LINGUIST List 24.1847

Mon Apr 29 2013

Jobs: Computational Linguistics: Professor/Reader, University of Wolverhampton

Editor for this issue: Sarah Fox <>

Date: 29-Apr-2013
From: Ruslan Mitkov <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: Professor/Reader, University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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University or Organization: University of Wolverhampton Department: Research Institute in Information and Language Processing Job Location: Wolverhampton, United Kingdom Web Address:
Job Rank: Professor; Reader

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics


The Research Institute in Information and Language Processing at University of Wolverhampton seeks to appoint a Professor or Reader in Computational Linguistics. We are very keen to hear from outstanding individuals.

Since its inception, the Research Group in Computational Linguistics ( has become an international leader in applied NLP and has been very successful in securing funding from highly competitive sources. This has enabled members of the Group to make important contributions to different areas of NLP and computational linguistics. The results from the Research Assessment Exercise announced in December 2008 confirmed the Research Group in Computational Linguistics as one of the top performers in UK research. The research output of the group has been rated as internationally leading, internationally excellent and internationally recognized. Computational Linguistics was entered in Unit of Assessment "Linguistics" and Wolverhampton was ranked joint 3rd with 2 more universities. According to the league tables of the Guardian, The Times and Research Fortnight, research in Linguistics at the University of Wolverhampton is one of the top 6 best in the UK.

The group is seeking to recruit a Professor or Reader to contribute to the further development of this area of our activity by producing research that is internationally acknowledged to be of the highest standard, to offer excellent research supervision and teaching in the interdisciplinary areas of natural language processing and computational linguistics and to deliver cutting-edge practical applications (including commercial applications) to the benefit of society based on its research output. The proposed development will underpin our teaching on the prestigious International Erasmus Mundus Master Programme in NLP&HLT. The new professor (or reader) would come at the right time to support the new and successful Marie Curie ITN FP7-funded project EXPERT where the group will be involved in additional supervision of PhD students and early career researchers. The new professor (or reader) will have a significant impact on our income generation activities.

It is anticipated that an experienced research fellow and PhD student will be appointed in due course to support this post.

Remuneration packages may include research expenses and support posts and PhD Studentships may be available in certain cases.

Application Deadline: 27-May-2013 Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Prof. Ruslan Mitkov Email:

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