MANAGER: RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT/ SENIOR COMPUTATIONAL LINGUIST
North-West University
Potchefstroom, South Africa
6d ago

Introduction...

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.

Minimum Requirements...

  • 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
  • Recommendations

  • A relevant Master’s and PhD degree will serve as a recommendation
  • Proper scientific writing style, knowledge of other languages
  • Job Specification...

  • 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

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