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  • Postdoctoral researcher in Computational Linguistics and Dialogue Modelling at ILLC

    Deadline: Friday 1 June 2018

    The Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) at the University of Amsterdam invites applications for a one-year research position at the postdoc level in the Dialogue Modelling Group led by Raquel Fernández. The mission of the group is to understand dialogical interaction by developing empirically-motivated formal and computational models that can be applied to various dialogue processing tasks and to human-machine interaction.

    This position is part of a larger project on Asymmetry in Conversation, funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) under the VIDI scheme. The exact research topic to be pursued by the successful applicant is flexible, but it must fit the general research agenda of the group, which is centred around computational semantics and pragmatics, in particular in interactive linguistic settings, including dialogue systems. The group has a wide international network of collaborators, both in academia and in industry research labs.

Open positions, general

  • (New) Assistant Professorship and Lectureship in Computational Linguistics, Utrecht (The Netherlands)

    Deadline: Monday 4 June 2018

    The Department of Languages, Literature and Communication of Utrecht University is looking for an Assistant Professor (1 FTE, tenure-track) and a Lecturer in Computational Linguistics ((0.7 FTE). The positions starts August 1, 2018 and will be in the Linguistics section of the Department.The successful candidates will be affiliated as researcher with the Utrecht Institute of Linguistics UiL OTS, with most of the teaching done as part of the Artificial Intelligence programme (AI). We are looking for candidates working in the field of Computational Linguistics, especially for candidates who specialize in models connecting statistical NLP with formal language theories of syntax and semantics.

    For more information, see https://www.uu.nl/en/organisation/working-at-utrecht-university/jobs or contact Prof. Yoad Winter at .
  • (New) PhD student position in formal semantics, Utrecht (The Netherlands)

    Deadline: Sunday 17 June 2018

    The Utrecht Institute of Linguistics (UiL OTS) invites applications for a PhD position in the area of formal semantics. This project will develop a theory of spatial and reciprocal expressions across languages. Starting from current theories of spatial meanings and reciprocal expressions, the project will extensively compare meanings of these expressions in different languages. These data will be employed for developing a new formal semantic theory of spatial and reciprocal expressions across languages. The project will be supervised by Dr. Joost Zwarts and Prof. Yoad Winter, in collaboration with Dr. Eva Poortman (UiL OTS) and Prof. James Hampton (Psychology, City, University of London). Work at the UiL OTS will be part of the ROCKY project, financed by an ERC Advanced grant to Prof. Yoad Winter.

  • (New) (Tenured) Assistant professorship in computer science, Warwick (England)

    Deadline: Monday 11 June 2018

    Enthusiastic individuals are sought to make a major contribution to the activities of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Warwick in teaching and research. You will hold a PhD or equivalent in Computer Science or a related discipline. You will have an outstanding academic record, with indicators such as publications in top-tier conferences and journals, significant software artefact design and implementation, and academic awards. You will have a strong commitment to undergraduate and postgraduate education.

    Start date: 1 January 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter.

  • (New) Two PhD positions in Algorithmic Game Theory and Machine Learning, University of Zurich (Switzerland)

    Deadline: Saturday 23 June 2018

    Applications are invited for two PhD positions in Computer Science  at the Computation and Economics Research Group at the University of Zurich. The focus of the two new positions will be on the intersection of machine learning, market design, and algorithmic game theory.

    For more information, see http://www.ifi.uzh.ch/en/ce/jobs.html.
  • Visiting Fellowship (2-3m) in History of Maths, St Andrews (Scotland)

    Deadline: Friday 15 June 2018

    The School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of St Andrews invites applications to its new Non-Stipendiary Visiting Fellowship scheme for the academic year 2018-19. The fellowship is open to all interested researchers, whether or not affiliated to a university. Junior and senior applicants are equally welcome, though applicants must hold a PhD.

    The Fellowship will be for a period of two to three months, at least two of which should be during the St Andrews teaching semester. The Fellow will be expected to collaborate with staff from Mathematics and Statistics on at least one research output, and to contribute to MacTutor. In addition, the Fellow should be willing to deliver one or more seminars to our staff, the student mathematical society, or the general public.

  • Seven PhD student scholarships in humanities & sciences, Paris (France)

    Deadline: Sunday 10 June 2018

    The Doctoral School 540 (Humanities and Sciences) of the Ecole Normale Supérieure offers 7 doctoral scholarships, to start in Autumn 2018. These scholarships are designed to support Doctoral Candidates who wish to pursue research in one of several research units, amongst others the Laboratoire Lattice (Linguistics, Automatic Languages Processing) and the Institut Jean Nicod (Philosophy, Cognitive Science, Linguistics).

  • Teaching position on philosophical perspectives on computers, Halifax NS (Canada)

    Deadline: Tuesday 22 May 2018

    The Department of Philosophy and Department of History at Dalhousie University invite applications for a 3 year 100% full time limited term position at the Lecturer/Assistant Professor level, effective July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2021. This position is subject to budgetary approval. The successful candidate will teach in one of these two departments. In addition to other teaching responsibilities, the successful candidate will teach two required, introductory, half-year Writing Courses in the undergraduate Computer Science program on social, historical and philosophical perspectives on computers.

  • Postdoctoral position on Relevance (3y), Hamburg (Germany)

    Deadline: Monday 21 May 2018

    The University of Hamburg will have a position open for a research associate (wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in) in the DFG-funded Emmy Noether Project "Relevance" (PI: Stephan Kraemer). The position is for a fixed term of three years. The position involves no teaching obligations.

    The successful applicant will conduct independent research on the topics of the project, participate in regular research events and take on administrative duties such as the organization of workshops and conferences. Applicants are expected to have obtained a doctorate by the time they take up their position.

  • (Updated) PhD student position in logic & verification, London (England)

    Deadline: Sunday 27 May 2018

    A PhD studentship in the area of logic and verification is available at UCL's PPLV group. The studentship is aligned with the IRIS project and will be supervised by Professor David Pym and Dr. James Brotherston. The area of the studentship is in logic and its application to program and systems verification, with a particular interest in the development and application of logical tools based on bunched logic, separation logic, and concurrent separation logic (and related ideas) and their use to reason about the correctness of interfaces between programs, systems, and organizations. The project may range from theoretical work in logic (semantics and proof theory) through the theory of system modelling tools to the design and implementation of modelling and verification tools.

    Candidates should normally have or be about to complete a Master's level qualification in mathematics or computer science, with a strong component in logic or theoretical computer science.

  • PhD student position in the history and philosophy of programming, Lille (France)

    Deadline: Wednesday 20 June 2018

    The project PROGRAMme aims at a historical and philosophical study of computer programs. The aim is to develop a coherent, pluralistic understanding of the notion of 'program' and of its implications to theory and practice based on the physical, formal and socio-technical  modalities.

    The PhD student is expected to develop a PhD project which will contribute to a more coherent and pluralistic understanding of (computer) programs. Different approaches will be allowed and it depends on the skills, interests and background of the PhD candidate which approach will be used. Candidates are required to have completed their Master degree in either history and/or philosophy of science and technology. Alternatively, a degree in the area of computing (e.g. computer science) is allowed, provided there is proven interest towards history and/or philosophy of computing.

  • PhD studentship in Automated Verification through Coalgebras, Southampton (UK)

    Deadline: Thursday 31 May 2018

    Qualification type: PhD
    Location: Southampton
    Funding for: UK Students, EU Students
    Funding amount: The funding covers EU/UK fees and stipend in line with EPSRC rates
    Hours: Full Time
    Start date: October 2018

    Project Description:
    As part of this project, you will work on developing new foundations for quantitative verification, grounded in the theory of coalgebras.

    For more information, see here or contact Dr Corina Cirstea at .
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship in Psychology and Economics, Chicago (USA)

    The Communication and Learning Lab is accepting applications for a postdoctoral fellowship starting summer or fall of 2018. The fellowship is part of an interdisciplinary research project by Drs. Daniel Yurovsky (Psychology) and Elliot Lipnowski (Economics) to develop a game theoretic framework for modeling children’s language acquisition. The postdoctoral fellow will be a primary contributor to the development of mathematical and computational models, and also in the empirical studies that test them. Fellows will also be expected and encouraged to develop their own independent research in related areas, and to engage with the broader language and statistical modeling communities at UChicago.

  • Three PhD student positions in Cognitive Science & Artificial Intelligence, Tilburg (The Netherlands)

    Deadline: Monday 21 May 2018

    The Cognitive Science & Artificial Intelligence department at Tilburg University (The Netherlands) is looking for three enthusiastic colleagues for PhD positions on the project VIBE (Virtual Humans in the Brabant Economy). This project aims to develop embodied conversational agents in virtual reality that look and behave like humans both verbally and non-verbally and can be deployed in hospital settings. Together with 13 partners, including Tilburg University, universities of applied sciences, several technology firms, the Netherlands Aerospace Center, and three hospitals, we will build these agents for virtual, mixed and augmented reality environments, train these agents using sensing technologies and data science techniques, and deploy and test the agents in three hospitals that partner in this project.

    The successful PhD candidate holds a (research) master in a relevant area and is expected to have an academic mindset with an entrepreneurial interest, and is supposed to be enthusiastic, creative, and solution-driven. The candidate is comfortable with working in a multidisciplinary research team, has an excellent command of English and good professional communication skills. Specifically, the candidate has a strong background in areas such as cognitive science, computer science, data science, engineering, computational linguistics and virtual, mixed or augmented reality.

    For more information, see https://tiu.nu/13341.
  • Four visiting fellowships in philosophy (incl. logic), Milan (Italy)

    Deadline: Monday 21 May 2018

    The Department of Philosophy “Piero Martinetti”, Università degli Studi Milano, invites applications for 2 Senior Visiting Fellows and 2 Junior Visiting Fellows.

    Senior scholars are invited to spend 4 to 5 weeks at the "Pietro Martinetti" Philosophy Department of the Università  degli Studi di Milano. The visits must be scheduled between 15 September 2018 and 20 June 2019. Senior Fellows are expected to work on their own research project and to participate in the life of the Department by offering 16 hours of teaching (e.g. a cycle of seminars and/or a PhD course), attending and giving talks, contributing to discussion groups, and interacting with students of the MA and PhD programmes.

    Junior researchers (no more than 7 years after the PhD) are invited to spend 4 to 5 weeks at the "Pietro Martinetti" Philosophy Department of the Università  degli Studi di Milano. The visits must be scheduled between 15 September 2018 and 15 June 2019. Junior Fellows are expected to participate in the departmental activities, to develop a research project with professors and researchers of the Department and prepare at least two talks on their research.

  • (Updated) PhD student position in verification, London (England)

    Deadline: Friday 31 August 2018

    Applications are invited for a PhD studentship at University College London, under the supervision of Prof. Alexandra Silva and Dr. Matteo Sammartino. The start date is flexible and can be negotiated. It should be in September 2018 at the latest.

    The studentship is funded by the UK Research Institute in Verified Trustworthy Software Systems, and will be conducted within the Programming Principles, Logic and Verification (PPLV) group. The goal of the proposed PhD project is to develop techniques and tools to automate the modelling and verification of networking software systems.

  • Innovation Space Manager EIT Digital Amsterdam (0.6-0.8 fte) at CWI

    Reporting to EIT Digital’s Netherlands Director, the Innovation Space Manager has overall responsibility for all activities, including administrative/financial aspects. S/he will be supporting all events and activities such as the Innovation and Education Call activities, Innovation and Accelerator Activities, and Education Activities in a collaborative manner with the EIT Digital Node in Eindhoven and in close alignment with colleagues across Europe.

    Main responsibilities include building a network in the AMA and taking the lead in developing the programme of activities in innovation, launching an Industrial Doctorates Programme in Digital Finance in co-operation with CWI and universities. The Manager will strengthen connections with CWI wherever relevant.

  • Open Faculty Position (in CS, including Quantum) at Portland State University (U.S.A.)

    The Computer Science Department at Portland State University (PSU) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level, to begin Fall 2018.  Specific areas of computer science under consideration are: machine learning; data mining; data intensive systems; or more generally data science.

    For more information, see https://www.pdx.edu/computer-science/open-faculty-position or contact Fang Song at .
  • Postdoctoral position in logic, Gothenburg (Sweden)

    Deadline: Thursday 31 May 2018

    The Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science at University of Gothenburg is inviting applications for a Postdoc position in Logic. Duration: 2 years, starting Autumn 2018. Topics of interest include proof-theoretic studies of reflection and induction, axiomatic theories of truth, type-theoretic foundations, and fixed-point calculi such as the modal mu-calculus.


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