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Junior Professorship (W1) in Computational Linguistics at the Institute of Cognitive Science (Osnabrueck, Deadline: July 31, 2004)

Universitaet Osnabrck

The Institute of Cognitive Science, University of Osnabrueck, invites
applications for the position of a

Junior Professor in Computational Linguistics

(Bes.Gr. W1)

to be filled by 01 October, 2004 or soon after (subject to the
availability of the respective funds).

The contract will be initially for 3 years, with the possibility of an
extension of a further period of 3 years.

The successful applicant will represent the discipline of Computational
Linguistics within Cognitive Science with regard to both teaching and
research in his or her own responsibility and will act independently also
with regard to the acquisition of external research funds. The successful
completion of a period of appointment as a Junior Professor is regarded as
qualifying for a full professorship.

The position involves the teaching of computational linguistics courses,
with a focus also on technical and applied work, in the international BSc,
MSc, and Doctorate Programmes of Cognitive Science. The position involves
research in one or more of the core areas of computational natural
language research, linked to the departmental research focus.

Requirements: Doctorate in linguistics/computational linguistics/computer
science or closely related discipline and excellent research
qualifications, documented by an excellent dissertation and further
research publications in computational linguistics; Interest and
experience in interdisciplinary work in connection with one of the other
subdisciplines of cognitive science; Research specialisation in lexicon,
morphology, syntax, or semantics is desirable. Very good knowledge of
English and at least elementary German, as well as a very good
qualification for teaching are required. Applicants should have completed
their doctorate within the past five years.

Cognitive Science is implemented at the University of Osnabrueck currently
with chairs in the following disciplines: Artificial Intelligence,
Computational Linguistics, Neuroinformatics, Theoretical Computer Science,
Neurobiopsychology, Philosophy of Cognition, Cognitive Psychology.

The University of Osnabrueck strives for an increase in the number of
women in academic employment. Women are therefore especially encouraged to
submit their applications and will be preferentially considered provided
they are equally qualified. Disabled candidates will also be considered
preferentially, equal qualification provided. The option for part-time
employment will be dealt with on an individual basis.

Applications with the usual documentation (including a CV, copies of
degree documents, list of publications, and names and addresses of 3
referees) must be submitted no later than July 31st. 2004 to the Director
of the Institute of Cognitive Science. Submission of applications by email
is encouraged.

Contact and further information: Professor Peter Bosch, email: