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Job Announcement: Northern Arizona University

Natural Language Processing: Post Doc, Northern Arizona University, Arizona, USA

Employer: Northern Arizona University
Job Location: Arizona, USA
Rank: Post Doc
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Natural Language Processing
Language Specialty: None
LL Issue: 23.4075
Date Submitted: 01-Oct-2012
Job Description: Applications are invited for a full-time postdoctoral position in applied
linguistics through the Department of English at Northern Arizona University,
Flagstaff. This project will focus on extracting intonation features applicable
to automated scoring systems and will develop a program to measure the
degree of nativeness of accented speech. The project’s goal is to develop a
new program that will interface with existing, fluency-based speech
recognition programs and possibly lead to a patent application. This new
position has guaranteed funding for two calendar years commencing on the
date of appointment, with the intention of securing continued funding through
an NSF grant.

Minimum Education:
Ph.D. in Natural Language Processing, Electrical and Computer Engineering,
or Computational Linguistics by the time of appointment, with an emphasis on
speech technology.

Required Qualifications:
- Background in NLP and signal processing
- Background in machine learning (e.g., HMM, GMM, SVM)
- Interest or experience in speech feature extraction/analysis (e.g., pitch,
LPC, MFCC, formants, jitter & shimmer)
- Computer program skills (e.g., C/C++, MATLAB, python)
- Knowledge about speech processing and implementation in automated
- Expertise in the application of speech recognition systems and fluency

Preferred Qualifications:
- Knowledge of linguistics
- Experience with collaborative interdisciplinary research
- A record of software deliverables and publication
- Knowledge of copyright and patent procedure
- Background in statistics

To Apply:
Candidates should email letter of application, CV, and names & contact
information for 3 references to Dr. Okim Kang at the contact email address
below before November 15, 2012.

About NAU and Flagstaff:
Northern Arizona University (NAU) is a 25,000-student institution with its main
campus is in Flagstaff, a four-season community of about 62,000 at the base
of the majestic San Francisco Peaks. NAU is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and applications from minority and
women candidates are especially welcome. The position is open to non-US
citizens or non-permanent residents.
Application Deadline: 15-Nov-2012
Contact Information: Okim  Kang
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