[Elsnet-list] 3 Jobs at the Research Group in Computational Linguistics, University of Wolverhampton (1 Professor/Reader, 2 Research Fellows)

Mitkov, Ruslan R.Mitkov at wlv.ac.uk
Wed Sep 6 17:53:12 CEST 2006


 

	
	

Professor or Reader in Computational Linguistics/Natural Language Processing 

Reference number: A4553
Application deadline: 25 September 2006
Start date: as soon as possible 
Salary in the range £36,312 - £45,658* (Reader) or £47,333 - £51,584* (Professor)

We are seeking a Professor or Reader (depending on track record and qualifications) in Computational Linguistics/Natural Language Processing candidates with an excellent research record as evidenced by publications in reputable journals and successful grant applications. Commercial experience or links with industry would be an advantage so would be teaching experience and experience in mentoring younger researchers. Duties include collaborative research and producing first class research/publications, grant applications, PhD/younger researcher supervision and some teaching.

For informal inquiries, please contact  Prof. Ruslan Mitkov (R.Mitkov at wlv.ac.uk). Applications to be sent to personnel. If emailed, please cc to R.Mitkov at wlv.ac.uk 

 


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

Applications closing date: 18 September 2006
Start date: Beginning of October 2006
Reference: A4462-B
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 Natural Language Processing (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 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.

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). Applications to be sent to personnel. If emailed, please cc to L.A.Ha at wlv.ac.uk 

 


Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow in Question Answering 

Applications closing date: 18 September 2006
Start date: Beginning of October 2006
Reference: A4568
Salary: £19,430 - £25,184* pa or £29,211 - £37,521* pa (level of appointment dependent on qualifications and experience) 

As research fellow/senior research fellow you will work on a EU funded project to develop a system for Question Answering Learning technologies in a multiLingual and Multimodal Environment (QALL-ME), focusing on implementation of various components, as well as evaluation of the system. This is a fix term contract for three years. You should have a degree in computer science, whilst a PhD in computational linguistics or equivalent experience is a plus. Experience in Natural Language Processing (NLP) techniques and programming are required, as well as familiarity with Question Answering and Information Extraction. Publications in good journals, experience with grant application and working with the industry, native or near native English speaker are a plus. For appointment at Senior Research Fellow level you will need to demonstrate a very good publications record, grant applications experience, and potential leadership qualities.

For informal inquiries, please contact Mr. Constantin Orasan (C.Orasan at wlv.ac.uk) or Prof. Ruslan Mitkov (R.Mitkov at wlv.ac.uk <mailto:R.Mitkov at wlv.ac.uk> ). Applications to be sent to personnel. If emailed, please cc to C.Orasan at wlv.ac.uk



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 early October, and the starting date as soon as possible after that.

For an application form, contact

    Personnel Services Department, 
    University of Wolverhampton, 
    Molineux Street, 
    Wolverhampton WV1 1SB
    Phone +44 (0) 1902 321049 (ansaphone), and quoting the reference number. 
    For hearing impaired candidates our Minicom number is +44 (0) 1902 321249. 
    Email address: per at wlv.ac.uk

The application form can also be downloaded from http://clg.wlv.ac.uk/jobs/app_form_jobs.pdf <http://clg.wlv.ac.uk/jobs/app_form_jobs.pdf> .

Established by Prof. Mitkov in 1997, the Research Group in Computational Linguistics (http://clg.wlv.ac.uk) is a highly successful one, delivering cutting-edge research in a number of NLP areas such as anaphora resolution, automatic summarisation, question answering, lexical knowledge acquisition, textual entailment, 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.



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



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