LINGUIST List 29.4728

Thu Nov 29 2018

Jobs: Computational Linguistics: Assistant Professor, McGill University

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 28-Nov-2018
From: Timothy O'Donnell <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: Assistant Professor, McGill University, Quebec, Canada
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University or Organization: McGill University
Department: Department of Linguistics and School of Computer Science
Job Location: Quebec, Canada
Web Address:
Job Title: Assistant Professor of Computational Linguistics

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics


Assistant Professor in Computational Linguistics in the Department of Linguistics and School of Computer Science, McGill University

The Department of Linguistics and the School of Computer Science at McGill University invite applications for a joint tenure-track appointment in Computational Linguistics. The appointment is expected to be at the rank of Assistant Professor and to begin on August 1st,2019. We seek candidates with interests in the study of language from computational, mathematical, and quantitative perspectives. The ideal candidate will have expertise in both the language sciences and computer science. Potential research areas include, but are not limited to, computational linguistics, natural language processing, speech processing, computational cognitive science, machine learning applied to language data, and the quantitative modeling of language.

Outstanding candidates may be eligible to receive a CIFAR Chair in AI (, depending on their research profile. The successful candidate who satisfies the eligibility conditions of the Canada Research Chair program may be supported by the University for nomination to a Tier 2 Chair in Computational Linguistics, which provides protected time for research within a full-time academic appointment.

The successful applicant will be expected to develop a vigorous, externally-funded research program, to communicate research findings in both professional and public forums, to contribute to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in Linguistics and Computer Science, and to engage in service both within and outside the University.

Firmly committed to equity and inclusion, McGill welcomes applicants from diverse identities and backgrounds and considers equitably the impact of leaves that may contribute to interruptions/slowdowns in one’s career path. Review of candidates will begin January 2, 2019, and continue until the position is filled. For more detailed information and to apply, please consult our websites at: and the application link provided below.

The Department of Linguistics and the School of Computer Science offer a collegial environment with opportunities for interaction with world-class researchers in linguistics and AI. McGill is routinely ranked as one of the world’s best universities and there is ample opportunity for transdisciplinary collaboration.

Montreal is home to very active linguistics, language science, and AI communities, and both departments have ties to many other units such as Psychology and the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders,
university-led institutes such as MILA and the Centre for Research on Brain, Language and Music, industry-led AI research groups (e.g., Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Samsung, Borealis, Thales, and several more), as well as a thriving and rapidly growing AI and data science startup community. Montreal is a historic and cosmopolitan city, home to several universities, and considered one of the best cities for students.

Application Deadline: 02-Jan-2019 (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Professor Timothy O'Donnell

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