Universiti Brunei Darussalam



Assistant Professor/ Lecturer in Natural Language Processing (NLP)


Location: Gadong - Brunei
Salary: See in text
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed on: 24th May 2021
Closes: 3rd July 2021

The Institute of Applied Data Analytics at Universiti Brunei Darussalam seeks a Computer Scientist who is talented and ambitious to grow and impact state-of-the-art natural language processing (NLP) research. 

Demonstrated research experience in NLP programming; linguistics, text mining/ data mining with experience with ontologies, taxonomies, and semantic relation frameworks is a must. Preference will be given to those with proficiency in scripting, querying and analytics tools: Python, SQL, or similar tools, experience working with speech and/or language date. Other preferred qualifications include knowledge with machine Learning and deep learning techniques.

The applicant should hold a PhD degree in Natural Language Processing, Computational Linguistics, Text Analytics, AI, Machine Learning, or related technical field. The applicant must have a proven research record of high quality at international level in the area of natural language processing and text analytics with experience of research collaborations at an international level. Prior teaching experience of advanced-level undergraduate and postgraduate courses in natural language processing will be an advantage. 

The successful candidate for this position will generate research ideas, develop solutions to complex NLP problems, execute research projects in close collaboration with others, publish their research advances in top tier conferences and journals, and demonstrate leadership in the greater professional community. He/she will be expected to teach undergraduate and/or graduate level courses in the Data Analytics or Digital Science programmes. He/she will supervise or co-supervised final year and postgraduate students from the institute as well as from different faculties in projects related to big data and NLP. He/she will be expected to develop new module(s) in NLP and/or other related areas. The successful applicant will also be expected to provide administrative support to the institute.

About UBD

Over the past decade Universiti Brunei Darussalam has been on an exciting progressive journey of change, from what is fundamentally a teaching university to a first class international university of excellence in teaching and research.

Universiti Brunei Darussalam is one of the fastest growing young universities in the world.Located in the heart of Southeast Asia, UBD is a comprehensive university with a vibrant multicultural campus, an accessible, welcoming environment, a diverse student body and an emphasis on lifelong learning.

UBD has shown a steady rise up the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings. It currently ranks at 254 in the latest release, 44 places from last year's 298. UBD has also entered the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings for the very first time this year with a global position in the 401 to 500 band. This makes UBD the fourth ranked university in ASEAN in one of the most influential university rankings in the world, confirming its status as an institution that is internationally recognised for excellence in teaching and research.

UBD Salary and Fringe Benefits

Salary range per annum: 

Education Officer, between BND27,240 to BND50,880

Lecturer (with PhD), between BND40,680 to BND53,280

Assistant Professor / Senior Assistant Professor, between BND49,560 to BND76, 920

Associate Professor, between BND87,600 to BND90,120

Professor, between BND105,600 to BND230,400

Contract Duration - Three (3) years
Bonus payment after each 12 months of satisfactory service.
Gratuity payment of 25% of last drawn basic monthly salary x 36 months. Payable at the end of the contract.

No personal income tax scheme in Brunei Darussalam on income earned. 

Among the other benefits

  • Education allowance for up to 4 children between the age of 5 and 21.
  • Subsidised housing rental.
  • Free medical service at Government hospitals and health centres.
  • Travel passages at the beginning, middle and end of the contract.

Application Submission

Completed application forms together with copies of academic certificates and comprehensive curriculum vitae with the names and addresses of three referees should be sent to:

1) By Post

Registrar & Secretary
Universiti Brunei Darussalam
Jalan Tungku Link
Gadong BE1410
BRUNEI DARUSSALAM

2) By email: office.recruit@ubd.edu.bn

Please state the post you are applying in the subject.

For enquiries on the advertisement, please email enquiry.recruit@ubd.edu.bn.

Application forms can be downloaded online, and completed applications must reach us by 3 JULY 2021.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and called for interview.