The *Institute for the German Language (Institut für Deutsche Sprache, IDS)* in *Mannheim* and the *Institute for Computational Linguistics (ICL)* at *Heidelberg University* will jointly establish the *Leibniz ScienceCampus "Empirical Linguistics and Computational Language Modeling"*. The Leibniz ScienceCampus aims to conduct innovative research to support the high-quality automatic annotation of large-scale corpus resources of German language through induction of domain-, genre- and variety-adaptive natural language processing models, to enable advanced empirical research in linguistics as well as innovative applications in the humanities and the social sciences.
For more details on the Leibniz ScienceCampus, see: http://wisscamp.de/en <http://www.wisscamp.de>.
The Institute of German Language (IDS) and the Institute of Computational Linguistics (ICL) at Heidelberg University offer positions starting* 1 April 2015* for
*three postdoctoral researchers or group leaders (Reference number: 2/2015) for the thematic areas:*
* Natural language processing & annotation science
* Induction of (variational) linguistic models & resources
* Applications in empirical linguistics & Digital Humanities
Salary is based on Germany's academic salary level TV-L 13 or TV-L 14. The weekly working hours correspond to 100% of the regular weekly working hours. The vacancies arefor an initial period of two years, with the possibility of extension for further two years.
*Responsibilities*: * Development of the scientific profile and of scientific achievements of the
research project, especially by contribution of excellent publishing activities * Co-advising of doctoral candidates * Responsible participation in acquiring additional research projects for the
ScienceCampus * Teaching activity in ICL's computational linguistics study program
(2 SWS - weekly hours per semester)
*Requirements:* Besides a successfully completed Ph.D. in computational linguistics or computer science or in a specific field relating to linguistics or Digital Humanities closely linked to the scientific profile of the ScienceCampus, several of the following qualifications are required:
* Excellent publications with international visibility * Outstanding qualifications in one or more of the following areas:
* Statistics-based computational linguistics and Machine Learning
* Corpus-linguistic procedures and text-technological modeling of linguistic data
* Good programming skills, ideally experience with parallel computing and large
NLP architectures * Ability to work in a team, outstanding commitment, openness, flexibility,
experience in coordinating research groups very welcome * Good knowledge of the German language and excellent knowledge of the English language
For more information please contact Prof. Anette Frank and Prof. Andreas Witt at applications_lwc at cl.uni-heidelberg.de <mailto:applications_lwc at cl.uni-heidelberg.de>.
*Application documents and application deadline:*
Please forward your application including:
* Letter of motivation and areas of interest relating to the research program of the
ScienceCampus * CV with information on publications and experiences * Degrees/diplomas, when appropriate, references
to Prof. Anette Frank and Prof. Andreas Witt until *31 January 2015* exclusively in electronic form. Please use the following email address: applications_lwc at cl.uni-heidelberg.de <mailto:applications_lwc at cl.uni-heidelberg.dev>and make sure that your application quotes the *reference number* and uses *pdf format*.
Applications will be accepted until the vacancies are filled.
IDS and the University of Heidelberg seek to increase the proportion of qualified women in academic staff and strongly encourage women to submit applications. The reconciliation of job and family is especially supported by IDS and Heidelberg University. Handicapped persons with equivalent qualifications will be given preference.
Prof. Dr. Anette Frankhttp://www.cl.uni-heidelberg.de/~frank Computational Linguistics Department email:frank at cl.uni-heidelberg.de University of Heidelberg phone: +49-(0)6221/54-3247 Im Neuenheimer Feld 325 secr: +49-(0)6221/54-3245 69120 Heidelberg, Germany fax: +49-(0)6221/54-3242
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