The Department of Linguistics at the University of British Columbia,
Vancouver, invites applications for a tenure-track position in
Computational Linguistics to begin July 1, 2019, with appointment at the
rank of Assistant Professor.
The Department covers a broad range of subfields in linguistics, and
approaches these from a variety of perspectives, with particular strengths
in formal-theoretical linguistics, experimental and field linguistics,
language acquisition, and computational approaches to the study of
communicative behaviour; the Department is a centre for the study of the
indigenous languages of the Americas with a particular focus on the First
Nations languages of western Canada, and has a long history of work on
African languages. See the Department website (http://www.linguistics.ubc.ca)
for further details. Candidates that can bridge areas and make links with
other units on campus are especially welcome.
The University of British Columbia
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Linguistics, Computer Science, or a closely
related field and are expected to demonstrate a record of or potential for
high-quality research and teaching at the graduate and undergraduate
levels, with a demonstrated ability to teach courses in at least three of
the following areas: computational morphology, computational pragmatics,
computational semantics, syntax and parsing, machine learning, machine
translation, and low-resource languages. We especially encourage applicants
who have experience combining insights from Computational
Linguistics/Natural Language Processing with traditional areas of
linguistic enquiry. Experience in the tech industry is considered an asset.
The Department of Linguistics, in collaboration with the Master of Data
Science (Departments of Computer Science and Statistics) has developed and
is continuing to invest a new professional master-level stream in
Computational Linguistics. The successful candidate will be expected to
contribute to this professional master-level program, as well as to the
Linguistics Major (
the Speech Sciences Major (
and the Cognitive Systems program (http://cogsys.ubc.ca/), and may
participate in other programs administered by the Department as well.
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