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Associate senior lecturer in Computer Science

  • Yrkesroll

    Universitets- och högskolelektor

  • Anställning

    Heltid, 6 månader eller längre

  • Lön

    Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön

  • Publicerad

    28 september

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    31 oktober

Om jobbet

The School of Science and Technology is seeking an associate senior lecturer in Computer Science for a fixed term position of 4-6 years.

Subject area

The position is in Computer Science.

Background

Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP) is Sweden’s largest individual research program ever. WASP provides a platform for academic research and education, fostering interaction with Sweden’s leading technology companies. WASP has the ambition to strengthen and develop Sweden’s knowledge and competence in the areas of AI and machine learning through an international recruitment program. Thus, the WASP positions are not intended as a mechanism to strengthen Sweden’s existing faculty, but to attract new talent to Sweden. http://wasp-sweden.org/

As part of this initiative, Örebro University is now looking for an associate senior lecturer in computer science specialising in integrating machine learning and machine reasoning, for a fixed term of 4-6 years at the School of Science and Technology.

Artificial intelligence has made a lot of progress in both machine learning and in machine reasoning. The distinction between learning and reasoning is related to the differences between fast and slow thinking, between data-driven and knowledge-based approaches, and between symbolic and subsymbolic representations. Current progress in the field is, however, hindered by the fact that these fields have been developed quite independently of one another. There is now consensus that the integration of machine learning and machine reasoning is the next challenge in artificial intelligence and a necessary step for realizing the vision of trustworthy artificial intelligence. Particularly important research directions are statistical relational artificial intelligence, which integrates probabilistic with logical models and machine learning, and neural symbolic computation, which integrates logical reasoning with neural networks.

The associate senior lecturer shall pursue research in computer science at the Centre for Applied Autonomous Sensor Systems (AASS) at the School of Science and Technology on Örebro University’s main campus. AASS focuses on artificial intelligence, robotics as well as autonomous and intelligent sensor systems. Industrial applications of these occur in close collaboration with national and international world-leading companies. The associate senior lecturer will be part of the subgroup on integrating machine learning and machine reasoning, led by Prof. Luc De Raedt.

The position comes with an attractive starting package that includes funding for two doctoral student positions.

Duties and responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities involve research, teaching and collaboration. During the period of employment, an associate senior lecturer shall develop their autonomy as a researcher and acquire further qualifications in terms of both research and teaching skills to meet the criteria for a position as a senior lecturer. An associate senior lecturer shall also contribute to the University’s development.

The research focus for the position is the integration of machine learning and machine reasoning.  Other important duties and responsibilities include applying for external research funding, promoting internationalisation and collaboration, and contributing to the operations in the research environment. Duties and responsibilities may also entail supervision of doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers. In addition, the associate senior lecturer shall contribute to the teaching in computer science on the Bachelor and Master of Science in Engineering programmes.

Eligibility

Those qualified for appointment as an associate senior lecturer are candidates who have been awarded a doctoral degree or have the corresponding research competence. Priority should be given to candidates who have been awarded their doctoral degree or acquired the corresponding competence no more than five years before the application deadline. Candidates who have obtained their doctoral degree prior to that should also be considered, if special grounds exist. Such grounds may comprise leave of absence due to illness, parental leave, or other similar circumstances.

Information

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The application deadline is 2020-10-31. We look forward to receiving your application!

After the application deadline has expired, no supplements can be made electronically. Applicants will at a later stage receive instructions on supplementing their application for the external experts. Such a supplement is however limited to any scientific publications that cannot be attached electronically to the application.

We decline any contact with advertisers or recruitment agencies in the recruitment process.

As directed by the National Archives of Sweden (Riksarkivet), Örebro University is required to deposit one file copy of the application documents, excluding publications, for a period of two years after the appointment decision has gained legal force.

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