The George A. Smathers Libraries seek a creative, collaborative, and services-oriented candidate to enhance research support in the areas of Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Digital Sciences. As part of UF’s partnership with Nvidia and the university’s AI Initiative (https://ai.jobs.ufl.edu/), this position leads the Smathers Libraries’ commitment to “AI for everyone”. The NLP Specialist (AI) is a year-round (12 month) tenure-track faculty position with primary responsibilities in instruction, consultation, and project work in NLP, text mining, predictive text, and related areas. The position works with library colleagues, researchers, and educators from throughout the University of Florida community to create, identify, and evaluate learning resources in the areas of NLP and Digital Sciences; advocate for the role of the Smathers Libraries in supporting related education and research; and build effective, inclusive, collaborations across the campus community.
As a member of the Academic Research Consulting and Services (ARCS) department, the NLP Specialist synergizes with existing specialists who provide expertise in bioinformatics analysis, data management, informatics, rigor and reproducibility, systematic reviews, and related areas (http://arcs.uflib.ufl.edu/). ARCS is strategically expanding its support to AI education, research, equity, and outreach, with this position formally liaising to other expert faculty hired through the university’s AI Initiative. The NLP Specialist sets a foundation in NLP for UF students from all majors, and faculty and staff interested in incorporating NLP technology and techniques to their discipline-specific teaching and research.
The library encourages team member participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the Natural Language Processing Specialist will serve on various committees and teams. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and collaborative society, the libraries are actively seeking candidates who bring culturally-rich lived experiences to work with individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, and perspectives. The Natural Language Processing Specialist will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet criteria for tenure and promotion.
Note: Research indicates that applicants from underrepresented groups are hesitant to apply for positions if they do not meet all of the required and preferred qualifications. We want to emphasize that the preferred qualifications are not required and that we are committed to helping our future colleague develop the preferred skills. Additionally, applicants are encouraged to communicate the ways in which their work fulfills the required qualifications in ways that may not be obvious.
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Applications will be reviewed beginning April 1, 2021. Submit all application materials through the Jobs at UF online application system at Requisition 70963. Failure to submit the required documents may result in the application not being considered. If you have any questions or concerns about this process, please contact Tina Marie Litchfield, George A. Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at email@example.com.