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[ecrea] Vacancy Full Professor of Communication Science and Artificial Intelligence at Radboud University Nijmegen The Netherlands

Sat Dec 24 00:47:19 GMT 2016

Full Professor of Communication Science and Artificial Intelligence (0.8 - 1.0 FTE) Faculty of Social Sciences Maximum salary: € 7,659 gross/month Vacancy number: 24.50.16 Application deadline: 15 March 2017

We are seeking a full professor to expand our research and teaching programmes in communication science with specific expertise in the area of artificial intelligence, focusing on the communication between individuals and intelligent media technologies. You will be expected to boost ongoing projects at Radboud University, initiate new research and teaching lines, acquire external funding, and contribute to our Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes in collaboration with other staff members. The professor will have a strong focus on artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques for advancing the study of mediated communication and its uses and effects. Topics may include, but are not limited to: • recommender algorithms to personalise information presented through interactive media; • the emergence of artificial intelligence as agent in the news and information landscape, including digital, automated, and computational journalism; • the use of virtual and augmented reality to enable or enhance communication; • communication between human and virtual or tangible artificial agents (e.g. avatars, robots); • the use of analytics for web traffic, especially when these tools can be deployed and tuned by communication scholars; • the development of models of the spreading of information and influence through social network connections, (graph) analysis of peer networks; • the effectiveness of apps and wearables, and how sensors and software can be exploited with specific communication aims in mind. Candidates at the associate professor level who are ready for the next step in their career are also encouraged to apply. A complete position description is available upon request. Please contact (M.Buijzen /at/

Work environment
Radboud University is an internationally oriented research university with a collaborative high-quality work environment. Our academic expertise is closely related to important societal issues, both in the public and private domain. Radboud University offers an ideal academic environment to facilitate the 21st century approach of this position, providing top-level scholars, lab facilities, and a collaboration-oriented infrastructure for advanced multidisciplinary research and education. The position will be rooted in the Communication Science programme group of the Faculty of Social Sciences. Communication Science at Radboud University is represented by a dynamic and multidisciplinary group of scholars, focusing on the production, content and, particularly, the reception of mediated communication. Research and teaching are characterized by a multidisciplinary focus (combining behavioural and sociocultural perspectives), multi-method approach, and a keen interest in developments in the media landscape. The professor will be expected to collaborate closely with the Artificial Intelligence group of the Faculty of Social Sciences in both research and teaching. The professor will be involved in the teaching programmes of Communication Science (Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes), the Research Master’s programmes in Behavioural Science and Social and Cultural Science, and the Behavioural Science Institute’s Graduate School. For more information, please visit the websites of the teaching institutes of the Faculty of Social Sciences (see below). Research will be embedded in the Behavioural Science Institute (BSI), which has about 80 staff and over 100 PhD students. Its mission is to conduct top-level research on the fundamental principles and processes that govern human behaviour. The BSI Graduate School (officially recognized by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research) is responsible for the training and supervision of PhD students. BSI has state-of-the-art research facilities. The facilities of the Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging are also available. For more information, please visit the BSI website.

What we expect from you
• a clear and appealing vision of the future of ground-breaking research into communication and media and the link between communication science and artificial intelligence; • a PhD degree in either Social and Behavioural Sciences or Artificial Intelligence (Computing Science) and a proven affinity with the other domain; • an excellent track record in your field of expertise, as proven by international esteem, grants/fellowships obtained, and high quality publications; • inspirational and high-quality teaching and coordination of courses and teaching programmes;
•	experience with supervising PhD projects;
•	competence in acquiring external research funding;
•	affinity and experience with knowledge dissemination and valorization;
• ability and willingness to contribute to administrative and organizational tasks; • an interdisciplinary attitude and strong orientation towards collaboration with other research groups and disciplines;
•	the qualities necessary to become a successful group leader;
•	an enthusiastic and enterprising personality.

What we have to offer
•	employment: 0.8 - 1.0 FTE;
• a maximum gross monthly salary of € 7,659 based on a 38-hour working week (salary scale H2); • in addition to the salary: an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus; • depending on experience, you will be granted tenure either immediately or upon a positive review after an initial temporary appointment; • you will be classified as a Full Professor 2 (hoogleraar 2) in the Dutch university job-ranking system (UFO). Are you interested in our excellent
employment conditions?

Would you like to know more?
Further information on:
for information about Behavioural Science Institute Further information on: for Education programmes Faculty of Social Sciences Further information on:
for Communication Science Programme Group [partly in Dutch]

For more information about this vacancy, please contact: Prof. Moniek Buijzen, Chair of Communication Science
E-mail: (m.buijzen /at/
Prof. Toon Cillessen, Director Behavioural Science Institute
E-mail: (a.cillessen /at/

Are you interested?
You should upload your application (attn. of Prof. Moniek Buijzen) exclusively using the button 'Apply' below. Your application should include (and be limited to) the following attachment(s):
•	Motivation letter
•	CV
A combined statement setting out your vision on your (1) research, (2) teaching, and (3) management in this position in the short and the long term (1000 words max.)


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