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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Research and Teaching Position (Danube-University Krems) - Visual Analytics

Research and Teaching Position (Danube-University Krems)

The Department of Information and Knowledge Engineering ( at Danube
University Krems (Austria, announces a Research and Teaching Assistant
position on the level of a PhD candidate (without PhD or doctoral degree) or PostDoc (with PhD or
doctoral degree) depending on the level of experiences within the area of Visual Analytics with
particular focus on Interaction Design, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Usability Engineering and
time-oriented dimensions.

Conditions of admission: required education/skill set

* are a university graduate (at the diploma,  master of science, or PhD level) in Computer Science,
Information Systems, or an equivalent University study .
* are fluent in the English language and eager to communicate your work both orally and in written
* are interested and enjoy scientific working

Main tasks

* should perform research and teaching in the field of Visual Analytics with particular focus
Interaction Design, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Usability Engineering, and time-oriented
dimensions or  have knowledge or the willingness to quickly become acquainted with research explained above
* design and write scientific publications
* design and write research proposals
* participate in scientific and consulting projects
* help to establish the new founded Department of Information and Knowledge Engineering and its research and teaching activities (more information about the activities of the Department can be found at

Closing date for applications:    December 20, 2006

Send your applications (with the usual application documents including a statement of interest,

full CV - list of subjects taken at university plus grades, publications, etc.) to:
"Personalabteilung der Donau Universitaet Krems,
Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Strasse 30
A-3500 Krems, Austria"


in an email to

We encourage sending your application in electronic form.

The Danube-University Krems aims for enhancing the number of women in scientific positions and
therefore, particularly invites women to apply.

Applicants are not entitled to claim reimbursement of traveling expenses
and/or other costs caused by the application procedures.

If you have any more questions, please contact
danube university krems
department of information and knowledge engineering (ike)

dr.-karl-dorrek-strasse 30, A-3500 krems, austria
T  +43 (0) 2732-893-2451 (2450) ::: F  +43 (0) 2732-893-4450 :::