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The Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science at the Faculty of Humanities has around 100 employees and a teaching volume that includes around 350 full-year students. Many large national and international research projects are underway here. Our education includes philosophy, logic, linguistics, language technology, theory of science and liberal arts. The department also conducts research training and development work in these areas.
The Centre for Linguistic Theory and Studies in Probability (CLASP) is based in FLoV at the University of Gothenburg, and is funded by a 10-year grant from the Swedish Research Council (2015-2025). CLASP is devoted to research and advanced training in the application of probabilistic modeling and machine learning methods to core issues in linguistic theory and cognition. It also addresses topics in dialogue and linguistic interaction. For a description of CLASP, see https: // www. gu.se/en/clasp.Subject area
Computational linguisticsSubject area description
The cognitive systems group is a research group within CLASP lead by Simon Dobnik, Professor in Computational Linguistics, which addresses core questions in computational linguistics and language technology from the perspective of relation of language to other modalities. It consists of members of CLASP who work on (i) computational models and machine learning of meaning representations for language, action and perception, (ii) semantic models of language and perception, (iii) referring in visual dialogue, (iv) representation learning in language models, (v) interactive learning with small data, and (vi) multi-modal dialogue, robotics and related topics.Job assignments
The position gives the candidate the opportunity to consolidate and further develop their scientific skills by conducting research in collaboration with the research group by connecting ideas from several of the following research areas:
Up to 20% of the position may include duties other than research, such as teaching, supervision of doctoral students and pedagogical development work.
The work must be carried out on site at the University of Gothenburg. The postdoctoral fellow is expected to participate actively in the research group and the subject area's activities, seminars, workshops, and conferences.
The purpose of the position is to give the employee an opportunity to consolidate and develop her/his scientific skills by conducting research in CLASP's core areas of research in cooperation with the research group.Eligibility
Eligible for a postdoctoral position are those with a PhD or other foreign degree that is deemed equivalent to PhD. The subject of the doctoral thesis should be in a research area relevant to the specific subject description above. Since the postdoctoral position is intended to give junior researchers the opportunity to establish themselves in the field, we aim to employ applicants that graduated with PhDs within 3 years of the application deadline.
Please note that qualifications for postdoctoral appointments are described in more detail at: Avtal om tidsbegränsning anställning som postdoktor (arbetsgivarverket.se)Assessment
Scientific proficiency is the most important criterion for assessment, and special attention will be given to the applicant's PhD thesis and other publications. Documented good interpersonal skills, good skills in terms of planning and organizing research, and good skills in communicating research results is also meritorious. Documented experience in more than one of the job assignment areas described above is particularly merited.
The recruitment process may include interviews (possibly by video link) and contacting references.Employment
Type of employment: Fixed-term employment, 2 years, with the possibility of a third year
Location: Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science, Gothenburg
First day of employment: By agreementContact information
If you have any questions about the position, please contact Sharid Loáiciga, Associate Senior Lecturer, +46(0) 31-786 59 42, [email protected]
If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact Cecilia Groglopo, HR officer, [email protected]Unions
Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg can be found here: https: // www. gu.se/om-universitetet/jobba-hos-oss/hjalp-for-sokande
How to apply
In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application. Any documents that are not available in electronic format should be mailed to: HR officer, FLoV, Box 200, 405 30 Göteborg.
Please note that the following documents should be attached to the application (in pdf):
We welcome applications written in English, since a non-Swedish speaking person may be appointed as external expert in the recruitment process.
Applications must be received by: November 21, 2023
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