[Corpora-List] Research position (PhD student or postdoc), University of Amsterdam

Raquel Fernandez raquel.fernandez at uva.nl
Thu Jul 28 12:53:43 CEST 2016

====================================================================== Research position in Computational Linguistics and Dialogue Processing Institute for Logic, Language & Computation (ILLC) University of Amsterdam ======================================================================

The Institute for Logic, Language & Computation (ILLC) at the University of Amsterdam invites applications for a research position at either the PhD student or the postdoc level in the recently established Dialogue Modelling Group led by Raquel Fernandez. The mission of the group is to understand linguistic interaction by developing empirically-motivated formal and computational models that can be applied to various dialogue processing tasks and to human-machine interaction.

Applicants should hold, or be about to complete, an excellent Master's degree (if applying for the PhD position) or PhD degree (if applying for the postdoc position) in computational linguistics, computational psycholinguistics, artificial intelligence, computer science, or a related field. Candidates with an interdisciplinary background are particularly encouraged to apply. Good programming skills, proficiency in spoken and written English, as well as a keen interest in problem solving and research are essential.

The exact research topic is flexible, but must fit the general research agenda of the group, which is centred around computational semantics and pragmatics, in particular in interactive or dynamic linguistic settings.


The ILLC (www.illc.uva.nl) is part of the University of Amsterdam, one of the largest comprehensive universities in Europe, with a rich history dating back to 1632. The institute offers a very international English-speaking research environment. Research is interdisciplinary and aims at bringing together insights from various fields concerned with information and information processing, such as logic, mathematics, computer science, artificial intelligence, linguistics, computational linguistics, cognitive science, musicology, and philosophy. For research done by the individual staff members of the ILLC, please see http://www.illc.uva.nl/People/Staff/ and check their personal webpages. The institute is located in the beautiful city of Amsterdam, renown for its historic canals, its cosmopolitan laid-back atmosphere, and its excellent connections to the rest of Europe and beyond.


The successful candidate will be employed by the Faculty of Science of the University of Amsterdam on a fixed-term full-time contract (38 hours per week).

- PhD level: The appointment will be on a temporary basis for a

maximum period of four years. At first, a contract will be given for

18 months. If positively evaluated, the contract will be extended by a

further 30 months and should lead to a completed PhD thesis. On the

basis of a full-time appointment, the gross monthly salary amounts

to 2,174 EUR during the first year, rising to 2,779 EUR during the

fourth year.

- Postdoc level: The appointment will be on a temporary basis for an

initial period of one year, with the possibility of a contract

extension for a maximum period of three years after positive

evaluation. The gross monthly salary will range from 2,532 EUR in

the first year to 3,996 EUR (scale 10), excl. 8% holiday allowance

and 8.3% annual bonus.

For both types of position, the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities is applicable.

While this is primarily a research position, the successful candidate will be expected to also make a contribution to teaching tasks at the ILLC in subjects relevant to the candidate's research activities.

Preferred starting date: 1 November 2016.


For details of the application process please see the vacancy notice on the ILLC website: http://www.illc.uva.nl/NewsandEvents/News/Positions/#item1469610809

Application deadline: 15 September 2016

If you have further questions, contact Raquel Fernandez at raquel.fernandez at uva.nl

-- Raquel Fernandez Institute for Logic, Language & Computation University of Amsterdam http://www.illc.uva.nl/~raquel

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