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PhD Calls

Apply for PhD scholarships at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen.

PhD Scholarship in Natural Language Processing at Center for Language Technology: Interactive Text Simplification for Dyslexics

21 November 2014

The Center for Language Technology (from January 1, 2015, Department of Nordic Research), Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, invites applications for a 3-year PhD Scholarship in Natural Language Processing (NLP) – specifically, interactive text simplification – to be filled by March 1 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter. The PhD position is available within a research project, called ‘Læsestøtte til ordblinde’ (Assistive Reading Technologies for Dyslexics), and sponsored by Trygfonden and the Danish National Library for people with Reading Disabilities (Nota), led by Assoc. Prof. Anders Søgaard, Center for Language Technology, Faculty of Humanities, as well research director, Simon Moe, Nota.

The successful candidate will be enrolled in the PhD School and employed at the Center for Language Technology, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen. The Center for Language Technology currently employs researchers and engineers of many different nationalities. The center has considerable experience managing international research projects, frequently attracts visiting researchers and has organized several major conferences in the field. The center offers a joint MA program on text and image processing with the Department of Computer Science, the MA in IT & Cognition, which currently takes in 25-30 students a year. Read more about the Center for Language Technology at http://cst.ku.dk

Deadline for application: December 10, 2014 at 23.59 (11.59 pm) (CET).

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PhD position in Egyptology

13 November 2014

The Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, invites applications for a 3-year PhD position in Egyptology to be filled by 1 March 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The position is opened in the framework of the research project “The Economy and Infrastructure of Tomb Construction in the Egyptian New Kingdom”, financed by the Velux Foundation. The principal investigator of the project is Associate Professor Fredrik Hagen.

The project seeks to analyse large-scale construction projects as a way of modelling socio-economic behaviour, as well as to elucidate the ancient history of some of the most famous monuments of New Kingdom Egypt. By collecting, translating and contextualising administrative documents produced during the building of private and royal tombs, including unpublished hieratic papyri and ostraca, the project aims to link the written evidence with the better-known archaeology of the monuments themselves.

It is expected that the successful applicant will have sound philological skills (including a good command of Middle and Late Egyptian, as well as demonstrable training in the hieratic script) and preferably experience of working with hieratic documents. Archaeological experience is desirable as the position will entail some fieldwork at Thebes and Saqqara.

The application should include a proposal outlining the overall themes, sources, methodology, theories and expected outcomes of the PhD project as well as a time-plan.

For questions about the academic aspects of the project and the position, please contact the PI of the research project (Dr Fredrik Hagen; hagen@hum.ku.dk). For questions regarding the application procedure please contact the PhD School of the Faculty of Humanities (phdadmission@hum.ku.dk).

Application deadline: 6 January, 2015 at 23.59 (CET)

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22 PhD Scholarships at University of Copenhagen

14 October 2014

The Faculty of Humanities at the University of Copenhagen is inviting applications for 22 PhD scholarships starting 1 September 2015 for a period of up to three years.

Application deadline: 11 December, 2014 at 23.59 (11.59 pm) (CET).

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