LINGUIST List 32.2401

Fri Jul 16 2021

Jobs: English; Computational Linguistics: Lecturer, University of Edinburgh

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 15-Jul-2021
From: Professor Alex Lascarides <>
Subject: English; Computational Linguistics: Lecturer, University of Edinburgh, UK
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University or Organization: University of Edinburgh
Department: School of Informatics, Science and Engineering
Job Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Web Address:
Job Title: Lecturer/Reader in Natural Language Processing

Job Rank: Lecturer

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics

Required Language(s): English (eng)


Lecturer/Reader in Natural Language Processing

Lecturer: Grade UE08, salary range: £41,526 - £49,553pa
Reader: Grade UE09 salary range: £52,559 - £59,135pa
School of Informatics, Science and Engineering
Full-time (35 hours)

Applications are invited for an academic position in Natural Language Processing (NLP) in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh, as part of a continuing expansion in Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.

The Opportunity:
Natural Language processing is a highly interdisciplinary field of research, encompassing methods and insights from Computer Science, AI, Linguistics, Psychology and Cognitive Science. It covers a wide range of linguistic phenomena and applications, including, among others: machine translation, syntactic and semantic parsing, text-to-text and concept-to-text generation, speech and dialogue systems, human robot interaction, knowledge discovery, sentiment analysis and social media, and multimodal processing of language and vision and embodied conversation. We are seeking candidates from any subfield of NLP.

The successful candidates will have (or be near to completing) a PhD, an established research agenda and the enthusiasm and ability to undertake original research, and to lead a research group. They will show excellent teaching capability and engagement with academic supervision. We are seeking current and future leaders in the field.

Candidates should have a strong technical track record and be interested and able to teach undergraduate and master’s level courses in NLP as well as potentially other areas of AI and machine learning.

Applicants must provide:
- A recent CV,
- A 2-3 page research statement, and
- A 2-3 page teaching statement, which should specify the candidate's experience and approach to teaching, and what specialty and introductory (particularly pre-honours Informatics) courses they would be prepared and qualified to teach.

The full job description can be found on the University’s website.

To apply, please follow the application link below.

Application Deadline: 23-Aug-2021

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Professor Alex Lascarides

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