University Professorship (m/f/d) for Deep Semantic Learning (salary grade W3)

The University of Kassel is a modern and growing University with round about 25.000 students. It has an extraordinary wide section with expertise of nature, technique, culture and society.

The University of Kassel in cooperation with the Hessian Center for Artificial Intelligence (hessian.AI) welcomes applications for the following position

University Professorship (m/f/d) for Deep Semantic Learning (salary grade W3)

Date of Hire:

as soon as possible

Please send your application with the usual informative documents, stating the reference number in the subject line, via the online form. The University of Kassel has compiled further information for you in their FAQ

In exceptional cases, they will also accept your application documents in paper form or via the e-mail box bewerbungen[at]uni-kassel[dot]de, stating the reference number.

In the case of postal applications, please submit only copies of your documents (no folders), as these cannot be returned. All documents will be destroyed after completion of the selection process in compliance with data protection regulations.

The candidate should represent Deep Semantic Learning in research and teaching and act as a bridge between the University of Kassel – in particular the Scientific Center for Information Technology Design (ITeG) – and the hessian.AI institute. For this purpose, the candidate must have excellent scientific qualifications in dealing with large amounts of data and their analysis as well as in the adaptation and further development of Deep Learning methods. This includes experience in sensor processing and analysis, information retrieval, and social media analysis, in addition to existing ties to the fields of data/text mining, NLP, and semantic web. 

hessian.AI is a joint center for AI of 13 Hessian universities, which combines excellent basic research, application orientation and transfer to industry and society in a way that is unique in Germany. The holder of the professorship is a member of hessian.AI and usually performs his/her research within the center. 

The ITeG is an interdisciplinary research institution of the University of Kassel with a focus on the social responsibility of IT design. ITeG promotes the interdisciplinary design of information and communication technology for socially desirable innovations. 
The holder of the professorship is expected to have a strong involvement in both centers. Therefore, strong experience with interdisciplinary collaborations, especially with the humanities, social sciences, and/or law, but also with other application areas using techniques from data mining, text mining, natural language processing, information retrieval, and machine learning is expected. 

With regard to the development of its Center for Sustainability, the University of Kassel would welcome experience in the field of Environmental Data Science. 

The qualification of the person to be appointed, usually proven by a habilitation or habilitation-equivalent additional scientific achievements, should also be expressed by the acquisition of third-party funding, internationally visible publications, leadership experience, and a broad spectrum of teaching experience, especially in the area of basic lectures, also for students of computer science related disciplines. 

Legal Prerequisites: 
The hiring and performance requirements as set forth in Sections 67, 68 of the Hessian Higher Education Act (HessHG) apply.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Prof. Dr. Bernhard Sick, E-Mail bsick(at), Tel.: +49 561 804-6020.

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The University of Kassel is very interested in the professional satisfaction of its employees. It is distinguished as a family-friendly university and, in the interests of equal opportunities, strives to offer everyone the same opportunities for development and to counteract existing disadvantages. It promotes the Family Welcome Service and also the Dual Career Service for positions that are scientifically and academically filled. One of the strategic goals of the University of Kassel is to significantly increase the proportion of women in research and teaching. Applications from women are therefore particularly welcome. Seriously handicapped and equivalent applicants are given preference if they have the same suitability, qualifications and professional performance. Full-time positions are generally divisible (except when filling civil servant positions).

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