[Elsnet-list] A Job posting

Arwa Kamal Eldin Gaf Abbas arwa.k at qu.edu.qa
Thu May 30 08:50:39 CEST 2013

University: Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar
Department: Information Systems
Job Location: Doha, Qatar
Web Address: http://qatar.cmu.edu
Job Rank: Post Doctoral Fellow
Specialty Area: Computational Linguistics with experience in Arabic text mining

Job Description:
Carnegie Mellon University at Qatar has an opening for a postdoctoral position (full-time
appointment) in Computational Linguistics. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D degree in a related discipline and a sound background in computational linguistics with experience in Arabic text mining. Prior experience in web design, development, and usability testing with eye-trackers will be a plus. Good command of English and Arabic language is required.

The postdoc will: (a) help develop an Arabic language corpus; (b) assist with analyzing the corpus (including the figurative and metaphorical use of words in the corpus); (c) help design and develop Arabic language web pages and conduct usability testing of these pages using eye tracking; (d) support administrative tasks of the project; and (e) coauthor/assist with related research publications and submission to journals/conferences. This position is part of a two-year National Priorities Research Project of the Qatar National Research Foundation. The job requirements call for collaborative research work with the Department of English Literature & Linguistics and the Department of Mass Communication at Qatar University.

The expected starting date for the position is August 1, 2013. The initial period of appointment is for nine months, with the possibility of renewal subject to follow-up funding. Applications should include a CV, an outline of research experience, as well as names and addresses of references. Applications should be submitted online at the URL below. Applications received before July 15, 2013 will receive full consideration, although interviews may be held at any time until the position has been filled.

Carnegie Mellon in Qatar offers very competitive postdoctoral salaries with numerous additional benefits. For more information on Carnegie Mellon in Qatar, please visit http://www.qatar.cmu.edu/

Application deadline: Open until filled.
Email address for contact: liginlal at cmu.edu<mailto:liginlal at cmu.edu>
Contact Person and address:
Prof. Divakaran Liginlal
5032 Forbes Av, SMC 1070
Pittsburgh, PA 15289
Email: liginlal at cmu.edu<mailto:liginlal at cmu.edu>


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