29.3013, Support: Computational Linguistics: PhD, Utrecht University

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Subject: 29.3013, Support: Computational Linguistics: PhD, Utrecht University

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Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2018 10:34:05
From: Yoad Winter [y.winter at uu.nl]
Subject: Computational Linguistics: PhD, Utrecht University, Netherlands

 Institution/Organization: Utrecht University 
Department: Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS 

Level: PhD 

Duties: Research,Project Work
 
Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics 
 

Description:

PhD position in Data-Driven Computational Semantics and Geographic Information
Systems -- Utrecht University

Job Description:
The Utrecht Institute of Linguistics (UiL OTS) invites applications for a PhD
position in data-driven computational semantics. The project will develop
computational models of spatial meaning that are theoretically grounded in
linguistic and cognitive theories of meaning. This novel combination of
semantic representation, data-driven learning and evaluation against a
real-life problem is expected to substantially advance the ability of users to
interact with geographic databases, including question-answering interactive
systems. 

The project will be supervised by Dr. Tejaswini Deoskar and Prof. Yoad Winter,
in collaboration with Dr. Joost Zwarts and NLP researchers from the Language
and Computation group at the ILLC, University of Amsterdam (Prof. Khalil
Sima’an, Dr. Jelle Zuidema). The empirical study of elicited user data will be
carried out in collaboration with Prof. James Hampton (Psychology, City,
University of London). Work at the UiL OTS will be part of the ROCKY project,
financed by an ERC Advanced grant to Prof. Yoad Winter.

Requirements:
The successful applicant for this position should have a strong background in
artificial intelligence, machine-learning and computer science as well as an
interest in formal semantics. Applicants should ideally hold, or be about to
complete, an excellent Master's degree in computational linguistics or a
related domain (artificial intelligence, machine learning and/or computer
science). Good programming skills, proficiency in spoken and written English,
as well as a keen interest in problem solving and research are essential.

Qualifications:
The successful applicant for this position should have a strong background in
artificial intelligence, machine-learning and computer science as well as an
interest in formal semantics. Applicants should ideally hold, or be about to
complete, an excellent Master's degree in Computational Linguistics or a
related domain (Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and/or Computer
Science). Good programming skills, proficiency in spoken and written English,
as well as a keen interest in problem solving and research are essential.

Offer:
The successful candidate will be appointed on a fixed-term full-time basis
(1.0 FTE), starting 1 September 2018 or soon thereafter. The appointment is
initially for a period of 18 months. Upon good performance and a positive
evaluation, the contract will be extended for the remaining period of 30
months (4 years in total). The gross monthly salary starts at €2,266 in the
first year, and ends at €2,897 (Scale P Collective Labour Agreement Dutch
Universities) gross per month for a full-time employment. Salaries are
supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8 % and a year-end bonus of 8.3 % per
year. We offer a pension scheme, (partly paid) parental leave, collective
insurance schemes and flexible employment conditions (multiple choice model).
More information is available at: working at Utrecht University.

To Apply:
Applications are only accepted through the job interface of the Utrecht
University found at the application link below. 
The application deadline is September 1, 2018.
Interviews will be held on September 17, 2018.

Additional information:
Project Director: Yoad Winter - http://www.phil.uu.nl/~yoad
Research Coordinator at UiL OTS: Maaike Schoorlemmer - m.schoorlemmer at uu.nl
 

Application Deadline: 01-Sep-2018 

Web Address for Applications: https://bit.ly/2v9BfqH 

Contact Information: 
	Prof. Yoad Winter 
	y.winter at uu.nl  


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