Assistant Professor (or Associate Professor) in Artificial Intelligence

Assistant Professor (or Associate Professor) in Artificial Intelligence

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16 Apr 18 May Leiden

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Job description

Because of strong growth in these areas, through this position we aim to strengthen Artificial Intelligence at our Institute. Among areas of interest are deep learning, reinforcement learning, social networks, gaming, Bayesian reasoning, robotics, virtual reality, multi-agent systems, data mining. We value original research and original ideas for your own research direction within these or other fields of Artificial Intelligence.

  • Conducting independent research in your field, establishing an own research group;
  • Teaching suitable BSc and MSc courses and supervising BSc, MSc, and PhD students;
  • Securing external funding for research;
  • Contribution to organizational activities of the Institute.

Specifications

Leiden University

Requirements

  • PhD degree in Artificial Intelligence or a closely related field;
  • Several years of experience at the postdoctoral level in this field;
  • Strong publication record and experience in raising research funds;
  • Proven track record in teaching;
  • Energetic ‘out-of-the-box’ thinker with a clear view on a challenging research program;
  • Team spirit/collaboration attitude strongly preferred.

Conditions of employment

Starting in the second half of 2018, we offer a 5-year fixed term position, with the possibility of renewal/promotion based on need, funding and performance. Salary ranges from €3,475 to €5,405 gross per month for a full-time position as assistant professor (pay scale 11 or 12 in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities). The appointments will be at the assistant professor level, although your record may merit an associate professor appointment, which will then duly be considered.

Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses (8.3%), training and career development and sabbatical leave. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. More at https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/working-at/job-application-procedure-and-employment-conditions.

Leiden University requires teaching staff to obtain the University Teaching Qualification (UTQ). If the successful applicant does not already possess this qualification or its equivalent, he/she must be willing to obtain this Qualification within two years.

Diversity and work-life balance
Leiden University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups.
LIACS strives for excellence in a caring Institute. We wish to reflect society both in age, gender and culture, as we believe that this would optimize the dynamics in our organization. Therefore, we support and understand the need for a work/life/family balance and consequent varying working hours and places. We believe that doing good science is fun, and goes hand in hand with a driven yet friendly culture. In the Netherlands, a maternity allowance is standard for 16 weeks. Child care is available at and near the Bio Science Park.

Employer

Universiteit Leiden

Leiden is a typical university city, hosting the oldest university in the Netherlands (1575). The University permeates the local surroundings; University premises are scattered throughout the city, and the students who live and study in Leiden give the city its relaxed yet vibrant atmosphere.

Leiden University is one of Europe's foremost research universities. This prominent position gives our graduates a leading edge in applying for academic posts and for functions outside academia. More at https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/working-at.

https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/werken-bij

Department

Faculty of Science

The Faculty of Science is a world-class faculty where staff and students work together in a dynamic international environment. Our people are driven by curiosity to expand fundamental knowledge and to look beyond the borders of their own discipline.
The research carried out at the Faculty of Science is diverse, ranging from mathematics, artificial intelligence, computer science, astronomy, physics, chemistry and bio-pharmaceutical sciences to biology and environmental sciences. The faculty has grown strongly in recent years and now has more than 1,300 staff and almost 4,000 students. We are located at the heart of Leiden’s Bio Science Park, one of Europe’s biggest science parks, where university and business life come together.

The Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science (LIACS) is the Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science Institute in the Faculty of Science of Leiden University. We offer courses at the Bachelor and Master of Science level in Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science, ICT in Business, Media Technology, and Bioinformatics. According to an independent research visitation, we are one of the foremost computer science departments of the Netherlands. We strive for excellence in a caring institute, where excellence, fun, and diversity go hand in hand. We offer a clear and inviting career path to young and talented scientists with the ambition to grow. For more information about LIACS, see www.cs.leiden.edu.

https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/science

Specifications

  • Professors, associate professors, assistant professors and lecturers
  • Natural Sciences
  • 30.4—38 hours per week
  • €3475—€5405 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 18-131

Employer

Location

J.H. Oortweg 19, 2333 CH, Leiden

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