17.3620, Jobs: Computational Linguistics: Researcher/Lecturer, U of Potsdam

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Subject: 17.3620, Jobs: Computational Linguistics: Researcher/Lecturer, U of Potsdam

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Date: 05-Dec-2006
From: Jonas Kuhn < kuhn at ling.uni-potsdam.de >
Subject: Computational Linguistics: Researcher/Lecturer, University of Potsdam, Germany 

	
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Date: Thu, 07 Dec 2006 10:24:22
From: Jonas Kuhn < kuhn at ling.uni-potsdam.de >
Subject: Computational Linguistics: Researcher/Lecturer, University of Potsdam, Germany 
 

University or Organization: University of Potsdam 
Department: Department of Linguistics
Web Address: http://www.ling.uni-potsdam.de/~jonask/job-openings.html
Job Rank: Researcher/Lecturer  
Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics 

Description:

The Theoretical Computational Linguistics group at the Linguistics
Department of the University of Potsdam, Germany, is searching for a 

Researcher/Lecturer (wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter)
Entgeltgruppe: 13 TV-Länder 
(Tarifgebiet Ost; formerly BAT-O IIa)

in the area of Computational Linguistics.  Duties include teaching two
90-minute courses per semester. The position is temporary; the initial
contract will be for three years and can be extended by another three years
(subject to the restrictions of the German Hochschulrahmengesetz).  The
starting date is January 2007 or as soon as possible.

A Master's degree (or equivalent) in Computational Linguistics, Computer
Science or a related field is a requirement for the position; preference
will be given to candidates holding a doctorate.

The ideal candidate
* has a strong background both in symbolic methods in 
  Computational Linguistics and in statistical techniques 
  and machine learning methods in Natural Language 
  Processing (NLP); 
* has work experience in research projects that cover both 
  theoretical aspects and implementation work; 
* has demonstrated the ability to do independent and 
  goal-oriented research in key areas of Computational  
  Linguistics by a record of relevant international 
  publications. 

Specialization areas that would be highly appropriate include
linguistically informed probabilistic grammar models in parsing/generation,
weakly supervised machine-learning techniques for NLP, or syntax-based
statistical machine translation.

Knowledge of German is highly desirable.

The salary and social benefits are determined by the German pay scale for
state employees (Entgeltgruppe: 13 TV-Länder, Tarifgebiet Ost; BAT-O IIa)
and amounts to approximately EUR 3000 per month.  The exact salary amount
varies depending on age and marital status. 

The University of Potsdam offers a highly attractive academic environment:
the dynamic division of Computational Linguistics is part of a strong
Linguistics Department, which has interdisciplinary ties with Psychology
and Computer Science.  At the same time, Potsdam is a very nice, yet
affordable living environment, with world-famous castles and parks,
surrounded by lakes and forests.  Last but not least, Germany's vibrant
capital Berlin is just a 20-minute train ride away. 

The University of Potsdam is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications (also via Email) are requested by December 31, 2006.  They
should include a C.V., (links to) sample publications, a statement of
research and teaching interests and two or three references.

Address for Applications:
	Prof. Dr. Jonas Kuhn 
	Universität Potsdam 
	Institut für Linguistik / Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft 
	Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 24/25 
	Golm 14469 
	Germany 
	 
Application Deadline: 31-Dec-2006 

Contact Information:
	Prof. Dr. Jonas Kuhn 
	Email: kuhn at ling.uni-potsdam.de 
	Phone: +49 331 977-2444 
	Fax: +49 331 977-2761





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