Lecturer in Computational Linguistics

(part-time 50 %, E 13 TV-L)

Reference number: 2024/024. The start date is April 1st, 2024 or by agreement. This position is unlimited.

The University of Konstanz is one of eleven Universities of Excellence in Germany. Since 2007 it has been successful in the German Excellence Initiative and its follow-up programme, the Excellence Strategy.

We are looking for a researcher and lecturer in computational linguistics to join our team.  Most of the teaching to be done is in English and within our popular MA "Speech and Language Processing", as well as the BA in "Linguistics". Our research is mainly concerned with creating linguistically sophisticated computational resources. We build on classic symbolic AI approaches, but explore their combination with subsymbolic machine learning approaches into hybrid systems.  Our past work has included building resources for computationally under-resourced languages of South Asia, as well as work on framing, argumentation and the modelling of non-canonical questions. Our main theoretical framework is Lexical-Functional Grammar (LFG) and we work mainly with the computational suite of tools developed within and for LFG.

Your Responsibilities

    • Developing the LFG computational tools further, particularly in the area of computational semantics and pragmatics
    • Teaching in the following areas: Machine-Language Processing (overview course)
    • Finite-State Morphology
    • Corpus Linguistics with Python, Deep Learning with Python, Lexical-Functional Grammar (LFG), Grammar Development (LFG) and Computational Semantics
    • Maximum of 4 hours of teaching (equivalent to about 2 courses a semester)
    • Teaching and research organization and coordination

Your Competencies

    • Knowledge and familiarity with semantic construction
    • Good programming skills
    • Teaching experience
    • Experience with finite-state technology, Prolog/Lisp, Python and Java will be a plus
    • PhD degree in computational linguistics or linguistics

We Offer

    • A dynamic working environment with a broad set of research interests
    • A computational linguistics lab (recently refurbished) with GPU capabilities
    • The position can be used as the basis for a Habilitation and can be made permanent

Questions can be directed to Prof. Miriam Butt via e-mail: miriam.butt@uni-konstanz.de.

We look forward to receiving your application with the usual documents until 01.03.2024 via our Online Application Portal.

The University of Konstanz is committed to ensuring an environment that provides equal opportunities and promotes diversity as well as a good balance between university and family life. As an equal opportunity employer, we strive to increase the number of women working in research and teaching. We also support working couples through our dual career programme. Persons with disabilities are explicitly encouraged to apply. They will be given preference if appropriately qualified (contact sbv@uni-konstanz.de, + 49 7531 88-4016).



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