[Lingtyp] Open Rank in Digital Linguistics, U Zurich

Balthasar Bickel balthasar.bickel at uzh.ch
Fri Jan 11 14:12:09 UTC 2019

The University of Zurich invites applications for a

Professorship in Digital Linguistics

The position should be filled at the earliest opportunity. Depending on the qualifications of the appointee, the professorship will take the form of a chair or an assistant professorship with tenure track.

Applicants must have a strong research background in machine learning and statistical modeling of language and/or speech data on the basis of corpora and databases from the perspective of modern data science and language technology, targeting linguistic research questions.

The person to be appointed is expected to develop a new focus area in digital linguistics as part of the MA program in Linguistics and ensure excellent training opportunities in data acquisition, data processing, and data analysis. The new professor and her/his team will furthermore complement the currently available training in computational linguistics and comparative linguistics by offering courses in linguistic data science at BA, MA and PhD level.

Applicants are expected to have demonstrated research excellence in her/his dissertation and further publications in the relevant area as well as an excellent teaching record. Furthermore, the successful candidate will show a strong interest in scientific cooperation both within the University of Zurich and with national and international partners. The University of Zurich offers a rich interdisciplinary environment for the language sciences.

Since administrative work is conducted in German at the University of Zurich, non-German speaking candidates are expected to acquire a working knowledge of German within the first two years of appointment. The University of Zurich is an equal opportunities employer and in particular strives to increase the percentage of women in leading positions. Therefore, qualified female researchers are particularly encouraged to apply.

The closing date for applications is 24 February 2019. Details on the application procedure are available on www.phil.uzh.ch/jobs.html. For further information please contact Prof. Martin Volk (volk at cl.uzh.ch).

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