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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Assistant Professors in Game and Media Technology, Utrecht University

The department Information and Computing Sciences of Utrecht University is
looking for

Two Assistant Professors in Game and Media Technology

We search for assistant professors in computer science areas such as: 
modeling and reconstructions, computer graphics, multimodal interfaces,
geometric pattern recognition, computational geometry, multimedia 
retrieval, 3D
biometrics, game engines.

The positions consist of 50% research and 50% teaching. You are expected to
perform independent, original research at an internationally recognized 
You will teach courses in the master program Game and Media Technology, 
and in
the bachelor program Computer Science offered by the department. You are
expected to supervise master students and PhD students.

The positions are related to the education and research of the groups 
& Geometry, and Games & Virtual Worlds, see We
perform fundamental and application oriented research, with an emphasis 
on the
algorithmic aspects. The large number of students, and high student 
scores make the Master program Game & Media Technology very successful. The
department participates in the Center for Advanced Gaming and Simulation, For more information contact dr. R. 
Veltkamp or
prof. dr. M. Overmars.

We ask
Candidates should have a PhD in computer science or related discipline.
Scientific creativity and productivity must be shown by publications in
international journals and conferences within the indicated areas. 
preferably have teaching experience.

We offer
The position will first be for a period of maximum five years. After that,
extension is considered. The salary will be min.  2,279.- and max.  
gross per month (scale 10/11) depending on qualifications and experience.
The salary is supplemented with a holiday allowance of 8%, and an end-of 
bonus of 3% gross per year. In addition we offer: partially paid 
parental leave,
subsidy for child care, flexible employment conditions in which you may 
salary for vacation days or vice versa. The employment conditions are 
based on
the Collective Employment Agreement of the Dutch Universities.

For more information contact dr. R. Veltkamp, e-mail: or
Prof. dr. M. Overmars, e-mail:
See also

To apply, please send your application in writing, including a 
curriculum vitae,
list of publications and minimal two references to the Personnel 
Department of
the Faculty of Science, P.O. Box 80010, 3508 TA Utrecht, The Netherlands or
submit by e-mail to: P&

Please cite vacancy number 62711.

The application deadline is 21 May 2007.