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Professorship Position in Visual Analytics

Professor Position in Visual Analytics

Leibniz Universität Hannover , Germany

Application Deadline: May 30, 2014 

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The Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science invites
applications for a 

  University Professorship (Salary Scale W2 BBesO)
 in Visual Analytics

starting on January 15st, 2015. The position is initially limited to
five years.

The professorship is connected with the leadership of the research
department of the German National Library of Science and Technology
(TIB).

The applicant should have a strong research and publication record in
Visual Analytics, for example in  
- (Interactive) information visualization in digital libraries and 
 the Web 
- Visual search and analysis of big complex data sets, nontextual
 materials, research data and social media
- Interaction with and exploration of big and complex data sets
- (Interactive) data analysis and knowledge discovery
- Data management and knowledge representation for digital libraries
- Affinity to usability, human computer interaction and/or semantic
 visualization 

Visual analytics plays an important role in the research program of
TIB, a member institute of the German Leibniz Association. A strong
cooperation with TIB research and its competence center for nontextual
materials is expected, as well as interdisciplinary research and
acquisition of third party funding. Within the faculty the
professorship should contribute to the M.Sc. study programs of
computer science as well as internet technologies and information
systems.

Conditions of appointment are in accordance with § 25, Niedersachsen
Higher Education Act (NHG).

Leibniz Universität Hannover is a member of Niedersachsen Institutes
of Technology (NTH), to which the vacant professorship is also
attached. Candidates are therefore expected to participate in
coordinated interdisciplinary programmes and to collaborate in
research and teaching with the technical universities in Lower Saxony,
and especially within the NTH. For more information on NTH please
visit http://en.nth-online.org

Part time employment can be arranged on request.  As an equal
opportunities employer, Leibniz Universität Hannover has set itself
the strategic aim of significantly increasing the proportion of
women. Female scientists are therefore particularly encouraged to
apply. Applications from abroad are especially welcome. Equally
qualified candidates with disabilities will be given preference.

In its mission statement, Leibniz Universität Hannover attaches great
importance to the international orientation of teaching and
research. At the same time, it places major value on the intensive
guidance and support of its students and on the university's close
ties to the region and to Lower Saxony. Its professors are thus
expected to take up residence in the Region of Hannover. Successful
candidates who have reached the age of fifty by the time of
appointment and who do not already have civil servant status will be
given an employment contract.

Further information is available from the Head of the Appointment
Committee, Prof. Wolfgang Nejdl, (Tel. 0511 762-19710,
nejdl@kbs.uni-hannover.de).

Please submit your full application by May 30, 2014 to 
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover
Dean of the Faculty for Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Appelstr. 11, 30167 Hannover

http://www.uni-hannover.de/jobs
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