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Tenure-track Position in Computational Cognitive Science

A lectureship (comparable to a US tenure-track faculty position) in Computational Cognitive Science is available at the School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh.

The University of Edinburgh has announced a number of prestigious positions called Chancellor's Fellowships. These are initially 5-year Fellowships, but subject to satisfactory review at the end of 3 years, the Fellow will move to a permanent academic post.  Appointees will be able to concentrate on research in the first instance, acquiring the full duties of University Lecturer across the period of the Fellowship. These prestigious awards are aimed at early career individuals of the highest potential who have begun to establish a reputation for the highest quality research at the forefront of their discipline and who have a commitment to learning and teaching at university level.

One of the priority areas for Chancellor's Fellowships is Computational Cognitive Science. Areas of interest include computational models of language (including human-human and human-machine communication), higher-level cognition (including reasoning, categorization, and cognitive development), and multi-modal cognition (including visual processing, gesture, and sensorimotor control). Research on these topics is conducted in the Institute for Language, Cognition and Computation (ILCC).

ILCC is based in the School of Informatics, one of the world's top research leaders in computer science/informatics. The University of Edinburgh is one of the world's top research universities, in one of the world's most pleasant cities.

The official advert can be found here.

Closing dates are 16th January, 29th February and 16th April 2012. Applicants should direct informal inquiries to Prof Steve Renals.

Note that Chancellor's Fellowships in cognitive science are also available in the School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences (see official advert).

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