Rat auf Zeit''). Successful candidates are expected to develop a program of research in their own area of interest and to apply for research grants at the national and European level. Job duties include teaching courses in CIS's computational linguistics Bachelor and Master programs.

* 2 PostDocs. Successful applicants will conduct their own research in the general focus area of the institute, linguistically informed statistical NLP methods and their applications. Topics of particular interest include sentiment analysis, information extraction, machine translation and semi-supervised learning for NLP. PostDocs will participate in the supervision of doctoral students and contribute to the institute's research projects.

* 4 doctoral fellowships. These fellowships are funded from a variety of sources, including German national science foundation (DFG), university funds and industry grants. The research will be carried out in the general area of linguistically informed statistical NLP with specialization in one of four focus areas: sentiment analysis, information extraction, machine translation and semi-supervised learning for NLP.

To apply send your application to jobs at cis.uni-muenchen.de. Please include the following.

* a CV * a statement of research interests (this can be short if

you are applying for a junior position) * an indication of which position(s) you are interested in * your transcripts if you are applying for a doctoral fellowship * the names and addresses of two references

LMU is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its staff. We strongly encourage applications from qualified women. Applicants with disabilities will be given preference in case of equally qualified candidates.

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