Assistant professor (tenure track) or Associate professor in Artificial Intelligence

Assistant professor (tenure track) or Associate professor in Artificial Intelligence

Published Deadline Location
19 Jun 1 Sep Amsterdam

Job description

Are you a passionate teacher and excellent researcher doing fundamental research on Artificial Intelligence? Do you have the ability to bridge symbolic and sub-symbolic methods used within AI? Does your area of specialisation in AI fit with ILLC’s research on formal methods in the study of information, and also complement its existing expertise? We have a preference for candidates whose research is not well-represented by current ILLC staff. Our ideal candidate will help us build up new research in one or more of the following areas:

  • AI and Multi-Agent Systems (including Algorithmic Game Theory)
  • AI and Cognitive Science (including Cognitive Modelling)
  • AI and Decision making (including Planning)

What are you going to do?

You will be expected to fulfil the following tasks, taking into account the current general research:teaching 60:40 ratio applicable at the ILLC:

  • develop an independent line of research in your area of expertise, resulting in contributions published in leading international venues;
  • build-up and coordinate a research-team and supervise PhD candidates;
  • teach and develop teaching activities in the field of AI.  Relevant programmes include: BSc Artificial Intelligence, MSc Artificial Intelligence, MSc Logic, MSc Brain & Cognitive Sciences;
  • (co-)supervise Bachelor's and Master's students;
  • initiate and contribute to proposals for raising substantial external funding;
  • contribute to research valorisation and outreach activities;
  • contribute significantly to management tasks in education and research at the institute.

Specifications

University of Amsterdam (UvA)

Requirements

You have:

  • a relevant PhD degree (e.g. in AI, Logic, Mathematics, Computer Science, Cognitive Science, Philosophy);
  • excellent research skills, evidenced by a track record of publications in renowned international conferences and journals, and contributed and/or invited lectures at international conferences/workshops;
  • a strong background, experience and expertise in research in the foundations of AI, in an area that complements existing ILLC expertise;
  • an interest in combining symbolic and sub-symbolic approaches in AI research;
  • experience in at least two different institutes/universities/industry, preferably in different countries;
  • teaching experience at university level and demonstrable didactic abilities;
  • ideally some experience with (co-)supervision of BA/BSc, MA/MSc and/or PhD students;
  • (the ability to develop) the management skills required for general academic administration, organization and coordination tasks;
  • team spirit and a strong affinity with the ILLC’s multidisciplinary environment as well as readiness to participate in interdisciplinary cooperation;
  • excellent communication and social skills;
  • an excellent command of English and willingness to learn the Dutch language.

Conditions of employment

*If assistant professor is your entry level, we will offer you a tenure track agreement for five years (which is part of a six-year temporary appointment). At the start, we will draw up an agreement with you, specifying the tenure-track requirements for research, teaching and management tasks that need to be fulfilled in order to assess progress after three years and after five years. The requirements in this agreement are negotiable and depend on your experience and scientific profile. After a positive assessment at five years,  the appointment will become permanent.

* For internal candidates a different arrangement can be made.

* For more senior applicants who have the necessary qualifications, including evidence of academic leadership as well as substantial fund acquisition, we can offer an appointment at associate professor level. In this case you will initially be offered a temporary appointment of two years that will be extended to a permanent employment contract after a positive assessment.

Your full-time gross monthly salary would be between €3,637 and €6,738 gross per month, depending on the level of the position offered and your experience (salary scale 11, 12 for assistant, 13 or 14 for associate level). The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities is applicable. The annual salary will be supplemented with 8 % holiday allowance and 8.3 % end-of-year bonus. 

The position will come with an ILLC start-up package consisting of:

  • a 4-year PhD position in the area of expertise of the selected candidate;
  • outstanding scientific guidance and regular monitoring of progress by a mentor;
  • coaching and training opportunities to further your academic career in science
  • possibilities for a flexible work schedule;
  • help in finding appropriate housing;
  • reimbursement package for relocation;
  • made-to-measure Dutch language course.

NB: the starting date for this position is no later than March/April 2020.

Are you curious about our extensive package of secondary employment benefits like our excellent opportunities for study and development? Take a look at our website.

Employer

University of Amsterdam

With over 5,000 employees, 30,000 students and a budget of more than 600 million euros, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is an intellectual hub within the Netherlands. Teaching and research at the UvA are conducted within seven faculties: Humanities, Social and Behavioural Sciences, Economics and Business, Law, Science, Medicine and Dentistry. Housed on four city campuses in or near the heart of Amsterdam, where disciplines come together and interact, the faculties have close links with thousands of researchers and hundreds of institutions at home and abroad.  

The UvA’s students and employees are independent thinkers, competent rebels who dare to question dogmas and aren’t satisfied with easy answers and standard solutions. To work at the UvA is to work in an independent, creative, innovative and international climate characterised by an open atmosphere and a genuine engagement with the city of Amsterdam and society.

http://www.uva.nl/en/home

Department

Faculty of Science

The Faculty of Science has a student body of around 6,500, as well as 1,600 members of staff working in education, research or support services. Researchers and students at the Faculty of Science are fascinated by every aspect of how the world works, be it elementary particles, the birth of the universe or the functioning of the brain.

The Institute for Logic, Language and Computation ( ILLC) is an interdisciplinary research institute that aims at bringing together insights from various fields concerned with information and information processing, such as computational linguistics, computer science, artificial intelligence, logic, philosophy, mathematics, linguistics, cognitive science and music cognition. Its central research area is the study of fundamental principles of encoding, transmission and comprehension of information. It offers an international research environment with world-class faculty in all of its areas of specialisation.

https://www.uva.nl/en/faculty/faculty-of-science/faculty-of-science.html

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Job application

Applications should include:

  • a letter of interest discussing in some detail your past and ongoing research, future research plans and your view on teaching (max 3 pages);
  • your curriculum vitae, including a list of publications and teaching and supervision experience; highlight and provide URLs for two publications that are representative of your work;
  • names, affiliations and email addresses of three academic referees who can provide details about your academic profile in relation to the advertised position. (NB: we will only contact these referees after we have requested your explicit permission to do so).

Interviews with potential candidates will take place in the course of September. Some additional information may be requested from the candidates at this stage. A trial lecture may be part of the selection procedure.
You may apply using this link.

Specifications

  • Professors, associate professors, assistant professors and lecturers
  • Natural Sciences
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €3637—€6738 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 19-414

Employer

University of Amsterdam (UvA)

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Location

Spui 21, 1012 WX, Amsterdam

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The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer and we especially encourage women and people from other under-represented groups to apply. We prioritize diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We value a spirit of enquiry and perseverance, provide the space to keep asking questions, and promote a culture of curiosity and creativity."

You may submit your application through the application procedure of Academic Transfer. 

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The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer and we especially encourage women and people from other under-represented groups to apply. We prioritize diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We value a spirit of enquiry and perseverance, provide the space to keep asking questions, and promote a culture of curiosity and creativity."

You may submit your application through the application procedure of Academic Transfer. 

No agencies please

Make sure to apply no later than 1 Sep 2019 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).