Cross-Language Information Retrieval Postdoctoral Fellowship

Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Feb 10, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

The Human Language Technology Center of Excellence (HLTCOE) at the Johns Hopkins University seeks applicants for a postdoctoral fellowship position in Cross-Language Information Retrieval (CLIR).   Recent advances in core capabilities for search and translation provide new opportunities to create systems that can dramatically improve access to information in other languages.  We seek a colleague with interests in the design and evaluation of both automatic and interactive information retrieval systems who can help to jump-start a substantial new CLIR research program.

The Johns Hopkins University is a private university located in Baltimore, Maryland. The HLTCOE and the Johns Hopkins University Center for Language and Speech Processing (CLSP) together constitute one of the world’s largest academic groups focused on human language technology.  Salary and benefits are highly competitive.  A qualified applicant will have a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline, a strong research record, and must be a US citizen.  Review of applications will begin February 28, 2020; applications will be considered until the position has been filled. 

Ph.D. in a relevant discipline

Strong research record

US citizenship

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