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Professor in Natural Language and Information Processing

University of Essex - The School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)

Location: Colchester
Salary: On the Professorial scale, commensurate with experience and achievements
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 7th August 2019
Closes: 21st October 2019
Job Ref: REQ02873

The School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)

The School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE) is a large and dynamic department in the Faculty of Science and Health. The School is internationally known for its research in a range of areas and offers an excellent education to its students. We are rapidly growing due to increasing student numbers and now wish to appoint an exceptional individual at Professorial level in the area of Natural Language and Information Processing to further develop our research and education expertise.

We are particularly interested in candidates with research expertise in one of more of the following areas, if possible, with experience of deep learning methods:

  • Natural Language Processing / Text Analytics / Computational Linguistics
  • Information Retrieval / Enterprise Search
  • Knowledge Graphs / Knowledge Capturing

Further information on our Natural Language and Information Processing research group can be found at: https://www.essex.ac.uk/departments/computer-science-and-electronic-engineering/research/natural-language-and-information-processing

Duties of the Role

You will contribute actively to education provision made by the department/faculty at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and you will be expected to provide strategic leadership in education which will make a significant contribution to the development of student learning at the University, and build a sustained and effective record of impact at strategic level in regards to learning and teaching.

You will pursue research that is world leading in terms of originality, significance and rigour, in keeping with the REF criteria and provide research leadership enriching the research profile of the School and wider University, and enhance the scholarly reputation of the School by contact with the wider community and the dissemination of knowledge via public communication and other activities.

It is expected that you will generate substantial research income commensurate with subject area norms and undertake senior research leadership responsibilities as agreed by the Head of School.

Skills and qualifications required

You will be expected to hold a relevant doctoral level research degree or have equivalent professional experience or practice, and hold a distinguished academic record including internationally excellent research, demonstrating appropriate markers of academic esteem and credibility and/or professional recognition.

You will also hold Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy or demonstrate the ability to gain professional recognition at this or a higher level if appropriate.

Evidence of teaching excellence at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, a sustained record of strategic leadership in academic practise and development, and a strong, sustained record of academic publication at international or world-leading levels of recognition, with evidence of a clear publication plan for submission to future REF programmes are essential for this post.

Please use the ‘Apply’ button to read further information about this role including the full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role. You will also find details of how to make your application here. Our website http://www.essex.ac.uk contains more information about the University of Essex. If you have a disability and would like information in a different format, please telephone (01206) 876559.

   
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