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

E.M.M. Mol E.M.M.Mol at uvt.nl
Tue Apr 24 06:16:05 PDT 2018


Please see: https://tiu.nu/13423

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 Cognitive 
Science. The candidate is expected to contribute to the teaching and research 
track ‘Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence’. This track emphasizes 
interdisciplinary research in the cognitive sciences including human cognition, 
(psycho)linguistics, anthropology, neuroscience, psychology and artificial 
intelligence. Topics of research include, but are not limited to, robotics and 
avatars, serious games, virtual and mixed reality, and language technologies. 
The Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence track emphasizes innovative 
cutting-edge research in those areas of cognitive science that bring together 
psychological and computational theories and 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. 
Faculty in the Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence track have access 
to a computer cluster, experimental lab facilities, a robotics lab, as well as 
the DAF Technology Lab, a virtual and mixed reality lab and its sensing 

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 areas relevant to Cognitive Science, 
  with expertise in multiple disciplines on human cognition, anthropology, 
  (psycho)linguistics, neuroscience, psychology, philosophy and artificial 
  intelligence; the ideal candidate has experience in conducting both 
  experimental and theoretical/computational research on one or more relevant 
  topics, such as for example cognitive development, language, speech, memory, 
  learning, cognitive neuroscience, decision making, reasoning, social 
  intelligence, meaning, vision, emotion, attention and (neuro)physiology;

* 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. Max Louwerse 
(m.m.louwerse 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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