[Ieee_vis_open_positions] PostDoc position (visualization) at the Univ. of Bergen, Norway (4 years) -- the application deadline is Nov. 2

Helwig Hauser Helwig.Hauser at uib.no
Sat Oct 11 19:12:48 CEST 2014

Good day!

In the visualization group [1] at the Dept. of Informatics [2], Univ. of 
Bergen [3], Norway, we seek to hire ...

..... a postdoctoral fellow in visualization
..... (for four years, applications until Nov. 2)

Please follow URL 
for all information about the announced position (all applications must 
be made through this web portal, also), or see the text further below.

Questions about this position can be directed to me, Helwig Hauser 
<Helwig.Hauser at UiB.no>.

Please distribute this information to potentially interested candidates.

[1] www.ii.UiB.no/vis
[2] www.UiB.no/ii
[3] www.UiB.no


The University of Bergen (UiB) is an internationally recognised research 
university with more than 14,000 students and close to 3,500 employees 
at six faculties. The university is located in the heart of Bergen. Our 
main contribution to society is excellent basic research and education 
across a wide range of disciplines.

*** Postdoctoral fellow in visualization

At the Department of Informatics (www.uib.no/ii) a vacant position for a 
postdoctoral fellow in visualization is to be filled.

The postdoctoral fellowship is a fixed-term position; the chief 
objective being to qualify the selected candidate for work in senior 
positions in his/her discipline. This position is for a fixed term of 4 
years, of which 25% will be comprised of mandatory work, such as 
teaching and/or administrative tasks. It is not possible for any person 
to work under more than one fixed term appointment as a postdoctoral 
fellow for the same institution.

--- Project/work tasks

The UiB Visualization Group (www.ii.UiB.no/vis) is a new and flourishing 
research group at the Department of Informatics. Currently two 
professors, two postdoctoral scholars, several adjunct researchers and a 
research engineer, four Ph.D. students, and several master’s degree 
students work on medical visualization, the visualization of data from 
biology/bioinformatics, the geo-sciences, as well as from other 
application fields. The activities of the group focus on (a) computer 
science education with a special emphasis on visualization and computer 
graphics (we offer a related 120 ECTS master’s program) and (b) 
visualization research that is internationally acknowledged, while at 
the same time being oriented at the needs of application fields – 
primarily considering the local and national context, with lots of 
interesting opportunities.

--- Qualifications and personal qualities

   * You must have completed a doctoral degree in visualization, or a 
tightly related field, or have submitted your doctoral thesis for 
evaluation before expiry of the application deadline. It is a 
requirement that the doctoral degree has been completed before the 
decision to appoint can be made.

   * You must have a strong potential for successful visualization 
research on an international level. Preferences with respect to selected 
directions in visualization are welcome as long as they blend well with 
the ongoing and planned research activities of the group. Currently, the 
focus is on interactive visual data exploration and analysis, 
interactive visual knowledge discovery from rich scientific data, and 
application-oriented basic research in visualization in cooperation with 
medicine, biology, the geosciences

   * You are willing, and able, to contribute to the teaching which is 
required to continuously offer our master’s degree program on 
visualization, as well as to support undergraduate teaching in computer 
science, involving the teaching of courses, coaching of students during 
their projects (in particular their master’s thesis projects)

   * According to our expectations, we foresee that the new appointee in 
visualization will (a) help with offering the master’s study program in 
visualization, (b) strengthen ongoing/ planned visualization research, 
(c) support Ph.D. projects in the group through collaboration, and (d) 
will help with the acquisition of new funding for new research projects.

   * You must have relevant experience from previous research work in 
visualization or any tightly related field, and need to have good 
knowledge of the state of the art in visualization research.

   * You must be able to work independently and in a structured manner 
and to demonstrate good organizational abilities and collaborative skills.

   * You must be proficient in both written and oral English.

   * A good command of the Norwegian language is an advantage, but no 

--- Project proposal outline for the qualifying work

The appointee, together with the project manager/head of department, 
shall prepare a project proposal outline for the qualifying work, which 
shall comprise a description of the project and a progress plan outline. 
It is a premise that the selected candidate will complete the project 
within the stipulated period of employment.

--- We offer

   * a good and professionally challenging working environment

   * starting salary at pay grade 57 in the Civil Service pay grade 
table (code 1352).  Further increases will be made according to length 
of service in the position.

   * good welfare benefits, inclusive workplace (IW)

--- The application must include

   * a brief account of your research interests and the motivation for 

   * CV

   * the names and contact details of at least two referees

   * documentation of experiences and skills in terms of 
teaching/education (if any)

   * transcripts and diplomas, or official confirmation that your 
doctoral thesis has been submitted

   * relevant certificates / written references / letters of recommendation

   * a list of publications

   * publications

If your diploma, grade transcripts, and/or other documentation are in a 
language other than a Scandinavian language or English, you must upload 
certified translations of these.

Closing date for application: 2 November 2014

--- General information

Further information about the position can be obtained from Professor 
Helwig Hauser at the Department of Informatics, email Helwig.Hauser at UiB.no.

The successful candidate must comply with the guidelines and regulations 
that apply to the position.

The teaching language will normally be Norwegian, but may also be English.

State employment shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the 
greatest extent possible. Age and gender balance among employees is 
therefore a goal. It is also a goal to recruit employees of various 
immigrant backgrounds as well as persons with disabilities. We encourage 
persons with an immigrant background and persons with disabilities to 
apply for the position.

Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant 
has requested to remain anonymous. The applicant will be notified if the 
request must be refused.

The University of Bergen adheres to the principle of public access to 
information when recruiting academic staff.

Women in particular are invited to apply. If, in the opinion of the 
evaluation committee, several applicants have approximately equivalent 
qualifications, the rules on equal opportunities laid down in the 
Personnel Regulations for Academic Positions will be applied.

Dr. Helwig Hauser, professor in visualization
Helwig.Hauser at UiB.no, callto:+47/55584380, http://www.ii.UiB.no/vis/
Høyteknologisenteret, Thormøhlensg. 55, data blokk, etasje 3, rom 3134
Mailing address: Helwig Hauser, Dept. of Informatics, Univ. of Bergen,
Postboks 7803, N-5020 Bergen, Norway
FAX:+47/55584199 (''c/o Hauser'')

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