Lecturer in Natural Language Processing
Queen Mary University of London School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science
United Kingdom

Lecturer in Natural Language Processing (Teaching and Research) 

Department: School of Electronic Engineering & Computer Science
Salary: £42,433-£52,833 per annum (Grade 6)
Reference: QMUL23834
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 21-Apr-2021
Closing date: 20-May-2021


About the Role

We are looking to appoint a Lecturer in Natural Language Processing (NLP) to join our vibrant Cognitive Science Research group (http://cogsci.eecs.qmul.ac.uk/), which includes six NLP experts supported by prestigious fellowship awards and projects.

About You

To apply, you should have a PhD or equivalent professional experience and must have an appropriate track-record of high quality research in the field of NLP, including publications in renowned journals and conferences in this area.   You should have clear and ambitious plans for your future research and be able to develop research proposals and effectively manage subsequent awards.

It is essential that you can communicate new and complex information effectively, both verbally and in writing, and engage the interest and enthusiasm of the target audience. You must have some experience of teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level in large or small group settings, preferably in areas such as Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning and/or Data Analytics.

About the School of EECS

As a multidisciplinary School, we are well known for our pioneering research and pride ourselves on our world-class projects. We are 11th in the UK for quality of computer science research (REF 2014) and 6th in the UK for quality of electronic engineering research (REF 2014).

About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

We embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.


We offer competitive salaries, pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum, a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family-friendly inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Mile End Campus in London. It is a full time permanent appointment with an expected start date of September 2021. The starting salary will be Grade 5-6, in the range of £42,433 - £53,833 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance. Please note that a UK Lecturer position is equivalent to an Assistant Professor at a US university.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. We particularly welcome applications from under-represented (BAME) groups, and from women in all stages of life, including pregnancy and maternity leave. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. Job share requests for this post will be considered, so please state this clearly on your application.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Professor Steve Uhlig at eecs-head@qmul.ac.uk.  Details about the School can be found at www.eecs.qmul.ac.uk.

Candidates are advised that reference letters, certificates and/or research papers, should not be submitted at this stage.

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.

The closing date for applications is 20th May 21.  Interviews are expected to be held in June 2021.

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