[Corpora-List] Jobs: Language Engineers, Oxford University Press

WHITELOCK, Pete pete.whitelock at oup.com
Thu Apr 1 14:02:52 CEST 2010

Language Engineers (2 positions) Oxford University Press

Dictionaries, Academic Division Dictionaries, English Language Teaching Division

Exciting opportunities to help shape the future of dictionaries with the world's leading dictionary publisher.

The successful candidates will join one of our language engineering teams dedicated to digital data enhancement and development of tools and resources for the preparation of dictionaries for print, online publishing, and external licensing.

The vacancy within Academic Division would suit a candidate with a few years experience. That within the ELT Division would be more suitable for a recent graduate at first degree or Masters level.

Candidates should have experience of working with language data in a computational context, an enthusiasm for developing and applying innovative techniques in linguistic analysis for dictionary development, and an awareness of the issues involved in processing data in diverse languages. A practical, problem-solving attitude is essential. Expertise in any of the following would be an advantage:

* Perl, Python, Java, or similar * The analysis of Arabic text (for the Academic position) * XML, XSLT and related technologies * Statistical Language Processing * Advanced website development

Both posts are based in Oxford. Competitive salary dependent on skills and experience.

OUP offers excellent benefits including:

* final salary pension scheme * 25 days' holiday * subsidized staff restaurant * 50% discount off OUP books * flexible start/finish times

To apply for one of these jobs, visit:

* http://ukjobs.oup.com/Exp/Vacancy.aspx?VacancyId=27408 (Academic Division) * http://ukjobs.oup.com/Exp/Vacancy.aspx?VacancyId=27406 (ELT Division)

If you wish to be considered for either position, please apply for one and mention your interest in the other in your covering letter.

Pete Whitelock Head of Language Engineering, Dictionaries Reference Department Academic Division Oxford University Press

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