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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Full professorship in Communication and Cognition, Tilburg, THE NETHERLANDS

The Tilburg center for Communication and Cognition (TiCC) is looking for an enthousiastic and 
competent colleague for the position of Full Professor.

 	Excellent young candidates who do not yet qualify for a full professorship, are also 
invited to apply, and will initially be offered an associate professorship.

 	Full details can be found here
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 	MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES The candidate is expected to initiate and conduct fundamental and 
applied research in the Creative Computing (CC) research program. Within the program, the research 
currently focuses on computational modeling of cognitive processes, with application domains in 
language, vision, games and social signal processing. Furthermore, the candidate contributes 
(both in terms of teaching and organization) to the teaching program Communication and Information 
Sciences, in particular in the track Human Aspects of Information Technology (HAIT) and in the new 
track Data Journalism. The candidate has an important task in acquiring external projects and in 
managing tasks on the department and faculty level. Experience with applying computational 
techniques to humanities research in general is considered a bonus.

 	PROFILE The responsibilities that come with this function call for a scientist with a 
strong research and teaching background, preferably in computational linguistics, artificial 
intelligence, data mining or other relevant areas.

- has a PhD thesis in a relevant discipline and has published in top international publication 
- has shown the ability to raise external funding for research;
- has expertise in one or more of the domains covered by the research program Creative Computing, 
with a preference for Language and Communication as application area;
- has clear and proven managerial and leadership qualities;
- is willing to stimulate and support the development of collaboration across departments within 
the Tilburg School of Humanities;
- has proven experience and affinity with research using different methodologies within a 
multidisciplinary context;
- has proven academic teaching experience;
- is able or willing to learn to communicate in Dutch.

 	TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT Initially the selected candidate will apply for a temporary full-time 
contract during five years (starting with a one year contract which can be continued with four 
years). After three and a half years the performance will be evaluated with respect to the quality 
of research, education and management as well as with respect to the results and future expectations
of acquiring sufficient external funding. 
A permanent and full-time position after five years is dependent on the positive outcome of this 
evaluation. The level of the position will depend on the experience of the candidate. Tilburg 
University is rated among the top of Dutch employers and has excellent terms of employment. 
Selected candidates will be ranked in the Dutch university employment system. The starting gross 
salary is (minimal) 4.902,- up to (maximal) 7.142,- euro per month (for a full-time appointment as 
full professor). Researchers from outside the Netherlands may qualify for a tax-free allowance 
equal to 30% of their taxable salary. The university will apply for such an allowance on their 
behalf. The Tilburg School of Humanities will provide assistance in finding suitable accommodation.
The university offers very good fringe benefits (it is one of the best non-profit employers in the 
Netherlands), such as a holiday allowance, an options model for terms and conditions of employment 
and excellent reimbursement of moving expenses.

 	INFORMATION Requests for information regarding this vacancy can be directed to the chair 
of the application committee, prof.dr. E. Krahmer (, tel +31 13 466 3070), or to 
the Director of TiCC, prof.dr. H.J. van den Herik (, tel + 31 13 466 3569). 
Your application including curriculum vitae must be submitted before FEBRUARY 1, 2012.

 	APPLICATION Applications including curriculum vitae and names of three referents must be 
submitted before February 1, 2012. You can apply for this vacancy only online through our vacancy 
site (
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