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Post-doctoral researcher in natural language processing

The Verif-AI project at ITU Copenhagen needs a full time post-doctoral researcher in natural language processing starting 1 April 2020. The position is for 12 months with an optional extension to 24 months. The project studies multilingual misinformation detection and fact verification; more details on it are available here: https://nlp.itu.dk/2019/10/29/verif-ai-against-misinformation-dff-grant-for-leon-derczynski/. It is led by Dr. Leon Strømberg-Derczynski, who is who is Assistant professorin Computer Science at ITU.

Candidate

  • You must either: (a) hold a PhD in a discipline related to natural language processing; or (b) have an expected PhD award date (with evidence) before 30 June 2020, with all major PhD documents submitted before the position’s start date of 1 April 2020.
  • You need to have published academic publications in natural language processing.
  • Excellent written and spoken English language skills are required.
  • Applications from both industry and academia are welcome.

Working at the IT University
We have an open and informal working environment and a varied everyday life. Current faculty in the Computer Science Department is rather diverse, with PhD degrees from 15 different countries.

Working in Copenhagen
Copenhagen has a strong educational system, a rich cultural life, universal healthcare, good childcare, and well-functioning infrastructure. Living and working in Copenhagen will be a good experience for you and your family.

General information
The IT University of Copenhagen is a teaching and research university concerned with information technology (IT) and the opportunities it offers. The IT University has more than 160 full-time academics. Research and teaching in information technology spans all academic activities which
involve computers including computer science, information and media sciences, humanities and social sciences, business impact and the commercialization of IT.

Questions about the positions can be directed to Assistant Professor, Leon Strømberg-Dercynski, IT University of Copenhagen, leod@itu.dk.

Salary
Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC).

Application

The application must be in English and must include:

  • A motivated application, including a cogent argument for how qualified you are for the position and brief statements of research and teaching plans
  • A full CV, including name, address, phone number, e-mail, previous and present employment and academic background
  • Documentation of academic degrees (copy of degree certificates etc.)
  • Copies of 3-5 publications relevant to the position.
  • A numbered list of publications. The enclosed publications should be marked with an asterisk (*)
  • Documentation of pedagogical experience and teaching record within one or more of the teaching areas listed for the position

Applications without the above-mentioned documents will not be assessed.

The applicant will be assessed according to the Appointment Order from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of 13 March 2012.

The IT University may use shortlisting in connection to the recruitment process. In case of shortlisting, the Chair of the hiring committee selects applicants for assessment in consultation with the hiring committee after the application deadline. All applicants are notified whether their application has been passed for assessment. The shortlisting of candidates for assessment is based on the criteria in the job posting. 

Application procedure
You can only apply for this position through our e-recruitment system. Apply by pushing the button “Apply for position” in the job announcement on our website: http://en.itu.dk/About-ITU/Vacancies.

The IT University uses tests in connection with the recruitment process.

Application deadline: 20 December 2019, at 23:59 CEST.

Applications received after the application deadline will not be taken into consideration. If you submit an application, it is your responsibility to ensure that it arrives before the deadline, so please allow sufficient time for upload of publications and other documents.

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply for the position

The IT University invites all qualified researchers regardless of age, gender, religious affiliation or ethnic background to apply for the positions.

Post expires on Friday December 20th, 2019

PhD Fellow on the project Welfare after Digitalization

The IT University of Copenhagen invites highly motivated individuals to apply for a fully-funded PhD stipend with a 3-year duration, starting April 1, 2020. The applicant is expected to have a background in qualitative social science approaches to IT such as science and technology studies (STS), anthropology, sociology, or similar disciplines. The successful candidate will be part of the Technologies in Practice (TiP) research group and employed in the Dept. of BusinessIT.

The candidate will work as part of the research project Welfare after Digitalization (WAD) funded by the Velux Foundation. This project examines the many and varied consequences of public sector digitalization in Denmark with a focus on four key welfare areas. The project’s purpose is to develop new insights into how citizens, welfare professionals, and other public sector actors think about, experience, and practice digital welfare provision. The analyses from the project will contribute to a deeper understanding of the nature of public sector digitalization, its consequences across different sectors, and its broader societal effects.

The successful applicant will be part of a team of 4 digital welfare work packages (law enforcement, healthcare, local government, andprimary education) consisting of eleven researchers. This PhD stiped will be responsible for researching work package 3 on the emerging relationship between local government and corporate actors in times of increasing digitalization. This thematic focuses on the ways in which corporate actors, such as, for example, Google, are becoming increasingly embedded within public governance infrastructures via digital processes and services. Analytically, this thematic is interested in the imaginaries and temporalities of digitalisation and welfare that are emerging and overlapping through hybrid public-private digitalisation strategies and practices. Part of this is an interest in asking how the business and computational logics of corporate actors are being translated into particular visions of welfare, and to what effect. The successful applicant is expected to design their own ethnographic research project in line with this theme, while also contributing to the overall WAD project.

As part of the process, the applicant must provide a brief (max 3 pages) research proposal indicating their motivation for seeking the position. The proposal should present the specific literature the applicant will use as a grounding for their proposal, as well as how they imagine their study can be carried out and concretized, with due attention to methodology, research ethics, analytical framework, and timeline.

Essential Qualifications:

  • An MA/MSc-degree (or equivalent) in a field such as those mentioned above.
  • Documented competence with ethnographic fieldwork.
  • Familiarity with practice- and process-oriented social science theories and analysis.
  • Familiarity with social science discussions of digitalisation.
  • Written and oral fluency in English and Danish.

Applications must be in English and include the following:

  • A cover letter summarising the candidate’s background and qualifications, and their motivation for working within academic research.
  • A research proposal aimed at addressing the thematic outlined above. This must be max 3 pages.
  • Documentation of academic degrees including grade transcripts.
  • Curriculum Vitae including the names and addresses of two professional/academic references.
  • Up to 3 academic publications (incl. MA/MSc thesis) may be enclosed.
  • All documents, such as transcripts must be accompanied by a translation in English or Danish.

Applications without the above-mentioned documents will not be assessed.

It is understood that even highly qualified applicants will satisfy these requirements to varying degrees, for example because of differences in publication cultures in various research fields.

Early contact with our faculty staff is strongly encouraged.

General information
The IT University of Copenhagen (ITU) is a teaching and research-based tertiary institution concerned with information technology (IT) and the opportunities it offers. The IT University has more than 70 full-time Faculty members. Research and teaching in information technology span all academic activities which involve computers including computer science, information and media sciences, humanities and social sciences, business impact and the commercialisation of IT.

Successful applicants will be employed and enrolled at the ITU University for a period of 3 or 4 years depending on the university degree level of the applicant.

Salary
Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC).

Application procedure
You can only apply for this position through our e-recruitment system. Apply by pushing the button “Apply for position” in the job announcement on our website: http://en.itu.dk/About-ITU/Vacancies

Please read the guidelines for applicants carefully before filling in the application form. You can see the guidelines through this link: www.itu.en/Guidelines

Applications must be written in English. All other documents, such as transcripts must be accompanied by a translation in English or Danish.

Questions about the positions can be directed to Brit Ross Winthereik,IT University of Copenhagen, e-mail brwi@itu.dk. Questions related to the application procedure may be directed to the Personnel Section, Kristina Køj-Udsen, kuds@itu.dk.

The applicant will be assessed according to the Appointment Order from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of 25 April 2008.

The IT University may use shortlisting in connection to the recruitment process. In case of shortlisting, the Head of department selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the hiring committee after the application deadline. All applicants are notified whether their application has been passed for assessment. The shortlisting of candidates for assessment is based on the criteria in the job posting.

Application deadline: 6 January 2020, at 23:59 CET.

Applications/enclosures received at ITU after the application deadline will not be taken into consideration. If you submit an application, it is your responsibility to ensure that it arrives before the deadline so please allow sufficient time for upload of publications and other documents.

The IT University invites all qualified researchers regardless of age, gender, religious affiliation or ethnic background to apply for the positions

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply for position

Post expires on Monday January 6th, 2020