LINGUIST List 29.2099

Tue May 15 2018

Jobs: Computational Linguistics: Assistant Professor, Utrecht University

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Date: 15-May-2018
From: Yoad Winter <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: Assistant Professor, Utrecht University, Netherlands
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University or Organization: Utrecht University
Department: Languages, Literature and Communication
Job Location: Utrecht, Netherlands
Web Address:
Job Title: Assistant Professor in Computational Linguistics
Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics


Assistant Professor in Computational Linguistics (1.0 FTE)

Job description:
The Department of Languages, Literature and Communication of Utrecht
University invites applications from excellent candidates for a full-time
appointment as Assistant Professor in Computational Linguistics/Natural
Language Processing. The position starts August 1, 2018 and will be in the
Linguistics section of the Department. The successful candidate will be
affiliated as researcher with the Utrecht Institute of Linguistics UiL OTS,
with most of the teaching done as part of the Artificial Intelligence
programme (AI).

We are looking for candidates working in the field of Computational
Linguistics, especially for candidates who specialize in models connecting
statistical NLP with formal language theories of syntax and semantics. The
candidate will be expected to make a substantial contribution to the AI
teaching programme and to the computational linguistics research at the UiL
OTS. Accordingly, proven expertise in both linguistic theories and in
statistical NLP will be a strong advantage. A demonstrated interest in
collaboration with industrial partners will also be considered as an

Your teaching obligations will be in the area of Natural Language Processing,
Mathematical and Computational Linguistics and Language Technology. Additional
teaching areas, depending on your expertise, may include Formal Linguistics,
Artificial Grammar learning, Statistics, Machine Learning and Data Mining. You
will primarily teach in the AI programme (bachelor and master), but also in
the Bachelor programme of Linguistics and the Research Master Linguistics.

In due course you will be expected to fulfill some coordinating duties within
the AI and Linguistics programmes and occasionally in the Department. Your
research will be part of the Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS. For an
Assistant Professor the standard teaching-research time division is 70%
teaching and 30% research.

- experience in teaching at the Bachelor and Master levels;
- extensive research experience in Computational Linguistics/Natural Language
Processing, proven by a - finished PhD and publications at an internationally
recognized level;
- specialisation in statistical computational models that make use of formal
language theories, or are used in psycholinguistic modelling;
- experience with successful applications for external funding is recommended;
- experience in a coordinating position is recommended;
- good communication skills;
- fluency in English;
- University Teaching Qualification (Dutch Basiskwalificatie Onderwijs, BKO).
Candidates lacking this qualification should be prepared to follow the BKO
programme available within the Faculty.
- Non-Dutch candidates are required to attain fluency in Dutch within two
years of appointment.

We offer a temporary position (1.0 FTE) for two years. The position is
tenure-track, meaning that, subject to a positive performance evaluation, the
position will become permanent after two years.

Additional information:
For additional information please see the application link below.
For further information, feel free to contact Prof. Yoad Winter: at the contact information provided below.

Apply online through the application link below.

Application Deadline: 04-Jun-2018

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Yoad Winter

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