NORTH-WEST UNIVERSITY (POTCHEFSTROOM)
FACULTY OF HUMANITIES
POSITION NUMBER : P002252
CENTRE FOR TEXT TECHNOLOGY (CTEXT)
PEROMNES : P8
VACANCY : MANAGER : RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT / SENIOR COMPUTATIONAL LINGUIST
Purpose of the position : To manage the resource development sub-program which includes developing technologies within language technology which are key to our ongoing projects.
A relevant degree in Language Technology, Computational Linguistics, Computer Engineering or Computer Systems development or other relevant field
An honours degree in Computer Science / Computer Engineering with relevant linguistics experience / a Degree in Linguistics with relevant computer / programming experience
Three years’ programming experience in at least one of the following languages : PERL, Python, R, C, C++, C#, Java
Three years’ experience in natural language processing
Two years’ experience in the use of several operating systems, including MS Windows and Linux
Two years’ experience in text processing, machine learning and lexical database development
One year experience managing a group of developers or researchers
Proof of publication record
Other competency requirements :
Advanced computer skills and the ability to easily master new software
Experience in the use of different operating systems amongst which Windows and Linux
Time management skills and good organisational abilities
The ability to function as part of a team and adapt to its work method and work independently
Creative problem solving skills
Must be able to prioritise, manage, and complete tasks simultaneously whilst under the constraints and excel under pressure
Demonstration of language proficiency in order to function optimally in the various multilingual environments of the NWU
A relevant Master’s and PhD degree will serve as a recommendation
Proper scientific writing style, knowledge of other languages
Manager of sub-program : Resource Development. Design, development, management and distribution of resources (including corpora and core technologies) within the field of human language technology.
Development of new and innovative software products within the field of language technology.
Research in the field of language technology or other relevant field, including the publication of articles.
Supervision of post-graduate students and teaching of relevant modules in the language technology program
TOTAL REMUNERATION PACKAGE : Market related