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Monday, 12 September 2022 09:44

Assistant Professor Machine Translation, University of Leiden

Leiden University is looking for an assistant professor to conduct research and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Machine Translation in Leiden.

The lecturer will hold a position within the Leiden University Centre for Linguistics and teach courses as needed in the BA programme Linguistics, the MA programme Linguistics (specialization Computational Linguistics and specialization Translation), and the Minor programme Translation.

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;

Selection criteria

* You hold a PhD degree in Computational Linguistics, Machine Translation, or Artificial Intelligence;

* You are aware of current issues and viewpoints within the field of Machine Translation;

* You have a strong academic teaching record, both at the BA and MA level, as demonstrated by teaching evaluations;

* 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 (preferably C1) 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, Chinese, Turkish, Arabic)

Deadline for applications: 15 September 2022

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