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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

W2/W3 Professorship in Cognitive Systems, Bremen, GERMANY

The University of Bremen, a mid-sized university with approximately 250 
professorships and 19,000 students, offers a broad range of disciplines 
and competes internationally in top-level research. With an ambitious 
institutional strategy the university was successful in the Excellence 
Initiative as one of eleven universities in Germany. ??The University of 
Bremen, Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, invites applications for 
the permanent position of Professor of Cognitive Systems (W2 / W3 ? 
Associate or Full Professor level, depending on qualifications). 
Application Code P 1/13.??The successful applicant will represent the 
field of Cognitive Systems in research and teaching. He /?she should have 
an excellent research and publication record in one or more of the
following areas:?

? Cognitive architectures / computational cognitive models
? Spatial cognition
? Perception-based representation and processing of high-level cognitive concepts
? Interaction of perceptual and representational modalities
? Human-centered cognitive assistance systems (e.g. architecture, geography)
? Cognitive systems interacting with their environment and with humans
? Spatial and temporal reasoning
? Adaptive and learning cognitive systems

The DFG Collaborative Research Center SFB/TR 8 Spatial Cognition and the 
Center for Computing Technologies (TZI) are institutes of the University 
of Bremen. The campus-based branch of the German Research Center for 
Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) is associated. Cooperation with one or more 
of these institutions is desired.?

The successful candidate will teach courses, seminars, and student
projects in the informatics, digital media, and / or systems engineering 
curricula at undergraduate and graduate levels. Teaching languages are 
English and German. Experimental initiatives, didactic innovation, and 
contributions to the internationalization of the University of Bremen are 
expected. The successful applicant is expected to have or to acquire 
working competence in the German language.??

The successful applicant is expected to contribute to the university?s 
research funding through the acquisition of research grants and to
contribute to research and technology transfer.?? Prerequisites for an 
appointment are an outstanding pertinent doctoral degree, additional 
scientific achievements, international visibility, as well as didactic 

The University of Bremen intends to further increase the share of women in 
academic employment; women are explicitly encouraged to apply. Applicants 
with a migratory background and international applications are highly 

Disabled candidates will receive preferred consideration over equally 
qualified contenders.?? Applications should include a statement of
purpose, CV, a list of publications, copies of credentials, references, 
and the Application Code P 1/13.

Applications should be sent electronically (preferably in a single pdf 
file) to ??

For further information, please contact the Dean of the Faculty for 
Mathematics and Informatics, 
Prof. Dr. Kerstin Schill 

University of Bremen
FB 3, PO Box 330 440,?28334 Bremen

Application deadline:  31 March 2013