Harold Cohen

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AISB Convention 2016

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Connection Science

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AISB YouTube Channel

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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

W1 junior professorship on computational social choice, Duesseldorf, GERMANY

At the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences of 
Heinrich-Heine-Universitt Dsseldorf, a W1 position for a Junior 
Professor in Theoretical Computer Science, with a research focus on 
**computational social choice**, is to be filled as soon as possible.

We are looking for a researcher with an excellent record in the 
interdisciplinary field of computational social choice, for example by 
work on the winner, manipulation, control, bribery, possible-winner, and 
necessary-winner problems for elections and related scenarios (such as 
judgment aggregation). A direct connection to complexity theory and 
algorithmics is expected.

The future holder of this position will be required to appropriately 
participate in the teaching duties of computer science. As the successful 
candidate you will be a member of the working group Complexity Theory and 
Cryptology and you will extensively benefit from the resources of this 
working group. Moreover, your participation in the interdisciplinary 
cooperative project "Internet-mediated cooperative norm setting" 
(www.normsetting.org) will be expected. Publications in first-rate 
international journals and conference proceedings as well as the 
willingness to cooperate cross-disciplinarily and to acquire competitive 
funding are required.

Conditions for employment are, in addition to general administrative 
conditions in accordance with  36 of the North Rhine-Westphalia 
University Act (Gesetz ber die Hochschulen des Landes 
Nordrhein-Westfalen), an aptitude for teaching, exceptional competence in 
research, and additional scientific achievements.
Female candidates are encouraged to apply; they will be given preference 
in cases of equal aptitude, ability, and professional achievements unless 
there are exceptional reasons for choosing another applicant.

Applications from suitably qualified severely disabled persons or disabled 
persons regarded as being of equal status according to Book IX of the 
German Social Legal Code (SGB  Soziales Gesetzbuch) are encouraged.
At Heinrich Heine University Dsseldorf, appointments may also be 
part-time, provided there are no overriding administrative reasons in 
individual cases for requiring full-time employment.
Heinrich Heine University Dsseldorf offers a Dual Career Service and is a 
member of the Rhineland Dual Career Network (Dual Career Netzwerk 
Rheinland). Further information can be found under

Detailed application materials with the usual documents (without 
publications) should be submitted by 21.03.2013, citing
Reference No 17 B 13-3.1, to:

Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences of Heinrich Heine 
University Dsseldorf
Professor Dr. Christel Marian
Universittsstrae 1, D-40225 Dsseldorf