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Opportunity for Semantic Web Academic Position: 5 prize lectureships at the University of Sheffield

From: Fabio Ciravegna <fabio@dcs.shef.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2010 09:54:21 +0000
To: Fabio Ciravegna <fabio@dcs.shef.ac.uk>
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The Engineering Faculty at the University of Sheffield has announced 5 prize lectureships across 7 Engineering departments, including the Department of Computer Science.  The key criterion is the "capacity to make an outstanding contribution to the Faculty, and the University, as a research-led academic". 
These lectureships come with a very attractive startup package including (from the job advert): 
- an open-ended lectureship appointment within one of our seven  departments. 
- an allocation of funded PhD places to support your research. 
- a research start-up grant of 40K to 100K. 
- reduced teaching and administrative duties for the first 3 years. 
- access to a mentoring scheme tailored to suit your individual needs. 
Appointment can be at the Lecturer or Senior Lecturer/Reader grade. 
Closing date is  *** March 5 2010 ***. 

We are interested in applications from outstanding individuals in the area of Semantic Web to join the OAK group in the Department of Computer Science and in general the Interfaculty Activity of Research in the Digital World currently lead by the head of the group Prof. Fabio Ciravegna. 
The OAK group does research on, and provide applications of, Information and Knowledge Technologies for tomorrow's Web, with a particular focus on their use for Knowledge Management. The group has current funds of over 3m coming from the EU (including the coordination of a large Integrated Project and the participation in two other large IPs and a large STREP), Industry (recent funders are Rolls-Royce plc, Kodak and Lycos Europe) and UK Research Councils (EPSRC, ERC, JISC, AHRC, TSB). The group has currently one academic (Professor Fabio Ciravegna) and around 20 post-doctoral researchers and PhD students. A senior lecturer/lecturer will join the group by the end of the academic year (we are currently interviewing).

This is  an opportunity to get a permanent academic position in the Department of Computer Science. The Department has an international reputation for the quality of its research. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), 65% of our research work was rated world leading or internationally excellent in terms of its originality, significance and rigour. According to the widely used "research power" measure (research quality multiplied by volume) the Department is ranked 15th out of 81 similar departments in the UK. Our research activities are split into research groups:
Computational Systems Biology
Creative Interaction and Media Lab
Machine Learning
Natural Language Processing
Organisations, Information and Knowledge (OAK)
Speech and Hearing
Verification and Testing
Informal enquiries for the Semantic Web/Digital World field should be addressed to 
the head of the OAK research group, Professor Fabio Ciravegna, fabio@dcs.shef.ac.uk .

 Further details and process of application are given on the official university Web page. 

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Professor Fabio Ciravegna, 
Director of Research & Innovation in the Digital World,  
The University of Sheffield
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Professor of Language and Knowledge Technologies, 
Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield,
Regent Court, 211 Portobello, S1 4DP, Sheffield, UK
Tel:+44(0)114-22.21940, Fax:+44(0)114-22.21810
www: http://www.dcs.shef.ac.uk/~fabio/
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