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PhD positions in Natural language processing, Nordic languages, and Swedish as a second language

Type of employment: Fixed-term employment, 4-5 years
Basis: 100%
Location: Department of Swedish, University of Gothenburg
First day of employment: 2014-09-01
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Job description

The successful candidate is expected to devote their time primarily to the completion of obligatory course work and the writing of a doctoral dissertation. He or she may, however, undertake a limited amount of teaching, administration or research not directly connected to their dissertation topic. The position in Natural language processing is funded by the project Distributional Methods to Represent the Meaning of Frames and Constructions.

General entry requirements

To meet the basic entry requirements of doctoral programmes at the University of Gothenburg, applicants must have obtained a second-cycle degree, have completed studies of at least 240 higher education credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle, have completed a corresponding programme in some other country or be able to demonstrate the possession of equivalent qualifications.

Specific entry requirements, Natural language processing: At least 30 credits from second-cycle courses in Computational linguistics, Language technology, or Natural language processing, including a research paper of at least 15 credits
or
At least 30 credits from second-cycle courses in linguistics, including a research paper of at least 15 credits, plus at least 30 credits from first-level courses in Language technology, Computational linguistics, Natural language processing, or Computer science.
or
At least 30 credits from second-cycle courses in Computer science, including a research paper of at least 15 credits, plus at least 30 credits from first-level courses in linguistics.

Applicants must have good reading skills in the languages necessary for the completion of obligatory course work and in order to be able to participate actively in department seminars.

Specific entry requirements, Nordic languages: At least 120 higher education credits are required for admission to the third-cycle programme in Nordic languages. At least 30 credits must be from the advanced level courses and include a research paper of at least 15 credits. Applicants must have good reading skills in the languages necessary for the completion of obligatory course work and in order to be able to participate actively in department seminars.

Specific entry requirements, Swedish as a second language: At least 120 higher education credits in Swedish as a second language, Nordic languages, or General linguistics are required for admission to the third-cycle programme. At least 30 credits must be from the advanced level courses and include a research paper of at least 15 credits. Applicants must have good reading skills in the languages necessary for the completion of obligatory course work and in order to be able to participate actively in department seminars.

Assessment

Regulations for the evaluation of qualifications for education on a doctoral level are given in Higher Education Ordinance, SFS 1993: 100. Applications to the position in Natural language processing will also be assessed with respect to their relevance to the funding project. Distributional Methods to Represent the Meaning of Frames and Constructions.

For further information, please contact:

Benjamin Lyngfelt, Professor of Swedish, Director of postgraduate studies
+4631-786 4472 (FU-antagning@svenska.gu.se).

Richard Johansson, leader of the funding project Distributional Methods to Represent the Meaning of Frames and Constructions, +4631-786 4418

Labour union
OFR/S: Stefan Schedin
+46-31-786 1169
SACO: Pascale Evheden
+46-31-786 1078
SEKO: Lennart Olsson
+46-31-786 1173

 

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