[Elsnet-list] JOB: Senior Permanent Research Position at KMi
e.motta at open.ac.uk
Sat Mar 12 22:30:06 CET 2005
***APOLOGIES FOR MULTIPLE POSTINGS***
The Open University, UK
Knowledge Media Institute /
Centre for Research in Computing
Readership / Senior Lectureship in
Closing date for receipt of applications is 18 March 2005.
This is a permanent appointment as Reader or
Senior Lecturer (depending upon the experience
and qualifications of the candidate) at the Open
University's Knowledge Media Institute (KMi), a
60-strong interdisciplinary laboratory founded in
1995, and located in attractive offices at The
Open University's main campus in Milton Keynes,
UK. KMi undertakes high-profile advanced
research and development in Knowledge Media: a
convergence of the cognitive and instructional
sciences, knowledge technologies, ontological
engineering, artificial intelligence, new media
technologies for learners, human computer
interaction, and knowledge management. We offer
a creative and flexible working environment
unlike any other in Europe. The style, impact
and content of our work are described in detail
in our Web pages at http://kmi.open.ac.uk/.
This post is intended to strengthen KMi's
international research reputation and contribute
to the overall profile of the OU's new Centre for
Research in Computing, created as a partnership
between KMi and the Department of Computing.
Applicants should have a PhD and at least 5 years
post-doctoral experience in computer science,
cognitive science, human-computer interaction, or
knowledge media, with evidence of an
international reputation. It is essential that
candidates can demonstrate a track record of
leading innovative research projects, working
collaboratively with other organizations,
publishing widely, and obtaining substantial
research income from external agencies.
Candidates should ideally be conversant in
cross-disciplinary knowledge media themes ranging
from semantic technologies to new media solutions
for learners. Consistently with the 'hands-on'
ethos of the Knowledge Media Institute, the
candidate should be able to demonstrate evidence
of having deployed real technologies, in real
contexts, for real users, a hallmark of most KMi
We are particularly interested in strengthening
our profiles in one of the following areas (but
will be open to strategic guidance from strong
candidates on other related areas): semantic
multimedia, smart devices, language technologies,
semantic web, presence, social software, and
The appointment will be made on the Reader /
Senior Lecturer scale, £37,558 - £42,573 p.a.
This is a permanent post.
For further details of the vacancy, information
on how to apply, and access details for disabled
applicants please see the Further Particulars for
this job at
Informal enquiries can be made to the Director of
KMi, Professor Enrico Motta (e.motta at open.ac.uk).
The closing date for receipt of applications is 18 March 2005.
THIS POST IS OPEN TO INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL APPLICANTS.
We promote diversity in employment and welcome
applications from all sections of the community.
Disabled applicants who meet the essential job
requirements will be interviewed. Further
particulars are available in large print, disk or
audiotape. (Minicom +44 (0) 1908 654901 for hard
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