Professor of Natural Language Processing and Information Retrieval

University of Liverpool

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Liverpool is offering a permanent, full-time post for a Chair in Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Information Retrieval (IR). The University’s NLP group ( comprises academics, PDRAs, and PhD students who conduct cutting-edge research in various NLP topics, such as large-scale language models, social bias mitigation, representation learning, BioNLP, dialogue systems, and information retrieval. The group has established strong industry connections through existing collaborations.

We are seeking a world-leading expert who can provide leadership in expanding the Department┬┐s research activities in Artificial Intelligence, NLP and IR. The ideal candidate should be an exceptional researcher ready to contribute to strengthening existing interdisciplinary collaborations while establishing new partnerships with external academic and industrial organisations. These collaborations will help in driving the impact agenda in the Department.

Once the Chair vacancy is filled, the Department will advertise two more positions in the research area closely aligned with that of the newly appointed chair. The successful candidate will have a significant influence over the recruitment to these posts and be able to integrate their research programme into departmental research plans and objectives.

The School of EEECS is an Athena SWAN Bronze Award holder and is committed to encouraging, developing, and supporting women in their research and academic careers. We are working to create an inclusive environment that values a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all sectors of the community.

We request that all applicants submit a concise, ambitious, and realistic five-year research and impact plan that defines the direction they would like to take their group and how they plan to secure external funding to support their research.

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