available at the Department of Informatics, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural
In June 2009 the department employs: 27 full professors, 30 associate/assistant professors, 53 adjunct professors, and about 84 doctoral and post-doctoral research fellows, about 2/3 of whom have external funding.
The department awards degrees in computing science at three levels: Bachelor, Master, and PhD. There are approximately 900 undergraduate students, 400 Master students, and 195 PhD students at the department.
The Department of Informatics covers topics within mathematical modeling, computing sciences, microelectronics, communication technology, systems development and core computer science.
A further description of the department can be found at http://www.ifi.uio.no/english/. In 2010 the whole department will move into the new spacious Informatics building with state of the art facilities, see http://www.ifi.uio.no/ifi2/index.php.
The person hired will be a member of the research
group for Logic and Natural Languages. The group has currently five permanent
positions (professors/associate professors), this one included. The group has two key areas of research; one
natural language processing, the other is logic. The group carries the main responsibility for the interdisciplinary teaching program in IT – Language, Logic, Psychology. A description of the group may be found at http://www.ifi.uio.no/research/groups/lns/.
The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has recognized (natural)
language technology (“språkteknologi”) as a focal area of research and provides
several PhD fellowships. Besides the current position, there are two
professors, one postdoctoral
and five doctoral fellows active in natural language processing. A description of the current research within natural language processing/language technology may be found here: http://www.ifi.uio.no/research/groups/lns/lt.html.
associate professorship is in computer science with a specialization within the
area of Natural Language Processing (NLP). The successful candidate will play a
central role in the further development of NLP and language technology at the
Current group members have a strong tradition in so-called “deep” approaches to NLP, combining formalisms rooted in logic with detailed linguistic knowledge. Two specific areas of local expertise are formal and computational semantics and large-scale parsing
and generation with constraint-based grammars. The group is an activate member of the international Deep Linguistic Processing with HPSG initative (DELPH-IN, see: http://www.delph-in.net). Current research activity has its focus on hybrid approaches to NLP,
seeking to balance linguistic analysis and machine learning, which in past and current projects have been applied to, among others, machine translation and semantic parsing of scholarly literature.
The person appointed should have a background in natural language processing. The research field of the aplicant should fit in with the research profile of the current group, as well as extend and complement it. Expertise in data-driven and stochastic methods in NLP, ideally when applied to richer linguistic representations, is particularly welcome. Applicants are expected to outline one or more research projects and suggest how these can be expected to strengthen and diversify the scientific profile of the group.
The person appointed should be actively engaged in
research with a strong publication record, in particular from recent years. Furthermore,
experience from initiation of, and work within, research networks or other
similar relevant experience of cooperation and
network building is desirable. Capability of external fund raising is also desirable.
The minimum requirement for the position is a PhD
degree, other corresponding doctoral degree, or equivalent academic
qualifications documented by scholarly production. The person appointed must be
able to participate in teaching, supervision and examination
work at all levels and undertake administrative duties in accordance with current provisions.
The basis of assessment for the applicants is the
academic, other professional, pedagogical and publicising qualifications,
qualifications for management and administration, and personal qualifications.
In the ranking of competent applicants, the whole breadth of
their qualifications shall be brought in, assessed and explicitly ascribed weight. Particular weight is placed on qualifications that are closely related to the area in which the post is advertised, cf. the Rules for appointments to professorships and associate
professorships, which may be found here:
The successful applicant must have a basic
pedagogical qualification. Applicants, who at the time of appointment cannot
provide documentary evidence of basic teaching competence, must acquire such
competence in the course of a period of two years.
More information may be found here:
to learn enough Norwegian to be able to participate actively in all functions the position may involve.
As a general rule an interview will be used in the appointment process, and it may be appropriate to require trial lectures.
UiO has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results a.o.
The application must contain complete information about education, former positions, scientific and pedagogical activities and administrative experience. The applicants must, within the application deadline, deliver 4 - four copies of:
- The application, detailed CV and other attachments.
- A research plan (2-4 pages) describing the applicant’s scientific ambitions for the nearest future
- A list of all scientific production with bibliographic references
- Up to 10 selected scientific publications the applicant wishes to include in the evaluation
- Documentation of other competence of relevance for the position such as teaching experience, publications in the popular press, capabilities of fund raising, etc.
- Explanation or documentation of formal pedagogical competence, outreach activities and other qualifications.
Further questions can be addressed to .
Prof. Jan Tore Lønning, phone +47 22 84 01 20, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or
to administrative head of department, Narve Trædal, phone +47 22 85 24 18, e-mail email@example.com
Ltr.: 66-72 (dep on experience/competence)
Application deadline: October 9, 2009
REF. NR.: 2009/10676
The application with attachments must be
sent within the deadline to:
Det matematisk-naturvitenskapelige fakultet,
v/senior executive officer Grete Andresen,
Application with CV and list of publications can also be sent by E-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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