LINGUIST List 26.3130

Thu Jul 02 2015

Jobs: Computational Linguistics: Language Technician/Programmer, UiT The Arctic University of Norway

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <>

Date: 02-Jul-2015
From: Trond Trosterud <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: Language Technician/Programmer, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, Norway
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University or Organization: UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Department: Language and Linguistics
Job Location: Tromsø, Norway
Job Title: Language Technician/Programmer

Job Rank: Programmer

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics


Language technician/programmer - Department of Language and Linguistics

Application deadline: 16. August 2015
Ref. 2015/2524

One position as language technician/programmer is available in the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education at the University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway. The position is affiliated to the Department of Language and Lingustics (IS)/Giellatekno.

The position is for a fixed period of three years which will be considered for renewal after the period is ended.

For further information about the position, please contact Professor Trond Trosterud (information below).

As a part of UiT’s arctic profile, language relations in the northern area is one of IS' natural priority areas. However, the Department also conducts research within a wide spectre of other topics, with various theoretical approaches. A former Norwegian Centre of Excellence (2002-2012) in theoretical linguistics (CASTL) has been extended as a research group within IS. In addition to the two Sami language technology groups and CASTL with its subdivisions, IS also consists of research groups within the fields of Slavic cognitive linguistics, language acquisition, and language and society.

The successful candidate is expected to participate in interdisciplinary research and development projects and to work with the development of language technological applications, particularly within e-learning, and with technological adaptation of data (conversion of data, data gathering and annotation) for research on grammar.

The applicant should have experience with scripting language, python (preferably), regular expressions, javascript and databases (e.g. mysql). Knowledge of django would also be an advantage.

The successful candidate must have higher education in language technology, computational linguistics, or programming.

Knowledge of or interest in Slavic or Finno-Ugric grammar is desirable but no requirement.

Depending on qualifications, the remuneration for language technicians is in accordance with State salary scale code 1087 senior engineer. A compulsory contribution of 2% to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund will be deducted.

The application must be submitted electronically via the application form available at the application website below.

Applications sent by e-mail will not be accepted.

Questions concerning the organisation of the working environment, such as the physical state of the place of employment, health service, possibility for flexible working hours, part time, etc. may be directed to the telephone references in this announcement.

UiT The Arctic University of Norway’s HR policy objectives emphasises diversity, and encourages all qualified applicants to apply regardless of gender, functional ability and national or ethnic background.

UiT is an IW (Inclusive Workplace) enterprise, and will make the necessary adaptations in order to facilitate for employees with reduced functional ability.

Personal data given in an application or CV will be processed in accordance with the Act relating to the processing of personal data (the Personal Data Act). In accordance with Section 25 subsection 2 of the Freedom of Information Act, the applicant may request not to be registered on the public list of applicants. However, the University may nevertheless decide to publish the applicant’s name. The applicant will receive advance notification in the event of such publication.

In case of discrepancies between the Norwegian and the English version of this announcement, the Norwegian version takes precedence.

Application Deadline: 16-Aug-2015

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Professor Trond Trosterud
Phone: +47 776 44763

Page Updated: 02-Jul-2015