Assistant Professor in Computational Linguistics

The Computer Science Department at Brandeis University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor, beginning Fall 2019, in the area of Computational Linguistics (CL), including but not limited to Statistical and Neural Machine Translation, Question Answering, Information Extraction, Text Summarization, Syntactic and Semantic Parsing, Dialogue Systems, and so on. Duties include the teaching of graduate and undergraduate courses in the candidate’s specialty, in addition to core CL courses in the Computer Science Department. Dissertation advising in the field of Computational Linguistics and NLP as well as graduate and undergraduate level thesis advising will also be expected. Applicants must have a PhD in Computer Science, Computational Linguistics or a related field, a proven publication record, and must have completed all requirements for the doctoral degree by the start of the position.

A research-intensive liberal arts university, Brandeis fosters highly collaborative scientific research both within and between departments and across the sciences. The suburban campus in Waltham, MA is just 20 minutes from the bustling academic and biotechnology centers of Boston and Cambridge. Brandeis is a member of the Association of American Universities and is ranked in the top 35 national universities by US News and World Reports.

The Computer Science department has 13 regular faculty members with diverse research interests. Besides all CS degrees, the department mounts the Language and Linguistics undergraduate degree as well as a vibrant nationally recognized Masters program in Computational Linguistics. The goal for this position is to enhance the research core and add diversity to the CL offerings. A secondary goal is to increase elective courses in AI and Machine Learning.

At Brandeis, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential components of academic excellence. Brandeis University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating equitable access and opportunities for applicants to all employment positions. Because diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of Brandeis’ history and mission, we value and are seeking candidates with a variety of social identities, including those that have been underrepresented in higher education, who possess skills that spark innovation, and who, through their scholarly pursuits, teaching, and/or service experiences, bring expertise in building, engaging and sustaining a pluralistic, interconnected, and just campus community.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a research and a teaching statement, up to three publications, and three letters of reference, to AcademicJobsOnline . Applicants should address at least one of these areas of faculty effort in their cover letter or in a separate statement, indicating how their experiences, interests, commitments, or future goals could promote departmental and institutional pluralism, justice, and inclusion. First consideration will be given to applications received by January 1, 2019. Questions about the position should be directed to:

Nianwen Xue, Chair, Search Committee
Computer Science
Brandeis University
415 South Street
Waltham, MA 02453
Phone Number 01-781-736-2700; tel:01-781-736-2700
xuen@brandeis.edu