[Elsnet-list] Vacant position for PhD candidate in terminology and language resources

Gisle Andersen Gisle.Andersen at nhh.no
Fri Oct 9 13:53:15 CEST 2009

Dear Elsnet subscribers, 

Please forward this information to whoever might be interested. 

With best wishes
Gisle Andersen

(Apologies for multiple postings.)

Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration 

Vacant position for PhD candidate in terminology and language resources

The Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH)
invites applications for a position as research scholar (PhD) in
terminology and language resources at the Department of Professional and
Intercultural Communication. 

The 3-year position involves participation in the EU project CLARA -
Common Language Resources and their Applications, which is a Marie Curie
Initial Training Network receiving funding from the European
Commission's 7th Framework Programme (cf. http://clara.uib.no/;

The specific position involves participation in the CLARA subproject
Harmonisation of Terminological Resources, which is a cooperation
between NHH, TILDE (LV), the University of Bergen (NO), and Unifob Aksis
(NO), offering secondment at TEMIS (DE). The overall aim of the
subproject is to develop language-independent methods and tools for
constructing and consolidating multilingual termbases and ontologies,
for corpus-based term extraction and for ontology-based domain
recognition of text, as well as to investigate the degree of
compatibility of different termbases. 

The candidate will be given a supervisor at NHH and will be offered
joint supervision by academic staff at partner institutions. The
candidate should be prepared to develop, in cooperation with the main
supervisor, a more elaborate project description and a personal career
plan within 4 months of the project period. 

The CLARA network offers an intensive research exchange programme
between 16 participating institutions. While staying with the host
institution for most of the time, the programme allows for a shorter
stay at a second academic or industrial partner institution
(secondment). As part of the PhD level activities, the successful
candidate will be expected to partake actively in training activities
organised by CLARA. This includes summer schools, seminars and courses
organised locally and at other network institutions. 

Applicants should hold a strong university degree (Masters/diploma or
equivalent) which would entitle them to embark on a PhD project in a
relevant discipline, and should be in the first four years of their
research careers. Students who are completing their master's degree
during the current semester, with the intention of starting the doctoral
position in the spring semester 2010, are also invited to apply. The
qualifying education must be completed before enrolment in the PhD

As the project is funded by an EU mobility scheme, there are also
certain mobility requirements. Most importantly, the candidate must not
be a national of Norway, the country of the host institution. Applicants
must not have resided or performed their main activity in the host
country more than 12 months in the 3 year period immediately prior to
the start date. (For a full list of mobility criteria, see

The salary of a PhD position is roughly EUR 45,500 per year. There are
additional mobility (up to 800 euro/month) and travel allowances (yearly
allowance). The income is taxable, and a 2 per cent deduction will be
made as pension contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension
Fund. There is no tuition fee for the researcher training offered by
CLARA at NHH.  There is a budget to cover participation costs, such as
attendance at CLARA events abroad.

Women are particularly encouraged to apply.

Applicants need to have a good working knowledge of English, as all
CLARA training events will be in English. In addition, as the project is
intended to involve work on various multilingual language resources
including in-house terminology resources, good knowledge of a
Scandinavian language is a major advantage. 

The Department of Professional and Intercultural Communication at NHH
carries out cutting-edge research within LSP, terminology, translation
studies, text summarization etc., with an overall focus on the impact of
cross-cultural and cross-lingual relations on human and socio-economic
relations. It is considered a national stronghold in the fields of
terminology, term base technology and language resources. The department
also enjoys a long-standing and close cooperation in terminology and PhD
training activities with the University of Bergen and Unifob AKSIS. 

For further information about the available position and project, please
contact Dr. Gisle Andersen, gisle.andersen at nhh.no. Enquiries regarding
admission requirements, application procedures etc. may also be directed
to the PhD admission office at NHH, phd at nhh.no. See also the
department's web page, http://www.nhh.no/Default.aspx?ID=104.  

Applications should be submitted via the electronic application form at

The application deadline is 15 November 2009. 

To be fully considered, please provide the following:

*	A curriculum vitae including the following information:
*	Name, place and date of birth, sex and address.
*	Nationality (or nationalities) and record of residence
(countries and periods of residence in those) for the past 3 years.
*	List of academic degrees obtained. For each degree, give the
title in the original language in English, the awarding institution and
date. Clearly indicate which degree (or degrees) formally entitles you
to embark on a doctorate, and which degree (or degrees) constitutes a
doctorate, if applicable.
*	Periods of parental leave during the past 4 years, if
*	A list of topics covered in your studies (e.g. a list of
courses), other  relevant knowledge and activities in relevant research
*	Positions held and other relevant work experience. 
*	A list of publications.
*	A sample of relevant written work (e.g. research paper or
thesis, preferably in English).
*	Copies of high school and university certificates and diplomas,
and transcripts of courses taken.
*	Two references and their contact information.
*	A statement of research interests related to the current

In case an application can only be submitted by regular post, it should
be sent to:

Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration
Att: Personalavdelingen
Helleveien 30
NO-5045 Bergen



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