LINGUIST List 29.3944
Thu Oct 11 2018
Computational Linguistics: Assistant Professor, Université Paris Diderot
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Claire Saillard <claire.saillard
Linguistics: Assistant Professor, Université Paris Diderot, France E-mail this message to a friend
University or Organization:
Université Paris Diderot
Job Location: Paris, France
Job Title: Assistant Professor Computational Linguistics
Job Rank: Assistant Professor; maître
Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics
Dpt of Linguistics at Université Paris Diderot (Paris 7) is opening a position at the rank of Assistant
Professor (MCF) in computational linguistics, starting Fall 2019.
The Paris Diderot
Computational Linguistics (CL) curriculum was the first of its kind in France (first class in 1984), and
has always been characterised by the ambition to offer, in a linguistics department specialised in
formal linguistics, quality training in computer science, with requirements comparable to those of
scientific training. To support this multidisciplinary ambition, the curriculum grounds its training
both from linguistics and computer science departments.
The curriculum includes a 3rd year of
bachelor's degree as well as a master's degree in Language Sciences with a specialized track in natural
language processing and computational linguistics, including formal linguistics, mathematics and
computer science courses.
The Master's degree is either oriented towards research or towards
the professional world. Students can pursue a doctorate at the ED 132 de Sciences du langage (Paris
Diderot) or at the ED 386 de Sciences Mathématiques de Paris Centre (UPMC & Paris-Diderot).
research will be carried out within the LLF (UMR 7110 CNRS and Paris Diderot), in the field of
computational linguistics, at the crossroads of linguistics, computer science and mathematics.
candidate must formulate a research project in the field of computational linguistics (speech or written
language processing, on fundamental NLP tasks or applications). The prospects for integration into the
LLF will have to be developed. The research may also be carried out in the areas of the LabEx Empirical
Foundations of Linguistics (EFL, http://www.labex-efl.com
) and in
particular in strand 5 "computational semantics".
The teaching covers the Bachelor's, Master's
and Doctoral degrees. The recruited teacher will be able to teach computational linguistics and machine
learning methods in the CL curriculum but must also demonstrate a solid general knowledge of both the
underlying mathematical and computational foundations and the theoretical foundations in linguistics.
The teacher must have a good knowledge of the current application tasks in NLP and be able to supervise
student projects. The ability to intervene in the core curriculum of the Master's degree in Language
Sciences (methodology courses, such as the corpus processing, experimental methods or more fundamental
courses) is a plus that will be appreciated.
- Qualification. All
candidates (French and international) are required to have received the “qualification” by the French
national committee (CNU – Conseil National des Universités) before they can apply for a position. For
the qualification stage, candidates are invited to register online and submit their application before
October 24th, 2018, 4 P.M. (Paris time) on the Galaxie website of the French "Ministère de
The application procedure and all instructions are listed on the Galaxie
website at application link provided below.
- Job application. The website for the second stage
of the process will be open in February 4, 2019. The position will start on September 1st
For further information, please contact:
(Linguistics Department chair)
(director of LLF)
Application Deadline: March 6, 2019, 4:00 PM Paris time
Application Deadline: 6-Mar-2019
Email Address for Applications: claire.saillar
Address for Applications: https://www.galaxie.enseignementsup-recherche.gouv.fr/ensup/cand_qualification_droit_commun.htm
Pr. Claire Saillard
Page Updated: 23-Jan-2019