[Corpora-List] Senior Academic Appointment: Research Project Leader/Professor, Machine Translation

Andy Way away at computing.dcu.ie
Mon Apr 11 13:40:04 CEST 2011

Senior Academic Appointment: Research Project Leader/Professor, Machine Translation

The Centre for Next Generation Localisation (CNGL) is a €30M collaborative research centre that involves Dublin City University (DCU), Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin, University of Limerick, and nine industrial partners, including world leaders in their respective fields. CNGL is DCU-led, is funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and is directed by Professor Josef van Genabith, School of Computing, DCU. CNGL is a dynamic Academia-Industry partnership with over 100 researchers developing novel technologies addressing the key localisation challenges of volume, access and personalisation. Our objective is to produce substantial advances in the basic and applied research underpinning the design, implementation and evaluation of the blueprints for the Next Generation Localisation Framework. CNGL provides a world class collaborative research infrastructure, including computing facilities, administrative, management and commercialisation support. Our work is guided by the vision of enabling people to interact with content, products and services in their own language, according to their own culture, and according to their own personal needs.

We now wish to recruit a Research Project Leader with an established international track record and reputation in the area of Machine Translation to join the Centre’s Research Leadership team and lead what is probably one of the world’s largest academic Machine Translation research groups comprising over 50 researchers. The salary offered will reflect the experience and international standing of the successful candidate. The position is based within the School of Computing at DCU and the post-holder will contribute to the normal teaching and administrative functions of a senior member of academic staff within the School.

Experience and Skills Required

Applicants must possess a doctorate in Machine Translation or a related discipline. The successful candidate will have already established a world class reputation for research in the area of Machine Translation, with an excellent record of high-impact international publications, a strong vision for how to advance the current state-of-the-art in Machine Translation and ideally have a strong track record of leading a large research group and mentoring PhD students. Experience in attracting funding for, and conducting/coordinating, large-scale international research projects, in academic ‘evaluation campaigns’ of Machine Translation systems and in projects involving the release/maintenance of Open Source MT software would be an advantage.

In addition to leading a large Machine Translation research group, the successful candidate will be expected to assume the role of Principal Investigator, in charge of projects funded by existing grants to CNGL, and to provide leadership across a range of research activities spanning Machine Translation, Speech Technologies (focused on Speech Translation) and Text Analytics. Experience in an environment involving collaborative research with industry/commercial partners and with the commercialisation of university research through licensing and/or the formation of spin-out companies is also desirable.


The appointment will be made at the level of either Associate Professor or Professor, commensurate with the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate. This contract may be up to 5 years in duration.

Salary scales:

-- Associate Professor €82,974 - €110,062 -- Professor €113,064 - €145,952

These salary scales may be affected by the provisions of the 2011 Budget. Appointment will be commensurate with experience and may be subject to the first point of the salary scale.

Closing date: 6th May 2011

Application forms are available at:

http://www.dcu.ie/vacancies/APPLICATION_FORM_8pg.doc and from the Human Resources Department, Dublin City University, Dublin 9. Tel: +353 1 700 5149; Fax: +353 1 700 5500 Email: hr.applications at dcu.ie

Dublin City University is an equal opportunities employer

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