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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Lectureship in Logic (all areas), Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS


Assistant Professor in any of the research fields of the ILLC
Faculty of Science - Institute for Logic, Language and Computation

Vacaturenummer
     13-052

The Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) is a research 
institute at the University of Amsterdam in which researchers from the Faculty 
of Science and the Faculty of Humanities collaborate. Its central research area 
is the study of fundamental principles of encoding, transmission and 
comprehension of information. Research at ILLC is interdisciplinary, and aims 
at bringing together insights from various disciplines concerned with 
information and information processing, such as logic, mathematics, computer 
science, philosophy, linguistics, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, 
and musicology.

The ILLC is strengthening its position as a leading institution in the study of 
logic, language and computation, by opening a vacancy for an Assistant 
Professor position in any of its three research groups: Logic and Language, 
Logic and Computation, and Language and Computation (see also People at ILLC ). 
The successful candidate should have excellent research skills in one of ILLC's 
research areas as well as teaching skills in one of ILLC's teaching programmes 
in the Faculty of Science (Logic, AI, Computer Science, Mathematics or 
Cognitive Science).

Job Description

     Conduct independent research in one of ILLC??s research groups and areas, 
resulting in contributions to leading international publications (60%);
     teach and develop teaching activities in one of the fields within the ILLC 
(40%);
     (co-)supervision of Bachelor's and Master's theses;
     (co-)supervision of PhD candidates;
     acquisition of research funding.

ILLC expects all staff from UD upwards to share in the administrative and 
organisational tasks at ILLC (e.g. committee memberships, etc.). Requirements

     Relevant PhD degree;
     excellent research skills and experience, evidenced by publications in 
renowned international journals or conference proceedings;
     teaching experience at university level and demonstrable didactic abilities 
and/or training. Within the Faculty of Science, newly appointed Assistant 
Professors follow a didactic training trajectory, which should lead up to 
completion of a qualification certificate for academic teaching 
(basiskwalificatie onderwijs, BKO) within two years;
     team spirit and a strong affinity with ILLC's multi-disciplinary 
environment.

ILLC expects its tenured staff to acquire sufficient fluency in the Dutch 
language within three years of appointment.

Appointment

The vacancy is for a permanent position. According to standard university 
policy, this implies that experienced candidates will be offered a permanent 
contract after an initial probation period of three years. Based on a full-time 
appointment (38 hours per week) the gross monthly salary will range from EUR 
3227,- to EUR 4418,- depending on qualifications and experience (scale 11). If 
track record and experience may justify a higher level of performance, a higher 
salary scale (scale 12) is negotiable. The salary will be increased by 8 % 
holiday allowance and 8.3 % annual bonus. The Collective Employment Agreement 
(CAO) of the Dutch Universities is applicable.

The starting date of the appointment should be as soon as possible, but no 
later than January 2014.

The University of Amsterdam is striving for a better balance in its staff 
whereby, in case of equal suitability, the appointment of a female candidate 
will have our preference. Women are, therefore, strongly encouraged to apply.

Job Application

To save paper and the environment, applications may only be submitted by 
electronic mail to application-science@uva.nl. Please quote "ILLC, vacancy 
number 13-052" in the subject line. Applications should include:

     a letter of motivation
     a curriculum vitae, including a list of publications
     a research statement describing your research accomplishments (1-2 pages) 
and your future research goals (1-2 pages)
     a teaching statement describing your approach to teaching, including an 
overview of your teaching experience (1-2 pages)
     the name and contact details (including email address) of three academic 
referees

All these should be grouped in one single PDF attachment.

The closing date for application is 1 April 2013.