Senior Lecturer in Translation Technology
Part time hours 0.3fte
The translation industry is booming, but this is not replicated by research within this field. The Research Group in Computational Linguistics (RGCL) seeks to become an international leader in this area by proposing the next generation of Translation Technology, which has substantial industry-wide applications. By appointing a Senior Lecturer in the area of translation technology, RGCL will be able to strengthen the work it is already carrying out and produce new innovation. You will be expected to produce high quality research, contribute to attracting external income, seek industrial collaborations, teach at Masters level and supervise PhD students.
You will hold a first degree in a relevant discipline, together with a PhD (or equivalent) in a field related to machine translation, translation memories or translation technologies, and will have completed work at postdoctoral research level at a university, research institute or in a related part of the private sector in the UK or abroad. You will be proficient in a range of subject-specific skills and ideally will have extensive experience in site-based research settings. You will be able to demonstrate the ability to work independently to develop new research objectives and proposals including contributing to the securing of external funding and collaborative projects.
You should have evidence of an individual track record in research which is at the cutting edge of machine translation and/or translation technology and is recognised internationally (e.g. through publications in journals). You should have a track record of applying for, and ideally having successfully obtained, funding from external sources and successfully completed projects. You should have teaching experience and a track record in supervising PhD students. Programming skills and experience with the development of software in fields related to translation technology are a plus, but not compulsory.
Start date: as soon as possible to be agreed with the successful candidates, but no later than Spring 2020.
For informal enquiries about the role please contact Prof Ruslan Mitkov (R.Mitkov@wlv.ac.uk)
The Research Group in Computational Linguistics (http://rgcl.wlv.ac.uk) at the University of Wolverhampton was founded by Prof. Ruslan Mitkov in 1998 and is one of the leading research groups in computational linguistics in the UK. The group is well known for its high level research with strong international and inter-sector collaboration, and is renowned for its innovative NLP research and development of various NLP tools and resources. RGCL was the coordinator of the recently completed EXPERT project (http://expert-itn.eu) which trained young researchers to promote the research, development and use of hybrid language translation technologies.
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