JOB: Senior Permanent Research Position at KMi


The Open University, UK
Knowledge Media Institute /
Centre for Research in Computing

Readership / Senior Lectureship in
Knowledge Media

Closing date for receipt of applications is 18 March 2005.

This is a permanent appointment as Reader or 
Senior Lecturer (depending upon the experience 
and qualifications of the candidate) at the Open 
University's Knowledge Media Institute (KMi), a 
60-strong interdisciplinary laboratory founded in 
1995, and located in attractive offices at The 
Open University's main campus in Milton Keynes, 
UK.  KMi undertakes high-profile advanced 
research and development in Knowledge Media: a 
convergence of the cognitive and instructional 
sciences, knowledge technologies, ontological 
engineering, artificial intelligence, new media 
technologies for learners, human computer 
interaction, and knowledge management.  We offer 
a creative and flexible working environment 
unlike any other in Europe.  The style, impact 
and content of our work are described in detail 
in our Web pages at
This post is intended to strengthen KMi's 
international research reputation and contribute 
to the overall profile of the OU's new Centre for 
Research in Computing, created as a partnership 
between KMi and the Department of Computing. 
Applicants should have a PhD and at least 5 years 
post-doctoral experience in computer science, 
cognitive science, human-computer interaction, or 
knowledge media, with evidence of an 
international reputation.  It is essential that 
candidates can demonstrate a track record of 
leading innovative research projects, working 
collaboratively with other organizations, 
publishing widely, and obtaining substantial 
research income from external agencies. 
Candidates should ideally be conversant in 
cross-disciplinary knowledge media themes ranging 
from semantic technologies to new media solutions 
for learners. Consistently with the 'hands-on' 
ethos of the Knowledge Media Institute, the 
candidate should be able to demonstrate evidence 
of having deployed real technologies, in real 
contexts, for real users, a hallmark of most KMi 
We are particularly interested in strengthening 
our profiles in one of the following areas (but 
will be open to strategic guidance from strong 
candidates on other related areas): semantic 
multimedia, smart devices, language technologies, 
semantic web, presence, social software, and 

The appointment will be made on the Reader / 
Senior Lecturer scale, 37,558 - 42,573 p.a. 
This is a permanent post.

For further details of the vacancy, information 
on how to apply, and access details for disabled 
applicants please see the Further Particulars for 
this job at

Informal enquiries can be made to the Director of 
KMi, Professor Enrico Motta (

The closing date for receipt of applications is 18 March 2005.


We promote diversity in employment and welcome 
applications from all sections of the community.

Disabled applicants who meet the essential job 
requirements will be interviewed. Further 
particulars are available in large print, disk or 
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