Osnabrück University’s School of Human Sciences, Institute of Cognitive Science invites applications for the following position, to start as soon as possible:
Full Professor of Cognitive Natural Language Processing and Communication
(salary level W2)
The Institute of Cognitive Science is seeking to appoint an internationally recognized researcher contributing to an enduring enhancement of its international collaborative network.
In research and education the successful applicant will represent the field of Cognitive Natural Language Processing and Communication in its breadth with an emphasis on computational models for language and multi-media data on different abstraction levels and on (neuro)cognitive inspired processing of language data. She/He is particularly expected to collaborate with more than one of the existing work groups that are closely related to the fields of processing visual data, machine learning, knowledge representation, and (neuro)cognitive aspects of language.
The successful candidate takes active part in teaching at all levels of the Cognitive Science study programs (BSc, MSc, PhD) and is, in particular, expected to offer interdisciplinary courses. All classes are taught in English.
Qualifications include a university degree (at the level of a Master or PhD) in computational linguistics or directly related areas, proven pedagogic and didactical skills acquired from practical experience, outstanding ability of autonomously pursuing scientific work, usually proven by an excellent PhD thesis together with additional academic achievements according to section 25 (1) of the Lower Saxony Higher Education Act [NHG] (e.g. German-style habilitation, i.e. post-doctoral lecturing qualification).
In particular, it is expected that she/he has thorough knowledge as well as a coherent research program in the computational modeling of natural language.
International experience acquired from employments at universities and scientific institutions abroad as well as international collaborations are highly appreciated.
Candidates are expected to have an excellent command of both the English and German language.
The position is available on a full-time or part-time basis.
Osnabrück University has been certified as a family-friendly university committed to helping working/studying parents and carers balance their family and work life.
The university aspires to ensure that more women are appointed to professorial positions. Women’s applications are therefore particularly welcome.
If equally qualified candidates apply, preference will be given to those with special needs.
Applications with the usual documentation should be submitted by e-mail in a single PDF-file to Osnabrück University, Dean of School of Human Sciences, Prof. Dr. Thomas Staufenbiel, Seminarstraße 20, 49074 Osnabrück ) no later than April 21, 2017.
Further information can be obtained from Prof. Dr. Kai-Uwe Kühnberger ).
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