Open Rank Faculty Positions in Speech/Natural Language Processing

  • Professional
  • Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Posted 1 month ago
  • Expires on: March 18, 2024

Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence
Natural Language Processing

Multiple Open Rank Faculty Positions in Speech/NLP

Our NLP department is expected to grow to 20 full-time faculty, and we are now seeking applications for new faculty appointments. We invite candidates at all levels to apply.

Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI) is the world’s first AI university. It is a graduate-level research-oriented university with 200 Master’s students and 85 PhD students (from over 40 nationalities; 31% female), and over 60 world-leading faculty members. It is ranked 17th in the world for AI, and is one of only 8 universities in the world to be ranked in the top-30 for all of CV, ML, and NLP ( The university started with three departments (machine learning, computer vision, and natural language processing), and has recently launched two new departments (robotics and computer science).

The NLP department undertakes rigorous, high-impact, and original research. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, speech processing, spoken language understanding and dialog, large language models and their responsible applications, cognitive computational linguistics, multilingual and multimodal models, countering misinformation and fake news, and the synergies between NLP and AI in general, for example, embodied cognition.

Applicants must have a PhD in Speech/Natural Language Processing or in a closely related area prior to the start of the appointment, and should have demonstrated excellence in conducting innovative and impactful research, and an interest in mentoring graduate students. MBZUAI offers an attractive remuneration package and generous start-up funds to stimulate cutting edge research and support faculty with building strong research programs.

Interested applicants must submit their materials (cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, research statement, teaching statement, and contact information for three references) via this link:

We strongly encourage early application for appointment during 2024. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. For more information about MBZUAI, see