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Chair (W3) in "Digital Phonetics"
Published(1027 days ago)
Deadline for applications(990 days ago)
University of StuttgartStuttgart
W3 Chair in "Digital Phonetics"
INSTITUTE FOR NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING I AT THE
The chair’s research and teaching is supposed to focus on the development
of theoretically founded methods for Speech Processing/Spoken
Language Processing pertinent for the digitization of language
processes and data collections. It should form an integral part of the
interdisciplinary research area located between Linguistics, Speech
Processing/Natural Language Processing, Human-Computer Interaction
and Visual Analytics. The chair includes leadership of a research group
at the Institute for Natural Language Processing (IMS).
In addition to foundational research in Automatic Speech Recognition
and Phonetics, the research profile of the chair should cover
application-related basic research in several of the following areas:
Development of machine learning methods for speech processing,
with systematic adaptation to application scenarios (in particular
for scenarios with limited availability of data, such as non-native
and dialectical utterances, resource-poor languages, special
Theoretically motivated modeling of prosody (intonation, phrasing,
voice quality, etc.) in its linguistic functions (e. g., information
focus) and paralinguistic functions (e. g., emotions)
Spoken Language Understanding, i. e., capturing the content and
contextually determined communicative functions of spoken
Experiment and simulation as methods of language research
Speech and language processing in multimodal and embedded
Methodologies for the critically reflected exploration of speech
data in large heterogeneous data collections (e. g., social media)
We are looking for an excellent researcher of international standing.
The chair’s responsibilities include teaching in the areas of Phonetics,
Phonology and Speech Processing within the study programs offered
by the department of Computer Science, in particular the Germanlanguage
B.Sc. program in Maschinelle Sprachverarbeitung (Natural
Language Processing) and the English-language M.Sc. program in
Computational Linguistics. We expect experience in the acquisition
of third-party funding and willingness to participate in collaborative
The requirements for employment listed in § 47 and § 50 Baden-
Württemberg university law apply.
Applications should preferably be in electronic form and include
the usual documents (vita; copies of certificates; list of publications,
taught courses and past grant acquisition; statement of research interests)
and three relevant publications. Please send them by December 1st,
2016 to the vice chair of the search committee:
The University of Stuttgart has established a Dual Career Program to
offer assistance to partners of those moving to Stuttgart. For more
information, please visit the website www.uni-stuttgart.de/dual-career/
The University of Stuttgart is an equal opportunity employer. Applications from
women are strongly encouraged. Severely challenged persons will be given
preference in case of equal qualifications.
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