[Humanist] 26.951 job at Leuven

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 951.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Sat, 06 Apr 2013 16:42:40 +0200
        From: danny de schreye <danny.deschreye at cs.kuleuven.be>
        Subject: Academic Position in Computer Science for Digital Humanities
        In-Reply-To: <515FD1DA.2080305 at mccarty.org.uk>

Academic Position in Computer Science for Digital Humanities
(Ref. ZAP-2013-87)

Occupation : Full-time
Place : Leuven
Apply before : June 30, 2013

KU Leuven invites applications for a full-time tenured academic position in
Computer Science for Digital Humanities at the Department of Computer
Science. We are looking for a dynamic and motivated individual (m/f) with an
excellent research record in related areas.



We are looking for a candidate with expertise in applications of computer
science in digital humanities. A successful candidate will already have
obtained excellent research results in the area of applying computer science
techniques in research applications in the digital humanities. For the
applied computer science techniques, examples could be data mining, or
archiving or disclosure of information from large e-archives, or
human-computer interaction, or visualisation techniques, or e-learning.
Concerning the applications domains, examples could be the Arts, or the
Social or Instructional Sciences. Research experience with the application
of multiple techniques from computer Science and/or with multiple
application domains in the Humanities or Behavioral Sciences are considered
are a strong added value of the application.


The selected applicant will take on teaching responsibilities in various
study programs, in particular for courses on basic computer science
techniques for students in the humanities. Apart from this, the applicant
will also be asked to teach an advanced course on applications, related to
his/her research, in digital humanities. Possibly, the accepted applicant
can be asked to teach courses in the Master/Bachelor Computer Science and/or
the Master/Bachelor in (Applied) Informatics. Together with an existing
team, the successful applicant will further develop courses related to
digital humanities. The applicant needs to engage in setting up an
interdisciplinary cooperation, both in teaching and in research, on digital


Interested candidates should hold a Ph.D. or doctoral degree in computer
science or informatics or candidates should be holder of a Ph.D. in digital
humanities or in the humanities, with a topic which is very closely related
to computer science, informatics or the informatics-technical aspects of
digital humanities. In the latter case, an additional degree in a related
subject - especially in computer science or informatics - has significant
added value.

Qualified candidates are expected to have an excellent research record and
very good teaching and training skills, in order to contribute to the
research output of the Department of Computer Science and to the quality of
its educational programs. The high quality of the candidate's research
should be evidenced by publications in international peer-reviewed journals
and conferences. International research experience is highly appreciated. An
important criterion in the selection will be whether the candidate can link
his/her research to one of the research units in the Department of Computer

If you do not speak Dutch, you will be expected to learn the language within
three years of your appointment. The required proficiency level will depend
on the duties assigned to you. Dutch language courses are offered at KU
Leuven. Proficiency in the English language is also required.


The full-time position can be offered in one of the academic levels (full
professor, professor, associate professor, assistant professor), depending
on the qualifications of the candidate.


For more information please contact Prof. dr. ir. Ronald Cools, tel.:+3216327562, mail: ronald.cools at cs.kuleuven.be.
For problems with online applying, please contact Mrs. Katoe Buyle,
tel.: +3216328324, mail: katoe.buyle at kuleuven.be.
You can apply for this job no later than June 30, 2013 via the
online application tool

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