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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

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 @ or telephone 
(+44 20 7679 3676).