[Elsnet-list] Professor in Computational Linguistics

Mitkov, Ruslan R.Mitkov at wlv.ac.uk
Mon Feb 25 22:15:39 CET 2013


**** Deadline approaching 3 March 2013 ****



The Research Institute in Information and Language Processing at University of Wolverhampton seeks to appoint a Professor in Computational Linguistics



The University has ambitious plans to develop its research base in areas where significant strength already exists and in some new areas critical to its regional mission. It has continued to invest heavily in building links with business and we believe our research has an important role to play in the economic future and regeneration of the region. We are now making preparations for even more of our research to be recognised as "world-leading". In order to underpin these plans for the future the University wishes to recruit world-class individuals to a number of senior research appointments across key areas of the university's portfolio. We are investing a further £6m in Research posts and £45m in improving our facilities including a new Business School and state-of-the-art science laboratories.



We are very keen to hear from outstanding individuals to join us in order to take forward the following area of our research portfolio:



Professor in Computational Linguistics (permanent post) - Ref: A5966



Since its inception, the Research Group in Computational Linguistics (http://clg.wlv.ac.uk) has become an international leader in applied natural language processing (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 results from the Research Assessment Exercise announced in December 2008 confirmed the Research Group in Computational Linguistics as one of the top performers in UK research. The research output of the group has been rated as internationally leading, internationally excellent and internationally recognised. Computational Linguistics was entered in Unit of Assessment "Linguistics" and Wolverhampton was ranked joint 3rd with 2 more universities. According to the league tables of the Guardian, The Times and Research Fortnight, research in Linguistics at the University of Wolverhampton is one of the top 6 best in the UK.



The group is seeking to recruit a Professor to contribute to the further development of this area of our activity by producing research that is internationally acknowledged to be of the highest standard, to offer excellent research supervision and teaching in the interdisciplinary areas of natural language processing and computational linguistics and to deliver cutting-edge practical applications (including commercial applications) to the benefit of society based on its research output. The proposed development will underpin our teaching on the prestigious International Erasmus Mundus Master Programme in 'Natural Language Processing and Human Language Technology'. The new professor would come at the right time to support the new and successful Marie Curie ITN FP7-funded project EXPERT where the group will be involved in additional supervision of PhD students and early career researchers. The new professor will have a significant impact on our income generation activities.



It is anticipated that an experienced research fellow and PhD student will be appointed in due course to support this post.



Deadline for applications: 3rd March 2013



Further information can be obtained from Professor Ruslan Mitkov (R.Mitkov at wlv.ac.uk<mailto:R.Mitkov at wlv.ac.uk>)



Remuneration packages may include research expenses and support posts and PhD Studentships may be available in certain cases.


For further details of these appointments and to apply online, go to http://www.wlv.ac.uk/researchappointments


Ruslan Mitkov

// Prof. Dr. Ruslan Mitkov
\\ Professor of Computational Linguistics and Language Engineering
// Head of the Research Group in Computational Linguistics
\\ Director of the Research Institute for Information and Language Processing
// Executive Editor of the Journal Natural Language Engineering (Cambridge University Press)
\\ Editor-in-Chief of John Benjamin's book series Natural Language Processing
// Editor of the Oxford Handbook of Computational Linguistics (Oxford University Press)
\\ University of Wolverhampton
// Stafford St.
\\ Wolverhampton WV1 1SB
// Telephone (office) + 44 1902 322471
\\ Telephone (Prof. Mitkov's PA) +44 1902 321630
// Email r.mitkov at wlv.ac.uk
\\ Email Prof. Mitkov's PAs/secretaries:  {StephanieKyle at wlv.ac.uk; Sureena.Sohal at wlv.ac.uk; RIILP at wlv.ac.uk}



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