The University of Wolverhampton

Reader in Computational Linguistics

Location
Wolverhampton Campus
Faculty/Department
Research Institute for Information and Language Processing
Contract Type
Permanent
Advert Status
Salary
52,559 - 60,905 pa
Closing Date
08/03/2020
Job Reference
12081

The Research Group in Computational Linguistics (RGCL) (http://rgcl.wlv.ac.uk) at University of Wolverhampton seeks to appoint a Reader in Computational Linguistics to boost the already successful research carried out by the group. The purpose of this post is to strengthen the research group by enhancing its research and publications in the field of computational linguistics. You will be expected to produce REF-returnable outputs, attract external income, seek industrial collaborations, teach at Masters level and supervise PhD students. We welcome any outstanding individuals whose research enhances or complements the topics already pursued by RGCL.

 

Profile

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You will hold a PhD (or equivalent) in a field related to computational linguistics, computer science, artificial intelligence or machine translation, and will have carried out extensive research in the area 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 the field of computational linguistics and is recognised internationally (e.g. through publications in journals). You should have a track record of having successfully obtained funding from external sources and successfully completed projects. You should have teaching experience and a track record in supervising PhD students. Applications from candidates with strong computational background and knowledge of using deep learning for computational linguistics are encouraged. 

 

How to apply

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Please apply online however applications should include an up to date CV and a cover letter detailing your experience in the area and research plans for the next three years (maximum 4 pages).

 

Interview dates to be confirmed.

 

Start of the posts: to be agreed with the successful candidate.

 

For informal discussion about the roles please contact Prof Ruslan Mitkov (R.Mitkov@wlv.ac.uk).

  

The Research Group in Computational Linguistics

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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 and its research has received world-wide recognition. Since its inception, the research group has become an international leader in applied NLP and has been very successful in securing funding from highly competitive sources. This has enabled members of the group to make important contributions to different areas of NLP and computational linguistics.

 

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. Currently, RGCL is coordinating the prestigious Erasmus Mundus Master Programme in Technologies for Translation and Interpreting (https://em-tti.eu). 


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