[CogSci] Job opening: Assistant Professor position in Artificial Intelligence (1, 0 fte)

E.M.M. Mol E.M.M.Mol at uvt.nl
Tue Apr 24 06:15:53 PDT 2018


Please see: https://tiu.nu/13422 

The Department of Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence of the Tilburg 
School of Humanities and Digital Sciences, is looking for an enthusiastic 
colleague for the position of Assistant Professor in the field of Artificial 
Intelligence. The candidate is expected to contribute to the teaching and 
research track ‘Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence’. Topics range 
from, but are not limited to, research and development in natural language 
technologies, brain-computer interaction, multi-agent systems and robotics, 
serious games, and virtual and mixed reality. The Cognitive Science and 
Artificial Intelligence track emphasizes innovative cutting-edge research in 
those areas of cognitive science that bring together cognitive theories and 
computational methodologies. The track is closely related to the university-wide 
data science Master program Data Science: Business & Governance, as well as to 
the Jheronimus Academy of Data Science (JADS) in Den Bosch. Faculty members in 
the Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence department have access to a 
computer cluster with GPU computing capability, experimental lab facilities, 
as well as robotics, virtual reality and sensing technologies.

The position calls for an ambitious scientist with experience in both 
teaching and research. The successful candidate

The position calls for an ambitious scientist with experience in both teaching 
and research. The successful candidate

* has a PhD and a publication record in Computer Science, Artificial 
  Intelligence or a relevant discipline, with expertise in research areas such 
  as data analytics, language technologies, robotics and avatars, gamification 
  and serious games, brain-computer interaction, human-robot interaction, and 
  virtual, mixed and augmented reality;

* has a strong record in developing and teaching Bachelor and (Research) 
  Master courses, and experience with supervising Bachelor and Master’s theses;

* has the ability to acquire external funding for research;

* has the ability to work in an interdisciplinary team;

* has the ability to communicate fluently in English;

* has acquired or is willing to acquire the University Teaching 
  Qualification (UTQ).

The position will be ranked in the Dutch university job ranking system (UFO) as 
assistant professor (“universitair docent”). The starting gross salary for a 
full-time appointment is (minimally) € 3.475,- in scale 11 up to (maximally) 
€ 4.757,- gross per month per month (max € 66.388,- all in per year). The 
position is full time, with tasks divided between teaching/management (65%) and 
research (35%). A part-time position of 80% is negotiable.
The start of the employment is negotiable, preferably as near as possible to 
August 1, 2018. A successful candidate receives first a contract of 1 year, 
after a positive evaluation an extension of 1 to 3 years. A permanent position 
after this period is possible dependent on performance and UTQ and the success 
of the programs.

Tilburg University is rated among the top of Dutch employers and has excellent 
terms of employment. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may qualify for a 
tax-free allowance equal to 30% of their taxable salary. The university will 
apply for such an allowance on their behalf. The Tilburg School of Humanities 
and Digital Sciences will provide assistance in finding suitable accommodation. 
The university offers very good fringe benefits (it is one of the best 
non-profit employers in the Netherlands), such as a holiday allowance, an 
options model for terms and conditions of employment and reimbursement of 
moving expenses.

For more information on this position, please contact prof. Eric Postma 
(e.o.postma at uvt.nl ), or the Head of the Department, prof. Pieter Spronck 
(p.spronck at uvt.nl).

Applications should include a cover letter in English, a Curriculum Vitae 
(including two references), and a one-page statement about the candidate’s 
contribution to Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence. The application 
deadline is May 21, 2018. The only way to apply is online by following this 
link: http://www.tilburguniversity.edu/about-tilburg-university/working-at/wp/

Note: check out the current vacancies in the department on the above link. The 
department has job vacancies for Assistant professor in Data Science, 
Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Science and Educational Technology.

Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences (TSHD) conducts scientific 
research and education in the fields of Communication and Information Sciences, 
Philosophy, Religious studies and Language and Culture studies. The School of 
Humanities features three departments, several research institutes and a faculty 
office. Each year around 275 students commence a Bachelor or (Pre) Master 
Program. The School has approximately 1300 students and 250 employees.

Tilburg University applies the recruitmentcode of the Dutch Association for 
Personnel Management & Organization Development (NVP).

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