Postdoctoral Scholar - Singh/Futrell 2021

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Postdoctoral Scholar - Singh/Futrell 2021 Application Window

Open date: March 30th, 2021

Next review date: Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Tuesday, Aug 31, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The UCI NLP group, headed by Professor Sameer Singh, and the Language Processing Group, headed by Professor Richard Futrell, carry out cutting-edge research in computational linguistics using machine learning, probabilistic models, and information theory. Recent products include numerous publications in ACL conference proceedings and cognitive science and linguistics journals.

We seek a candidate to join our team, to be supervised jointly by Professors Singh and Futrell, as a Post-doctoral Scholar. The position requires a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, Linguistics, or a related quantitative field. Expertise in statistical machine learning, information theory, linguistics, and psycholinguistics is required, demonstrated by at least three top-tier publications in these areas. Preferred qualifications include demonstrated experience with neural variational inference, information bottleneck methods, computational models of human sentence processing, and formal language theory.

The salary is to be between $65,000 - $90,000 annually, depending on experience and qualifications. Candidates without experience and top publications in the area of probabilistic computational modeling of human sentence processing are not encouraged to apply.

The anticipated appointment start date will be September 1, 2021, or later. The starting date for the position is negotiable. Interested Applicants should respond by forwarding a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, and the names and email addresses of three references to:

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

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Job locationIrvine, CA




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Posted: 4/1/2021
Application Due: 8/31/2021
Work Type: Full Time