[Elsnet-list] [JOB] Chair in Text Mining/Director of UK National Centre for Text Mining

John McNaught J.McNaught at umist.ac.uk
Wed Sep 29 18:55:12 CEST 2004



(Reference 1005/04)

The School of Informatics is looking to appoint a Professor in Text Mining.
The new Professor will also fulfill the role of Director of the UK Centre
for Text Mining - a JISC/BBSRC/EPSRC funded £1M new centre established in
June 2004.

The remit of the recently established National Centre for Text Mining is to
contribute to the associated national and international research agenda, to
establish a service for the wider academic community, and to make connections
with industry. Your role as Director is to foster successful development of
the Centre in liaison with the funding bodies, to oversee the associated
staff, and to help to achieve its long-term sustainability. The Centre will
be co-located with the new Manchester Interdisciplinary Biocentre.

The School of Informatics is the direct successor to the Department of
Computation at UMIST, which was formed in 1968 with a focus on the application
of computing to the needs of business, society and government. This emphasis
on the application of IT has remained an essential part of our ethos and we
have a well-established reputation for graduates who meet the needs of
industry and commerce. The research activity within the School focuses on
the multidisciplinary process of analysing and designing complex systems.
The overall research aim is to advance fundamental knowledge in the
theory and modeling of computing and information processing systems. We apply
such knowledge to improving both the design process and the product quality
of software artefacts, pervasive computing and complex socio-technical systems.
The text mining activity is expected to contribute fully to the School's
research activities in the lead up to the next national Research Assessment
Exercise and beyond.

You should have an outstanding record of original research with an
international reputation for scholarly contributions in the field of text
mining, as evidenced by, for example, publications in leading journals and
conferences, invitations to give keynote addresses at international
conferences, the award of distinguished fellowships, and substantial related
research funding.

The salary will be in the professorial range.

Informal enquiries to Professor Bob Wood on +44 (0) 161 200 3341 or e-mail
bob.wood at umist.ac.uk  Enquiries about the National Centre for Text Mining to
Professor John Keane on +44 (0) 161 200 3334 or e-mail jak at umist.ac.uk

The position is available from 1 October 2004. An associated lectureship in
text mining will also be made available, with appointment to the post expected
following advice from the newly appointed chair

Closing date: 13 October 2004.  Further particulars and an application form
can be obtained from http://www.man.ac.uk/news/vacancies or from the Office
of the Director of Personnel, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road,
Manchester M13 9PL. Tel: +44 (0) 161 275 2028; Fax: +44 (0) 161 275 2471;
Minicom (for the hearing impaired): +44 (0) 161 275 7889;
E-mail: personnel at man.ac.uk  Please quote relevant reference number.

The University will actively foster a culture of inclusion and diversity and
will seek to achieve true equality of opportunity for all members of its

Combining the strengths of UMIST and The Victoria University of Manchester

John McNaught
Associate Director
National Centre for Text Mining        www.nactem.ac.uk

Department of Computation              www.co.umist.ac.uk
PO Box 88
Sackville Street                       +
Manchester, UK                         +
M60 1QD                                J.McNaught at umist.ac.uk

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