[Corpora-List] Position: Assistant Professor in computational linguistics, Paris Diderot University

Olivier Bonami olivier.bonami at linguist.univ-paris-diderot.fr
Thu Oct 11 17:57:21 CEST 2018

The Department of Linguistics at Université Paris Diderot (Paris 7) is expected to open a position at the rank of Assistant Professor (Maître de Conférences - MCF) in computational linguistics, starting in Fall 2019.

The Paris Diderot Computational Linguistics (CL) curriculum was the first of its kind in France (first class in 1984), and has always been characterised by the ambition to offer, in a linguistics department specialised in formal linguistics, quality training in computer science, with requirements comparable to those of scientific training. To support this multidisciplinary ambition, the curriculum grounds its training in both linguistics and computer science departments.

The curriculum includes a 3rd year of bachelor's degree offered to students at Bac+2 level, as well as a master's degree in computational linguistics. The Master's degree is oriented either towards research or the professional world. After the Master's degree, students can pursue a PhD at Université Paris Diderot in either linguistics or computer science, depending on their initial training.

Research & teaching :

Research will be conducted within the Laboratoire de linguistique formelle (LLF - UMR 7110 / CNRS and Paris Diderot). It will be located in the field of computational linguistics, at the crossroads of linguistics, computer science and mathematics.

The candidate must propose a research project in the field of computational linguistics (speech or written language processing, on fundamental NLP tasks or applications). The prospects for integration into the LLF will have to be discussed. Research may also be carried out within the framework of the LabEx Empirical Foundations of Linguistics (EFL, http://www.labex-efl.com) and in particular its strand 5 "computational semantics".

Teaching covers the Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral degrees. The succesfull candidate will be able to teach computational linguistics and machine learning methods in the CL curriculum, but must also demonstrate a solid general knowledge of both the underlying mathematical and computational foundations and the theoretical foundations in linguistics. The candidate should have good knowledge of the current application tasks in NLP and be able to supervise student projects. Ability to teach in the core curriculum of the Master's degree in Language Sciences (methodological courses, such as the corpus processing, experimental methods or more fundamental courses) is a plus that will be appreciated.

Application process:

1. Qualification. All candidates (French and international) are required to have received the “qualification” by the French national committee (CNU – Conseil National des Universités) before they can apply for a position. For the qualification stage, candidates are invited to register online and submit their application before October 24th, 2018, 4 P.M. (Paris time) on the Galaxie website of the French "Ministère de l'Enseignement Supérieur". The application procedure and all instructions are listed on the Galaxie website: https://www.galaxie.enseignementsup-recherche.gouv.fr/ensup/cand_qualification_droit_commun.htm

2. Job application. The website for the second stage of the process will be open in February 2018. The tentative application deadline is March 29, 2019. The position will start on September 1st 2019.

For further information, please contact: claire.saillard at linguist.univ-paris-diderot.fr (Linguistics Department chair) olivier.bonami at linguist.univ-paris-diderot.fr (director of LLF)

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