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Applications must include a cover letter, CV, two representative publications, and information for two contacts (one is PhD advisor) who can provide references for the applicant.  This should be attached as one single pdf to the online application.

Job Summary

Postdoctoral Position in Natural Language Processing

A postdoctoral (Research Fellow) position is available immediately in the LAnguage Understanding and generatioN researCH (LAUNCH) group at the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Computer Science and Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Under the supervision of Dr. Lu Wang, the Fellow will have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of natural language processing related research topics including (but not limited to): language generation, sentiment analysis, argument mining and persuasion understanding, computational social science (media bias and polarization), text summarization, representation learning, dialogue and discourse analysis, and multimodality.

As a Research Fellow, you will be expected to perform basic and applied research, organize and publish the results obtained, provide technical guidance on projects for both graduate and undergraduate students, and assist in writing new research proposals. Interested candidates are encouraged to visit for more information about our research group and current projects.

Mission Statement

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Required Qualifications*

The candidate should have received (or should anticipate receiving shortly) a doctoral degree in computer science or related fields, with demonstrated interest in natural language processing. Applicants with non-traditional backgrounds are encouraged to reach out too

Additional Information

The initial appointment is for one year, and the renewal of the appointment in the following years is contingent upon excellent performance, the availability of funds, and an appropriate work authorization status.

Applications must include a cover letter, CV, two representative publications, and information for two contacts (one is PhD advisor) who can provide references for the applicant.

Background Screening

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U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.