Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Formal and Computational Semantics lab (FACTS.lab) at the University of Rochester—directed by Aaron Steven White—seeks to recruit a postdoctoral fellow in computational approaches to natural language syntax and semantics to start in the summer of 2022 and continue for up to three years. The successful candidate will have a PhD in Linguistics or related discipline by the start date as well as a strong background in natural language syntax and semantics. A strong background in programming and statistical analysis is strongly preferred.

This position is research-oriented and comes with no teaching obligations, though the possibility of incorporating teaching into the fellowship can be discussed. In their cover letter, candidates should briefly describe a research project that they would be interested in undertaking over the course of the fellowship. Projects that integrate with ongoing research in FACTS.lab on lexicon/grammar induction and/or semantic parsing are strongly preferred, but such foci are not a requirement.

Funding for this position is commensurate with postdoctoral fellowships funded by the National Science Foundation’s Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences: the fellow will receive a $54,000 per year stipend and $15,000 in research and travel funding per year. Up to $3,000 in moving expenses will also be covered.

Applications for the position should be submitted to and should consist of a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, and a writing sample. Review of application will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Rochester, an Equal Opportunity Employer, has a commitment to diversity and encourages applications from candidates from groups underrepresented in higher education.