[Elsnet-list] Jobs: two positions in Computational Linguistics, Potsdam, Germany

Jonas Kuhn kuhn at ling.uni-potsdam.de
Tue Dec 5 16:16:04 CET 2006


There are two NEW job openings for Computational Linguists or Computer 
Scientists at the Linguistics Department of the University of Potsdam, 
Germany:

   * Researcher/Lecturer (wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter)

   * Half-time (Doctoral) Researcher

The text version of the job ads is below.

A pdf version can be found at:
   http://www.ling.uni-potsdam.de/~jonask/job-openings.html
A German version is at:
   http://www.ling.uni-potsdam.de/~jonask/job-openings-de.html

Please post.


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OPENING 1: Researcher/Lecturer
======================================================================

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)

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) 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 -- address see below) 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.

     Universität Potsdam
     Prof. Dr. Jonas Kuhn
     Institut für Linguistik / Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft
     Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 24/25
     14469 Potsdam

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Jonas Kuhn , Tel.: +49 
331 977-2444, Fax: +49 331 977-2761, Email: jonask [AT] ling [DOT] 
uni-potsdam [DOT] de.



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OPENING 2: Half-time (Doctoral) Researcher in the PTOLEMAIOS project
======================================================================

The Theoretical Computational Linguistics group at the Linguistics 
Department of the University of Potsdam, Germany, invites applications 
for the position of a

     Half-time (Doctoral) Researcher (wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter)
     Entgeltgruppe: 13 TV-Länder (Tarifgebiet Ost)

in the "PTOLEMAIOS" research project on Grammar Induction from Parallel 
Corpora, a research group funded by the German Research Foundation 
(DFG).  The position is temporary; the initial contract will be for two 
years and can be extended, subject to the availability of funding.  The 
starting date is January 2007 or as soon as possible. The position is 
especially suitable for a student wishing to pursue a doctoral degree in 
Computational Linguistics at the University of Potsdam.

The ideal candidate
* holds a strong Master's degree (or equivalent) in Computational
   Linguistics or Computer Science,
* has a background in statistical techniques and machine-learning
   methods in Natural Language Processing,
* is familiar with grammar induction techniques and/or statistical
   machine translation,
* has good programming skills,
* is self-motivated, goal-oriented and likes working in a team.

For some background on the "PTOLEMAIOS" project, please refer to:
http://www.ling.uni-potsdam.de/~jonask/PTOLEMAIOS/

Knowledge of German is not required, but will be a plus.

The salary and social benefits are determined by the German pay scale 
for state employees (50% of Entgeltgruppe: 13 TV-Länder, Tarifgebiet 
Ost) and amounts to approximately EUR 1500 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 -- address see below) are requested by 
December 31, 2006.  They should include a cover letter, C.V., (a link 
to) a sample publication or paper, and two or three references.

     Universität Potsdam
     Prof. Dr. Jonas Kuhn
     Institut für Linguistik / Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft
     Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 24/25
     14469 Potsdam

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Jonas Kuhn , Tel.: +49 
331 977-2444, Fax: +49 331 977-2761, Email: jonask [AT] ling [DOT] 
uni-potsdam [DOT] de.




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