Researcher in Computational Linguistics

Posted on: November 02, 2020

Diary id: PAR 2020/1202
Employment level: Fixed term
Location: Dept of Philosophy, Linguistics & Theory of Sci.
Apply by: 2021-02-01

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The successful applicant will be employed by the Department of Philosophy, Linguistics, and Theory of science (FloV), as a postdoctoral researcher in the Centre for Linguistic Theory and Studies in Probability (CLASP). The department was founded in 2009, and offers teaching and research in theoretical and practical philosophy, linguistics, and theory of science.

Subject area:

Computational linguistics

Subject area description

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

Job assignments

The researcher will contribute to CLASP's ongoing research. They will also serve as Associate Director of CLASP, working with the Director, and the other members of CLASP, in a senior leadership and organizational role. They will devote 60% of their time to research, and they will we expected to take on organizational work related to CLASP equivalent to 40% of a full-time position. The Associate Director's role includes organizing CLASP’s research activities. The appointed candidate is expected to carry out the vast majority of her/his duties in Gothenburg.


Eligible for a research position are those with a PhD or other foreign degree that is deemed equivalent to PhD. The subject of the doctoral thesis and/or other research publications should be in a research area relevant to the subject description above.


Scientific proficiency will be given priority in the evaluation of the qualifications of the applicants, and it is assessed primarily on the basis of the applicant’s publications. A substantial publication record demonstrating close links to the research group's core activities will be considered an important qualification. A record of academic leadership applied to planning and organizing research is also a central criterion of assessment.

The recruitment process may include interviews by video link and contacting references.

Type of employment: Permanent position

Extent: 100%

Location: Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science, Gothenburg University

First day of employment: June 1, 2021

For further information: Shalom Lappin, professor, +46(0)31-786 5019,

Fredrik Engström, Head of Department, +46(0)31-786 6335,

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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.

The following documents should be attached to the application (in pdf):

  1. Project plan: The applicant must attach a research plan of at most 5 pages to the application, detailing the research the applicant plans to conduct during his/her time as a researcher. This description should also explain how the proposed research contributes to state-of-the-art research on the subject.
  2. A personal statement specifying how the candidate is qualified for both the research and the organizational tasks that the position involves. The statement should contain relevant details of the candidate’s experience in leadership roles for academic and research activities.
  3. A PhD certificate.
  4. A CV listing academic degrees, employments, publications, and other relevant merits.
  5. At most three scientific publications, plus the applicant’s PhD thesis.
  6. Contact information for two academics familiar with the research work of the applicant for further contact/reference.

We welcome applications written in English, since a non-Swedish speaking person may be appointed as external expert in the recruitment process.

Any documents that are not available in electronic format should be mailed to: HR administrator, FLoV, Box 200, 405 30 Göteborg.

Application deadline: February 1, 2021

More information as well as a link to the application portal can be found here: