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Job advertisment: 2 Project researchers (Computational Linguistics, Corpus Linguistics)

Mittwoch, 20. Oktober 2010. Aus der Kategorie 'Sonstiges'. Job Rank: 2 Project researchers, salary scale TV-L E13 (65%, PhD positions)
Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics, Corpus Linguistics
Application Deadline: 1-Nov-2010 (open until filled)
Duration: Initial contract 2 years, with potential extension for an additional year ---
We are looking for two enthusiastic PhD students, prepared to collaborate in a team. The positions are within an interdisciplinary project group, funded by the DFG (German Research Foundation), which involve people from medieval studies, historical linguistics, and computational linguistics. The project deals with texts from Early New High German (14th-16th centuries).

The project has three main goals: (i) developing automatic methods for the analysis of historical language data (e.g. POS tagging, normalization, alignment); (ii) computing similarity of historical dialects (at different linguistic levels); (iii) adapting and extending an existing corpus tool for the data.

Applicants for both positions should have graduated from a master's program, or expect to graduate in the near future. They are supposed to pursue a PhD within the project context. Both positions require a background in corpus and/or computational linguistics, and good programming skills (e.g. Java, Perl, Python; experience in software development on Linux systems is a plus). Knowledge of German is desirable, and interest in working with historical language data is indispensable.

Ideal candidates will have a strong background in two or more of the following areas:

- Development of corpus tools (annotation tools, search tools)
- (SemI-)automatic annotation (POS tagging, chunking, alignment, etc.)
- Data mining, clustering
- Historical linguistics

The positions are at the rank of 'Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter'. The salary is determined by the pay scale for German public employees ('Entgeltgruppe' TV-L E13, 65%). The initial contract length is two years, with a potential extension for an additional year.

Applications received by November 1, 2010 will receive full consideration. However, the search will remain open until the positions are filled. Candidates should send:

- a short letter of interest
- a detailed CV with a summary of research experiences/interests
- one or two sample publications or a copy of the master thesis - the names and contact information of two referees
- diploma copies.

Please submit PDF files only. Email address for inquiries and applications: dipper AT linguistics.rub.de

The Ruhr-University Bochum is an equal opportunities employer. Severely disabled persons with equal qualifications will be prioritized.

Jun.Prof. Dr. Stefanie Dipper
Institute of Linguistics
Ruhr-University Bochum
D - 44780 Bochum Germany