The research group of Theoretical Computational Linguistics at IMS, Stuttgart University, is looking to fill two positions: one PhD student position and one postdoctoral researcher position. Payment is according to the German TV-L pay scale (TV-L 13 50% and 100%, respectively; see  for details). Both positions are initially open for three years.
The research group, headed by Sebastian Pado, is concerned primarily with the cognitive and linguistic aspects of word and phrase meaning, machine learning methods for meaning acquisition, applications of lexical semantics as well as cross-lingual semantic analysis .
* The PhD position is in the area of semantics of discourse. Prerequisite is a master's degree or diploma in computational linguistics, computer science, or a related field.
* The postdoctoral researcher is expected to have a clear research profile, contribute to the research agenda, and conduct independent research. Prerequisite is a PhD degree in computational linguistics, computer science, or a related field.
Candidates for both positions are expected to have substantial previous knowledge of natural language processing, solid programming skills. Prior experience in the specific areas outlined above is a plus. Since both positions come with teaching obligations, candidates need to have a good command of German, or be willing to acquire it quickly.
Please send applications (a single PDF file containing a motivation letter, CV, list of publications, research statement, and names of two references) by email to Sebastian Pado, pado at ims.uni-stuttgart.de. Applications received by August 31st will receive full consideration. The positions are open until filled.
For further information, send me an email to pado at ims.uni-stuttgart.de or meet me directly at ACL 2013.
Stuttgart University is an equal opportunity employer. Applications of women are strongly encouraged. Severely challenged persons will be given preference in case of equal qualifications.
 http://oeffentlicher-dienst.info/c/t/rechner/tv-l/west?id=tv-l-2013  http://www.nlpado.de/~sebastian