[Humanist] 29.98 jobs: postdoc at Cambridge; directorship at King's London

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                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 98.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Roi Reichart <roiri at ie.technion.ac.il>                    (22)
        Subject: looking for a post-doc to work on an ERC project at the
                university of Cambridge

  [2]   From:    Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>          (52)
        Subject: Director, King's Digital Laboratory

        Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2015 07:27:13 +0000
        From: Roi Reichart <roiri at ie.technion.ac.il>
        Subject: looking for a post-doc to work on an ERC project at the university of Cambridge


Dr. Anna Korhonen form the university of Cambridge and myself are looking for a post-doc researcher to work with us on a new ERC funded project.

he start date is September and the application deadline is the end of June.  The ideal candidate will have a PhD in NLP/ML/related area and a strong background in structured prediction (and even more particularly in developing methods in joint learning and inference) is an advantage.

Please let me know if you are interested or may know someone who might be. Please also feel free to distribute this among relevant people.

 Below is a more formal add for the post.

Roi Reichart


A three-year position exists for a Research Associate to work on the project LEXICAL: Lexical Acquisition across Languages. The project is funded by the European Research Council (ERC) in the form of a Consolidator Grant awarded to Anna Korhonen. The aim is to develop a novel computational framework for learning and transferring lexical information across languages without the need for parallel resources. The project will cover a variety of typologically diverse languages and language domains and will demonstrate the usefulness for NLP applications such as machine translation.

The successful applicant will have completed a Ph.D. degree in computational linguistics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, computer science, or a related discipline and will be able to demonstrate an excellent track record of independent research and strong publications. Essential skills include: excellent programming skills, statistical natural language processing techniques, machine learning, as well as proven collaborative/communication/networking skills. Previous experience with joint learning and inference may be considered an advantage.

The RA will work with Anna Korhonen as part of the ERC project team. He/she will be a member of the vibrant and highly research-active Language Technology Lab  (http://ltl.mml.cam.ac.uk http://ltl.mml.cam.ac.uk/ ) and the large community of NLP researchers in the University of Cambridge.

The post is for 3 years starting from 1 September, 2015.

Details of how to apply can be found at:

Deadline for applications is 30 June, 2015.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Anna Korhonen (alk23 at cam.ac.uk<http://cam.ac.uk/>).

Anna Korhonen
Reader in Computational Linguistics
DTAL, University of Cambridge

        Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2015 06:01:24 +1000
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: Director, King's Digital Laboratory

Director of Kings Digital Laboratory
King's College London

Reference: THW/15/059639/589
Salary Details: Grade 8 £48,743 to £56,482
Allowances: London Allowance £2,323
Contract Type: Permanent
Contract Term: Full time

The King'™s Digital Lab (KDL) is a newly established facility within the 
Faculty of Arts and Humanities, which is being created to undertake a 
range of innovative digital collaborations both with academic staff 
across the Faculty and with external partners, with the aim of ensuring 
that the College continues to benefit from the digital turn in the 
humanities. The remit of the Digital Lab will include formal projects 
funded by external bodies such as the UK Research Councils, but will 
also encompass a broad portfolio of services, tools, infrastructure, and 
guidance around digital technologies. The vision for KDL is that it will 
be entrepreneurial endeavour that is encouraged to seek out and 
undertake innovative and cutting-edge work with external as well as 
internal partners, including not only the Faculty, but also other parts 
of King’s, as well as external clients in the public and private 
sectors, including HEIs and the cultural sector.

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities is seeking to appoint a Director for 
a new initiative named the King’s Digital Lab (KDL).

While an initial range of potential activities for KDL has been 
identified, and are summarised in the job pack, once underway KDL will 
be an independent unit, whose subsequent development and priorities will 
be informed and determined by the new Director. The Director will thus 
be required to produce at an early stage detailed business and 
operational plans, which will identify its priorities and focuses in the 
initial years of its operation, including sources of revenue. This will 
also enable the Director to make considered decisions about the profile 
and skills of the research development team that will be required to 
achieve the aims of KDL, and to make appointments to build up this team.

The post holder will be a highly motivated and entrepreneurial leader, 
with an excellent knowledge of digital humanities methods and tools and 
their application across higher education and the cultural sector, and 
the potential to extend beyond these domains. The post holder will take 
responsibility for the staff in KDL, promoting and marketing KDL; 
seeking out and securing new partnerships and clients; developing 
funding streams; and for undertaking a broad range of engagement 
activities, both within King’s and externally.

Closing date: 08 July 2015
Job Pack (Word Document 355k)
If you have questions about this role, please contact: Sheila Anderson, 
Tel: 020-7848-1981, Email: sheila.anderson at kcl.ac.uk,

For more see: 

Willard McCarty (www.mccarty.org.uk/), Professor, Department of Digital
Humanities, King's College London, and Digital Humanities Research
Group, University of Western Sydney

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