LINGUIST List 32.3448

Tue Nov 02 2021

Jobs: Computational Linguistics: Assistant Professor of Research in Computational Linguistics, University of British Columbia

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 02-Nov-2021
From: Anne-Michelle Tessier, Ph.D. <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: Assistant Professor of Research in Computational Linguistics, University of British Columbia, British Columbia, Canada
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University or Organization: University of British Columbia
Department: Linguistics
Job Location: British Columbia, Canada
Web Address:
Job Title: Assistant Professor of Research in Computational Linguistics

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Speech Technology


The Department of Linguistics at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a tenure-track position in Computational Linguistics to begin July 1, 2022, with appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Linguistics, Computer Science or a closely related field and have demonstrable expertise in speech technology, in the context of speech and language processing or computational linguistics. We especially encourage applicants who embrace a multifaceted approach to speech processing, for example combining methods and insights from speech technology with more traditional linguistic inquiry. The candidate will have a record of or potential for high-quality research and teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels in speech technology (incorporating machine learning), plus at least one of the following areas: NLP; computational phonology, phonetics or morphology; computational approaches to low-resource languages.

The Department of Linguistics at UBC has recently established a new professional Master of Data Science program dedicated to Computational Linguistics. The successful candidate will teach and supervise graduate students in the MDS-CL and Linguistics programs, as well as in the undergraduate Linguistics and Speech Sciences programs. Experience in the tech industry is an asset but not a requirement. This position also offers the opportunity for membership in multiple interdisciplinary groups -- including the Artificial Intelligence Methods for Scientific Impact (AIM-SI) research cluster (part of the Centre for AI Decision-making and Action), as well as UBC’s Language Sciences Institute.

Applicants are asked to provide all of the following:
- A letter of application that describes how they meet the above-listed requirements;
- A curriculum vitae;
- A research statement;
- A one-page teaching statement, and evidence of teaching experience (or a sample syllabus from a relevant
course the applicant has taught or developed);
- A one-page statement about their experience working with a diverse student body and their contributions
or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion;
- Two samples of published scholarship; and
- The names and contact information of three academic or other professional referees.

Application materials must be submitted online at the application link below. Please use PDF file format for all application materials. Review of applications will begin soon after December 10, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.

Enquiries about the position may be addressed to Dr. Anne-Michelle Tessier, Chair of the Search Committee, at
the email address below, with “Research Position in Computational Linguistics” in the subject line.

For additional information, please see the full job posting at the application link below.

Application Deadline: 10-Dec-2021

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Anne-Michelle Tessier

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