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Full Professor in Intelligent InteractionPosted by: Universiteit Maastricht
Posted date: 2019-Dec-17
Full Professor in Intelligent Interaction
The Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering is excited to welcome a full professor who will work on AI systems that are able interact in an intelligent, responsible and human-centered way.
We are the Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering (DKE) at Maastricht University, the Netherlands: an international community of ~50 researchers at various stages of their career, embedded in the Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE). Our department has nearly 30 years’ experience with research and teaching in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science and Mathematics, and we do so in a highly collaborative and cross-disciplinary manner. To strengthen our team, we are looking for a full professor who will work on AI systems that interact intelligently – and in a human-centered and responsible way - with other AI systems, humans, or both.
Our department is growing rapidly. This position is one of multiple job openings: you are more than welcome to browse through our other vacancies.
We are happy to hear how you would implement your personal skill set towards researching interacting AI systems, and any ideas you may have for filling this position.
If desired, we are open to exploring the possibility of bringing your current staff members with you to Maastricht University.
We seek a colleague who is passionate about research into reliable and responsible interactions involving AI, and who enjoys communicating developments in the field to our students. She/he feels at home in a strongly international and diverse community like ours. Furthermore, we are looking to welcome someone who fosters collaboration at all levels: from working on small-scale projects with direct colleagues, to participating in international research consortia.
We invite applications from candidates who meet the following requirements:
Conditions of Employment
We offer a full-time professorship starting as soon as possible. The nature of your initial appointment depends on your qualifications and track record, and may either be permanent or temporary with the intention of permanent appointment upon a mutually positive assessment. We offer a competitive salary for a position of 38 hours a week. On top of your annual salary, there is an annual holiday allowance (8% of annual income) and an annual end-of-year bonus (8.3% of annual income).
The position comes with a number of additional benefits, including:
Full conditions of employment are laid out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities, supplemented with local UM provisions. For more information look at the website www.maastrichtuniversity.nl > Support >UM employees.
Furthermore, applicants from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for the so-called 30% ruling, a tax cut for highly skilled migrants that applies for a maximum of five years.
Living and working in Maastricht | The Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering is housed in the historical city of Maastricht, the Netherlands. Situated in the heart of Europe and within 30 kilometers from the German and Belgian borders, Maastricht and its 120,000 inhabitants have a strong international character. It is a safe and family-friendly city with a history spanning more than 2,000 years. The city’s rich past is reflected everywhere in the streets: the ratio of monuments-to-inhabitants is roughly 1:73.
The Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering | Founded in 1992, we are a fast-growing department undertaking internationally respected research in the areas of artificial intelligence, data science, computer science and applied mathematics. Much of our research takes place at the interfaces of these disciplines. We maintain a large network of industry partners and provide education through one bachelor’s programme and two master’s programmes, all of which have a strong focus on Artificial Intelligence and are nationally ranked #1 in their cohort according to the most recent education rankings.
Our new colleague will be joining a tight-knit department consisting of ~50 principal investigators, postdocs and PhD students, nearly 600 BSc and MSc students and a team of 13 dedicated support staff members. Together, we come from over 40 different countries.
STEM research in Maastricht | DKE is embedded in the equally thriving Faculty of Science and Engineering. It’s exciting times for STEM research in the region of Zuid-Limburg, where Maastricht University (UM) is situated. For example, UM recently joined the Einstein Telescope Partnership coalition, which will bring STEM challenges to our doorstep through construction of the ETpathfinder prototype gravitational wave detector. Furthermore, Zuid-Limburg is a hub for the high-tech industry. Maastricht University participates in the four regional Brightlands campuses: local tech ecosystems where fundamental and applied research, state-of-the-art facilities, industry partners and students meet. In addition, the university itself offers no shortage of inspiring collaborators through our international network and the five other faculties of UM.
We strongly believe in diversity (including but not limited to nationality, age and gender) and encourage you to apply if you are qualified for this position.
The position will remain open until filled. Depending on your current location, you may be invited for an interview via Skype or in person. To apply for the position, submit the following documents via Academic Transfer:
We are happy to answer any questions you have about the position or our department. You can direct questions to:
Prof. Gerhard Weiss