LINGUIST List 31.101

Wed Jan 08 2020

Jobs: Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics: Assistant Professor, KU Leuven

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 07-Jan-2020
From: Dirk Speelman <>
Subject: Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics: Assistant Professor, KU Leuven, Belgium
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University or Organization: KU Leuven
Job Location: Leuven, Belgium
Job Title: Language Technologist with Expertise in Artificial Intelligence

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics


The Faculty of Arts at KU Leuven offers a fulltime tenure-track position (100% assistant professor) for a language technologist with expertise in the domain of Artificial Intelligence. We are looking for candidates who are internationally oriented, have and excellent research record and relevant teaching competence in Artificial Intelligence.

The Department of Linguistics at KU Leuven is an internationally oriented center for research and training in linguistics. The department is committed to a wide range of approaches to the study of language(s), with a focus on different research methods, theoretical frameworks and phenomena. Candidates have a profile that complements the existing expertise within the department and that will help to set up interdisciplinary collaboration with other departments and centers within and beyond the Faculty of Arts at KU Leuven.


We offer a fulltime position in an intellectually inspiring environment. KU Leuven is a research-intensive, internationally oriented university that carries out both fundamental and applied scientific research. It is highly inter- and multidisciplinarily focused and strives for international excellence. In this regard, it actively works together with research partners in Belgium and abroad. It provides its students with an academic education that is based on high-quality scientific research.

You will work in Leuven, a historic, dynamic and lively city located in the heart of Belgium, within 20 minutes from Brussels, the capital of the European Union, and less than two hours from Paris, London and Amsterdam.

You will be appointed as assistant professor on the tenure track for a period of 5 years. After this period and a positive evaluation, you are permanently appointed (or tenured) as an associate professor. KU Leuven is well-equipped to welcome foreign professors and their family. The university provides practical support concerning immigration and administration, housing, child care, Dutch courses, career coaching for partners, etc. In order to facilitate scientific integration and research in the first stage of the appointment, a start-up grant of 100.000 Euros is offered to new professors who do not have other substantial research funding.


A full description of the vacancy can be found at the link below.

For more information please contact Prof. dr. Geert Brône, tel.: +32 3 502 15 16,
For problems with online applying, please contact

KU Leuven places great importance on research integrity and ethical conduct and will therefore ask you to sign an integrity statement upon appointment.

Application Deadline: 28-Feb-2020

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Prof. dr. Geert Brône
Phone: +32 3 502 15 16

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