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Date: 2009-02-08 (16:43)
From: Jean-Marie JACQUET <jmj@b...>
Subject: Professor position at the University of Namur, Belgium




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 one of the
following   fields: Data Management  and   Engineering, Web Semantics,
Information  Intelligence, Decision Support  Systems. The potential of
candidates  taking  precedence   over their  current   specialisation,
candidates with  other but  related  backgrounds are also  invited  to

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, 2008.


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.


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 (T	l. : +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
three years.

The application deadline is April 10th 2009. If needed, interviews may
be organized  during the second  half of April or  at the beginning of
May. The  candidates will be  invited  to deliver  a lecture  in their
domain  of expertise 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  400 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 5,000  students, and is  a member  of the
Acad	mie Universitaire Louvain comprising   about 30,000 students.  It
has   developed    intensive collaboration  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@info.fundp.ac.be).