The Department of Languages, Literature and Communication of Utrecht University invites applications from lecturers for a part-time appointment in Computational Linguistics/Natural Language Processing.
Your teaching obligations will be in the area of Natural Language Processing, Mathematical and Computational Linguistics, and Language Technology. Additional teaching areas, depending on your expertise, may include Formal Linguistics, Artificial Grammar learning, Statistics, Machine Learning and Data Mining.
We are looking for excellent candidates working in the field of Computational Linguistics, and especially for candidates who specialize in models connecting statistical NLP with formal language theories (computational linguistics, formal syntax and semantics, computational phonology, mathematical linguistics, computational lexicons, computational psycholinguistics). Accordingly, proven expertise in both linguistic theories and in statistical NLP will be a strong advantage. The candidate will be expected to have teaching experience in one or more of the above mentioned domains.
- teaching experience in areas relevant to Computational Linguistics/Natural Language Processing;
- preferably a finished PhD and publications at an internationally recognised level;
- specialisation in statistical computational models that make use of formal language theories, or are used in psycholinguistic modelling;
- experience in teaching at the Bachelor and Master levels;
- good communication skills;
- University Teaching Qualification (in Dutch, BKO). Candidates lacking this qualification should be prepared to follow the BKO programme available within the Faculty.
Non-Dutch candidates are required to attain fluency in Dutch within two years of appointment.
The position starts September 1, 2019 (or earlier if possible), and will be in the Linguistics section of the Department, with all teaching done as part of the Artificial Intelligence teaching programme of the Utrecht University (Bachelor and Master level).
We offer a part-time appointment (0.7 FTE) for two years. In case of a positive evaluation the appointment will be extended for another two years. Depending on qualifications and experience of the candidate, the starting gross monthly salary for a full-time employment will range between €2,709 and €4,978 (scale 10/11 according to the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities) gross per month. Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8% and a year-end allowance of 8.3% per year. In addition, Utrecht University offers excellent secondary conditions, including an attractive retirement scheme, (partly paid) parental leave and flexible employment conditions (multiple choice model). Here you’ll find more information about working at Utrecht University.
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- Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS (UiL-OTS)
- Research Institute for Cultural Inquiry (ICON)
- Research Institute of Philosophy and Religious Studies (OFR)
- Research Institute of History and Art History
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The Faculty is divided into four Departments, which includes the Department of Languages, Literature and Communication (TLC). This Department monitors Bachelor education and Master programmes in the areas of Celtic, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish language and culture; Linguistics, Literary Studies; as well as Communication and Information Sciences and Artificial Intelligence. The research programmes in these areas are carried out under the supervision of either the Research institute for Cultural Inquiry (ICON) or the Utrecht Institute of Linguistics (UiL OTS).
For further information you can contact Prof Dr Yoad Winter:+31 30 253 81 22 (personal office) or through the email address at Winter’s webpage.
Applications should include:
- a letter of motivation;
- a curriculum vitae including contact and personal details;
- the contact details of two referees (names, affiliations and phone numbers or email addresses)
Please use the button below to apply. The application deadline is 17 May 2019.
Interviews with selected candidates will take place in June. Conducting a test-lecture will constitute a part of the selection procedure. Employment will, preferably, become effective on September 1, 2019.