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Saturday, January 11, 2014 by Chris Wellekens

6-3 (2013-08-24) Doctoral/Post-Doctoral Position (E13) in the field of Computational Pragmatics at Bielefeld University, Germany

Doctoral/Post-Doctoral Position (E13) in the field of Computational Pragmatics,

up to three years, starting autumn 2013

at the Center of Excellence ‘Cognitive Interaction Technology’ (CITEC) at

Bielefeld University, Germany,


in the project:

“Computational Pragmatics -- Multimodal Intention Processing”.

We are seeking a highly-motivated candidate with a degree (Master‘s or Ph.D.)

in Linguistics/Psycholinguistics or Cognitive Science/Artificial Intelligence with experience

in computational modeling of interactive systems. The successful applicant should have

a theoretical or applied background in dialogue, intention recognition/pragmatics, as well

as interpretation or generation of multimodal communicative behavior. Experiences

with conducting empirical studies and experiments would be favorable. Given

the multidisciplinary nature of the project, the ideal candidate should be prepared to

acquire new knowledge in the fields of psycholinguistics/computational linguistics,

cognitive science, and especially speech-accompanying gestures. Excellent command of

English is required.

The Center of Excellence 'Cognitive Interaction Technology' (CITEC) at Bielefeld

University, Germany, conducts interdisciplinary research into understanding the

functional processes of cognitive interaction with the goal of replicating them in technical

systems, including developing relevant evaluation methodologies and toolkits. For more

details, see Within CITEC, this interdisciplinary project involves the

research groups “Psycholinguistics” (Faculty of Linguistics & Literary Studies) and

'Sociable Agents' (Faculty of Technology). General information about the labs can

be found at and http://www.techfak.unibielefeld.



Applicants should submit the following documents:

• a cover letter indicating research interests, academic education and past research

• curriculum vitae including list of publications

• sample publications (if available)

• letters of recommendation (if available)

Applications from suitably qualified handicapped and severely handicapped persons are

expressly encouraged.

Bielefeld University has received a number of awards for its achievements in the provision

of equal opportunity and has been recognised as a family friendly university. The

University welcomes applications from women. This is particularly true with regard both to

academic and technical posts as well as positions in Information Technology and trades

and crafts. Applications are handled according to the provisions of the state

equal opportunity statutes.

Applications in PDF format will be considered until the position has been filled. For

full consideration please submit applications by 30.09.2013. Please send applications to:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Kopp

Sociable Agents Group, Faculty of Technology


Prof. Dr. Jan De Ruiter

Psycholinguistics, Faculty of Linguistics & Literary Studies


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