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Faculty Position in Computational Linguistics, UCL (LONDON)
Duties and Responsibilities We are looking for world-class research talent to establish research in computational linguistics in the Department of Computer Science at UCL, in collaboration with existing researchers in machine learning, information retrieval and bioinformatics as well as psychology and cognitive systems. Language research is widely distributed across UCL and the successful candidate would be expected to collaborate across departmental and faculty boundaries to support and develop fundamental research in this area together with relevant applications. With this post, we are seeking to complement the existing research of the department in particular that of the Intelligent Systems, Media Futures and Bioinformatics groups. We will accept applications across the broad range of linguistics research spanning statistical and algorithmic natural language processing, scaling to large corpora, language modelling, grammatical inference, and statistical machine translation. Key Requirements You are expected to have a strong knowledge of the subject area combined with a broad subject background enabling contributions to teaching programmes. A PhD is essential and postdoctoral research experience in an area related to computational linguistics is desirable. Candidates should have demonstrated a capability of initiating and conducting exciting research that challenges conventional thinking and approaches, which is reflected in the authorship of high quality publications, or other research output. Candidates must have the ability and desire to work collaboratively across UCL. Candidates seeking appointment at Senior Lecturer level must have experience in developing a new course. A Reader-level appointment may be appropriate for candidates who not only have an established research record, but have shown leadership in their field and have a record of attracting funding. Further Details Further details about the position, including a full Job Description and Person Specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page. The Further Information document also contains details of our application procedure and should be read before you apply, as we have specific requirements regarding reference letters arriving by the closing date. If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Miss Lynette Hothi, Deputy Departmental Manager, by e-mail (lynette.hothi @ ucl.ac.uk) or telephone (+44 20 7679 3676).