Employment Opportunities

  • The Center for Language and Speech Processing (CLSP) at Johns Hopkins University
    seeks outstanding candidates for a fulltime teaching position. The search is open to all
    ranks, including Senior Lecturer, Associate Teaching Professor and Teaching Professor.

    This position will be central to CLSP’s new Certificate in Human Language Technology,
    part of the master’s degree programs in Computer Science (CS) and the Electrical and
    Computer Engineering (ECE). The successful candidate will be involved in new course
    development, graduate teaching, graduate academic advising, supervising master’s
    thesis projects, and managing various aspects of the Certificate program. Although this
    is primarily a teaching position, there is also potential for research effort.

    Successful candidates will join the faculty of CLSP, one of the largest and most visible
    academic organizations in speech processing and NLP. For more than two decades,
    CLSP has advanced the state of the art in research, hosted international research
    teams (the annual JSALT workshops), and produced hundreds of PhD alumni. Our
    graduates are found throughout most major information processing companies and in
    government related research organizations.

    The primary appointment will be in the academic department most appropriate for the
    candidate within the Whiting School of Engineering, such as Electrical and Computer
    Engineering, Computer Science or another appropriate department. Applicants for this
    position must have a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering
    or a closely related field, commitment to teaching, and excellent communication skills.
    Familiarity with some aspect of Human Language Technology or machine learning is
    strongly preferred. The university has instituted a nontenure track career path for fulltime teaching faculty culminating in the rank of Teaching Professor.

    Johns Hopkins is a private university known for its commitment to academic excellence
    and research. CLSP, as well as the CS and ECE departments, are part of the Whiting
    School of Engineering. We are located in Baltimore, MD in close proximity to
    Washington, DC and Philadelphia, PA. See the center webpage
    https://www.clsp.jhu.edu/ for additional information.

    Applicants should apply online at http://apply.interfolio.com/47959. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a teaching statement and complete contact information for at least three references.

    Applicants should apply by January 31, 2018 for full consideration, but applications
    will be accepted until positions are filled. Questions should be directed to
    clspsearch@clsp.jhu.edu.

    Johns Hopkins University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Consistent with the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will assess the comprehensive qualifications of each applicant.

  • The Center for Language and Speech Processing (CLSP) at the Johns Hopkins University seeks applicants for postdoctoral fellowship positions in speech and language processing and machine learning. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline and a strong research record.

    The center has a number of postdoctoral positions available. Application instructions for each position are described below.

    • Cross-lingual Information Retrieval
      Collaborators: Kevin Duh (kevinduh@cs.jhu.edu)
      We are interested in advancing the state-of-the-art in cross-lingual information retrieval by exploring novel approaches such as neural machine translation, cross-lingual representation learning, and joint translation/search models. We will address a very large and diverse set of world languages. The candidate will have the opportunity to work flexibly in both NLP and IR fields, and collaborate with a team of faculty and students at CLSP.
      Deadline: Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.
      Application instructions: Interested applicants should contact kevinduh@cs.jhu.edu, and include a CV, a statement of interest, and contact information for 3 recommenders who can supply letters on request. Please reference this position in the subject line.
    • Trend Detection in Social Media
      Collaborators: Mark Dredze (mdredze@cs.jhu.edu), Benjamin Van Durme
      Trends embedded in large streams of social media have been shown to
      capture important population information across a number of
      applications, including political polling, product sentiment, disaster
      response and public health. This project will investigate these and
      other applications by developing new machine learning and NLP
      algorithms for mining social media data.
      Deadline: Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.
      Application instructions: Interested applicants should contact clspsearch@clsp.jhu.edu, and include a CV and 3 recommenders who can supply letters on request. Please reference this position in the subject line.
    • Analysis of Clinical Medical Text
      Collaborators: Mark Dredze (mdredze@cs.jhu.edu)
      Extracting information about patients from medical records can help
      improve treatments, and identify important trends in a patient
      population. Much of this information is contained within clinical
      texts. This project will investigate information extraction tools for
      the extraction of structured information from clinical free text.
      Deadline: Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.
      Application instructions: Interested applicants should contact clspsearch@clsp.jhu.edu, and include a CV and 3 recommenders who can supply letters on request. Please reference this position in the subject line.
    • Broadly Multilingual Learning of Morphology and Low-Resource Machine Translation
      Collaborators: David Yarowsky, Jason Eisner, Sanjeev Khudanpur
      We are seeking several postdocs starting in 2017 to work on a wide range of problems in computational morphology and machine translation of over 800 low-resource languages. We will address a very large and diverse set of world languages using a broad spectrum of approaches, over large annotated and unannotated datasets of both text and speech. Computational linguists, formal morphologists and specialists in machine translation and machine learning of human language are all welcome.
      Deadline: Applicants should apply by March 6, 2017 for full consideration, but applications will be accepted until positions are filled.
      Application instructions: Interested applicants should contact David Yarowsky <yarowsky@jhu.edu>, including a statement of interests, CV, research statement and either 3 letters of recommendation or names and contacts of 3 referees who can supply letters on request. Please reference this position in the subject line.
    • NLP and Machine Learning for Clinical Data Analysis
      We are seeking a candidate to work with The Johns Hopkins Center for Population Health IT (CPHIT) in the field of health informatics, computer science applied to health care and public health. The candidate will have the opportunity to work closely with health informatics, computer science, methodologies, public health and medical faculty undertaking a wide array of information science related projects focusing on the application of electronic health records, electronic health care administrative records, and consumer e-health/m-health data applied to the improvement of health care systems, public health agencies and programs that target the “population health” of communities and target consumer groups. We are seeking someone with a doctoral level degree and advanced training and/or experience in a data/information science discipline. Ideally, the candidate will have extensive experience working with digital health or health care data. Familiarity with the US health care system is preferred.The position can start July 2017 or earlier. The position is for one year, though extensions may be possible.
      Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
      Application instructions: Send CV and cover letter to Elyse Lasser.
      More Information: PDF

     

    Johns Hopkins University is a private university located in Baltimore, Maryland. The campus provides easy access to a number of affordable and vibrant neighborhoods and waterfront dining options. Hopkins is also connected to Washington DC (40 mins), Philadephia (1.5 hours) and New York city (2.5 hours) via direct trains and buses.

    CLSP has a history of placing students in top academic and industry positions, with a large network of alumni at Google, Amazon, Microsoft Research, IBM Research, Facebook, Twitter, Nuance, BBN, and numerous startups.

    Applicants are not required to be to US citizens or permanent residents.

    Questions about specific projects should be directed to the contact information associated with the project. General inquiries may be sent to clspsearch@clsp.jhu.edu.

  • There are currently no administrative opportunities at this time.

 

 

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