Academic Opportunity in Natural Language Processing

Melbourne, Australia
18 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
11 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Work type: Continuing
Location: Parkville

School of Computing and Information Systems
Melbourne School of Engineering

Salary: $98,775 - $117,290 p.a. (Level B) or $120,993 - $139,510 p.a. (Level C), plus 17% superannuation

About Melbourne School of Engineering (MSE)
At MSE, we are committed to excellence. We are transforming our engineering and IT teaching and research at the University of Melbourne, guided by MSE 2025, our ten-year strategic plan. With an expected investment of $1 billion in people and infrastructure, we are creating the entrepreneurial leaders and technology of the future - the people and things that will drive innovation and productivity to make a sustainable impact on the world in which we live. It’s an incredibly exciting time to be joining MSE!

About the School of Computing and Information Systems (CIS)
We are international research leaders, with a focus on delivering impact and making a real difference in three key areas: data and knowledge, platforms and systems, and people and organisations. In this discipline, the School was ranked number 1 in Australia and 14th in the world in the 2018 QS World University Ranking exercise. At the School of Computing and Information Systems, you'll find smart people, big problems, and plenty of opportunities to make a real difference in the world.

The Opportunity
Our Natural Learning Processing Group (NLP) drive improvements in quality, classification, information structure, is driving the next generation of research into natural language understanding and generation. We have the world’s most active and talented group of academics, post-doctoral researchers, as well as students, all working on a wide range of NLP topics, from machine translation to social media analysis to biomedical information extraction.

This team is part of some of the most groundbreaking and exciting work at the University of Melbourne. It's our goal to use insights from information retrieval, artificial intelligence, machine learning and related fields to constantly improve and help to enrich our collaborative, interdisciplinary research and teaching across our School and University.

We’ve already been joined by some of the best minds, and we’re now inviting talented Lecturers (Level B) and Senior Lecturers (Level C) that have applied experience in the expert fields of the following:

  • Natural Language Processing
  • Machine Learning
  • Machine Translation
  • NLP for digital health and biomedical applications
  • Conversational and dialogue systems

Our NLP Group works in many different areas, in collaboration with a wide variety of organisations throughout the world, driving impact in areas including machine translation, healthcare delivery, and language understanding.

We encourage you to share your passion with the next generation of leaders. We look for an ability to engage in thoughts of new and exciting ways to help the growth and development of our students, so that with your guidance we can empower them to unlock their full potential.

What you’ll be doing
You will be encouraged to collaborate in research within the School and University, as well as with industry and government agencies. You will be an aspiring leader in NLP, with a track record publishing in top quality journals and conferences, and passion to mentor research students and secure independent grant funding in collaboration with the NLP Group. You will be expected to develop a research portfolio to expand the breadth of research activities within the NLP Group and contribute to teaching in graduate and undergraduate programs within the School.

What we offer you
Apart from competitive salaries, our benefits are aimed at recognising and rewarding the contributions you make. We offer complete flexibility, whatever that may mean for you. Many of our benefit programs and onsite amenities are aimed at supporting you, including generous leave, child care subsidies, discounted parking, medical and health care. We offer extensive opportunities for personal and professional development and we’ll support you in doing what you love.

How to Apply

  • Apply online and complete the detailed application form.
  • You are not required to upload a resume or address the selection criteria for this position.
  • You are only required to complete the online application form.

About The University of Melbourne
The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, at number 1 in Australia and number 32 in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017-2018). We are globally engaged, comprehensive, research-intensive, and committed to respond to the major social, economic and environmental challenges of our time.

While we take a look at your application, get to know us more and find out what it’s like working at CIS by visiting

The University of Melbourne and MSE are strongly committed to supporting diversity and flexibility in the workplace. Applications for part-time or other flexible working arrangements will be welcomed and will be fully considered subject to meeting the inherent requirements of the position.

REVISED close date: 11 Nov 2018

Position Description and Selection Criteria

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