(CLIR) Post-Doctoral Fellowship 

The Human Language Technology Center of Excellence (HLTCOE) at Johns Hopkins University seeks to hire outstanding post-doc researchers in all areas of speech and language processing. Located adjacent to Johns Hopkins’ beautiful Homewood campus in Baltimore, Maryland, the HLTCOE conducts long-term and applied research on fundamental challenges driven by real-world problems. Its staff scientists publish widely in premier venues, and, through close collaboration with members of the Center for Language and Speech Processing (CLSP), make Johns Hopkins one of the world’s largest and growing academic research groups in the field.


The Human Language Technology Center of Excellence (HLTCOE) at the Johns Hopkins University seeks applicants for a postdoctoral fellowship position in Cross-Language Information Retrieval (CLIR).   Recent advances in core capabilities for search and translation provide new opportunities to create systems that can dramatically improve access to information in other languages.  We seek a colleague with interests in the design and evaluation of both automatic and interactive information retrieval systems who can help to jump-start a substantial new CLIR research program. 


The Johns Hopkins University is a private university located in Baltimore, Maryland. The HLTCOE and the Johns Hopkins University Center for Language and Speech Processing (CLSP) together constitute one of the world’s largest academic groups focused on human language technology. Salary and benefits are highly competitive.  qualified applicant will have a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline, a strong research record, and must be US citizen.  

Centrally located on the east coast, Baltimore is affectionately known as Charm City because of its friendly people, thriving arts scene, and multitude of restaurants and pubs. The center of the city is the Inner Harbor, home to features such as the National Aquarium, historic Federal Hill, and two professional sports teams. It is famous for its crab cakes, and rich in the arts, from a variety of museums to children’s centers and a symphony orchestra. Just outside the city are abundant natural settings great for hiking, biking, and other outdoor adventures. Baltimore is part of the east coast corridor, just a short train, bus, or car ride away from Washington D.C., Philadelphia, and New York. Best of all, Baltimore is affordable: many Hopkins employees own homes in adjacent neighborhoods, close enough to the University to walk or bike to work, or to take public transportation.

In addition to excellent medical, dental and vision insurance, JHU has a variety of other generous benefits including:

  • 50% tuition grant for employee’s children enrolled in any full-time, accredited, undergraduate, degree-grant institution;
  •  Up to $17,000 towards the closing cost of new home in Baltimore City and;
  • University-made contributions of 12% of your base salary into your JHU 403(b) retirement plan.

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To apply, please visit https://apply.interfolio.com/74008

U.S. citizenship is required.

Review of applications will begin February 28, 2020; applications will be considered until the position has been filled.  

Human Language Technology Center of Excellence