23.29, Jobs: Syntax; Treebanking: Post Doc, Carnegie Mellon University

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Subject: 23.29, Jobs: Syntax; Treebanking: Post Doc, Carnegie Mellon University

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Date: 29-Dec-2011
From: Lori Levin [lsl at cs.cmu.edu]
Subject: Syntax; Treebanking: Post Doc, Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania, USA

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Date: Tue, 03 Jan 2012 15:38:06
From: Lori Levin [lsl at cs.cmu.edu]
Subject: Syntax; Treebanking: Post Doc, Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania, USA

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University or Organization: Carnegie Mellon University 
Department: Language Technologies Institute
Job Location: Pennsylvania, USA 
Web Address: http://www.lti.cs.cmu.edu/
Job Rank: Post Doc  

Specialty Areas: Syntax; Treebanking


We are seeking a post-doctoral researcher for a treebanking project.

The job will involve converting existing treebanks into a standard format for 
dependency treebanks. The post-doctoral researcher will formulate 
guidelines related to headedness; identify structures in existing treebanks 
that are not consistent with the headedness guidelines; and formulate rules 
that will convert those structures into the new standard format.

Ideal qualifications:
-  Ph.D. in linguistics, specializing in syntactic theory
-  Expertise one or more of these sub-areas: grammatical relations, 
dependency grammar, construction grammar, typology, transitivity 
alternations, auxiliary verbs, light verbs, structure of NP and DP, theories of 
headedness with respect to lexical (open class) and functional (closed 
class) categories
-  Knowledge of one or more of these languages: Arabic, French, German, 
Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Spanish
-  Experience with rule writing, grammar formalisms, or computer 
-  Experience in industry or funded academic projects with timelines

The salary is $36,000 (USD) plus benefits. The candidate must spend 
twelve full months on the project. The candidate will work at the Language 
Technologies Institute at Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA, USA), 
although this is joint work with Columbia University.

To apply, email a CV and names and contact information for three 
references to Lori Levin (email address below), with the subject header 
'Postdoc Application'. There will be further instructions on how to submit an 
official application to CMU.   

There is no specific deadline for application, but we expect to make a 
decision by the end of January.

Lori Levin will be available to meet with candidates at the annual meeting of 
the LSA in Portland.

Contact information:
Lori Levin, Carnegie Mellon University, lsl at cs.cmu.edu
Owen Rambow, Columbia University, rambow at cs.columbia.edu

Application Deadline:  (Open until filled)
Email Address for Applications: lsl at cs.cmu.edu 
Contact Information:
	Lori Levin 
	Email: lsl at cs.cmu.edu 

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