Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Institute of Computer Science
invites applications for a
Junior Professorship in Computer Science
with a Focus on Corporate Semantic Web
The successful applicant will be required to provide teaching and research in this area.
In line with article 102a of the Berlin Higher Education Act (Berliner
Hochschulgesetz), the successful candidate will have a Ph.D. reflecting
her or his outstanding academic qualification. Previous work in the
academic field — both prior and subsequent to the conferral of
the doctoral degree — should not exceed a total of six years.
The position is part of the research field “Networked Information
Systems” (www.ag-nbi.de) and of the BMBF Research Project
„Corporate Semantic Web“ (www.corporate-semantic-web.de). The
successful applicant will be required to direct the
The appointee should have proven competence in modern Web-technologies,
corporate information systems, Semantic Web, ontology engineering,
semantic search and collaborative applications. Moreover he or she
should have excellent international experience in teaching, directing
research projects, industry cooperation, and externally funded
The junior professor will be expected to actively engage in the study
of Network Based Information Systems, both through teaching and
In general, the language of instruction will be German, but some
teaching may be conducted in English. A non-German-speaking appointee
will be expected to be able to teach in German within two years.
The initial contract for this position is for the duration of three
years, for which the junior professor will be granted civil servant
status with limited tenure (W1). Provided that her or his performance
is evaluated positively, the contract will be renewed for three more
Freie Universität Berlin is an equal opportunity employer.
Applications quoting the reference JP CSW must be received at the address below by February, 28th 2008
and should include a letter of motivation describing your interest in
the position and pertinent experience, a curriculum vitae including
three relevant references, a list of publications, as well as copies of
the certificates of all academic qualifications held.
Freie Universität Berlin
Fachbereich Mathematik und Informatik
14195 Berlin, Germany
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institutes, plus the Charité medical center, which is made up of
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