The Department of Linguistics at the University of British Columbia,
Vancouver, invites applications for a tenure-track position in
Computational Linguistics to begin January 1, 2018, with appointment at the
rank of Instructor (in UBC?s Educational Leadership stream; see:

As this is a tenure-track position, the successful candidate will be
reviewed for reappointment, tenure, and promotion in subsequent years, in
accordance with the Collective Agreement. For a description of the
Instructor rank and criteria for reappointment and promotion, visit:

The Department of Linguistics, in collaboration with the Master of Data
Science (Departments of Computer Science and Statistics) is developing a
new professional master-level stream in Computational Linguistics. The
successful candidate will play a formative role in the development of this
program and its curriculum, and is expected to hold significant
administrative responsibility for the program. The successful candidate
will also teach and participate in the Department?s academic graduate and
undergraduate programs, with a focus on educational leadership. 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.


University of British Columbia


The successful candidate should have a primary specialization in
Computational Linguistics, with a demonstrated ability to teach courses in
Computational Linguistics with knowledge in at least three of the following
areas: computational morphology, computational pragmatics, computational
semantics, syntax and parsing, machine learning, and machine translation.
We especially encourage applicants who have experience combining insights
from Computational Linguistics with traditional areas of linguistic
enquiry. Experience in the tech industry is considered an asset. 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 educational leadership, especially in the area of curriculum
or program development, and teaching of a variety of courses at the
graduate and undergraduate levels. The successful candidate will be
expected to maintain an active program of excellent teaching, service, and
educational leadership.

Educational level:

Ph. D.

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