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LINGUIST List 22.4925

Thu Dec 08 2011

Jobs: Computational Linguistics: Full Professor, Tilburg University

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        1.     Emiel Krahmer , Computational Linguistics: Full Professor, Tilburg University, Netherlands

Message 1: Computational Linguistics: Full Professor, Tilburg University, Netherlands
Date: 08-Dec-2011
From: Emiel Krahmer <e.j.krahmeruvt.nl>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: Full Professor, Tilburg University, Netherlands
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University or Organization: Tilburg University
Department: Faculty of Humanities
Job Location: Tilburg, Netherlands
Web Address: http://www.uvt.nl
Job Rank: Full Professor

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Artificial Intelligence; Data Mining


The Tilburg center for Communication and Cognition (TiCC) is looking for an
enthusiastic and competent colleague for the position of Full Professor.

Excellent young candidates who do not yet qualify for a full professorship, are also
invited to apply, and will initially be offered an associate professorship.

Full details can be found at: http://erec.uvt.nl/vacancy?inc=UVT-EXT-2011-0517.

Main responsibilities:
The candidate is expected to initiate and conduct fundamental and applied
research in the Creative Computing (CC) research program. Within the program, the
research currently focuses on computational modeling of cognitive processes, with
application domains in language, vision, games and social signal processing.
Furthermore, the candidate contributes (both in terms of teaching and organization)
to the teaching program Communication and Information Sciences, in particular in
the track Human Aspects of Information Technology (HAIT) and in the new track
Data Journalism. The candidate has an important task in acquiring external
projects and in managing tasks on the department and faculty level. Experience
with applying computational techniques to humanities research in general is
considered a bonus.

The responsibilities that come with this function call for a scientist with a strong
research and teaching background, preferably in computational linguistics, artificial
intelligence, data mining or other relevant areas.

The successful candidate:
- has a PhD thesis in a relevant discipline and has published in top international
publication media;
- has shown the ability to raise external funding for research;
- has expertise in one or more of the domains covered by the research program
Creative Computing, with a preference for Language and Communication as
application area;
- has clear and proven managerial and leadership qualities;
- is willing to stimulate and support the development of collaboration across
departments within the Tilburg School of Humanities;
- has proven experience and affinity with research using different methodologies
within a multidisciplinary context;
- has proven academic teaching experience;
- is able or willing to learn to communicate in Dutch.

Terms of employment:
Initially the selected candidate will apply for a temporary full-time contract during
five years (starting with a one year contract which can be continued with four
years). After three and a half years the performance will be evaluated with respect
to the quality of research, education and management as well as with respect to
the results and future expectations of acquiring sufficient external funding. A
permanent and full-time position after five years is dependent on the positive
outcome of this evaluation. The level of the position will depend on the experience
of the candidate. Selected candidates will be ranked in the Dutch university
employment system. The starting gross salary is (minimal) 4.902,- up to (maximal)
7.142,- euro per month (for a full-time appointment as full professor). Researchers
from outside the Netherlands may qualify for a tax-free allowance equal to 30% of
their taxable salary. The Tilburg School of Humanities will provide assistance in
finding suitable accommodation. The university offers very good fringe benefits.

You can apply for this vacancy only online through our vacancy site, using the
application URL below.

Application Deadline: 01-Feb-2012

Web Address for Applications: http://www.tilburguniversity.edu/about-tilburg-university/working-at/wp/
Contact Information:
Prof. Emiel Krahmer
Email: e.j.krahmeruvt.nl
Phone: +31 13 466 3070

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