Overview

The Dean of the Faculty of Informatics MU invites applications
for a position of Assistant Professor in Natural Language
Processing, with the Department of Machine Learning and Data
Processing.

This position is aimed to strengthen the work of the Natural
Language Processing Centre (NLP Centre – https://nlp.fi.muni.cz/)
at the Faculty of Informatics. NLP Centre conducts basic and
applied research in all areas of text and speech analysis and
knowledge engineering with applications in data analysis projects
(often in cooperation with industrial partners) and education of
future language and data analysts. Besides research and
education, the abilities to work with a team of graduate students
on research targeting top NLP conferences and to engage
undergraduate and graduate students in both educational and
research exercises are crucial.

Job description key points

– Active international cooperation, in research and education.
– Involvement in teaching in the natural language processing area.
– Supervision of Master/Bachelor theses and consultancy or
co-supervision of PhDs.
– Involvement in expanding industrial cooperation in the
natural language processing area.

Company:

FI MU Brno

Qualifications:

Requirements

– PhD in Informatics or related discipline.
– Passion for problem solving and desire for continuous
improvement in teaching skills.
– Existing track record in both education and research in
natural language processing.
– Expert knowledge in (several) areas covered by courses:
– PA153 Natural Language Processing
https://is.muni.cz/course/fi/PA153
– IA161 Natural Language Processing in Practice
https://is.muni.cz/course/fi/IA161
– PA164 Machine learning and natural language processing
https://is.muni.cz/course/fi/PA164
– PA154 Language Modeling
https://is.muni.cz/course/fi/PA154
– PV061 Machine Translation
https://is.muni.cz/course/fi/PV061
– PV277 Programming Applications for Social Robots
https://is.muni.cz/course/fi/PV277
– PA156 Dialogue Systems
https://is.muni.cz/course/fi/PA156
– IB047 Introduction to Corpus Linguistics and Computer Lexicography
https://is.muni.cz/course/fi/IB047
– Practical involvement in the development phase of software
project(s) with ability to demonstrate tools developed and
showcase data analyses performed.
– Dynamic, flexible personality, able to work well in teams.
– Languages ? fluent English (both spoken and written), other
language(s) welcome.
– Experience from other countries than Czech & Slovak
republics (at least half a year).

Desired skills and achievements

– Experience with research achievements published at the top
NLP conferences or best journals publishing NLP research
results.
– Ability to work well in interdisciplinary teams.
– Successfully defended Bachelor and/or Master theses supervised.
– Experience with research project team leadership is an advantage.
– Open-source projects development and maintenance.

Educational level:

Ph. D.

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