LINGUIST List 29.3944

Thu Oct 11 2018

Jobs: Computational Linguistics: Assistant Professor, Université Paris Diderot

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Date: 11-Oct-2018
From: Claire Saillard <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: Assistant Professor, Université Paris Diderot, France
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University or Organization: Université Paris Diderot
Department: Linguistics
Job Location: Paris, France
Web Address:
Job Title: Assistant Professor Computational Linguistics

Job Rank: Assistant Professor; maître de Conférences

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics


The 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).

The 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.

The 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, 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.

Application process:
- 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 l'Enseignement Supérieur".
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 2019.

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
Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Pr. Claire Saillard

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