[DL] Professorship at Knowledge Media Institute
e.motta at open.ac.uk
Mon Sep 12 13:18:39 CEST 2005
Professor in Knowledge Media: Help us shape the future
(Full-time Permanent Post - Vacancy ID: 2071)
Closing date for receipt of applications is 31st October, 2005.
This is a permanent appointment as Professor in The Open University's Knowledge Media Institute (KMi), a 60-strong interdisciplinary laboratory founded in 1995, and located in attractive offices at The Open University's main campus in Milton Keynes, United Kingdom. KMi undertakes high-profile advanced research and development in Knowledge Media: a convergence of knowledge technologies, ontological engineering, artificial intelligence, new media technologies for learners, human computer interaction, and cognitive science. KMi is one of the top research centres in the world in the area of knowledge and media technologies and we offer a creative and flexible working environment unlike any other in Europe. The style, impact and content of our work are described in detail in our Web pages at http://kmi.open.ac.uk/.
This post is intended to consolidate KMi's international research reputation and contribute to the overall profile of The Open University's new Centre for Research in Computing, created as a partnership between KMi and the Department of Computing.
Applicants should be leading personalities of high international standing in knowledge media, computer science, cognitive science, or human-computer interaction. It is essential that candidates can demonstrate a track record of leading innovative research projects, publishing widely, and obtaining substantial research income from external funding agencies and industrial sponsors. Ideally, candidates should be prominent authorities in cross-disciplinary research in knowledge media ranging from semantic technologies to new media solutions for learners. Given the 'hands-on' ethos of the Knowledge Media Institute, candidates should also be able to demonstrate evidence of having deployed real technologies, in real contexts, for real users; a hallmark of most KMi activities.
We are particularly interested in strengthening our research profile in one of the following areas (but will be open to strategic guidance from strong candidates regarding other related areas):
semantic multimedia, smart devices, language technologies, semantic web, presence, social software, and hypermedia.
The appointment will be made on the Professorial Grade, starting on a scale at a minimum of £44,947 p.a. This is a full-time permanent post
For further details of the vacancy, information on how to apply and access details for disabled applicants please see the 'further particulars' at http://kmi.open.ac.uk/jobs/vacancy-2071.cfm
Informal enquiries may be made to the Director of KMi, Professor Enrico Motta
The closing date for receipt of applications is 31st October, 2005.
Further details on The Open University's employment conditions can be found at: http://www3.open.ac.uk/employment/benefits.asp
You can download a word version of the application form from http://kmi.open.ac.uk/jobs/appform.doc. Alternatively, requests for hard-copy documents/forms, further particulars, and application submissions can be directed to the KMi Recruitment Coordinator [ kmi at open.ac.uk ] at the Knowledge Media Institute, Open University, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA, UK, Tel. +44 (0)1908 654774, Fax +44 (0)1908 653169.
We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
Disabled applicants whose skills and experience meet the requirements of the job will be interviewed. Please let us know if you need your copy of the further particulars in large print, on computer disk, or on audio cassette tape. Hearing impaired persons may make enquiries on Milton Keynes +44 (0) 1908 654901 (Minicom answerphone).
Equal Opportunity is University Policy.
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