Kansas state university
Department of Computing and
The Department of Computing and Information
Sciences seeks a dynamic individual for its department head. The successful candidate will be a senior
scholar/researcher who possesses a Ph.D. degree in
Computer Science or in a closely related field, has
excellent management abilities, and possesses
effective interpersonal skills. The new head is anticipated to be tenured at full professor; candidates
from all areas of computing are invited to apply.
The new head will administer teaching, research, scholarship, outreach, and service activities in a diverse and dynamic department consisting of 17 tenure-track faculty and 3 instructors,
who lead research programs in bioinformatics
and data mining, embedded and distributed systems, programming languages, security, and software engineering. Information about the department can be found at www.cis.ksu.edu.
To apply, email a cover letter, vita, and contact
information for four references to recruiting@
cis.ksu.edu or mail hard copy to:
David Schmidt, Chair, Department Head
Computing and Information Sciences Dept.
234 Nichols Hall, Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506
Electronic submission (pdf, ps, doc, or txt) is preferred. Review of applications commences January
1, 2009 and continues until the position is filled.
KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL
OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. QUALIFIED WOMEN AND MINORITIES
ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. Paid for by Kansas
max Planck institute for software
systems (mPi-s Ws)
Tenure-track faculty openings
Applications are invited for tenure-track and
tenured faculty positions in all areas related to
the design, analysis and engineering of software
systems, including programming languages, formal methods, security, distributed, networked
and embedded systems, databases and information systems, and human-computer interaction.
A doctoral degree in computer science or related
areas and an outstanding research record are
required. Successful candidates are expected to
build a team and pursue a highly visible research
agenda, both independently and in collaboration
with other groups. Senior candidates must have
demonstrated leadership abilities and recognized international stature.
MPI-SWS, founded in 2005, is part of a network of eighty Max Planck Institutes, Germany’s
premier basic research facilities. MPIs have an
established record of world-class, foundational
research in the fields of medicine, biology, chemistry, physics, technology and humanities. Since
1948, MPI researchers have won 17 Nobel prizes.
The new MPI-SWS aspires to meet the highest
standards of excellence and international recognition with its research in software systems.
To this end, the institute offers a unique environment that combines the best aspects of a uni-
saarland university is
seeking to establish several
Junior Research Groups (W1/W2)
within the recently established Cluster of Excellence “Multimodal Computing
and Interaction” which was established by the German Research Foundation
(DFG) within the framework of the German Excellence Initiative.
The term “multimodal” describes the different types of digital information
such as text, speech, images, video, graphics, and high-dimensional data, and
the way it is perceived and communicated, particularly through vision, hearing, and human expression. The challenge is now to organize, understand, and
search this multimodal information in a robust, efficient and intelligent way,
and to create dependable systems that allow natural and intuitive multimodal
interaction. We are looking for highly motivated young researchers with a background in the research areas of the cluster, including algorithmic foundations,
secure and autonomous networked systems, open science web, information
processing in the life sciences, visual computing, large-scale virtual environments, synthetic virtual characters, text and speech processing and multimodal
dialog systems. Additional information on the Cluster of Excellence is available
on http://www.mmci.uni-saarland.de. Group leaders will receive junior faculty
status at Saarland University, including the right to supervise Bachelor, Master
and PhD students. Positions are limited to five years.
Applicants for W1 positions (phase I of the program) must have completed an
outstanding PhD. Upon successful evaluation after two years, W1 group leaders
are eligible for promotion to W2. Direct applicants for W2 positions (phase II of
the program) must have completed a postdoc stay and must have demonstrated
outstanding research potential and the ability to successfully lead their own research group. Junior research groups are equipped with a budget of 80k to 100k
Euros per year to cover research personnel and other costs.
Saarland University has leading departments in computer science and computational linguistics, with more than 200 PhD students working on topics related to
the cluster (see http://www.informatik-saarland.de for additional information).
The German Excellence Initiative recently awarded multi-million grants to the
Cluster of Excellence “Multimodal Computing and Interaction” as well as to the
“Saarbrücken Graduate School of Computer Science”. An important factor to this
success were the close ties to the Max Planck Institute for Computer Science, the
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), and the Max Planck
Institute for Software Systems which are co-located on the same campus.
Candidates should submit their application (curriculum vitae, photograph,
list of publications, short research plan, copies of degree certificates, copies of
the five most important publications, list of five references) to the coordinator
of the cluster, Prof. Hans-Peter Seidel, MPI for Computer Science, Campus E1
4, 66123 Saarbrücken, Germany. Please, also send your application as a single
PDF file to email@example.com.
The review of applications will begin on January 15, 2009, and applicants are
strongly encouraged to submit applications by that date; however, applications
will continue to be accepted until January 31, 2009. Final decisions will be made
following a candidate symposium that will be held during March 9 – 13, 2009.
Saarland University is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with its policy of increasing the proportion of women in this type of employment, the University actively encourages applications from women. For candidates with equal
qualification, preference will be given to people with physical disabilities.