15.102 jobs, studentships

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 15, No. 102.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

       [1] From: "R.G. Siemens" <RaySiemens@home.com> (10)
             Subject: Jobs: Multimedia Technician and Educational Technology

       [2] From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <david@ninch.org> (70)
             Subject: Position Available: Director, Center for Digital
                     Initiatives, University of Virginia

       [3] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (53)
             Subject: AHRB studentship in text summarisation

       [4] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (53)
             Subject: PhD Positions in Amsterdam

             Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2001 18:39:28 +0100
             From: "R.G. Siemens" <RaySiemens@home.com>
             Subject: Jobs: Multimedia Technician and Educational Technology

    The Educational Technology Centre (ETC) at Malaspina University-College
    ( http://www.mala.bc.ca ) is looking to fill 2 positions. One is an ongoing
    regular position as a multimedia technician to support faculty and students
    in various multimedia technologies. The other is an educational technician
    to work closely with faculty in supporting the pedagogical use of
    technology as part of the teaching, learning process. We're looking for
    people who are enthusiastic, good communicators and know how to use
    technology effectively to help create learning environments using
    principles of learning theory. Both positions are posted on the web:


             Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2001 18:39:49 +0100
             From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <david@ninch.org>
             Subject: Position Available: Director, Center for Digital
    Initiatives, University of Virginia

    News on Networking Cultural Heritage Resources
    from across the Community
    June 18, 2001

                                    Position Available
                     Director of the Center for Digital Initiatives
                                  University of Virginia

    >Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2001 15:38:08 -0400
    >To: snkatz@princeton.edu
    >From: Johanna Drucker <jrd8e@virginia.edu>
    >>Cc: david@ninch.org



    The College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences at the University of
    Virginia invites applications for the position of Director of the Center
    for Digital Initiatives. The newly established Center aspires to a
    position of international leadership in the integration of digital
    technology into the humanities and social sciences. The Center will
    encourage multi-disciplinary collaborations and support critical analysis
    of the cultural impact and transformative potential of information
    technology. To this end, it will foster a broad range of digitally
    mediated research, outreach, and teaching initiatives. The Director will
    have primary responsibility for shaping the Centers development and for
    overseeing the implementation of its mission. The Director will work with
    existing programs and entities, including the librarys digital centers,
    the research centers in humanities computing, and other academic units
    across the University to coordinate activities and extend
    capabilities. The Director will also contribute to the development of a
    larger vision for a planned residential and academic complex designed to
    integrate digital technology into liberal arts education. Additional
    duties will include teaching in a new Master of Arts program in Digital
    Humanities and integrating the activities of the Center and the M.A. with
    those of the undergraduate program in Media Studies. This is a rank-open
    faculty appointment. Accommodations for research and teaching agendas will
    be made according to the candidates individual profile.

    The ideal candidate will be an accomplished, imaginative scholar or
    professional working at the intersection of computational methods and
    humanities research or pedagogy, with interests in the broader implications
    of information technology as a force for cultural transformation. A Ph.D.
    or equivalent experience is required. Successful applicants will have a
    demonstrated record of intellectual distinction and administrative ability,
    entrepreneurial vision, excellent interpersonal skills, a successful track
    record of grantsmanship and/or fundraising, and a desire to create an
    innovative intellectual enterprise. Salary is commensurate with
    experience. The position is available immediately and will remain open
    until filled. Review of applications will begin
    April 1, 2001.
    Interested candidates should send a letter of application, a list of
    references, and vita to:
              Search Committee, Center for Digital Initiatives
              Office of the Dean of the College and Graduate School of Arts &
              419 Cabell Hall
              University of Virginia
              P.O. Box 400772
              Charlottesville, VA 22903

    The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


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    --[3]------------------------------------------------------------------ Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2001 18:40:16 +0100 From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> Subject: AHRB studentship in text summarisation

    >> From: Ruslan Mitkov <R.Mitkov@wlv.ac.uk>


    The University of Wolverhampton, School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences invites applications for an AHRB-funded research studentship in Computational Linguistics. The successful candidate will work on the development of a user-friendly environment which will assist different users in the production of abstracts of scholarly papers. In particular, the research of the student will focus on designing and implementing discourse strategies for summarisation. We are looking for candidates with a good honours degree in Computational Linguistics, Computer Science or Information Sciences, with programming skills and some experience in Natural Language Processing. Candidates with a background predominantly in linguistics are also encouraged to apply provided they are willing to be involved in programming in the course of the work.

    The AHRB studentships are subject to residence restrictions in that the candidate must be either a UK citizen or must have been a resident in the UK for at least three years (1 year for EC citizens). Information on eligibility with respect to residence is available at http://www.clg.wlv.ac.uk/news/page1.htm

    Applications should be sent to

    Prof. R. Mitkov School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences University of Wolverhampton Stafford St. Wolverhampton WV1 1SB

    and must include

    - completed application form - a CV - copy of university degree - evidence of postgraduate qualification or experience - proof of nationality or residence status - a covering letter in which candidates explain why they have applied for the studentship, give details of their research interests/experience, background, programming skills and an outline of any experience in Natural Language Processing or Linguistics.

    The application form can be downloaded from http://www.wlv.ac.uk/sles/compling/news/AHRB_app_form.doc

    The closing date for applications is 12 July 2001.

    The short-listed applicants will be interviewed in the week starting 23 July.

    The AHRB maintenance grant amounts to 7 500 GBP in the first year, 8 200 GBP in the second year and 9 000 GBP in the third year.

    The successful candidate is expected to start the studentship on 1 October 2001, joining the Research Group in Computational Linguistics at the University of Wolverhampton (http://www.wlv.ac.uk/sles/compling/).

    For further information/queries, please contact Prof. Ruslan Mitkov, tel. 01902 322471, Email R.Mitkov@wlv.ac.uk.

    --[4]------------------------------------------------------------------ Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2001 18:40:43 +0100 From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> Subject: PhD Positions in Amsterdam

    >> From: mdr@science.uva.nl (Maarten de Rijke)

    Two Fully Funded PhD Positions in the Computational and Applied Logic Group ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Institute for Logic, Language and Computation Universiteit van Amsterdam

    The Computational and Applied Logic Group at the University of Amsterdam is searching for highly motivated candidates with a first degree in computer science, computational linguistics, or a related discipline, for two fully funded four-year PhD positions, one in each of the following research areas:

    o computational logic (with an emphasis on implementation and evaluation of automated reasoning systems)

    o natural language processing (with an emphasis on logic-based approaches to information retrieval tasks such as question-answering, navigation, and summarization)

    Applicants should have a strong interest in experimental evaluation and validation of theoretical findings. Programming skills, preferably in perl, java, C or C++, are essential. Familiarity with current trends in automated reasoning (for the computational logic position) or statistical and symbolic models of natural language processing (for the NLP position) is a distinct advantage.

    These positions are funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research and the University of Amsterdam, as part of the `Pionier' project `Computing with Meaning.' This is an interdisciplinary project aimed at identifying and using meaningful information in natural language texts. The project will experiment with computational logic architectures that can handle linguistic information structures at various levels of detail; this involves new systems of flexible logics and algorithms, suitably combined. The project has a generous equipment and travel budget. Please consult http://www.science.uva.nl/~mdr/Projects/ComputingwithMeaning/ for more information about the project.

    Both positions are four-year positions, and are expected to lead to a PhD degree. Candidates may be asked to assist with courses related to their research areas. The salary will range from 3159 Guilders (during the first year) to 4511 Guilders (during the fourth year), gross per month. Knowledge of Dutch is not a prerequisite, and candidates can be of any nationality. The starting date should be between September 1, 2001 and January 1, 2002.

    Anyone interested in these positions is invited to contact Maarten de Rijke at mdr@science.uva.nl. Applicants should submit a full resume including a statement of research interests, and the names and email addresses of at least three references to the same address by July 15, 2001.

    Research interests within the Computational and Applied Logic group range from automated reasoning, constraint programming, satisfability checking, and formal verification to digital libraries, information retrieval, computational semantics, and knowledge engineering. The group is strongly internationally oriented, and currently consists of 15 people; it is expected to grow substantially over the next year. Further details on the group can be found at http://www.science.uva.nl/~mdr/CALG/.

    -- Maarten de Rijke | Computational and Applied Logic Group | ILLC U of Amsterdam | Plantage Muidergracht 24 | 1018 TV Amsterdam | NL Phone: +31 20 525 6511 / +31 6 28 194 881 | Fax: +31 20 525 5101 E-mail: mdr@science.uva.nl | URL: http://www.science.uva.nl/~mdr/

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