[Elsnet-list] Job: Positions In Natural Language Processing

Ha, L A L.A.Ha at wlv.ac.uk
Tue Aug 8 18:03:04 CEST 2006


Apologise for multiple postings.

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***** POSITIONS IN NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WOLVERHAMPTON *****

 

The research group in computational linguistics, Research Institute of Information and Language Processing, University of Wolverhampton is pleased to announce TWO positions in Computational Linguistics/Natural Language Processing: 

 

1)       Professor (Salary £ 45,954-£ 51,855* ) or Reader (Salary £35,254 - £44,328*) in Computational Linguistics / Natural Language Processing

2)       Postdoctoral Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow in Computer-aided Multiple-Choice Test Item Development (Salary £19,430 - £25,184 * pa or £29,211 - £37,521 * pa; level of appointment dependent on qualifications and experience)

 

POSITION 1: Professor or Reader in Computational Linguistics / Natural Language Processing

Professor or Reader in Computational Linguistics / Natural Language Processing

Salary in the range £35,254 - £44,328* (Reader) or £ 45,954-£ 51,855* (Professor)

 

The Research Group in Computational Linguistics, University of Wolverhampton is inviting applications for a Professor or Reader (depending on track record and qualifications) in Computational Linguistics / Natural Language Processing. We are seeking candidates with an excellent research record as evidenced by publications in reputable journals and successful grant applications. Teaching experience and experience in mentoring younger researchers would be an advantage. 

 

Duties include collaborative research and producing first class research / publications, grant applications, PhD / younger researcher supervision and some teaching.

 

Candidates should send a completed application form (downloadable from http://clg.wlv.ac.uk/projects/CAID/app_form_jobs.pdf), their CV including publication list and a statement of research plans, detailing the contribution they could make to the Research Group in Computational Linguistics. They should also list the names, email addresses and telephone numbers of 5 referees that could be contacted to comment on their application. Completed applications should be sent to Personnel Services Department, University of Wolverhampton, Molineux Street, Wolverhampton WV1 1SB. Email applications (per at wlv.ac.uk) are also acceptable. For informal inquiries, please contact Prof. Ruslan Mitkov (R.Mitkov at wlv.ac.uk). For more details on the Research Group in Computational Linguistics, visit (http://clg.wlv.ac.uk).

 

Application deadline: 25 September 2006

Ref: A4553

 

The position is initially available for 2 years but could be renewable subject to successful external funding.

 

POSITION 2: Postdoctoral Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow

 

Postdoctoral Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow in Computer-aided Multiple-Choice Test Item Development

Salary £19,430 - £25,184 * pa or £29,211 - £37,521 * pa (level of appointment dependent on qualifications and experience)

 

As postdoctoral research fellow/senior research fellow you will work on a project to develop a system for computer-aided item development, focusing on the analysis of item structure and content, as well as evaluation of the system. You will also be involved in the implementation/fine tuning of various NLP components. The initial contract is for two years with the possibility of extension, subject to successful completion of this project. You should have a PhD in linguistics/computational linguistics or equivalent experience together with native or near native English language comprehension and excellent knowledge of English grammar, syntax and discourse analysis. Experience in Natural Language Processing (NLP) techniques and programming as well as experience working on industrial projects (or working to tight deadlines) are desirable. For appointment at Senior Research Fellow level you will need to demonstrate a very good publications record, grant applications experience, and potential leadership qualities.

 

 

Closing date: 18 September, 2006

Start date: End of September/Beginning of October 2006

Ref: A4462-B

 

Applications should include a completed application form, CV, and covering letter in which the candidates explain why they have applied for the position and give details of their research interests/experience and background. Candidates should also give the names of three referees with their email addresses and telephone numbers. The interviews are scheduled to take place in the second half of September, and the starting date is as soon as possible after the interviews.

 

For informal inquiries, please contact Mr. Le An Ha (L.A.Ha at wlv.ac.uk) or Prof. Ruslan Mitkov (R.Mitkov at wlv.ac.uk). 

For an application form, please download it from http://clg.wlv.ac.uk/projects/CAID/app_form_jobs.pdf. 

More information on this forthcoming project can also be obtained at http://clg.wlv.ac.uk/projects/CAID/

 

* In line with the University pay modernisation programme, salaries may be subject to review.

 

The RESEARCH GROUP IN COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS at the University of Wolverhampton (http://clg.wlv.ac.uk <http://clg.wlv.ac.uk/> )

 

Established by Prof. Mitkov in 1997, the Research Group in Computational Linguistics is a highly successful one, delivering cutting-edge research in a number of NLP areas such as anaphora resolution, automatic abstracting, question answering, lexical knowledge acquisition, text categorisation, named entity recognition, information extraction, corpus construction and annotation, automatic terminology processing, multilingual processing, and multiple-choice question generation. To a large extent, this research has been undertaken in projects funded by major UK funding bodies and commercial partners.

 

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