Assistant Professor Machine Translation 1

Assistant Professor Machine Translation 1

Published Deadline Location
25 Oct 25 Dec Leiden

Job description

Key responsibilities
  • Developing, teaching, and co-ordinating courses on Machine Translation and Computational Linguistics. The position will have a focus on adaptivity in machine translation: adaptivity to specific end-user groups (such as refugees or people with low-literacy), specific contexts (e.g. medical or legal translation, or creative and literary translation) or specific media (i.e. MT in audio-visual translation).
  • Supervising student internships, and BA and (Res)MA theses in English;
  • Playing an active role in recruiting students by contributing to open days, orientation and information sessions;
  • Fulfilling administrative duties within the programme, the LUCL institute and/or the Faculty of Humanities;
  • Conducting research based on an individual research plan within one of the research programmes of LUCL and presenting the results in the form of publications, conference presentations and other means to academic, professional/societal partners and wider audiences;
  • Acquiring project funding at national, European and international levels.

Specifications

Leiden University

Requirements

Selection criteria
  • You hold a PhD degree in Computational Linguistics, Machine Translation, Computer-Assisted Translation, or Artificial Intelligence;
  • You are aware of current issues and viewpoints within the field of Machine Translation, as demonstrated by recent publications on machine translation in peer-reviewed academic journals and edited volumes;
  • You have "hands-on" experience in machine translation;
  • You have a strong academic teaching record, both at the BA and MA level, including courses specifically on machine translation, as demonstrated by recent teaching evaluations and teaching innovation/design;
  • You are a committed and inspiring teacher, with an inclusive approach to education and the ability to engage a diverse community of BA and MA students;
  • You have a research profile that fits within LUCL and a proven track record of research, as demonstrated by a list of peer-reviewed publications commensurate with career stage;
  • You are a clear communicator and team player, enthusiastic to collaborate across disciplinary boundaries, in both teaching and research;
  • You possess excellent language skills (C1 or higher) in both English and at least one other language (preferably one of the languages taught in the BA and MA programmes of Leiden's Faculty of Humanities, i.e. Dutch, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Turkish, Arabic).

Conditions of employment

Terms and conditions

We offer an 1 fte temporary appointment of one year. This position may lead to a permanent appointment depending on good performance. Salary ranges from € 3,974.- to € 5,439.- gross per month (pay scale 11) based on fulltime employment in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Depending on qualifications, you may start at the appropriate step in scale 10 until you fully meet the requirements for scale 11 as specified by the Faculty of Humanities, particularly with regard to the number of years of relevant work experience. The starting date will be as soon as possible.

Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses (8.3 %), training and career development. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. More at https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/working-at/job-application-procedure-and-employment-conditions.

Leiden University requires teaching staff to obtain the University Teaching Qualification (UTQ). If the successful applicant does not already possess this qualification or its equivalent, he/ she must be willing to obtain this Qualification within two years.

Diversity and inclusion
Fostering an inclusive community is a central element of the values and vision of Leiden University. Leiden University is committed to becoming an inclusive community which enables all students and staff to feel valued and respected and to develop their full potential. Diversity in experiences and perspectives enriches our teaching and strengthens our research. High quality teaching and research is inclusive.

Additional information

Information
Enquiries can be made to Prof. Lisa Cheng, Academic Director of LUCL, e-mail WDlucl@hum.leidenuniv.nl. For practical questions, please contact the Institute Manager, Maarit van Gammeren, e-mail m.s.k.van.gammeren@hum.leidenuniv.nl .

Specifications

  • Assistant professor
  • Language and culture
  • €3974—€5439 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 13088

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Location

Rapenburg 70, 2311EZ, Leiden

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Application procedure

Make sure to apply no later than 25 Dec 2022 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).