[visionlist] Assistant Professor in Computational Neuroscience (W1) with tenure track option (to W2) at the Institute for Cognitive Science, University of Osnabrück.

Peter König pkoenig at uos.de
Mon Feb 28 07:21:36 -04 2022

Great opportunity in Computational Neuroscience: Assistant Professor in 
Computational Neuroscience (W1) with tenure track option (to W2) at the 
Institute for Cognitive Science, University of Osnabrück. (apologies for 
multiple postings)

Full details at: 


This tenure-track Professorship is funded by the German Federal 
Government and the Länder under its Program for the Promotion of Young 
Academics (Tenure-Track Program). Upon meeting the general 
administrative requirements, you will be employed as a civil servant on 
limited tenure for an initial period of three years. If you receive a 
positive evaluation after the initial three years, this period can be 
extended by up to three further years. If you meet Osnabrück 
University’s standards with respect to ability, competence and academic 
achievement, you will be offered a tenured W2 Professorship in 
accordance with the relevant legal provisions without further application.

Tasks and Responsibilities: Research and teaching should be in the area 
of computational neuroscience. The professorship and research should be 
focused on understanding principles of neuronal information processing 
and cognitive processes. The professorship complements and cooperates 
with the existing research groups of the Institute of Cognitive Science 
at Osnabrück University. Further, the holder of the position should 
actively contribute to existing and future collaborative research 
projects (e.g. RTG Situated Cognition, RTG Computational Cognition) and 
should participate in the respective continuation research proposal of 
the Research Training Group Computational Cognition. In addition, the 
professorship should engage in teaching in all degree programs of 
Cognitive Science (BSc, MSc, PhD). Teaching is in English.

Conditions of Employment: Condition of employment is:
- Research experience in the field of neuronal information processing 
with the focus of understanding principles of neuronal information 
processing or cognitive processes.
- Research focus on at least one of the two following topics:
- Methods of Experimental cognitive neuroscience like EEG, MEG, fMRI, 
TMS, cell recordings, eyetracking, or virtual reality
- Models of information processing in neurons, networks of neurons like 
for example deep neuronal networks and machine learning.

- A coherent research profile, must be motivated by or explain 
experimental data and there must be a realistic perspective to implement 
all parts of the own research, including the experimental components or 
data collection, at the university of Osnabrück.
- An excellent command of the English language.
- Willingness to participate in university administrative processes and 
commission work. For non-German speaking applicants, willingness is 
expected to learn the German language with a sufficient proficiency 
within two years.

In addition, it would be welcome:
- Teaching experience in the field of the professorship
- Experience with acquiring third party research funding.

Legal Conditions of Employment: You will hold a first degree, have a 
strong commitment to teaching, and have demonstrated your ability to 
engage independently in advanced academic research, as a rule by 
obtaining an outstanding PhD (in accordance with Section 30 subsection 2 
of the Lower Saxony Higher Education Act [NHG]) in a relevant subject. 
The time between the applicant’s final PhD examination or the completion 
of other equivalent qualifications which qualify the applicant for the 
position in accordance with Section 30 para. 2 sentence 1 No. 3 Lower 
Saxony Higher Education Act and the applicant’s application for the 
assistant professorship should be no longer than four years. This period 
of time does not include periods caring for a child or several children 
under 18 years of age or periods caring for a dependent relative and 
increases by up to two years per child or period of care to a maximum 
four years in multiple cases of care (Section 30 para. 5 Lower Saxony 
Higher Education Act).

The position is available on a full-time or part-time basis.
Osnabrück University is a family-friendly university and is committed to 
helping working/studying parents balance their family and working lives. 
Osnabrück University is actively seeking to increase the number of 
female Professors in its employ. Applications from women are therefore 
particularly welcome. If two candidates are equally qualified, 
preference will be given to the candidate with disability status.

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr Gordon Pipa, Tel. +49 
541-969-2277, E-Mail: gpipa at uni-osnabrueck.de.

Please submit your application (including a resume with full details of 
your scholarly and scientific employment history, list of publications 
and courses taught as well as planned research) in electronic form (as 
one pdf file) together with the “Bewerbungsprofil” [“Applicant Profile”] 
(DOCX, 13,58 kB) to the Dean of the School of Human Sciences, Prof. Dr. 
Susanne Boshammer, Universität Osnabrück, 49069 Osnabrück 
(bewerbungfb08 at uni-osnabrueck.de) to arrive by March 27, 2022. Please 
enter the code word "CNtt" in the subject of your e-mail.
We look forward to receiving your application.
Prof. Dr. Peter König, Institute of Cognitive Science, University Osnabrück

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