Post-doctoral position in Computational Linguistics in Mannheim/Heidelberg

The Leibniz ScienceCampus “Empirical Linguistics and Computational Language Modeling”, jointly run by the Institute for the German Language (Institut für Deutsche Sprache, IDS, Mannheim) and the Institute for Computational Linguistics (ICL, Heidelberg University) advertises a

post-doctoral position (100%, reference number 6/2018)

for one year, starting 1. September 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Salary is based on Germany’s academic salary level TV-L 13 or TV-L 14, dependent on experience. The position runs for one year.

The Leibniz ScienceCampus conducts innovative research to support the high-quality automatic annotation of large-scale corpus resources for the German language through induction of domain-, genre- and variety-adaptive natural language processing models, to enable advanced
empirical research in linguistics as well as innovative applications in the humanities and the social sciences.

Research themes and methods of interest for the advertised research area include

  • Opinion mining and sentiment analysis (preferably with a focus on German)
  • Framing in news or social media
  • Hate Speech Detection
  • Development of scalable annotation methods, for example via active learning, crowdsourcing, or annotation games
  • (Semi-)automatic error analysis of human annotation

For more details on the Leibniz ScienceCampus, see: http://wisscamp.de/en.

We are looking for an experienced researcher, preferably with at least two years of work experience at the post-doctoral level in the areas of corpus linguistics, natural language processing and/or Digital Humanities. Outstanding researchers shortly after a Ph.D. in the named area are also welcome to apply.

Responsibilities:

  • Development of the scientific profile and of scientific achievements of the research project, especially by contributing excellent publications
  • Co-advising of doctoral candidates, Masters- and Bachelortheses
  • Responsible participation in administering the ScienceCampus
  • Teaching activity in ICL’s computational linguistics study program (2
    SWS, i.e. 2 weekly hours per semester)

Requirements:

Besides a successfully completed Ph.D. in computational linguistics or a related field, the following qualifications are required:

  • Excellent publications with international visibility
  • Outstanding qualifications in one or more of the following areas:
    • Statistics-based computational linguistics and Machine Learning
    • Corpus-linguistic procedures and text-technological modeling of
      linguistic data
  • Good programming skills
  • Ability to work in a team, outstanding commitment, openness, flexibility, experience in coordinating research groups very welcome
  • Good knowledge of the German language and excellent knowledge of the English language

For inquiries in case of questions please contact Prof. Anette Frank, Prof. Katja Markert and Prof. Andreas Witt at applications_lwc (at) cl.uni-heidelberg.de.

Application documents and application deadline:

  • Please submit your application including: Letter of motivation and areas of interest relating to the research program of the ScienceCampus
  • CV with information on publications and research/teaching experience
  • Degrees/diplomas
  • 2-3 references

to Prof. Anette Frank, Prof. Katja Markert and Prof. Andreas Witt exclusively in electronic form. The application deadline is the 18th of July 2018. Please use the following email address: applications_lwc (at) cl.uni-heidelberg.de

and make sure that your application uses pdf format.

IDS and the University of Heidelberg seek to increase the proportion of qualified women in academic staff and strongly encourage women to submit applications. The reconciliation of job and family is especially supported by IDS and Heidelberg University. Handicapped persons with equivalent qualifications will be given preference.