[Infovis] Full-Time Assistant/Associate Professor Position in Computer Science at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Information Visualisation)

Beat Signer bsigner at vub.ac.be
Sun Mar 17 20:39:06 CET 2013

A tenured professor position (assistant or associate) in Computer Science
(in the domain of Web and Information Systems Engineering) is available in
the Department of Computer Science (Faculty of Sciences) at the  Vrije
Universiteit Brussel, Belgium.

Planned starting date: October 1, 2013
Required degree: PhD in (Computer) Science/Engineering
Application deadline: March 28, 2013


The candidate is expected to reinforce the research of the WISE Lab
(http://wise.vub.ac.be) by initiating and conducting research in a field
that is related but complementary to the WISE lab's current research on Web
and Information Systems Engineering. Special preference will be given to
candidates with a strong expertise in information visualisation, information
retrieval or information (data) mining.

The applicant has to fit in the research culture of the WISE lab, which puts
a strong emphasis on conceptual modelling, design techniques and methods,
semantics and usability, as well as on engineering methodologies, tool
development and software frameworks.

The selected candidate is expected to contribute to the general duties of
the department and the research group as specified by the university for the
grade given (i.e. supervision of PhD and MSc students as well as launching
and seeking financing for new research projects).


The teaching load associated with a full-time appointment includes teaching
general Computer Science courses at the bachelor level as well as
specialised, research related courses at the master level. The concrete list
of courses will be negotiated based on the selected candidate's expertise
but will be situated in the broad field of databases, information systems
and/or web systems.

Desired Profile

- The candidate should preferably have a strong expertise in one of the
following domains: information visualisation, information retrieval, or
information (data) mining.
- The applicant has to have outstanding academic credentials and an
excellent publication record that demonstrate the required expertise.
- The applicant is expected to have experience with supervising PhD and MSc
students and with managing research.
- The applicant has to have a track record or has to demonstrate potential
for launching and seeking financing for new research projects.
- The candidate should be able to teach both in English and in Dutch. A
candidate without knowledge of Dutch must be prepared to learn Dutch in a
reasonable period of time, which is a condition for a permanent position
after 3 years.
- Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
- The candidate is expected to endorse the educational vision of the
university (full text available on the university web site).
- Every first appointment is dependent upon the successful delivery of a
teaching session.

More details about the position and the application procedure are available

If you have questions about the position please feel free to contact:
- Prof. Olga De Troyer, Olga.DeTroyer at vub.ac.be, +32 2 629 3504
- Prof. Beat Signer, Beat.Signer at vub.ac.be, +32 2 629 1239

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