Assistant Professor with emphasis on Natural Language Processing

  • Professional
  • Athens, GA
  • Posted 2 months ago
  • Expires on: December 24, 2019

University of Georgia
Computer Science

Assistant Professor with emphasis on Natural Language Processing

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Georgia invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position, starting August 2020. This position will complement and further strengthen our department’s research and education efforts in Natural Language Processing and offers a competitive salary and generous startup package.

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in Computer Science or related field.

The ideal candidate for this position will have a strong research background in Natural Language Processing, and be committed to excellence in both research and teaching.

Computer Science is a growing and congenial department of 35 faculty within the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. The department has more than 1,150 undergraduate and more than 200 graduate students and offers the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in CS. The teaching load allows for substantial concentration on research. In addition to the areas in which we are recruiting, our faculty cover a broad range of research interests, including algorithms, artificial intelligence, bioinformatics, brain imaging and mapping, computer security, computational science and high-performance computing, computer vision, data privacy, data science, distributed and real-time systems, machine learning, parallel and distributed computing, robotics, simulation, and semantic web. Please see for more information about the department and the university.

The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with a disability are encouraged to apply. The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ( Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 2,348 full-time faculty and more than 8,980 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 37,500 students including over 28,800 undergraduates and over 8,700 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

To apply, please go to Please upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and short statements of research interests and teaching philosophy. Please provide contact information (email and telephone number) for three references. Review of applications will begin on November 13, 20 I 9 and will continue until the position is filled.