Assistant Professor in Computer Science with a focus on Natural Language Processing

Assistant Professor in Computer Science with a focus on Natural Language Processing

Published Deadline Location
5 Jan 5 Feb Maastricht
Are you a computer scientist with a passion for research and teaching? The Department of advanced Computing Sciences (DACS) at Maastricht University is excited to welcome a new colleague who is keen to continue growing our research and to keep up our excellent standard of education.

Job description

We invite applications for an assistant professor position in computer science, focused on natural language processing (NLP). The position is open to all areas of NLP. We are particularly interested in candidates who have expertise in applying NLP in areas such as human-machine interaction, cognitive and social robotics, decision making, text mining, dialogue and communicative systems, automated argumentation, question answering, machine translation, information extraction, and NLP for social goods.

As an assistant professor, you will undertake cutting-edge research in an academic environment that is intellectually stimulating, welcoming, and collaborative. You will also contribute to our top-rated education, which is integrated with ongoing research in the department.

 Responsibilities | More specifically, you will:

  • Conduct leading research in your field of expertise;
  • Teach courses at the bachelor and master level (in English);
  • Supervise students at all levels (BSc, MSc, PhD);
  • Network and collaborate with internal and external research partners;
  • Apply for research funding on a national and European level.

Specifications

Maastricht University (UM)

Requirements

Profile | Our ideal candidate has:

  • A PhD degree in computer science, computational linguistics, machine learning, applied mathematics, engineering, or a strongly related field;
  • At least 1 year working experience in an academic environment post-PhD;
  • A track record in research and teaching;
  • Experience with applying for research funding;
  • Experience with guiding Bachelor/Master/PhD students;
  • Fluent mastery of the English language;
  • A personality characterized by team spirit, ambition, and vision;
  • A keenness to build bridges between disciplines and to work in an interdisciplinary environment.

We will help you develop yourself as a teacher and obtain a University Teaching Qualification (BKO, for basiskwalificatie onderwijs: an official certification for teaching at Dutch universities) through a training programme, in case you are not yet certified.

Conditions of employment

We offer a position (1.0 FTE) as Assistant Professor (universitair docent), starting as soon as possible. Upon satisfactory performance in the one and a half year probationary period, this initially 18 months position will become permanent.

We offer a salary as stipulated in the Collective Labour Agreement of the Dutch Universities. Within this framework, we offer a competitive salary with a minimum of
€ 3,974 and a maximum of € 6,181 per month (depending on your experience) for a full-time position of 38 hours/week. On top of this, there is an annual holiday allowance (8% of annual income) and an annual end-of-year bonus (8.3% of annual income).

Applicants from outside The Netherlands may be eligible for the so-called 30% ruling, a tax cut for highly skilled migrants that applies for a maximum of five years. If you are moving to Maastricht from more than 40 kilometers away, you may qualify for a one-time reimbursement of your relocation costs.

The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO). Furthermore, local UM provisions also apply. Notable terms include a pension scheme, an optional collective healthcare plan and partially paid parental leave. Furthermore, UM makes use of a selection model, which allows you to exchange employment conditions to adapt them to your preferences and circumstances.
For more information look at the website www.maastrichtuniversity.nl > About UM > Working at UM.

Employer

Maastricht University

Maastricht University is renowned for its unique, innovative, problem-based learning system, which is characterized by a small-scale and student-oriented approach. Research at UM is characterized by a multidisciplinary and thematic approach, and is concentrated in research institutes and schools. Maastricht University has around 22,000 students and 5,000 employees. Reflecting the university's strong international profile, a fair amount of both students and staff are from abroad. The university hosts 6 faculties: Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Faculty of Law, School of Business and Economics, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience.
For more information, visit www.maastrichtuniversity.nl.

Living and working in Maastricht | DACS is housed in the historical city center of Maastricht, The Netherlands. Situated in the heart of Europe and within 30 kilometers from the German and Belgian borders, Maastricht and its 120,000 inhabitants have a strong international character. It is a safe and family-friendly city with a history spanning more than 2,000 years. The city’s rich past is reflected everywhere in the streets: the ratio of monuments-to-inhabitants is roughly 1:73. If you are unfamiliar with The Netherlands, UM’s Knowledge Centre for International Staff will gladly assist you with practical matters such as housing.

Department

Department of Advanced Computing Sciences | The Department of Advanced Computing Sciences is Maastricht University’s largest and oldest department broadly covering the fields of artificial intelligence, data science, computer science, mathematics and robotics.  

Over 100 researchers work and study in the Department of Advanced Computing Sciences, whose roots trace back to 1987. The department’s staff teaches approximately 800 bachelor’s and master’s students in 3 specialized study programmes in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence. 

https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/dacs

Faculty of Science and Engineering | Maastricht University heavily invests in the growth of its STEM research and education. The Faculty of Science and Engineering is one of the focal points of these developments. Within the Faculty of Science and Engineering, over 260 researchers and more than 2,700 students work on themes such as data science and artificial intelligence, circularity and sustainability, and fundamental physics.

Additional information

More information

If you have questions about this position, you can refer to:
Prof. Mark Winands, Professor in Machine Reasoning, Chair of DACS
E-mail: m.winands@maastrichtuniversity.nl

If you are interested in the position of Assistant Professor in Computer Science / NLP at DACS, we welcome you to apply via Academic Transfer (link).

We strongly believe in diversity (including but not limited to nationality, age and gender) and encourage you to apply if you are qualified for this position.

Specifications

  • Assistant professor
  • Engineering
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €3974—€6181 per month
  • Doctorate
  • AT2023.05

Employer

Maastricht University (UM)

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Paul-Henri Spaaklaan 1, 6229 EN, Maastricht

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RecruitmentFSE@maastrichtuniversity.nl

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Application procedure

Please send in the following documents to this e-mail: RecruitmentFSE@maastrichtuniversity.nl

  • Research statement;
  • Teaching statement;
  • CV;
  • List of publications;
  • Contact information (names, e-mail addresses, and phone number) of two persons willing to provide references.

Applications received by (end of day) February 5, 2023 will receive full consideration. The position will remain open until filled, and we may call you in for an interview either in person or via Skype (depending on your location/COVID-19 travel restrictions).

Maastricht University is committed to promoting and nurturing a diverse and inclusive community. We believe that diversity in our staff and student population contributes to the quality of research and education at UM, and strive to enable this through inclusive policies and innovative projects led by teams of staff and students. We encourage you to apply for this position.

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Application procedure

Application procedure

Please send in the following documents to this e-mail: RecruitmentFSE@maastrichtuniversity.nl

  • Research statement;
  • Teaching statement;
  • CV;
  • List of publications;
  • Contact information (names, e-mail addresses, and phone number) of two persons willing to provide references.

Applications received by (end of day) February 5, 2023 will receive full consideration. The position will remain open until filled, and we may call you in for an interview either in person or via Skype (depending on your location/COVID-19 travel restrictions).

Maastricht University is committed to promoting and nurturing a diverse and inclusive community. We believe that diversity in our staff and student population contributes to the quality of research and education at UM, and strive to enable this through inclusive policies and innovative projects led by teams of staff and students. We encourage you to apply for this position.

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Make sure to apply no later than 5 Feb 2023 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).