[Elsnet-list] job posting

Pia Knoeferle knoeferl at cit-ec.uni-bielefeld.de
Fri Jan 23 14:20:23 CET 2009

Dear Elsnet team,
could you please post the following job advertisement?

thank you and best wishes,
Pia Knoeferle

The Center of Excellence "Cognitive Interaction Technology" (CITEC) at  
Bielefeld University,
Germany conducts interdisciplinary research into understanding the  
functional processes of
cognitive interaction with the goal of replicating them in technical  
systems, including developing
relevant evaluation methodologies and toolkits. For more details, see www.cit-ec.de 

Within CITEC, the newly established research group "Language and  
Cognition" conducts
research on online language processing, also in interaction with other  
cognitive sub-systems, and
is leading a project that explores how humans interact linguistically  
with one another and with
virtual characters.

In this context, we are inviting applications for the following  
positions, all available immediately:

1 postdoc position (TV-L E13) with an initial duration of 2 years with  
the possibility of
extension (ref. 2568). Candidates should have a degree in Cognitive  
Science, Psychology,
(Psycho-) linguistics or a related discipline. Additional programming  
knowledge would be an asset.
Candidates will design and conduct experiments. They will also be  
responsible for analyzing the
results and writing them up for publication.

2 PhD scholarships (scholarship amount: 1.468 Euro) for the duration  
of 3 years.
- One applicant should have a degree in Cognitive Science, Psychology,  
(Psycho-)linguistics, or a
related discipline (ref: 2789).
- The second candidate should have knowledge in Computer Science /  
Cognitive Science, have
programming skills, and be interested in engaging in cognitively  
motivated research (ref. 2525).

All candidates should have excellent command of English. Candidates  
will be affiliated with the
CITEC graduate school, with a structured training program that offers  
support for scientific career
advancement and professional orientation.

We welcome applications from severely handicapped people. We  
particularly welcome applications
from women. Given equal suitability, qualifications and professional  
achievement women will be
given preference, unless particular circumstances pertaining to a male  
applicant predominate.

Applicants should submit relevant documents (a cover letter indicating  
research interests,
curriculum vitae including list of publications, and pdfs of two  
sample publications). In addition, they
should arrange for two letters of recommendation to be emailed  
directly to Pia Knoeferle. Please
be sure to specify the reference number of the position.

For more information, please contact: Dr. Pia Knoeferle (Email:knoeferl at cit-ec.uni-bielefeld.de 
Applications will be considered until all positions have been filled.  
For full consideration please
submit applications by 28.02.2009.

Please send applications in PDF Format via email to:
Dr. Pia Knoeferle
Research Group “Language and Cognition”
Email: knoeferl at cit-ec.uni-bielefeld.de

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