[Elsnet-list] Post-Doctoral Position in "Language Technology and Cognitive Systems", Saarland University

Sabine Schulte im Walde schulte at CoLi.Uni-SB.DE
Wed Jun 21 18:34:19 CEST 2006

Post-Doctoral Position in "Language Technology and Cognitive Systems"

Saarland University, Saarbruecken, Germany

International Post-Graduate College "Language Technology and Cognitive 
Systems" is pleased to announce the availability of a two-year 
post-doctoral position available from October, 2006. The programme, 
established in 2001, is a collaborative PhD training programme between 
Saarland University and the University of Edinburgh - two leading 
institutions in the fields of computational linguistics, cognitive 
science and artificial intelligence. The participating departments in 
Saarbruecken are: the Department of Computational Linguistics and 
Phonetics and the Department of Computer Science.

The college focuses on the computational and cognitive foundations of 
human language processing, particularly emphasizing the following 
research areas:
- Language understanding (including spoken language processing, 
cognitive modelling, and experimental psycholinguistics)
- Knowledge representation, inference, the lexicon, and ontologies
- Data-intensive language models (including corpus-based and machine 
learning methods)
- Dialogue and language generation (computational and cognitive models)

Candidates must have completed all requirements for their PhD degree by 
the time of appointment. The ideal candidate for the post-doctoral 
position will have research interests which span computational and 
cognitive aspects of language processing, and have experience 
overlapping several of the above areas. In addition to the opportunity 
to carry out independent and collaborative research, the position also 
includes some administrative duties associated with the program. Some 
teaching is also possible, but not a requirement of the post. The 
position comes with access to state-of-the-art computing facilities, and 
the possibility to use the range of lab facilities on-site - such as 
eye-tracking, dialog, speech, and robotics - by arrangement with the 
relevant lab directors. Salary is on the German BAT IIa scale (approx. 
40K Euros per annum, depending on age and marital status). Support for 
travel to conferences is also available. The position is available from 
1 October, 2006 but a slightly later start date is possible.

For more information about the graduate college and current members, 
prospective applicants are encouraged to look at our website: 

The final deadline for applications is 31 July, 2006 but applications 
will be considered as they are received so interested candidates are 
encouraged to submit their materials as soon as possible. Any inquiries 
concerning the post should be directed to Prof. Crocker at the e-mail 
address below. Complete applications including: (1) a statement of 
research interests,  (2) a full CV, (3) two example publications, and 
(4) the names (and e-mail addresses) of two referees, should be sent 
(preferably via e-mail) to:

Prof. Dr. Matthew Crocker
e-mail: crocker at coli.uni-sb.de

Department of Computational Linguistics
Saarland University
P.O. Box 15 11 50
66041 Saarbruecken, Germany

Tel. +49 (0)681 302-6560
Fax +49 (0)681 302-6561

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