Postdoctoral Positions

Postdoctoral Fellow in Computational Linguistics

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The Department of Linguistics, University of British Columbia – Vancouver, invites applications for a one-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Computational Linguistics, to commence no later than September 1, 2019.

 

This position may be renewed for up to two years subject to budgetary approval and positive appraisal of performance. The successful candidate must hold a PhD (or expect to have successfully defended prior to the position start date) and must be within five years of having been awarded the PhD degree at the start of the position.

 

The Postdoctoral Fellow will be expected to participate actively in research projects within the department and support the development and delivery of Computational Linguistics curricula at the undergraduate level. Expertise in computational modeling of natural language is required, as well as expertise in one or more core areas relevant to the department’s research. The successful candidate is expected to play an active role in the coordination and direction of interdisciplinary research projects, bringing together computational tools with more traditional linguistic theory and methods, as well as in the supervision of undergraduate and graduate research assistants.

 

The Postdoctoral Fellow will also be expected to teach at least one undergraduate course, and support the delivery of the Master of Data Science in Computational Linguistics program. There will also be opportunities for the Postdoctoral Fellow to interact with UBC colleagues on research and teaching. Information about the Department and faculty research can be found on our website, https://linguistics.ubc.ca. There will be some support for research-associated costs, including conference travel.

 

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a one-page research statement, 2 sample publications, evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness. The cover letter should include a statement about experience working with a diverse student body and contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion. Application materials should be submitted online at: https://ling.air.arts.ubc.ca/application-for-postdoctoral-fellow/. In addition, applicants should arrange for two or three confidential letters of reference to be sent directly to:

 

Vicki Ferguson, Manager of Administration, Department of Linguistics, The University of British Columbia, ling.admin@ubc.ca.

 

Completed applications and reference letters must be received by August 1, 2019. Please include “Computational Postdoc Search” in the email subject line. For questions about the position, please contact Professor Bryan Gick at gick@mail.ubc.ca.

 

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

 

Postdoctoral Fellow in Phonetics

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The Department of Linguistics, University of British Columbia – Vancouver, invites applications for a one-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Phonetics, to commence no later than September 1, 2019.

 

These positions may be renewed for up to two years subject to budgetary approval and positive appraisal of performance. The successful candidate must hold a PhD (or expect to have successfully defended prior to the position start date) and must be within five years of having been awarded the PhD degree at the start of the position.

 

The Postdoctoral Fellow will be expected to participate actively in UBC’s Interdisciplinary Speech Research Laboratory directed by Prof. Bryan Gick. Expertise in one or more areas relevant to the lab’s research is required, including articulatory phonetics, motor control, neurophysiology, biomechanics, experimental methods or computational modeling of speech. The successful candidate is expected to assist in the direction of the lab as well as the supervision of undergraduate and graduate research assistants.

 

The Postdoctoral Fellow will also be expected to teach at least one course, including at least one research-based seminar in a topic of their choice. There will also be opportunities for the Postdoctoral Fellow to interact with UBC colleagues on research and teaching. Information about the Department and faculty research can be found on our website, https://linguistics.ubc.ca. There will be some support for research-associated costs, including conference travel.

 

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a one-page research statement, 2 sample publications, evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness. The cover letter should include a statement about experience working with a diverse student body and contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion. Application materials should be submitted online at: https://ling.air.arts.ubc.ca/?p=2427. In addition, applicants should arrange for two or three confidential letters of reference to be sent directly to:

 

Vicki Ferguson, Manager of Administration, Department of Linguistics, The University of British Columbia, ling.admin@ubc.ca.

 

Completed applications and reference letters must be received by July 8, 2019. Please include “Phonetics Postdoc Search” in the email subject line. For questions about the position, please contact Professor Bryan Gick at gick@mail.ubc.ca.

 

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.