VisionScienceList: Associate Professor position (Internet applications, Imaging

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Department of Computer Science
School of Mathematical and Information Sciences
=46aculty of Science

Vacancy 955

The Department of Computer Science is the largest and most diversified in
New Zealand, with approximately 2500 students enrolled in undergraduate and
postgraduate programmes on the City and Tamaki Campuses. The graduate
programme has expanded considerably over recent years and now accounts for
about 15% of total student enrolments. Staff research interests cover a
wide range of fields including algorithmic information theory, artificial
intelligence, data communication, graphics, computability theory,
computational complexity, computer languages, computer vision, constraint
systems, data mining, hypermedia systems, image processing, object
orientation, parallel and distributed systems, performance and
optimisation, software engineering, software tools, teleteaching and user
interfaces. The Centre for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer
Science (CDMTCS), the Hypermedia Unit (HMU) and the Computing and
Information Technology Research Group at Tamaki (CITR) act as foci for much
of this research. As a result research productivity in the Department is
among the highest in the Faculty of Science. The Department is looking to
add an Internet and Software Research Group (InterSoft) as an umbrella
group for software-based research on the City campus (internet applications,
imaging technologies, visualisations of 3D environments etc.). This
appointment will carry with it the directorship of this research group.

Auckland, with a population of over a million, is New Zealand's largest
city and its commercial centre. It offers a cosmopolitan environment with a
lively cultural scene and outstanding sporting and recreational
opportunities. It is also the major gateway for international air travel.
The City Campus of the University is situated on a rise adjacent to the
central business district overlooking the waters of the Waitemata Harbour.

=46urther information may be obtained through the Department's web page

Conditions of Appointment

1. Tenure
The appointment will lead to the granting of tenure after
completion of an initial term of four years.

2. Qualifications
=FC You are required to have a PhD or equivalent and a strong
record of published research, teaching and supervision in software related
=FC Skills in providing research leadership, and a proven trac=
record of securing research funding and in fostering relations with
industry would be valuable for this position.

3. Responsibilities
=FC You will be responsible to the Vice-Chancellor, through th=
Dean of the Faculty of Science, the Head of the School of Mathematical and
Information Sciences and the Head of the Department of Computer Science,
for such duties including teaching, examining, and research, as may be
=FC You will be required to conduct research, teach and
supervise in both the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
=FC As Director of the InterSoft research group you will be
expected to provide leadership in the development of Internet and software

4. Salary
=FC This will be determined with regard to qualifications and
experience within the range for Associate-Professors $NZ75,650 pa -
$NZ85,650 pa.

5. Commencing Date
To be arranged as early as possible, preferably during 1998.

6. Other Conditions
As specified in The University of Auckland Academic Staff
Collective Employment Contract. A summary of this is attached.

7. Further Information
You can obtain further information on this vacancy from the Head of
the Department of Computer Science, Associate-Professor Peter Gibbons,
Telephone 64-9-373 7599, Extension 8260, Fax 64-9-373 7453, Email:

8. Closing Date
Applications (quoting Vacancy 955) close on 30 June 1998.

The University has an EEO policy and welcomes applications from all
qualified persons


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Prof. Dr. Reinhard Klette * CITR, CS Auckland University * NZ * fax +64-9-373-7001

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