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Job Announcement: University of Malta

Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics; Natural Language Processing: Rank Open, University of Malta, Msida, Malta

Employer: University of Malta
Institute of Linguistics
Job Location: Msida, Malta
Rank: Rank Open
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Cognitive Science
Natural Language Processing
LL Issue: 25.469
Date Submitted: 27-Jan-2014
Job Description: Applications are invited for a Resident Academic full-time post with the Institute of Linguistics of the University of Malta. The appointment will be on an indefinite basis, subject to a one-year probationary period, up to statutory retirement age. The rank of the appointment will depend on the appointee's level of experience.

The appointee will be expected to participate in the teaching, research, administration, and other activities of the Institute of Linguistics, and as may be required by the University.

Candidates must be in possession of a Ph.D. or equivalent research-based doctorate in Computational Linguistics, Computing Science, Natural Language Processing or a related discipline, and have a demonstrable commitment to research. Teaching experience at University level will be considered an asset. The appointee will be required to teach courses at all levels to students within the Institute of Linguistics and to students in other courses that require servicing by the Institute of Linguistics, and to contribute substantially to the development of the Institute's research programmes.

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in Natural Language Processing. We particularly solicit applications from individuals with an interest in statistical, data-driven approaches to NLP, in areas such as Machine Translation, Text Mining and Information Extraction, Automatic Summarisation, Natural Language Generation, etc.

The Institute of Linguistics is a small, focused, multidisciplinary group within the University of Malta, with strong collaborative links with other departments and faculties, notably the Faculty of Information and Communication Technology and the Department of Cognitive Science.

The University of Malta will provide academic staff with financial resources through the Academic Resources Fund to support continuous professional development and to provide the tools and resources required by an academic to adequately fulfil the teaching and academic research commitments within the University.

The University of Malta may also appoint promising and exceptional candidates into the grade of Assistant Lecturer, provided that they are committed to obtain the necessary qualifications to enter the Resident Academic stream. Such candidates will either have achieved exceptional results at undergraduate level, be already in possession of a relevant Masters qualification, or would have been accepted for, or are already in the process of achieving, their PhD.

Applicants should submit their letter of application by email to the application email below, together with a copy of their curriculum vitae, a scanned copy of their certificates and names and addresses (or emails) of three referees.

Further inquiries may be directed to Albert Gatt (at the contact email below) or the Institute of Linguistics (

Full details of the call, including details of salary structures and benefits related to different job ranks within the University, may be found here:
Application Deadline: 28-Feb-2014
Application Email: click here to access email
Contact Information: Albert  Gatt
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