Offre d'emploi - Academic Position in Computer Science for Digital Humanities

1/6/13 .-

Academic Position in Computer Science for Digital Humanities
Occupation : Full-time
Place : Leuven (Belgium)
Apply before : June 30, 2013

KU Leuven invites applications for a full-time tenured academic position in Computer Science for Digital Humanities at the Department of Computer Science. We are looking for a dynamic and motivated individual (m/f) with an excellent research record in related areas.

Duties :

Research :

We are looking for a candidate with expertise in applications of computer science in digital humanities. A successful candidate will already have obtained excellent research results in the area of applying computer science techniques in research applications in the digital humanities. For the applied computer science techniques, examples could be data mining, or archiving or disclosure of information from large e-archives, or human-computer interaction, or visualisation techniques, or e-learning. Concerning the applications domains, examples could be the Arts, or the Social or Instructional Sciences. Research experience with the application of multiple techniques from computer Science and/or with multiple application domains in the Humanities or Behavioral Sciences are considered are a strong added value of the application.

Teaching :

The selected applicant will take on teaching responsibilities in various study programs, in particular for courses on basic computer science techniques for students in the humanities. Apart from this, the applicant will also be asked to teach an advanced course on applications, related to his/her research, in digital humanities. Possibly, the accepted applicant can be asked to teach courses in the Master/Bachelor Computer Science and/or the Master/Bachelor in (Applied) Informatics.

Together with an existing team, the successful applicant will further develop courses related to digital humanities. The applicant needs to engage in setting up an interdisciplinary cooperation, both in teaching and in research, on digital humanities.

Requirements :

Interested candidates should hold a Ph.D. or doctoral degree in computer science or informatics.
candidates should be holder of a Ph.D. in digital humanities or in the humanities, with a topic which is very closely related to computer science, informatics or the informatics-technical aspects of digital humanities. In the latter case, an additional degree in a related subject - especially in computer science or informatics - has significant added value.

Qualified candidates are expected to have an excellent research record and very good teaching and training skills, in order to contribute to the research output of the Department of Computer Science and to the quality of its educational programs. The high quality of the candidate's research should be evidenced by publications in international peer-reviewed journals and conferences. International research experience is highly appreciated.

An important criterion in the selection will be whether the candidate can link his/her research to one of the research units in the Department of Computer Science.

If you do not speak Dutch, you will be expected to learn the language within three years of your appointment. The required proficiency level will depend on the duties assigned to you. Dutch language courses are offered at KU Leuven.

Proficiency in the English language is also required.

Offer :

The full-time position can be offered in one of the academic levels (full professor, professor, associate professor, assistant professor), depending on the qualifications of the candidate.


For more information please contact Prof. dr. ir. Ronald Cools, tel.: +3216327562, mail:

For problems with online applying, please contact Mrs. Katoe Buyle, tel.: +3216328324, mail:

You can apply for this job no later than June 30, 2013 via the
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