[TYPES/announce] Assistant professorship in Natural Language Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden

Bengt Nordstrom bengt at chalmers.se
Tue Apr 6 10:47:23 EDT 2010

The following position should be interesting for people in the Types
community interested in type theory,  language technology and functional
programming. *
* *Assistant Professor *

Computer Science, Gothenburg University, Sweden

*Deadline for application:* 2010-04-27

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE,
at Chalmers University of Technology and University of Gothenburg announces
position of Assistant Professor with tenure track (Swedish "biträdande
lektor") in the area of Natural Language Technology (
http://www.cse.chalmers.se/research/group/Language-technology/). The
position is associated with the Centre of Language Technology (CLT,
http://www.clt.gu.se/), which is a focus area of research of the University
of Gothenburg, and affiliated at the CSE Department at the University of
Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology.

Extent of employment

The position is for 4 years. Before the end of the 4-year period, the
position holder will be evaluated for a tenure as Associate Professor
("lektor"). A suggested start date for the position is September 2010, but
can be negotiated with the appointed candidate.


The qualifications for the position include:

- PhD in computer science, computational linguistics, or
related subject, in 2005 or later
- excellent research record in Natural Language Technology
- documented experience in university-level teaching
- good ability to use English as working language

Job description

The research in CLT is performed in three areas:

grammar technology (including syntax, semantics, machine translation,
authoring support, and logic),

text technology (including information extraction, lexicology, and corpus
studies), and

dialogue technology (including speech-based interaction and speech

The full CLT has ca 30 members, divided between the departments of CSE,
Swedish Language, and Linguistics and Philosophy. The language technology
research group at CSE has ca. 10 members. Its focus is on grammar-based
methods for machine translation, multilingual resources, localization, and
human-computer interaction. The group traditionally works in close
connection to type theory, functional programming, and compiler
construction. But we are also interested in applicants with strong profiles
in statistical methods or speech technology. In addition to a strong
publication record, we appreciate the ability to create software.

The announced position involves, in the first 4 years, 75% research time in
CSE language technology group and the CLT, plus 25% teaching in computer
science on BSc and/or MSc level. In the tenured phase, research and
time is dependent on available funding.

We follow an equal opportunities policy and will in particular encourage
female applicants.

Further information of the position can be obtained from Professor Aarne
email: aarne dot chalmers dot se

Application procedure

The application shall be written in English and include the following items:
1. A first page containing name, reference number
E333 5550/09 and a list of all documents that have
been enclosed.
2. Description of the applicant's research and
pedagogical qualifications, as well as other
3. Curriculum Vitae (CV).
4. Complete list of publications.
5. Plans for future work within the area of the
announced position, both scientific and
educational, if appointed.
6. Two reference persons who can be contacted by the
University of Gothenburg (describe association
with them and give their contact addresses).
7. Copies of the applicant's best scientific
publications (not more than 5).
8. Documents about software created by the applicant.
9. Copies of a maximum of 5 other publications (such
as pedagogy, and popular science) in support of
pedagogical and other merits.

The applications should be marked with ref no E333 5550/09.

Application together with all additional documents must arrive not later
27 April 2010 and should be addressed to

University of Gothenburg,
Box 100,
SE-405 30 Göteborg, Sweden

Trade Union Representatives

OFR-S Astrid Igerud, +46-31-786 1167, SACO Martin Selander +46-31-786 1987,
SEKO Lennart Olsson +46-31786 1173
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