23.495, Jobs: Computational Linguistics; NLP: Researcher, U of Maryland

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Subject: 23.495, Jobs: Computational Linguistics; NLP: Researcher, U of Maryland

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Date: 30-Jan-2012
From: Holly Nalley [hnalley at casl.umd.edu]
Subject: Computational Linguistics; Natural Language Processing: Researcher, University of Maryland, USA


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Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2012 15:41:29
From: Holly Nalley [hnalley at casl.umd.edu]
Subject: Computational Linguistics; Natural Language Processing: Researcher, University of Maryland, USA

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University or Organization: University of Maryland 
Department: Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL)
Job Location: Maryland, USA 
Web Address: http://www.casl.umd.edu
Job Rank: Researcher  

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Natural Language Processing


Description:

The University of Maryland Center for Advanced Study of Language 
(CASL) is seeking a Faculty Research Assistant to join the CASL 
Technology Use team. The Technology Use team engages in cutting-
edge research in the fields of Computational Linguistics (CL) and Natural 
Language Processing (NLP). The successful candidate will work with a 
multidisciplinary team on research projects that enable government 
employees, especially foreign language professionals, to improve their 
performance.  

Duties:  The successful candidate will collaborate with research scientists 
from computer science, linguistics, and other disciplines in applying NLP 
methods to specific problems. Successful collaboration will include 
programming, developing algorithms, coordinating workflow of multi-
disciplinary teams, and researching relevant work in CL/NLP literature in 
support of projects involving linguistic analysis, language technology, and 
machine learning.

Qualifications:  A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software 
Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Computer 
Engineering, Computational Linguistics, or related technical field is 
required. A Master's degree is a plus.  

We seek a researcher with strong computational and mathematical 
problem-solving skills. Significant programming skills (preferably in Perl, 
Python, Matlab, R, Java, C, or C++) in a UNIX or Linux environment are a 
must. Web development skills (HTML and Javascript) and/or experience 
with LaTeX, Unicode, and XML are desirable. Additional desirable 
characteristics include:

-  Demonstrated interest in natural language processing (NLP) and 
statistical machine learning
-  Flexibility to learn and interface with unfamiliar programming languages
-  Ability to communicate with experts in a multidisciplinary environment

Candidates must hold U.S. citizenship and be willing to obtain the 
appropriate security clearance. 

The position is available for a one-year term. This is a full-time, non-tenure 
track faculty position. Compensation for this position is competitive 
commensurate with experience and education, plus fantastic benefits 
(e.g., healthcare, excellent retirement plans, 22 days for annual leave, 3 
personal days, and 14 scheduled holiday leave days per University 
schedule).

CASL, established in 2003, is the nation's 10th university-affiliated 
research center. Its mission is to conduct state-of-the-science research that 
results in improved performance on language tasks relevant to the work of 
government language professionals. Our research focuses on improving 
knowledge of less commonly taught languages; enhancing the acquisition 
and maintenance of foreign language capability by government 
professionals; advancing the capacity to use foreign language skills in 
government professions; and improving the quality of human language 
technology.

Application: For earliest consideration, apply online by going to 
https://jobs.umd.edu and clicking on "Faculty", or use the application URL 
below for a direct link. You will need to create an account and submit a 
cover letter, resume, and list of references containing the contact 
information for three professional referees.

The University of Maryland is an affirmative action, equal opportunity 
employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


Application Deadline:  (Open until filled)
	  
Web Address for Applications: http://jobs.umd.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=56198 
Contact Information:
	Holly Nalley 
	Email: hnalley at casl.umd.edu 




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