[Corpora-List] Postdoc or PhD student positions at Saarland University

Alexander Koller koller at ling.uni-potsdam.de
Mon Jul 18 16:10:50 CEST 2016

Two positions in computational linguistics (Postdoc or PhD student)

Saarland University, Saarbruecken, Germany

The Department of Computational Linguistics at Saarland University is pleased to invite applications for two research and teaching positions in the research group on Computational Linguistics (Prof. Dr. Alexander Koller). Depending on previous qualifications, the positions could be at the post-doc or PhD student level. The preferred start date is October 2016, but a later start date could be negotiated.

A successful candidate should have proven expertise in statistical and/or theoretical methods in computational linguistics and be willing to take an active role in the group's research activities. The exact research topic is flexible, but should connect to current topics of interest to the research group. These include parsing, semantic parsing, dialogue, natural language generation, and automata theory.

Each position includes a teaching load of four hours per week in the BSc Computational Linguistics (in German) and/or the MSc Language Science and Technology (in English).

The appointments will be made on the German TV-L E13 scale (100% position at the postdoc level; 75% position at the PhD student level). The starting salary of a 100% TV-L E13 position is about 44,000 Euros per year and increases with experience. The durations of the contracts can be negotiated, and can be extended up to the limits of the German law for academic contracts (WissZeitVG).


A successful candidate should hold, or be about to complete, a PhD degree (at the postdoc level) or an MSc degree (at the PhD student level) in computational linguistics, computer science, or a related discipline. The applicant must have good spoken and written proficiency in English; the ability to teach in German is a plus.

About the department:

Saarland University is one of the leading centers for computational linguistics in the world, and offers a dynamic and stimulating research environment. The Department for Computational Linguistics and Phonetics organizes about 50 research staff in ten research groups in the fields of computational linguistics, psycholinguistics, speech processing, and corpus linguistics (http://www.coli.uni-saarland.de).

The department participates in the Collaborative Research Center 1102 "Information Density and Linguistic Encoding” (http://www.sfb1102.uni-saarland.de) and is part of the Cluster of Excellence "Multimodal Computing and Interaction” (http://www.mmci.uni-saarland.de), in partnership with top-ranked research institutions located on the Saarland University campus: the Max Planck Institute for Informatics, the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems, the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), and the Computer Science Department at Saarland University. Researchers come from all over the world, and the primary research language is English.

How to apply:

Please submit your application at http://apply.coli.uni-saarland.de/ak16

Include a single PDF file with the following information:

(1) a statement of research interests that motivates why you are applying for this position and what your research plans are; (2) a full CV including your list of publications; (3) scans of transcripts and academic degree certificates; (4) the names, affiliations, and e-mail addresses of two people who can provide letters of reference for you.

Priority will be given to applications received by August 1, 2016.

If you have further questions, please email Alexander Koller <koller at ling.uni-potsdam.de>. Applications should not be emailed to this address, but submitted through the online form.

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