15.367 job at McMaster, studentships at Saarbruecken-Edinburgh

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 15, No. 367.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

       [1] From: Andrew Mactavish <mactavis@mcmaster.ca> (53)
             Subject: Tenure-Track Job, McMaster University - Multimedia and
                     Digital Video

       [2] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@parallel.park.uga.edu> (66)
             Subject: PhD Studentships: Saarbruecken-Edinburgh

             Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2001 09:52:42 +0000
             From: Andrew Mactavish <mactavis@mcmaster.ca>
             Subject: Tenure-Track Job, McMaster University - Multimedia and
    Digital Video

    Multimedia and Digital Video

    The School of the Arts at McMaster University invites applications for a
    tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Multimedia and
    Digital Video. The School of the Arts is one of the fastest growing
    academic units in the Faculty of Humanities and provides an environment
    that encourages interdisciplinary activities. The School houses an
    innovative and highly successful BA Combined Honours in Multimedia. Current
    Multimedia faculty research initiatives include IRIS (Infrastructure for
    Research on Internet Streaming) and Text Technology: The Journal of
    Computer Text Processing.

    Applicants should have either an M.F.A. or a Ph.D. in Film Studies,
    Communications, Fine Art, Drama, English or any discipline in which the
    required skills and expertise have been obtained. Applicants should have
    demonstrated experience teaching multimedia courses with hands-on creative
    components. Teaching duties will include undergraduate courses in digital
    video, animation, time-based media, and multimedia. The successful
    applicant should have significant computer experience, including the
    development of multimedia works with digital video components. Preference
    will be given to candidates with a record or compelling promise of research
    (practical and theoretical) in one or more of the following areas: Digital
    Video, Video Art, New Media, or Hypermedia. Digital video practitioners who
    engage with current theoretical paradigms are encouraged to apply.
    Experience with Internet streaming media technologies and XML would be an
    asset. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to
    interdisciplinary programmes and scholarship within the School, and to
    teaching, research and administration in the School, the Faculty of
    Humanities and the University at large.

    Letters of application, including curriculum vitae, and a portfolio of
    multimedia and digital video work should be addressed to:

    Dr. J. Deaville
    Director, School of the Arts
    McMaster University
    1280 Main Street West
    Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4M2.

    Candidates should also arrange to have three letters of reference sent
    directly to the above address.

    McMaster University is a full-service university with a comprehensive set
    of academic programmes, at both undergraduate and graduate levels, in
    Business, Engineering, Health Sciences, Humanities, Science, and Social
    Sciences. The Faculty of Humanities comprises seven core academic units,
    with approximately 120 full-time Faculty, in a School of the Arts, and
    Departments of Classics, English, French, History, Modern Languages, and
    Philosophy. Approximately 1600 full-time and 450 part-time undergraduate
    students and 170 graduate students are currently enrolled in Humanities
    programmes. Additional information about the Faculty of Humanities may be
    obtained at www.humanities.mcmaster.ca. The current minimum annual salary
    at the Assistant Professor level is $43,662. Commencement date for the
    appointment will be July 1, 2002. Applications received by December 31,
    2001 will be assured of consideration. Canadian citizens and permanent
    residents of Canada will be considered first for this position. McMaster
    University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications
    from all qualified candidates, including aboriginal peoples, persons with
    disabilities, members of visible minorities and women.

             Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2001 09:54:18 +0000
             From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@parallel.park.uga.edu>
             Subject: PhD Studentships: Saarbruecken-Edinburgh

    >> From: Matthew Crocker <crocker@coli.uni-sb.de>

    Saarland University is pleased to announce the availability of three
    doctoral scholarships within the recently established

                            European Post-Graduate College
                     "Language Technology and Cognitive Systems"
                               Saarbruecken - Edinburgh

    starting in April 1st, 2002. Each scholarship will be funded for two years
    (extendable to three years). Doctoral degrees may be obtained in
    computational linguistics, phonetics, and informatics (computer science),
    from Saarland University.

    The European Post-Graduate College has been established in cooperation
    between Saarland University and the University of Edinburgh (Division of
    Informatics) - two leading institutions in the fields of Computational
    Linguistics, Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science who are
    collaborating in offering a joint post-graduate education programme. The
    cooperation includes

    * a six to twelve months research stay in Edinburgh
    * joint supervision of dissertations by lecturers from Saarbruecken and
    * an intensive research exchange programme between Saarbruecken and
         Edinburgh (including, for example, an annual two-week forum
    attended by
         college members and lecturers from both centres)

    The college focuses on the computational and cognitive foundations of human
    language processing, particularly emphasising the following research areas:

    * inference and reasoning
    * knowledge representation, lexicon, and ontology
    * data-intensive language models (including corpus-based and statistical
         language modelling)
    * dialogue and language generation (computational and cognitive models)
    * language understanding

    Lecturers in Saarbruecken are M. Pinkal, H. Uszkoreit (computational
    linguistics), W. Barry (phonetics), M. Crocker (psycholinguistics), M.
    Kohlhase, J. Siekmann, G. Smolka, W. Wahlster (informatics/AI). In
    Edinburgh, lecturers include M. Fourman, E. Klein, A. Lascarides, C.
    Mellish, J. Moore, J. Oberlander, M. Osborne, M. Pickering, M. Steedman, P.
    Taylor, B. Webber, and C. Williams.

    The scholarship provides up to DM 2,870 per month. Additional compensation
    includes family allowance (where applicable), travel funding, and an
    additional monthly allowance of approximately DM 1,410 for the stay in

    Applicants should hold a strong university degree in one of the relevant
    areas, preferably at the Masters level (equivalent to German Diplom) and
    should not be more than 28 years of age. Female scientists and
    international students are particularly encouraged to apply. Applications
    should include:

    1. a curriculum vitae (including a list of publications, where possible)
    2. a sample of written work (e.g. research paper, or dissertation,
          preferably in English)
    3. copies of high school and university degree certificates
    4. two references (to be sent directly to the college speaker)
    5. an informal cover letter specifying interests, previous knowledge and
          activities in any of the relevant research areas. The letter should
          indicate the area in which the dissertation is to be conducted
          (computational linguistics, phonetics, or informatics/AI): where
          it should include a brief outline of research interests to be pursued
          within the scholarship.

    Applications should be sent (hardcopy format strongly preferred) to the
    speaker of the college (see address below). Closing date for applications
    is Dec 14th, 2001.

                         Prof. Dr. Matthew Crocker (Speaker)
                       Department of Computational Linguistics
                                Saarland University
                                 P.O. Box 15 11 50
                               D-66041 Saarbruecken

    Tel: +49 (0)681 302-6560 E-mail: egk-admin@coli.uni-sb.de
    Fax: +49 (0)681 302-6561 Internet: http://www.coli.uni-sb.de/egk

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