The successful applicant conducts research and teaching in the area ‚Foundations of Computational Linguistics‘. His or her research focus should be on the formal aspects of grammatical processing and parsing of natural languages (covering both syntax and semantics). Methodological approaches can include grammar formalisms, statistical methods (such as probabilistic parsing) and machine learning. The scientific profile of the successful applicant should complement the interdisciplinary research in the university‘s focal research center Cognitive Sciences, the corresponding unit in the Faculty of Human Sciences, and the degree programs in Computational Linguistics (B.Sc.) and Cognitive Systems (M.Sc., taught jointly with the Computer Science department).
The successful applicant is expected to contribute to a planned collaborative research center on variability and stability of language, and to the preparation of other future collaborative activities in the Cognitive Sciences. Experience in successfully obtaining third-party funding is required, as is an excellent international visibility and publication record.
The hiring process is subject to the requirements set forth in § 41 of the Brandenburg Higher Education Act for tenured professors only.
The University of Potsdam strives to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching and specifically encourages female applicants to apply for this position. Handicapped applicants will be given preference in case of equal suitability. People with an immigration background are specifically encouraged to apply.
Applications (with a presentation of your research interests, curriculum vitae, copies of academic certificates and documents, a list of publications, a list of conducted courses, a list of externally funded projects) should be sent to the University of Potsdam (ausschreibungen at uni-potsdam.de) within four weeks of the publication of this notice.
The complete job advertisement can be found here: www.uni-potsdam.de/verwaltung/dezernat3/stellen/