LINGUIST List 30.192

Mon Jan 14 2019

Jobs: Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics: Rank Open, University of Zurich

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 14-Jan-2019
From: Martin Volk <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics: Rank Open, University of Zurich, Switzerland
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University or Organization: University of Zurich
Department: Institute of Computational Linguistics
Job Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Web Address:
Job Title: Professor of Digital Linguistics

Job Rank: Rank Open

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics; Machine Learning; Data Science; Statistical Modelling


The University of Zurich invites applications for a Professorship in Digital Linguistics

The position should be filled at the earliest opportunity. Depending on the qualifications of the appointee, the professorship will take the form of a chair or an assistant professorship with tenure track.

Applicants must have a strong research background in machine learning and statistical modeling of language and/or speech data on the basis of corpora and databases from the perspective of modern data science and language technology, targeting linguistic research questions.

The person to be appointed is expected to develop a new focus area in digital linguistics as part of the MA program in Linguistics and ensure excellent training opportunities in data acquisition, data processing, and data analysis. The new professor and her/his team will furthermore complement the currently available training in computational linguistics and comparative linguistics by offering courses in linguistic data science at BA, MA and PhD level.

Applicants are expected to have demonstrated research excellence in her/his dissertation and further publications in the relevant area as well as an excellent teaching record. Furthermore, the successful candidate will show a strong interest in scientific cooperation both within the University of Zurich and with national and international partners. The University of Zurich offers a rich interdisciplinary environment for the language sciences.

Since administrative work is conducted in German at the University of Zurich, non-German speaking candidates are expected to acquire a working knowledge of German within the first two years of appointment. The University of Zurich is an equal opportunities employer and in particular strives to increase the percentage of women in leading positions. Therefore, qualified female researchers are particularly encouraged to apply.

To apply, please see the application link provided below.

Application Deadline: 24-Feb-2019

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Professor Martin Volk

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