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CfA: Associate Professor of Linguistics with a Specialization in Computational Linguistics, Oslo (Norway), deadline: 31 October 2023

Job Title: Associate Professor of Linguistics with a Specialization in Computational Linguistics

Location: Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies, University of Oslo, Norway

Application Deadline: 31st October 2023



A permanent position of Associate Professor of Linguistics with a specialization in Computational Linguistics is available at the Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies, University of Oslo.
(Associate Professor is the entry level in Norway, postdocs and newly minted PhDs are eligible to apply; moreover, it is possible to apply for promotion to Full Professor after starting the job.)

General linguistics at the department covers all of the discipline's core areas (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics), and a range of methodological approaches, including corpus linguistics and experimental linguistics with a designated focus on the promotion of open science.
Resources at the department include the Socio-Cognitive Lab (advanced audio-visual system, eye-trackers and EEG), and we maintain close ties with the TextLab (corpora, databases and other digital resources) at the faculty level.

The successful candidate is expected to initiate and lead research, supervise PhD and MA candidates, participate in teaching and in exam setting and assessment at all levels, and to carry out administrative duties in accordance with the needs of the Department.

Qualification requirements

– PhD or equivalent academic qualifications within linguistics or another discipline related to the profile of the position.
– Documented experience with research in computational linguistics that engages with questions from general linguistics (e.g., phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics).
– An ability to contribute to teaching at all levels, including general courses at the BA level and more advanced BA and MA courses in computational linguistics.
– Documented pedagogical skills (either a teaching course certificate or based on teaching experience) and a willingness to take active part in academic leadership and administration.
– Documented potential for project acquisition – Excellent English language skills, both spoken and written – Personal suitability and motivation for the position

The following qualifications will count in the assessment of the applicants:

– Academic qualifications and academic production (publications, tools, programs, libraries, etc) relevant to the advertised position, with emphasis on works published within the last 5 years.
Originality and innovative thinking will be weighted more heavily than quantity – International peer-reviewed publications – Experience with research projects – Effort to promote open science, e.g. through open data, open materials, shared code, or preregistrations.
– Potential to contribute to the long-term development of the academic and research environment at the Department – Pedagogical qualifications, documented results from teaching and supervision, and disposition to inspire students – Interest and ability in leadership and administration – Ability to create and contribute to a positive environment for collaboration – Experience with and ability to build international networks – Skills within popular dissemination, public outreach and innovation

We offer:
– Salary NOK 615 000 - 714 000 per annum depending on qualifications – A professionally stimulating working environment – Membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund – Attractive welfare benefits – The opportunity to apply for promotion to full professorship at a later stage

We would like to highlight the following three aspects of the job announcement:
– in spite of the title (Associate Professor), this is an entry-level position in the Norwegian system; postdocs and newly minted PhDs are eligible to apply, but their thesis must have been submitted by the application deadline, which should be documented; – the position is permanent/tenured; moreover, it is possible to apply for promotion to Full Professor after starting the job; – applicants are not required to know Norwegian or another Scandinavian language by the start date, and the faculty provides support for learning Norwegian after arriving in Oslo.

For more information on the position and how to apply, see the full job announcement at the application link provided below.

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