[Comp-neuro] “Juniorprofessor” (W1) with tenure track at the INI in Bochum, Germany

Laurenz Wiskott laurenz.wiskott at rub.de
Wed Jun 1 23:05:01 CEST 2011


Sorry, there was a critical error in the previous advertisement.
Please forward this corrected version to potential applicants.
Thanks, Laurenz Wiskott.

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The Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) is one of Germany’s leading research
universities. The University draws its strengths from both the
diversity and the proximity of scientific and engineering disciplines
on a single, coherent campus. This highly dynamic setting enables
students and researchers to work across traditional boundaries of
academic subjects and faculties. The RUB is a vital institution in the
Ruhr area, which has been selected as European Capital of Culture for
the year 2010.

The Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Institute for Neural Computation invites
applications for the position of a

“Juniorprofessor” (W1) with tenure track 

to start on August 1, 2011. 

The future holder of the post will represent the subject “Theory of
Machine Learning” in research and teaching.

Research should focus preferably on autonomous learning under
real-time conditions with potential applications in the cognitive or
neurosciences, in autonomous robotics, computer vision, or other areas
of technical information processing. This will enable our prospective
colleague to contribute to the research emphasis on neuroscience and
computational engineering of the Ruhr-University. Experience and
interest in interdisciplinary scientific research and in obtaining
independent funding for research projects are important qualities of a
successful candidate. Teaching will contribute to the degree program
in Applied Computer Science. A willingness to contribute to the
teaching of core computer science courses is expected as well as
didactic skills and a pronounced dedication to teaching. After a
successful evaluation, the junior professor will also be expected to
contribute to administrative tasks. The Ruhr-University Bochum is an
equal opportunity employer. Complete applications, preferably in
electronic form, should be sent before the 30th of June 2011 to the
Director of the Institute, Prof. Gregor Schöner
(gregor.schoener at rub.de), who will also be happy to provide further
information.


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