LINGUIST List 29.2472
Fri Jun 08 2018
Jobs: Computational Linguistics; Philosophy of Language; Sociolinguistics: Researcher, University of Cambridge
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Una Yeung <jobs
Computational Linguistics; Philosophy of Language;
Sociolinguistics: Researcher, University of Cambridge, UK E-mail this
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University or Organization: University of
Job Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom
Web Address: http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/
Job Title: Research Associate
Job Rank: Researcher
Areas: Computational Linguistics; Philosophy of Language; Sociolinguistics
CRASSH is seeking to appoint two highly motivated and
enthusiastic Research Associates (RA) to join the four- year project Giving Voice to
Digital Democracies: The Social Impact of Artificially Intelligent Communications
Technology (based at CRASSH), led by Professor Ian Roberts.
explores the social changes caused by Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Information
and Communications Technology (ICT) in modern digital democracies. The focus is on
technologies at the intersection of AI and ICT (AICT), specifically speech
technology, natural language processing, smart telecommunications and social media.
The aim is to elaborate on an applied ethics of AICT that facilitates the
development of systems that are more trustworthy, accurate, unbiased and
transparent. The project provides a unique opportunity to determine how existing
AICT-based infrastructures can be reconfigured to enable these technologies to
change society for the better.
The two RAs will work collaboratively and with
the Principal Investigator, Co-Investigators and Project Manager on their relevant
research areas. In addition to undertaking their own research, the RAs will
participate in work- in-progress project meetings and events, as well as assist in
the organisation of those events. They will also share responsibility for editing
project outputs and contributing to the project website.
applicants will hold a good first degree, and a PhD, in a relevant subject area.
Applicants who have not yet obtained their PhD may be considered but they must have
submitted their thesis before the start date. They will have expertise in at least
one field such as Ethics, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Language, Sociology,
Sociolinguistics, Speech Technology, Computational Linguistics, and/or Law.
Applicants will be expected to provide evidence of the ability to organise and
participate in collaborative research initiatives, and in presenting research
findings to a scholarly audience.
While the posts will be based in
Cambridge, applicants must be willing to travel both within the UK and abroad as
Start date is 1 October 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter
Funding for this post is available until 30 September 2022,
in the first instance.
To apply online for this vacancy and to view further
information about the role, please visit the Application Link below. This will take
you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to
click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web
Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online
The closing date for applications is 9 July 2018.
Interviews are planned for the first week of September 2018. If you have any
questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact jobs
Please quote reference VM15812 on your application and in any
correspondence about this vacancy.
The University values diversity and is
committed to equality of opportunity. The University has a responsibility to ensure
that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.
Web Address for Applications: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/17777/
Research Project Administrator Una Yeung
Phone: +44 01223 760488
Page Updated: 08-Jun-2018