Job: Postdoctoral fellowship on computational analysis of parliamentary text

Thierry Hamon hamon at LIMSI.FR
Wed Feb 26 08:49:09 UTC 2014

Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2014 14:52:58 -0500
From: Graeme Hirst <gh at>
Message-Id: <25687A62-1ED0-40B7-88EB-41F134143A65 at>

The Departments of Political Science and Computer Science of the
University of Toronto seek to hire a postdoctoral researcher for a
two-year term, beginning 1 July 2014, or as soon as possible.  The
successful applicant will join an international consortium of
researchers focused on the development of computational tools for the
analysis of political ideology in the recorded histories of
parliamentary debates in Canada, the Netherlands, and the United
Kingdom.  The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. in a relevant field
of specialization (e.g., political science, computational linguistics),
as well as experience with the computational analysis of large datasets,
especially large corpora of text. Fluency in French and/or Dutch is an
asset, but not a requirement. The stipend for this position is $50 000
(CDN) per year, plus an additional 10% benefits package, which is
outlined at:

The University of Toronto is situated in downtown Toronto, Ontario,
Canada, a large multicultural city in the center of an urban area with a
population of more than 5.5 million people.  The University of Toronto
is within walking distance of all of the amenities that a major
metropolitan center provides.

Applicants should forward a cover letter, a one-page description of
their research interests, a curriculum vitae, and the contact
information for three referees to both Professor Christopher Cochrane
(christopher.cochrane at and Professor Graeme Hirst
(gh at  Consideration of applications will begin on 1
April 2014, and continue until the position is filled.
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its
community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority
group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities,
members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the
further diversification of ideas.

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