[Elsnet-list] TU Darmstadt. UKP Lab, Assistant Professor "Language Technology"

Birgit Kirchmeier kirchmeier at tk.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de
Mon Sep 27 10:15:26 CEST 2010


Assistant Professor "Language Technology"
Deadline: 14.10.2010 (later applications will be accepted if the position is still open)
The LOEWE Research Center Digital Humanities at the Technische Universität Darmstadt (Germany) is seeking to fill the position of an
Assistant Professor (W1-level) in Language Technology
The holder of this position will represent the subject area of Language Technology within research and teaching. Furthermore, this includes an investigation of the connection between language technology and computational linguistics and their applications in the area of Digital Humanities.
The assistant professor will be associated with the Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing Lab and will belong to the faculty of the computer science department. It is expected that the successful applicant will actively contribute to the LOEWE Research Center Digital Humanities as well as to the Research Initiative Web Research that is currently being established at the Technische Universität Darmstadt.
We are seeking a candidate with a proven scientific record and outstanding knowledge in at least one of the following research topics:

 *   statistical or (shallow) semantic approaches to language processing,
 *   methods of corpus linguistics,
 *   machine learning and text mining.
Examples of relevant research aspects could be:

 *   graph-based methods in language technology,
 *   lexical semantic processing methods,
 *   statistical semantics, or
 *   automatic analysis of user generated discourse in the Web.
Furthermore, the successful candidate will contribute to the teaching curriculum in the area Data & Knowledge Engineering that is integrated in the following degree programs:

 *   BA and M.Sc. in Computer Science
 *   Joint Bachelor of Arts
 *   M.Sc. "Internet- and Web-based Systems"
It is expected that the successful applicant actively contributes to the self-administration of the department as well as to the acquisition of research funding.
Technische Universität Darmstadt is an autonomous university with a worldwide reputation in research and education, and seeking the answers to crucial challenges of the future. The university's focus on technology - from the perspectives of engineering, the natural sciences, the humanities and the social sciences - ranges from basic research to applications for daily life. The hiring process is subject to the law of the State of Hessen.
The Technische Universität Darmstadt is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and encourages applications of qualified women. Handicapped persons will be preferentially considered when equally qualified.
The availability of the position is under the condition of the final approval of the LOEWE Center by the Hessian Ministry of Higher Education, Research and the Arts.
Further information about the announced position can be otained from:
Prof. Dr. Iryna Gurevych
UKP Lab
Tel. + 49 6151 16 5411
Email: gurevych(at)cs.tu-darmstadt.de
Candidates should submit theis application along with the usual supporting documents:

 *   CV,
 *   academic transcripts,
 *   list of publications,
 *   3-5 selected publication copies
no later than 14.10.2010 to:
TU Darmstadt
Dekanat des Fachbereichs Informatik
Hochschulstr. 10
64289 Darmstadt
or via email to: gurevych(at)cs.tu-darmstadt.de

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