[Humanist] 25.378 postdoc in ontology evolution

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 25, No. 378.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2011 22:21:35 +0100
        From: Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research <cair at meraka.org.za>
        Subject: Joint Postdoctoral Research Position in Ontology Evolution: Centrefor AI Research, South Africa and University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research position in the 
area of Ontology Evolution in the newly established UKZN/CSIR 
Meraka Centre for Artificial Intelligence (CAIR) within the School 
of Computer Science, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa:

http://cair.cs.ukzn.ac.za (alias http://cair.meraka.org.za)

The project seeks to explore to what extent current approaches to 
ontology evolution can be captured using description logics, with 
emergency response as a possible area of application.

Strong preference will be given to candidates with experience in 
description logics or ontology evolution.

The successful applicant will be based primarily in Pretoria, 
South Africa, and will undertake short research placements to the 
School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh in the United 
Kingdom (UED). The application will be jointly supervised by 
Professor Tommie Meyer at CAIR and Professor Alan Bundy at 
UED. The position is for a duration of one year and is renewable 
for a second year, subject to satisfactory progress.  

Eligibility Criteria:
- A doctoral degree in Computer Science or related area. 
- Proven experience to undertake postdoctoral research in the 
  specified area.

Funding for the position will range from R180 000 to R270 000 per 
year comprising of:  

- A tax free scholarship of R180 000 for one year and subject to 
 satisfactory progress, renewable for a second year. 

- A topup of up to R90 000 per year from CAIR , depending on the 
 experience of the candidate and the availability of funds. 

There is no application deadline. The position will be filled as soon 
as an appropriate candidate is identified. The awarding of the position 
is subject to the availability of funds.

More details on the application process can be found on the CAIR website: 


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