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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Research assistants (post doc and/or PhDs) in the area of ITS (Intelligent Tutor Systems, University of Saarland


     Job Openings in the field of ITS
                 (Intelligent Tutoring Systems)


              at 
  University of Saarland (UdS)
 and 
          German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)

          in Saarbrcken (Germany)






ActiveMath is a web-based intelligent learning environment for mathematics. It is being developed at the DFKI and at the University of the Saarland.  
     See the group's home page http://www.activemath.org.
Both, the CS department of UdS and DFKI are internationally well-known for their excellent research environment.
	
The Intelligent Educational Technologies Group (ActiveMath Group) in the Department of Computer Science at UdS and at the DFKI is seeking to recruit motivated candidates in the areas of Personalised Technology-Enhanced (Web-based) Learning and Student Modelling.

The positions include 
- researcher for  student modelling (motivational and meta-cognitive variables)
- researcher for collaborative authoring 
- software engineer for development. 

Candidates should have strong research interests and good software development skills. We are seeking PhD students as well as postdocs with an appropriate postgraduate qualification.
 	Candidates should hold a Ph.D. or above average Master degree in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Human-Computer Interaction, Mathematics, Mathematics Education or related subjects.

Skills and experience are desirable in several of the following areas: student modelling, authoring tools/user interfaces, personalised e-Learning, (semantic) web technology and/or backend web service development; programming in Java, XML, XSL, CSS is a plus.  Applicants should enjoy teamwork and interdisciplinary work with computer scientists, artificial intelligence as well as psychologists and educationalists.

	We offer the possibility of obtaining a PhD, based on the project work.   

Saarland University is an equal opportunities employer. In accordance with its policy of increasing the proportion of women, the University actively encourages applications of female candidates.

The positions will be paid according to BAT2a/TVL13.
The expected salary range is between 33,000 and 45,000 euro. The anticipated starting date is April 2009 for a duration of 33 months with the possibility of an extension. Candidates must be authorized to work in the EU and must be Saarbrcken based during the contract period. 




Please submit your applications to:

PD. Dr. Erica Melis and Prof. Dr. Jrg Siekmann

melis at dfki dot de