[Humanist] 26.96 jobs at The Open/Haifa

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                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 96.
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        Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2012 14:39:29 +0100
        From: Wintner Shuly <shuly at cs.haifa.ac.il>
        Subject: Research Positions in Grammar Engineering and Grammar Development


Research Positions in Grammar Engineering and Grammar Development
The Open University and the University of Haifa, Israel
http://cl.haifa.ac.il/

For an externally-funded research project, titled "Grammar Engineering and Collaborative Grammar Development", we are looking for highly-talented, motivated research assistants at the doctoral and post-doctoral levels.

You will be part of a team that develops mechanisms for grammar engineering that facilitate collaborative grammar development. The grammar development environment we develop is based on typed unification grammars, and is aimed to support the development of large-scale HPSG grammars. You will be expected to contribute either to the computational effort of designing and implementing grammar engineering solutions, or to the linguistic effort of developing wide-coverage HPSG grammars for Hebrew and Arabic.

The ideal candidate should:
- have a solid background in computer science, linguistics, or computational linguistics
- be familiar with contemporary syntactic theories, ideally HPSG
- be creative, innovative and hard-working
- be able to work independently
- possess excellent communication skills, both oral and written (in English)

Post-doctoral scholarships require a PhD in hand (or about to be conferred). They are for one year, with very likely extension to a second (and maybe a third) year. Doctoral scholarships require a Masters degree in a relevant area. They are for three to four years.

To apply, please e-mail an updated CV, with the names and contact details of at least three references, to Shuly Wintner (shuly at cs.haifa.ac.il). Further documentation (e.g., transcripts of previous studies) may be needed at a later stage. For any inquiries on these positions please contact Shuly Wintner by e-mail. 

Applications will be processed immediately. Work should ideally start no later than October 2012.




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