Uppsala University, Department of Linguistics and Philology

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 44.000 students, 7.100 employees and a turnover of SEK 7 billion.

The Department of Linguistics and Philology pursues education and research in General and Computational Linguistics, the European classical languages, and Asian languages and cultures. Education is offered in the first, second and third (doctoral) cycles.


  • The main duties will be teaching and grading in courses in language technology, including supervision of student essays, the international master program in language technology, which is taught in English. Courses in the following areas can be expected: general language technology, machine learning in language technology, parsing and information retrieval, as well as programming (Python) and mathematics.
  • The duties also include independent research and administration.
  • Other duties that may occur are development of courses and teaching methods and supervision of doctoral students.

Regular attendance at the workplace is a requisite for active participation in work at the department.

Eligibility: According to the Higher Education Ordinance, applicants are eligible for employment as Senior Lecturer if they hold a PhD in computational linguistics or a neighboring discipline relevant to the duties of the position. The applicant will have completed training in tertiary-level teaching (10 weeks) or acquired equivalent knowledge in other ways and must be able to demonstrate excellence in teaching. The candidate should also have the personal capabilities required to carry out the duties of the position well, including good collaborative skills. Specific requirements for this position are documented expertise in machine learning, including deep neural networks, and programming, and the ability to teach in English.

Assessment criteria: In the ranking of eligible applicants, both research and teaching competence will be important. Teaching and research qualifications pertinent to the areas mentioned in the duties section will carry particular weight.

Administrative competence should be documented. Records of outreach activities and interaction with the broader community will also be considered an asset.

Good interpersonal skills and a documented ability to cooperate with colleagues is important.

In appointing a person to this academic post, priority will be given to the applicant who, after a holistic assessment of competence and skills, including documented qualifications, is judged to possess the greatest potential for performing and further developing the relevant duties and contributing to the positive development of the working environment as an active and physically present employee.

Applications: The application should be submitted to the Uppsala University recruitment system Varbi (MyNetwork). The application should be written in English and comprise:

  • A list of qualifications and positions held (CV).
  • A short account of academic activities, teaching work, and other relevant activities.
  • A list of academic and pedagogical publications. Among these, applicants should select a maximum of five publications or other works that they consider to be of particular relevance to the position.
  • The recruitment group may make use of interviews, trial lectures, and references. Applicants must therefore submit a list of referees (no more than three) who can elucidate the applicant’s professional competence and personal qualities that have bearing on the post.
  • A portfolio of teaching qualifications, which must be organized in such a way that it is possible to assess the quality of these qualifications.

The application and attachments should be submitted electronically in the recruitment system Varbi.

Uppsala University aims for gender balance and diversity in all activities in order to achieve a higher quality at all levels of the organization. We therefore welcome applicants of any gender and with different birth background, functionality and life experience.

Pay: Individual salary.

Starting: 2019-08-01

Type of employment: Temporary position for two years.

Working hours: 100 %

For further information about the position, please contact Professor Joakim Nivre, email joakim.nivre@lingfil.uu.se, tel. +46 18-471 7009 or the Head of Department, Sina Tezel, tel. +46 18-471 2098, e-mail sina.tezel@lingfil.uu.se.

Applications to be submitted no later than March 29 2019, UFV-PA 2019/665

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2019/665
Union representative
  • Seko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.se
  • ST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.se
  • Saco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
Published 06.Mar.2019
Last application date 29.Mar.2019 11:59 PM CET

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