I have been appointed interim professor at the University of Osnabrück, where I will be the acting professor (“Verwalter der Professur”) of Computational Linguistics and Cognitive Science in the summer semester 2018. I will thus be on leave from my position at Erlangen from 1 April 2018 to 30 September 2018.
There are multiple reasons why this appointment in Osnabrück is a great opportunity for me:
- The position is located at the Institute of Cognitive Science, which means I will have the opportunity to work with colleagues from a wide range of disciplines, who are all interested in Human Cognition. This ties in perfectly with my current interest in multimodal cognition and its relation to linguistic structures.
- I will be able to catch up with many brilliant colleagues at the Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik, e.g. Alexander Bergs and Dirk Siepmann.
- Mark Turner, with whom I collaborate in the Distributed Little Red Hen Lab, is a regular visitor at the University of Osnabrück since he was awarded an Anneliese-Maier Forschungspreis by the Humboldt Foundation for his collaboration with the research group for cognition and poetics.
Besides the introductory lecture to Computational Linguistics, I will be able to teach a seminar on Syntactic Parsing, which relates to my research on the treebank.info project, and one on Multimodal Corpus Linguistics, which is based on my corpus-linguistic work with the NewsScape dataset.
I am really looking forward to this!
[Update: I will also be working there in the winter semester 2018/19.]