Assistant Professors in Computational Linguistics


Faculty of Arts


University of Groningen

Job description

The Faculty of Arts is built on a long-standing tradition of four centuries. Our mission is to be a top-ranking faculty with both excellent education and world-quality research, with a strong international orientation, firmly rooted in the north of the Netherlands. We create knowledge and new insights and share its benefits with society. We work at a modern, broad and international institution, educating over 5,000 Dutch and international students to become forward-looking, articulate and independent academics and professionals. We form a hardworking and diverse team of 700 staff members.

What will you be working on and teaching?
Our Computational Linguistics group in the Centre for Language and Cognition (CLCG) at the University of Groningen is still expanding, and we are looking for two enthusiastic assistant professors in the areas of speech and language technology, artificial intelligence, data science, or computational social science. You will teach in the BSc and MSc Information Science programmes at the Faculty of Arts, as well as the Erasmus Mundus Research Master in Language and Communication Technologies. These include courses on a wide range of topics within information and communication science as well as the supervision of Bachelor and Master theses, where our vision is to combine research with education. In addition, you will develop new courses in your area of expertise to strengthen the current curriculum. We are particularly welcoming applicants who expand or complement our current areas of research and are therefore open to new lines of research as part of or connected to the fields mentioned above. The new assistant professor will be working as part of the CLCG, which is the institutional home of all language and cognition research carried out within the Faculty of Arts. The Computational Linguistics group of CLCG provides a vibrant working atmosphere performing state-of-the-art research in all major areas of Natural Language Processing, see:


In addition to a number of basic requirements set by the University of Groningen, such as excellent communication skills, presentation skills, coaching skills and a results-oriented attitude, we expect that:

- you have a PhD in an area related to computational linguistics, speech and language technology, artificial intelligence, data science, or computational social science
- you are keen on conducting high-quality research, actively engaging with the national and international research network, seeking external funds, and participating in the group’s activities
- you have teaching experience and are expected to have started within one year the process to acquire relevant teaching qualifications (the UTQ, the University Teaching Qualification)
- you like to work both independently and in a multidisciplinary team producing high quality output
- you have the ability to communicate, teach, and perform research in English (CEFR C1 level for reading, listening, writing, speaking)
- you are expected to have or gain a basic understanding of the Dutch language (CEFR B2 for reading and listening, and CEFR B1 for writing and speaking) within two years.

Conditions of employment

Contract length: 18 months.

We offer you in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities:

- a salary, depending on qualifications and work experience, with a minimum of € 3,974 (salary scale 11) to a maximum of € 6,181 (salary scale 12) gross per month for a full-time position
- excluding 8% holiday allowance and 8,3% end-of-year bonus and participation in a pension scheme for employees. Favorable tax agreements may apply to non-Dutch applicants. We offer 232 holiday hours per calendar year for full-time employment
- an appointment will initially be on a temporary basis for 18 months with the possibility of becoming a permanent position following a positive ‘Results and Development’ assessment. Having started to learn Dutch is mandatory for obtaining a permanent position. The position entails a contract combining 60% teaching tasks with 40% research-time.

The faculty will facilitate you with obtaining the requested qualifications for teaching and the Dutch language.

The appointee will ideally commence as soon as possible

For more detailed information about working conditions and working for the University of Groningen, please check:

Job Application

You may apply for this position until 10 January 11:59 pm / before 11 January 2023 Dutch local time (CET) by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website).

You can fill in the form and upload three PDF files (in English):

1. a letter of motivation
2. a CV with your education and work experience, evidence of your involvement in the international research community, evidence of teaching experience, a list of publications, and the names and contact details of two referees
3. a two-page (max) description of research and teaching plans and ideas, including a list of five most relevant publications. You can upload this under ”extra document” on the website.

Only complete applications submitted by the deadline will be taken into consideration.

The selection interviews will take place in the second half of January 2023.

The University of Groningen strives to be a university in which students and staff are respected and feel at home, regardless of differences in background, experiences, perspectives, and identities. We believe that working on our core values of inclusion and equality are a joint responsibility and we are constructively working on creating a socially safe environment. Diversity among students and staff members enriches academic debate and contributes to the quality of our teaching and research. We therefore invite applicants from underrepresented groups in particular to apply. For more information, see also our diversity policy webpage:[…]/

Our selection procedure follows the guidelines of the Recruitment code (NVP): and European Commission's European Code of Conduct for recruitment of researchers:

Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.

Additional information

For additional information, please contact:

Prof. Johan Bos (for questions about the position)

In your application, please always include the job opening ID V22.0412

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