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LINGUIST List 23.1867

Fri Apr 13 2012

Jobs: Communication Disorders; Speech/Language Computational Modeling: Asst Prof/Scientist, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute-UHN

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Date: 11-Apr-2012
From: Lois Ward, Manager of Research Operations <ward.loistorontorehab.on.ca>
Subject: Communication Disorders; Speech/Language Computational Modeling: Assistant Professor/Scientist, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute-UHN, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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University or Organization: Toronto Rehabilitation Institute-UHN
Department: Research
Job Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Web Address: http://www.torontorehab.com/
Job Rank: Scientist

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Communication Disorders; Speech/Language Computational Modeling


Toronto Rehabilitation Institute (TRI) is Canada's largest
rehabilitation hospital and is one of 4 major teaching hospitals that
comprise the University Health Network. Research at TRI has grown
quickly to the point where we now have about 30 principal
investigators supervising 200 graduate students and post-doctoral
fellows. Our research focuses on 3 broad areas: 1) preventing injury
and illness, 2) restoring function in people after acute health
incidents and 3) enabling older people to continue to live in their own
homes. We are an extraordinarily multidisciplinary environment with
about one third of our faculty and grad students affiliated with
engineering or computer science departments and one half with
clinical departments.

We are looking for applicants with strong publication records and
who have demonstrated a commitment to knowledge translation
and/or commercialization of the results of their research. This
appointment will be a 5- year contract that may be renewed
depending on achievements and the availability of continuing funds.

Communication disorders and speech/language computational
modeling (Assistant Professor level)

The Communication Team of Toronto Rehab is seeking to hire a
scientist in the area of communication disorders and
speech/language computational modeling. The candidate will
develop his/her own program of research in the area of
computational methods of normal and disordered speech and
language processes as found in several clinical populations, e.g.,
Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's. The
candidate is expected to build collaborations with members of the
Toronto Rehab communication research team and members of
other TRI based research teams who have an interest in
communication disorders.

The candidate will have a background in computational methods
related to the fields of communication disorders, for example, speech
recognition, speech production modeling, word prediction, multi-
modal aspects of speech/language processing and multi-speaker
interaction. The candidate's training will be in any of the following
disciplines: computer science, computational linguistics, speech and
language sciences.

This is a scientist position at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute with the
possibility of appointment at the assistant professor level in the
departments of Computer Science and/or Linguistics at the
University of Toronto which will enable the supervision of graduate

Please send your letter of application (which includes a statement of
research interests and the names of three referees) accompanied by
your CV to Lois Ward, for consideration by the appropriate search
committees before June 1, 2012.

Application Deadline: 01-Jun-2012
Mailing Address for Applications:
Lois Ward, Manager of Research Operations
Toronto Rehabilitation Institute-UHN
550 University Avenue, Room 12-171
Toronto, Ontario M5G 2A2
Email Address for Applications: ward.loistorontorehab.on.ca
Contact Information:
Lois Ward, Manager of Research Operations
Email: ward.loistorontorehab.on.ca

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