The Research Group in Computational Linguistics at the University of Wolverhampton is currently recruiting a Reader in Translation Technology (permanent) and a Research Fellow in Translation Technology (3 year position with the possibility of extension). The purpose of these posts is to strengthen the research group by enhancing its research and publications in the field of translation technology. The appointed candidates will be expected to produce REF-returnable outputs, attract external income, seek industrial collaborations, teach at Masters level and supervise PhD students.
The post holders will hold a first degree in a relevant discipline, together with a PhD (or equivalent) in a field related to machine translation, translation memories or translation technologies, and will have completed work at postdoctoral research level at a university, research institute or in a related part of the private sector in the UK or abroad. They will be proficient in a range of subject-specific skills and ideally will have extensive experience in site-based research settings. The post holders will be able to demonstrate the ability to work independently to develop new research objectives and proposals including contributing to the securing of external funding and collaborative projects.
For the research fellow position, the appointed candidate will have a developing portfolio of publications in high impact peer-reviewed research journals or equivalent, relevant to their field and will have supervised student research projects. Programming skills and experience with the development of software in fields related to translation technology are a plus, but not compulsory. We will also consider candidates from a corpus linguistics/translation studies background who have experience in using technologies in translation.
For the reader position, the appointed candidate should have evidence of an individual track record in research which is at the cutting edge of machine translation and/or translation technology and is recognised internationally (e.g. through publications in journals). They should have a track record of having successfully obtained funding from external sources and successfully completed projects. Candidates should have teaching experience and a track record in supervising PhD students.
How to apply
The applications should be made via the University of Wolverhampton’s e-recruitment site:
The closing date for the applications is 18 April 2017. (extended deadline)
Interview dates to be confirmed.
Start of the posts: to be agreed with the successful candidates, but no later than autumn 2017.
For informal discussion about the roles please contact Dr Constantin Orasan (firstname.lastname@example.org).