Ruslan Mitkov r.mitkov at wlv.ac.uk
Fri May 19 12:51:26 CEST 2006

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**** Extended deadline 31 May 2006**** Extended deadline 31 May 2006****

The Research Group in Computational Linguistics, 
Research Institute in Linguistics and Information 
Processing, University of Wolverhampton are 
pleased to announce a research position in 
linguistics / computational linguistics:

      Postdoctoral Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow in
      Computer-aided Multiple-Choice Test Item Development

      Salary £19,430 - £25,184 * pa or £29,211 - £37,521 * pa
      (level of appointment dependent on qualifications and experience)

As postdoctoral research fellow/senior research 
fellow you will work on a project to develop a 
system for computer-aided item development, 
focusing on the analysis of item structure and 
content, as well as evaluation of the system. You 
will also be involved in the implementation/fine 
tuning of various NLP components. The initial 
contract is for two years with the possibility of 
extension, subject to successful completion of 
this project. You should have a PhD in 
linguistics/computational linguistics or 
equivalent experience together with native or 
near native English language comprehension and 
excellent knowledge of English grammar, syntax 
and discourse analysis. Experience in Natural 
Language Processing (NLP) techniques and 
programming as well as experience working on 
industrial projects (or working to tight 
deadlines) are desirable. For appointment at 
Senior Research Fellow level you will need to 
demonstrate a very good publications record, 
grant applications experience, and potential leadership qualities.

Reference number: A4462

Closing date: 31 May 2006

Start date: June/July 2006

Applications should include a completed 
application form, CV, and covering letter in 
which the candidates explain why they have 
applied for the position and give details of 
their research interests/experience and 
background. Candidates should also give the names 
of three referees with their email addresses and telephone numbers.

The interviews are scheduled to take place during 
the week starting 5 June, and the starting date 
is as soon as possible after the interviews.

For informal inquiries, please contact Mr. Le An 
Ha (L.A.Ha at wlv.ac.uk) or Prof. Ruslan Mitkov (R.Mitkov at wlv.ac.uk).

For an application form, download it at 
or contact the Personnel Services Department, 
University of Wolverhampton, Molineux Street, Wolverhampton WV1 1SB.

Telephone 01902 321049 (ansaphone), and quoting 
the reference number. For hearing impaired 
candidates our Minicom number is 01902 321249. Email address: per at wlv.ac.uk.

More information on this forthcoming project can 
also be obtained at 

* In line with our pay modernisation programme, 
salaries may be subject to review.

the University of Wolverhampton (<http://clg.wlv.ac.uk/>http://clg.wlv.ac.uk)

Established by Prof. Mitkov in 1997, the Research 
Group in Computational Linguistics is a highly 
successful one, delivering cutting-edge research 
in a number of NLP areas such as anaphora 
resolution, automatic abstracting, question 
answering, lexical knowledge acquisition, text 
categorisation, named entity recognition, 
information extraction, corpus construction and 
annotation, automatic terminology processing, 
multilingual processing, and multiple-choice 
question generation. To a large extent, this 
research has been undertaken in projects funded 
by major UK funding bodies and commercial partners.


// Prof. Dr. Ruslan Mitkov
\\ Professor of Computational Linguistics and Language Engineering
// Head of the Research Group in Computational Linguistics
\\ Director of the Research Institute of Information and Language Processing
// School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences
\\ University of Wolverhampton
// Stafford St.
\\ Wolverhampton WV1 1SB
// Telephone + 44 1902 322471
\\ Fax +44 1902 323543
// Email r.mitkov at wlv.ac.uk
\\ Web site www.wlv.ac.uk/~le1825 (not updated recently)
// Research Group web site http://clg.wlv.ac.uk

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