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LINGUIST List 23.495

Tue Jan 31 2012

Jobs: Computational Linguistics; NLP: Researcher, U of Maryland

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        1.     Holly Nalley , Computational Linguistics; Natural Language Processing: Researcher, University of Maryland, USA


Message 1: Computational Linguistics; Natural Language Processing: Researcher, University of Maryland, USA
Date: 30-Jan-2012
From: Holly Nalley <hnalleycasl.umd.edu>
Subject: Computational Linguistics; Natural Language Processing: Researcher, University of Maryland, USA
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University or Organization: University of Maryland
Department: Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL)
Job Location: Maryland, USA
Web Address: http://www.casl.umd.edu
Job Rank: Researcher

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Natural Language Processing


Description:

The University of Maryland Center for Advanced Study of Language
(CASL) is seeking a Faculty Research Assistant to join the CASL
Technology Use team. The Technology Use team engages in cutting-
edge research in the fields of Computational Linguistics (CL) and Natural
Language Processing (NLP). The successful candidate will work with a
multidisciplinary team on research projects that enable government
employees, especially foreign language professionals, to improve their
performance.

Duties: The successful candidate will collaborate with research scientists
from computer science, linguistics, and other disciplines in applying NLP
methods to specific problems. Successful collaboration will include
programming, developing algorithms, coordinating workflow of multi-
disciplinary teams, and researching relevant work in CL/NLP literature in
support of projects involving linguistic analysis, language technology, and
machine learning.

Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software
Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Computer
Engineering, Computational Linguistics, or related technical field is
required. A Master's degree is a plus.

We seek a researcher with strong computational and mathematical
problem-solving skills. Significant programming skills (preferably in Perl,
Python, Matlab, R, Java, C, or C++) in a UNIX or Linux environment are a
must. Web development skills (HTML and Javascript) and/or experience
with LaTeX, Unicode, and XML are desirable. Additional desirable
characteristics include:

- Demonstrated interest in natural language processing (NLP) and
statistical machine learning
- Flexibility to learn and interface with unfamiliar programming languages
- Ability to communicate with experts in a multidisciplinary environment

Candidates must hold U.S. citizenship and be willing to obtain the
appropriate security clearance.

The position is available for a one-year term. This is a full-time, non-tenure
track faculty position. Compensation for this position is competitive
commensurate with experience and education, plus fantastic benefits
(e.g., healthcare, excellent retirement plans, 22 days for annual leave, 3
personal days, and 14 scheduled holiday leave days per University
schedule).

CASL, established in 2003, is the nation's 10th university-affiliated
research center. Its mission is to conduct state-of-the-science research that
results in improved performance on language tasks relevant to the work of
government language professionals. Our research focuses on improving
knowledge of less commonly taught languages; enhancing the acquisition
and maintenance of foreign language capability by government
professionals; advancing the capacity to use foreign language skills in
government professions; and improving the quality of human language
technology.

Application: For earliest consideration, apply online by going to
https://jobs.umd.edu and clicking on "Faculty", or use the application URL
below for a direct link. You will need to create an account and submit a
cover letter, resume, and list of references containing the contact
information for three professional referees.

The University of Maryland is an affirmative action, equal opportunity
employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications: http://jobs.umd.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=56198
Contact Information:
Holly Nalley
Email: hnalleycasl.umd.edu


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