[Corpora-List] PhD position in computational linguistics/translation studies

Stella Neumann neumann at anglistik.rwth-aachen.de
Sat Aug 3 12:03:47 CEST 2013

The English Linguistics Group at RWTH Aachen University invites applications for a three year part-time PhD student position (TV-L 13 65 %) in the field of computational linguistics and corpus-based translation studies (English-German).

RWTH Aachen University is one of Europe’s leading institutions for science and research and is continuously ranked among Germany’s top universities. It has been awarded funding for all three funding lines of Germany’s Excellence Initiative. Its Institutional Strategy aims at developing the scientific profile as an integrated, interdisciplinary, and international university of technology.

English linguistics is part of this vibrant environment fostering interdisciplinary research. The group is a young and dynamic team that conducts research in all areas of computer-oriented English linguistics with an emphasis on functional approaches. One of our research topics is multilingual text production and especially translation. Methodologically, our corpus-based research focuses on multi-layer annotation including the annotation of various forms of non-canonical language data such as intermediate versions during the text production process. We closely cooperate with computer scientists and psycholinguists in combined corpus-based and experimental studies.

The PhD position is within the project TRICKLET (Translation Research in Corpora, Keystroke Logging and Eye-Tracking), which is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The new member of the team is expected to conduct research within corpus-based translation studies. Prerequisites are a Master degree or equivalent either in computational linguistics or related fields. We expect a solid background in linguistic research and corpus-based methods.

The tasks will include compilation and annotation of an English-German keystroke logging corpus, as well as development of querying techniques. Solid programming skills are required, experience in statistical analyses and knowledge of the fields of translation studies, contrastive linguistics or multilingualism are desirable. A good command of English and German are mandatory.

Salary: level 13 according to German scale TV-L system Duration: up to three years Starting date: 15 October 2013 Application deadline: 23 August 2013

Applications should include a statement of research and teaching interests, CV, copies of academic degree certificates and a list of publications.

RWTH Aachen University has been certified as a "Family Friendly University". RWTH is committed to promoting the careers of women and therefore looks forward to receiving applications by female candidates. For positions in organisational units where women are underrepresented, in cases of equal qualification, ability and professional achievement, preference will be given to female applicants unless reasons specific to an individual candidate tilt the balance in his favour. The University positively welcomes applications from suitably qualified disabled people.

See http://www.anglistik.rwth-aachen.de/index.php?id=134 for more information or contact Prof. Dr. Stella Neumann at the address provided.

Applications should be sent to RWTH Aachen University Institut für Anglistik, Amerikanistik und Romanistik Prof. Dr. Stella Neumann Kármánstr. 17/19 D-52062 Aachen

Applications by e-mail are questionable from a data protection point of view. The applicant is fully responsible for submitting an application by e-mail. It is recommended that applicants submit written applications by post.

-- Prof. Dr. Stella Neumann Anglistische Sprachwissenschaft

RWTH Aachen University Institut für Anglistik, Amerikanistik und Romanistik Kármánstr. 17/19 D-52062 Aachen

Tel. +49 (0)241 80-96105

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