Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Natural Language Processing (211-0545) – Københavns Universitet

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Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Natural Language Processing (211-0545)

The Department of Computer Science (DIKU) is expanding its research and educational activities in data science and hereby invites applications for an Assistant Professorship in Natural Language Processing.

Preferred candidates will have a PhD in Computer Science, Computational Linguistics, or equivalent. A strong academic background in Natural Language Processing is necessary. This must be documented by publications in top tier venues or journals, such as ACL, EMNLP, NAACL, EACL, COLING, CoNLL, AAAI, NIPS, ICML, and ICLR. 
 
Applicants should have a lively interest in top-tier research and well-developed collaborative skills, documented by, for example, publications with different groups of co-authors. Fluency in spoken and written English is necessary. 
 
Duties include the applicant’s own research, development of the field, assessment tasks, grant applications, and research management such as supervision and training of research fellows and other staff. The successful applicant must also teach, supervise, prepare and participate in examinations, and fulfill other tasks requested by the Department. 
 
Assessment of applicants will primarily consider their level of documented, original scientific production at an international level, including contributions to developments in their field, as well as their documented teaching qualifications. Managerial and out-reach qualifications of applicants including ability to attract external funding will also be considered. 
 
The position is open from 1 June 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. 
 
Further information on the Department is linked at http://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/. Inquiries about the position can be made to Head of Department, Professor Mads Nielsen (madsn@di.ku.dk) or Professor Anders Søgaard (soegaard@di.ku.dk) . 
 
The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.  

Terms of employment 

The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.  
 
Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.  
 
The starting salary is currently up to DKK 413.717 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 70.746).
 
Negotiation for salary supplement is possible. 

The tenure-track programme 

An assigned mentor will provide the tenure-track assistant professors with guidance related to career development, other academic topics and administrative procedures. 
 
Performance of the tenure-track assistant professor will be followed via internal yearly evaluations and a mid-term and final international evaluation by an assessment committee. If the ‘final appraisal’ is positive you will be promoted as associate professor. Performance and progression towards the criteria below will be evaluated with due consideration of differences between research fields.  

Criteria for promotion 

After a 6-year tenure-track period tenure-track assistant professors are expected to meet the following criteria: 
 
  • A strong publication track record within the specific field of research, including a significant number of corresponding authorships and at least some publications in high-ranked journals based on work carried out during the tenure-track period 
  • Strong external network of collaboration, including joint publications 
  • A significant track record of successful external research funding 
  • Establishment of a strong and internationally competitive research group demonstrating clear independence of former supervisors/mentors, or/and major contributions to the development of an existing research group demonstrating an ability to collaborate within the research group  
  • Completed http://www.ind.ku.dk/english/course_overview/up/ and established a teaching portfolio via participation in teaching, including preparation and development of departmental courses 
  • Successful supervision/co-supervision of MSc and PhD students  
The application including all attachments must be in English and submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below. 

Please include  

  • Curriculum vitae including: 
    • Please describe and document international network and relations  
    • Please describe and document internationally based activities 
    • Positions held at universities/research institutions outside Denmark 
    • Outreach activities, i.e. popular lectures or other activities in the media 
    • Grants held, personal or in part. Career development grants. 
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)  
  • Research plan - description of current and future research plans  
  • If available, description and documentation of teaching and supervision experience and qualifications- please describe and document: 
    • Experience with supervision of BSc and MSc students 
    • Teaching experience 
    • Formal pedagogical training 
  • Complete publication list 
  • Separate reprints of up to 5 particularly relevant papers 
The deadline for applications is 21 January 2018, 23:59 GMT +1.  
 
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.  
 
You can read about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/
  
Interviews/trial lectures will be held on 12 April 2017
 
Please refer to the following no. in future communication in this case: 211-0545.

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