[ecoop-info] Professor position at the University of Namur, Belgium
jmj at backus.info.fundp.ac.be
Fri Mar 4 10:36:14 CET 2011
IN INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS
FACULTY OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
UNIVERSITY OF NAMUR
Focussing both teaching and research on the design of information and
communication systems, from requirement engineering to implementation,
the Faculty of Computer Science of the University of Namur (FUNDP)
announces a full-time professor position with emphasis on information
system evolution, this including transformations of programs,
databases, man-machine interfaces, and decision processes embodied in
softwares. The potential of candidates taking precedence over their
current specialisation, candidates with other but related backgrounds
are also invited to apply provided they are willing to change their
research and teaching focus on information system evolution.
Candidates are expected to contribute to undergraduate, graduate and
postgraduate teaching, and to Lifelong Learning. They will develop
competitive research programs. Usual service activities are also part
of the duty.
In accordance with the Belgian regulation, positions will first be
given for a probationary period of two years, before confirming the
successful candidate in his (her) appointment. The candidates are
expected to start on September 1st, 2011.
The candidates will hold a PhD, preferably in computer science. The
tenure is open to seasoned candidates with a strong scientific and
teaching background as well as to young candidates showing high
scientific and pedagogical potential. Teaching will mainly be
delivered in French. Foreign candidates will be able to teach in
French after one year. A preference will be given to candidates with a
high integration potential and with an expertise completing that of
the current academic staff, in particular by applying his research in
the domains of e-health and sustainable environment.
Applications should be sent to the Rector of the University of Namur
(FUNDP), rue de Bruxelles 61, B-5000 Namur, Belgium. Application forms
are available from the Human Resource Department, rue de Bruxelles 61,
B-5000 Namur (Tel. : +32 (0)81-72 40 42). Electronic versions can also
be obtained from the web site of the University
(www.fundp.ac.be/universite/jobs). To this form, candidates will add a
complete curriculum vitae as well as a research proposal for the next
The application deadline is April 15th 2011. After a first analysis of
the applications, interviews of selected candidates will be organized
in the beginning of May. These candidates will be invited to deliver a
lecture in one of the topics of information system evolution as well
as to present their research proposal.
The Faculty of Computer Science is one of the oldest European
faculties in Information System. It has about 300 students, 80 staff
members, out of whom 16 are full-time professors and 50 are
researchers. Established in 1969, the Faculty of Computer Science has
graduated more than 1.600 students, all of them with highly
appreciated qualifications at the international level. The FUNDP is a
midsize university of about 5,500 students, and is a member of the
Academie Universitaire Louvain comprising about 30,000 students. It
has developed intensive collaborations with many national and
international universities and research centres.
Capital of Wallonia, Namur is a charming city of 100,000 inhabitants
located 50 km south of Brussels and 2h30 from Paris and London.
More information can be asked to the Dean of the Faculty, Professor
Jean-Marie Jacquet (jmj at info.fundp.ac.be).
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