Position title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Area: Computational Linguistics, Natural Language Processing, Big Data
Start date: September 2021 or as soon as possible after that
Duration: 1 year
Description: Applications are invited for a full-time postdoctoral research fellowship in computational linguistics at Simon Fraser University within the Discourse Processing Lab in the Department of Linguistics. Successful candidates will contribute to the Gender Gap Tracker, working under the supervision of Professor Maite Taboada. The Gender Gap Tracker is the result of a partnership with Informed Opinions, an organization devoted to promoting diversity in Canadian public discourse. The candidate should have a PhD in computational linguistics/natural language processing. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience with machine learning, big data techniques, and deployment of NLP systems. Familiarity with discourse phenomena and sentiment analysis will be an asset, as will be expertise with open-source tools for natural language processing and with project management. Knowledge of French and French NLP tools is essential. The candidate will be in charge of deploying a French language version of the existing Gender Gap Tracker for English. The term is for 1 year. Starting date September 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter. Salary will be approximately CAD $55,000 per year plus benefits, in addition to some support for conference travel. Employment is governed by SFU’s policies on postdoctoral fellows. The Department of Linguistics at Simon Fraser University is home to about 17 faculty members in all areas of linguistics, with diverse theoretical and methodological perspectives. The postdoc will also work closely with members of SFU’s Big Data Initiative and the Research Computing Group at SFU.
The position can be filled by somebody willing to work remotely from anywhere in the world. The candidate, however, should be willing to accommodate for some meetings taking place at Pacific Time (UTC -8:00). Applications should contain: (1) A cover letter (2) A full CV (3) A statement of research interests (4) Two sample publications (5) Names and e-mail addresses of three referees, who may be contacted to provide either informal references or formal letters of recommendation
Application materials should be e-mailed, preferably as a single pdf file with the applicant’s last name, to Professor Maite Taboada (mtaboada at sfu.ca), with the subject line “Postdoc application”. Position open until filled; applications will be reviewed continuously.
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