Post-Doctoral Position - Department of Linguistics University of California, Davis, Letters and Science: Social Sciences United States

Post-Doctoral Position - Department of Linguistics


  • Letters and Science: Social Sciences - LINGUISTICS




Open date: September 27th, 2018
Last review date: October 25th, 2018

Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: June 30th, 2019

Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.



The Computational Linguistics Laboratory in the linguistics department at the University of California Davis invites applications for a full-time post-doctoral position in computational linguistics. The appointment is for one year, renewable for a second year.


The position is funded through NSF grant #1840191. The project consists in building an ontology for cybersecurity, harvesting and retrieving concepts from online discussion boards, advisories, and program documentation. The ontology will be deployed in a university OIT setting, to help secure the scientific cyberinfrastructure.


The post-doctoral scholar will work within an interdisciplinary team of software engineers, cybersecurity experts, and computational linguists. Responsibilities of the position include (but are not limited to): constructing, maintaining, and curating a corpus of public sources about cybersecurity issues; applying information retrieval and knowledge engineering tools to extract information form sources; building an ontology of concepts and relations from the extracted information; developing an interface for querying and accessing the information in the ontology. In addition, the postdoc will assist with general research in the areas of the grant, grant proposal preparation, writing papers and preparing conference presentations, leading lab discussion meetings, training graduate students in linguistics and computer science.


PhD in linguistics, computer science, or related discipline required. Degree in hand at the time of appointment (applications from students close to completing their degrees considered). Preferred familiarity with one or more of the following: OWL programming language, ontology construction, natural language processing, and information retrieval techniques. Submit CV, application letter, and letters of recommendation (1 to 3) to:


The position will remain open until filled.



Davis, CA



Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Letter of Application

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Diversity contributions documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a diversity statement and why one is requested.

Reference requirements
  • 1-3 letters of reference required



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