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Reviewing of applications will commence on
January 31, 2011. The final deadline is March 31,
2011. Applicants should submit their CV, copies
of their school and university reports, list of pub-
lications, reprints of five selected publications,
names of references, a brief description of their
previous research and a detailed description of
the proposed research project (including possi-
ble opportunities for collaboration with existing
research groups at Saarbrücken and Stanford) to:
Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Seidel, Max Planck Institute
for Informatics, Campus E 1 4, 66123 Saarbrücken,
Germany, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
max Planck institute for software
systems (mPi-s Ws)
Applications are invited for tenure-track and
tenured faculty positions in all areas related to
the study, design, and engineering of software
systems. These areas include, but are not limited
to, data and information management, programming systems, software verification, parallel, distributed and networked systems, and embedded
systems, as well as cross-cutting areas like security, machine learning, usability, and social aspects
of software systems. 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.
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 university department and a research laboratory:
a) Faculty receive generous base funding to build
and lead a team of graduate students and postdocs. They have full academic freedom and publish their research results freely.
b) Faculty supervise doctoral theses, and have the
opportunity to teach graduate and undergraduate
c) Faculty are provided with outstanding technical and administrative support facilities as well as
internationally competitive compensation packages.
MPI-SWS currently has 8 tenured and tenure-track faculty, and is funded to support 17 faculty
and about 100 doctoral and post-doctoral positions.
Additional growth through outside funding is possible. We maintain an open, international and diverse
work environment and seek applications from outstanding researchers regardless of national origin
or citizenship. The working language is English;
knowledge of the German language is not required
for a successful career at the institute.
Saarland University is seeking
to establish several
Junior Research Groups (W1/W2)
within the 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 Informatics, 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 Conny Liegl, Cluster of Excellence, Campus E1 7, 66123 Saarbrücken, Germany. Please, also send your application as a single PDF file to email@example.com.
The review of applications will begin on February 18, 2011: all applicants are
strongly encouraged to submit applications by that date. Final decisions will be
made following a candidate symposium that will be held in the week of March
21 – 25, 2011.
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.