[Elsnet-list] Two Postdocs: Text and Speech Technology

Gerhard van Huyssteen NTLGBVH at puknet.puk.ac.za
Sat Sep 18 13:04:09 CEST 2004


APOLOGIES FOR CROSS-POSTINGS

The Centre for Text Technology at the North-West University
(Potchefstroom Campus) in South Africa is looking for candidates to fill
the following 2 postdoctoral positions:

(1) Postdoctoral position: Text Technology
(2) Postdoctoral position: Speech Technology

Minimum requirements: 
* PhD in Computational Linguistics or related fields.
* Strong programming skills (C/C++, Perl, Java). 
* Thorough knowledge of and experience in main statistical and machine
learning approaches, applied to either text or speech processing.
* The ability to work well in a team. 
* Full spoken and written proficiency of English. 

Preferred/recommended requirements:
* Experience in other programming languages.
* Industrial experience or a track-record of project-based experimental
work.
* Good research profile and publication rate.
* Knowledge of or fluency in a Germanic language and/or Bantu
language.

Job description: 
The two postdocs will contribute to current and future research
projects within the Centre for Text Technology. These projects are
either funded by the South African "National Research Foundation",
or by the North-West University. Postdocs participating in these
projects can expect to gain considerable research experience in speech
and text technology. More info on current projects can be found at
http://www.puk.ac.za/navorsing/tale.html#subprogramme1 and
http://www.puk.ac.za/HLT_Resources/OngoingResearch Other planned
projects include the development of a shallow syntactic parser for
Afrikaans, to commence in 2005.
It will be expected from the postdocs to publish in acknowledged
(inter)national journals, present research results at local and
international conferences, and stimulate research within the Centre.

Commencement: 
1 February 2005.

Contract period:
12 months. Depending on work performance and the availability of
funding, both posts may be renewed after the initial 12 months.

Remuneration:
Remuneration according to the South African National Research
Foundation's benchmarks. No fringe benefits included. Annual leave
according to labour law regulations and University practice included.

Additional information:
** A certain amount of the library budget allocation will be made
available to expand the current library collection.
** You will be encouraged to apply for funding for conference
attendance, within the University's framework for research funding, as
well as external funding (e.g. National Research Foundation).

Centre for Text Technology:
Read more about the Centre for Text Technology (CTexT) at
http://www.puk.ac.za/navorsing/tale.html#subprogramme1 
We offer a friendly and enthusiastic working environment, good
computational facilities, interaction across academic disciplines
(including linguists, phonologists/acoustic phoneticians, statisticians,
engineers, and computer scientists). All projects are supported by a
project manager and full-time programmer. 


Application and deadline: 
To apply, email a CV (including a statement of research interests, as
well as names and contact information for two references) to Gerhard van
Huyssteen (ntlgbvh at puk.ac.za) before 6 October 2004. 

For more information, contact Gerhard van Huyssteen at
ntlgbvh at puk.ac.za, or at +27 18 299 1488.

The North-West University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action
employer. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.



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Dr Gerhard B van Huyssteen
Centre for Text Technology || Sentrum vir Tekstegnologie
North-West University || Noordwes-Universiteit 
POTCHEFSTROOM
2531
South Africa || Suid-Afrika

Tel: +27 18 299 1488
Fax: +27 18 299 1562
ntlgbvh at puk.ac.za 
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Restrictions and disclaimer || Beperkings en vrywaringsklousule: 
http://www.puk.ac.za/itb/e-pos/disclaimer.html
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