Position Vacancy Announcement: Natural Language Processing Specialist (AI), George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida

Natural Language Processing Specialist (AI)

Assistant University Librarian or Associate University Librarian

University of Florida

George A Smathers Libraries

The University of Florida’s, 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.

The search will remain open until filled, and applications will be reviewed starting April 1, 2021. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.

Address inquiries to Tina Marie Litchfield, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at: tlitchfield@uflib.ufl.edu.

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