[Humanist] 25.248 jobs in grammar engineering

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 25, No. 248.
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        Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2011 11:46:35 +0100
        From: Wintner Shuly <shuly at cs.haifa.ac.il>
        Subject: Research Positions in Grammar Engineering

Research Positions in Grammar Engineering
Computational Linguistics Group, University of Haifa, Israel

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

The main objective of the project is to develop mechanisms for grammar engineering that will facilitate collaborative grammar development for a single grammar but, more importantly, for a set of grammars developed in parallel. Such mechanisms must support various aspects of grammar engineering, including facilities for modularization, abstraction and information encapsulation. The framework is based on typed unification grammars, and is aimed to support the development of large-scale HPSG grammars.

The ideal candidate should:
- have a solid background in computer science, with excellent programming skills
- be acquainted with state-of-the-art software engineering methodologies
- 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. Candidates should demonstrate a promising track record of publications.

Doctoral scholarships require a Masters degree in Computer Science or a closely-related 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. 

Some information on post-doctoral research at the University of Haifa is available here:
Information on graduate studies is available here:

Applications received before October 1st will receive primary consideration. Work should ideally start as soon as possible afterwards.

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