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Lecturer in Speech Technology, University of Edinburgh

Lecturer in Speech Technology

The University of Edinburgh

Vacancy reference: 036249

We invite applications from candidates wishing to undertake original research in an area of speech technology relevant to the Centre for Speech Technology Research (CSTR), offer advanced level courses in this area, contribute to our thriving Masters programme in Speech & Language Processing, and supervise and recruit PhD students. 

Founded in 1984, The Centre for Speech Technology Research is concerned with research in all areas of speech technology including speech recognition, speech synthesis, speech signal processing, information access, multimodal interfaces and dialogue systems. We have many collaborations with the wider community of researchers in speech science, language, cognition and machine learning for which Edinburgh is renowned. CSTR has a number of successful spinouts in speech recognition, speech synthesis and facial animation. 

This position is offered by the Department of Linguistics and English Language. The post holder will be physically located in CSTR, which is a joint research centre linking Linguistics with the School of Informatics.

This Lecturer position (comparable to Assistant Professor) is "open ended": the UK academic system is not based on tenure. This position offers the prospect of eventually applying for promotion (subject to performance) to Reader (similar to Associate Professor) and from there to Full Professor.

We are looking for candidates with

* Extensive experience of original research in an area of speech technology relevant to CSTR

* A strong track record of first author and/or collaborative publications

* Teaching experience -and/or- transferable skills gained from working in industry

* Ability to communicate highly technical material to a diverse audience of students

This is a rare opportunity to join our well-established, highly-regarded and collaborative group, and offers excellent opportunities to collaborate with one of the world's largest and best groupings of researchers across linguistics, natural language processing, machine learning, robotics, vision, and many other fields.

For the full specification, and to apply, please see


Closing date : 10 June 2016

Informal enquiries may be addressed to

Prof. Simon King
Director of the Centre for Speech Technology Research

The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in
Scotland, with registration number SC005336.