[Elsnet-list] Post-doctoral researcher, University of Potsdam

Alexander Koller koller at ling.uni-potsdam.de
Fri Jun 29 16:17:50 CEST 2012

The Department of Linguistics at the Faculty of Human Sciences of the University of Potsdam is seeking to fill the following position:

Post-doctoral Researcher
Salary Scale: 13 TV-Länder (Tarifgebiet Ost)

to be part of the research group on theoretical computational linguistics (Prof. Dr. Alexander Koller). The working hours for the position amount to 40 hours per week. Applications will be processed immediately. Work should ideally start no later than October 2012. The position is initially limited to two years and can be extended.

The candidate should have proven expertise in statistical methods in CL and be willing to take an active role in the group's research activities. Possible areas of specialization include:

- Semantics
- Parsing
- Generation
- Dialogue Systems
- Multimodal Processing

The position includes four hours of teaching per week on introductory and specialized topics in CL. Although it is not a strict requirement, preference will be given to applicants who are able to teach in German.

The computational linguistics group in Potsdam is part of the Department of Linguistics and the university's designated Area of Excellence in Cognitive Sciences. It provides a dynamic and international research environment and maintains close ties with the departments of computer science and psychology. The department offers a BSc in Computational Linguistics; an MSc (taught in English) is in preparation.

The city of Potsdam, once the residence of the Prussian kings and German emperors, is surrounded by rivers and lakes and supports a wide variety of recreational activities. It is part of the Berlin metropolitan area, one of the cultural and scientific capitals of the world. The city of Berlin is within commuting distance, and many researchers and students choose to live there. The region offers a high quality of urban life at very modest living costs.

Handicapped applicants will be given preference in case of equal suitability. The University of Potsdam strives to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching and specifically encourages female applicants to apply for this position.

Please send your application (including the requisition number 116/2012) to koller at ling.uni-potsdam.de by July 20, 2012. If necessary, you can also mail it to University of Potsdam, Department of Linguistics, Prof. Dr. Alexander Koller, Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 24-25, 14476 Potsdam. In this case, we request that you include a self-addressed stamped envelope so we can return your application documents.

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