[JOB] Reader in Translation Technology at University of Wolverhampton

The closing date for the applications is 18 September 2017 – Salary £49,772 to £57,675 pa

The Research Group in Computational Linguistics at the University of Wolverhampton (http://rgcl.wlv.ac.uk) is currently recruiting a Reader in Translation Technology (permanent). The purpose of this post is to  strengthen the research group by enhancing its research and publications in the field of translation technology. The appointed candidate will be expected to produce REF-returnable outputs, attract external income, seek industrial collaborations, teach at Masters level and supervise PhD students. He/she will join a recently appointed research fellow and two PhD students in translation technology. All these posts are part of a university investment in the area of translation technology.

 

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The post holder will hold a PhD (or equivalent) in a field related to machine translation, translation memories or translation technologies, and will have carried out extensive research in the area at a university, research institute or in a related part of the private sector in the UK or abroad. They will be proficient in a range of subject-specific skills and ideally will have extensive experience in site-based research settings. The post holder will be able to demonstrate the ability to work independently to develop new research objectives and proposals including contributing to the securing of external funding and collaborative projects.

The appointed candidate should have evidence of an individual track record in research which is at the cutting edge of machine translation and/or translation technology and is recognised internationally (e.g. through publications in journals). They should have a track record of having successfully obtained funding  from external sources and successfully completed projects. Candidates should have teaching experience and a track record in supervising PhD students.

 

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How to apply

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The applications should be made via the University of Wolverhampton’s e-recruitment site: https://jobs.wlv.ac.uk/vacancies.html

The applications should include an up to date CV and  a cover letter detailing your experience in the area and research plans for the next three years.

The closing date for the applications is 18 September 2017.

Interview dates to be confirmed.

Start of the posts: to be agreed with the successful candidates.

For informal discussion about the roles please contact Dr Constantin Orasan (c.orasan@wlv.ac.uk).

 

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The Research Group in Computational Linguistics

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The Research Group in Computational Linguistics (http://rgcl.wlv.ac.uk) at the University of Wolverhampton was founded by Prof. Ruslan Mitkov in 1998 and is one of the leading research groups in computational linguistics in the UK. The group is well known for its high level research with strong international and inter-sector collaboration, and is renowned for its innovative NLP research and development of various NLP tools and resources. RGCL was the coordinator of the recently completed EXPERT project (http://expert-itn.eu) which trained young researchers to promote the research, development and use of hybrid language translation technologies. The reader and research fellow to be appointed are expected to continue the work in this direction.

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