LINGUIST List 32.1564

Thu May 06 2021

Jobs: Computational Linguistics; Forensic Linguistics: Senior Lecturer, Aston University

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 05-May-2021
From: Prof Joanna Lumsden <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics; Forensic Linguistics: Senior Lecturer, Aston University, Birmingham, UK
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University or Organization: Aston University
Department: Computer Science and Aston Institute for Forensic Linguistics
Job Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom
Web Address:
Job Title: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Computer Science

Job Rank: Senior Lecturer

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Forensic Linguistics


Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Computer Science
Informatics & Digital Engineering

Location: Aston University Main Campus
Salary: £41,526 to £59,135 per annum
Grade 9 or 10
Contract Type: Continuing
Basis: Full Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Friday 04 June 2021
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: R210144

We are seeking to appoint a Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Computer Science, with particular preference for individuals with a research focus in natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning, ideally with application to authorship analysis in a forensic context and/or large textual database management solutions.

In Computer Science we deliver distinctive programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels that achieve some of the highest employability rates for CS graduates in the UK. We value impactful research and our expertise includes AI, robotics, machine learning, natural language processing, HCI, computing education, digital health, software engineering, and cyber security, often spanning discipline boundaries. This appointment will see cross-disciplinary collaboration between Computer Science and the Aston Institute for Forensic Linguistics (AIFL –, the mission of which is to improve delivery of justice through the analysis of language.

This is a particularly exciting time to join Computer Science at Aston. As we grow, we have just established programmes in the areas of cyber security and AI, we are expanding our collaborative research activities, especially with businesses, and we are a leading member of the national Institute of Coding.

You will have a PhD in Computer Science or a related discipline. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience in natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning techniques, ideally focused on forensic linguistics.

Your teaching duties may include contributions to theory and practice-based modules at undergraduate and Masters levels, for both conventional on-campus and degree apprenticeship programmes. You will also be expected to make significant contributions to our research, including the attraction of PhD students and external research funding.

For further information, please contact the Head of Department, Prof Joanna Lumsden on +44 (0)121 204 3470 or OR, if enquiring specifically about forensic linguistics, Director of the Aston Institute for Forensic Linguistics, Prof Tim Grant on +44 (0)121 204 3799 or

We would particularly like to encourage applications from those returning to research after a period of absence and women seeking to progress their academic careers. Aston University is committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter, recognised recently by a prestigious Silver Award to EAS, and we pride ourselves on our vibrant, friendly and supportive working environment and family atmosphere.

Please note: Redeployees will be given priority consideration for vacancies.

Application Deadline: 04-Jun-2021

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Prof Joanna Lumsden

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