Assistant Professor Text Mining (tenure track)

Assistant Professor Text Mining (tenure track)

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5 Aug 15 Sep Amsterdam

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Job description

As an Assistant Professor you will be teaching in our BA and MA programs for Natural
Language Processing and Text Mining. You are also expected to do research,
collaborate in projects, and submit your own research proposals.

Your duties
  • teaching courses in Natural Language Processing
  • supervise MA theses
  • research in Natural Language Processing
  • (co-)supervise PhD students

Specifications

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU)

Requirements

  • PhD in computational linguistics or a PhD in computer science with specialization in computational linguistics
  • knowledge of and experience with the latest methods in NLP
  • experience in teaching on the topic of NLP at University level
  • solid publication record

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 4 years.

A challenging position in a socially involved organization. On full-time basis the remuneration amounts to a minimum gross monthly salary of €3,807 (scale 11)and a maximum €5,211 (scale 11), depending on your education and experience. The job profile is based on the university job ranking system and is vacant for at least 0.8 FTE.

We offer a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor initially for the duration of 5 years. Tenure can be achieved if the faculty criteria for Assistant Professor are fulfilled. For the duration of the tenure track, performance will be evaluated in terms of teaching, publication record, attempts to acquire research funding either individually or in consortia, academic service and valorisation. After a successful evaluation, permanent employment will be granted.

Additionally, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam offers excellent fringe benefits and various schemes and regulations to promote a good work/life balance, such as:
  • 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus
  • a maximum of 41 days of annual leave based on full-time employment
  • a wide range of sports facilities which staff may use at a modest charge

Employer

The ambition of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is clear: to contribute to a better world through outstanding education and ground-breaking research. We strive to be a university where personal development and commitment to society play a leading role. A university where people from different disciplines and backgrounds collaborate to achieve innovations and to generate new knowledge. Our teaching and research encompass the entire spectrum of academic endeavor – from the humanities, the social sciences and the natural sciences through to the life sciences and the medical sciences.

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is home to more than 26,000 students. We employ over 4,600 individuals. The VU campus is easily accessible and located in the heart of Amsterdam’s Zuidas district, a truly inspiring environment for teaching and research.

Diversity
We are an inclusive university community. Diversity is one of our most important values. We believe that engaging in international activities and welcoming students and staff from a wide variety of backgrounds enhances the quality of our education and research. We are always looking for people who can enrich our world with their own unique perspectives and experiences.

Faculty of Humanities
The Faculty of Humanities links a number of fields of study: Language, Literature and Communication, Art & Culture, History, Antiquities and Philosophy. Our teaching and research focus on current societal and scientific themes: from artificial intelligence to visual culture, from urbanization to the history of slavery, from ‘fake news’ in journalism to communication in organizations. We strive to ensure small group sizes. Innovative education and interdisciplinary research are our hallmarks.

Working at the Faculty of Humanities means making a real contribution to the quality of leading education and research in an inspiring and personal work and study climate. We employ more than 250 staff members, and we are home to around 1,300 students.
About the department
The Computational Linguistics and Text Mining Lab (CLTL) at the Vrije Universiteit
Amsterdam is one of the leading groups in the area of multilingual language
understanding, language modeling and resources and human-robot communication.
Check out our website at: cltl.nl for more details about our research and teaching.

Specifications

  • Lecturer; Assistant professor; Associate professor; Professor
  • Behaviour and society
  • 32—40 hours per week
  • €3746—€5127 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 8098

Employer

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU)

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Location

De Boelelaan 1105, 1081 HV, Amsterdam

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