Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Senior Academic Staff - 100% – Science and Bio-engineering Science – Computer Science (DINF) – Specialisation Artificial Intelligence
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
The Vrije Universiteit Brussel is the offshoot of the French-speaking Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) that was founded in 1834 by a Brussels lawyer with Flemish origins, Pierre-Théodore Verhaegen.
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Application deadline: Apr 01
Location: Brussels, Belgium
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Senior Academic Staff - 100% – Science and Bio-engineering Science – Computer Science (DINF) – Specialisation Artificial Intelligence

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The Vrije Universiteit Brussel has been a leading player in the Flemish Higher Education landscape for 40 years. The University numbers 12.000 students and together with its hospital - UZ Brussel – employs more than 6.000 people. The Vrije Universiteit Brussel is the largest Dutch speaking employer in the capital.

Teaching and research at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel are founded on the principle of unfettered inquiry to benefit the progress of mankind. This means rejecting dogmatic positions and guaranteeing the freedom to form opinions without interference; in this way the University aims to ensure the dispersal of the principle of unfettered inquiry throughout society.

The University is autonomous and democratically run. This means guaranteeing the exercise of the fundamental freedoms within the University, as well as the right of the University Community to participate in the decision making process and scrutiny of University policy.

The following form part of the University’s mission:

  • the development, the communication and the application of a high level of academic education and scientific research, free from all preconceived ideas;
  • the translation of these ideals and knowledge into society in the spirit of social engagement;
  • the creation of a society in which everyone is capable of engaging in critical thinking.

Function

Teaching

The teaching assignment includes both general undergraduate courses in computer science as well as specialized research-oriented master’s courses in artificial intelligence. She/he has proven pedagogical and didactic skills. The teaching assignment and precise list of subjects will be discussed with the candidate and will depend on his/her expertise and language skills.

Research

The prospective candidate will be part of the VUB AI Lab that is involved in high quality research in Artificial Intelligence (AI) for more than 30 years. For more information about the lab and its research activities, cf. http://ai.vub.ac.be. The vacancy is open to all disciplines within AI. The successful candidate will complement and strengthen the research activities of the Lab, e.g. contribute new expertise that is relevant to ongoing research.

Core duties and responsibilities will include the supervision of master and doctoral students, and the management and active participation in the development of AI as a specialization.

The prospective candidate will also be expected to spearhead the launch of new research projects, both fundamental research as well as research in collaboration with industry, and to raise funds for the same.

Questions about content?

Contact Prof. dr. Ann Nowe on +32 2 629 38 61 or Ann.nowe@vub.ac.be 

Profile

The prospective candidate must hold a PhD in Computer Science or possess equivalent qualification in a Computer Science related field. She/he must have an excellent academic record with publications that demonstrate a solid expertise in Artificial Intelligence, must have at least least 3 years of postdoctoral experience, and must additionally be able to teach computer science at all university levels.

The prospective candidate has a broad and deep knowledge of both the techniques and the applications of AI. She/he has preferably experience in supervising doctoral and master's students. The ability to independently initiate new research projects and to acquire the necessary funds for this purpose, is an important selection criterion.

The prospective candidate preferably has teaching experience. An education professional education is compulsory organized by the university, unless the candidate can be exempted on the basis of previous qualifications or experience.

Skills

The prospective candidate should be able to teach in both English and Dutch (or be willing to learn Dutch on a short term basis).

Additional Information

The candidate is expected to endorse the educational vision of the university (full text available on the university website).

Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply

Every first appointment is dependent upon the successful delivery of a teaching session.

Members of academic faculty with teaching duties are required to prove their command of the teaching language. E.g.: for teaching in English the candidate provides evidence of proficiency in English at C1 level by submitting a language certificate (or a waiver).

Offer

Recruitment in one of the academic ranks of Senior Academic Staff.

Recruitment in the rank of lecturer is a tenure track appointment which implies an initial appointment as lecturer for a period of 5 years with eligibility for tenure in the rank of senior lecturer by the end of this initial period.

Recruitment in other academic ranks is an initial appointment for 3 years with eligibility for tenure in the same rank by the end of this initial period.

As an employee of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel your days will be spent in a dynamic, diverse and multilingual environment. Both our campuses are set within green oases on the outskirts of the centre of the capital of Flanders, Belgium and Europe. This centre, with all its opportunities, is within your reach by public transport in under half an hour.

Depending on your experience and academic merits you will receive a salary on one of the pay scales laid down by the government. Hospitalisation cover and free use of public transport for travel to and from work are standard conditions of employment. If you would rather cycle to work, compensation is also available for that. Both campuses have extensive sporting facilities which are at your disposal and a nursery is within walking distance.

More information is available at www.vub.be under the heading ‘future employees’.

  • Planned starting date: 01.10.2017
  • Length of contract: Recruitment in the rank of lecturer is a tenure track appointment which implies an initial appointment as lecturer for a period of 5 years with eligibility for tenure in the rank of senior lecturer by the end of this initial period. Recruitment in other academic ranks is an initial appointment for 3 years with eligibility for tenure in the same rank by the end of this initial period.
  • Deadline for application: 01/04/2017

Interested?

For more information:
Call PATRICIA PROVE
at the number: 02/629 15 92
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