This is an outstanding opportunity for a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Natural Language Processing at the University of Sheffield, a world top 100 University. Working in the Department of Computer Science, you will join our internationally respected Natural Language Processing (NLP) Research Group.

Our NLP Research Group, established in 1993, is one of the largest and most successful language processing groups in the UK. The group currently comprises twelve academics, with research interests that span information extraction and text mining, question answering and summarisation, language resources and architectures for NLP, machine translation, social media and disinformation analysis, human-computer dialogue systems, semantics and parsing, and biomedical text mining. Together with the Speech and Hearing Group, the NLP group hosts a UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Speech and Language Technologies, which has funding to train 60 PhD students over an 8 year period and has close connections with industry partners.

To drive our research agenda in NLP forward, we are now seeking to appoint at Lecturer or Senior Lecturer level. Ideally you will work in one of the following areas, which have been identified as a strategic priority for the NLP research group:

Social media analysis
Health record analysis
Dialogue systems


University of Sheffield


You will hold a PhD in Computer Science or a related area, and be able to conduct research to the highest standards. This will include securing research funding, publishing in high impact journals and conferences, supervision of research students and research project management. In addition, you will play a key role in maintaining our reputation for high-quality teaching by designing, delivering and assessing undergraduate and postgraduate level programmes in NLP and other topics in computer science.

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and University.

Educational level:

Ph. D.

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