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Professor in Knowledge Media: Help us shape the future
(Full-time Permanent Post - Vacancy ID: 2071)

This is a permanent appointment as Professor in the Open University's 
Knowledge Media Institute (KMi), a 59-strong interdisciplinary 
laboratory founded in 1995, and located in attractive offices at The 
Open University's main campus in Milton Keynes, UK. KMi undertakes 
high-profile advanced research and development in Knowledge Media: a 
convergence of knowledge technologies, ontological engineering, 
artificial intelligence, new media technologies for learners, human 
computer interaction, and cognitive science. KMi is one of the top 
research centres in the world in the area of knowledge and media 
technologies and we offer a creative and flexible working environment 
unlike any other in Europe. The style, impact and content of our work 
are described in detail in our Web pages at

This post is intended to consolidate KMi's international research 
reputation and contribute to the overall profile of the OU's new Centre 
for Research in Computing, created as a partnership between KMi and the 
Department of Computing. Applicants should be leading personalities of 
high international standing in knowledge media, computer science, 
cognitive science, or human-computer interaction. It is essential that 
candidates can demonstrate a track record of leading innovative 
research projects, publishing widely, and obtaining substantial 
research income from external funding agencies and industrial sponsors. 
Ideally, candidates should be prominent authorities in 
cross-disciplinary research in knowledge media ranging from semantic 
technologies to new media solutions for learners. Given the 'hands-on' 
ethos of the Knowledge Media Institute, candidates should also be able 
to demonstrate evidence of having deployed real technologies, in real 
contexts, for real users; a hallmark of most KMi activities.

We are particularly interested in strengthening our research profile in 
one of the following areas (but will be open to strategic guidance from 
strong candidates regarding other related areas): semantic multimedia, 
smart devices, language technologies, semantic web, presence, social 
software, and hypermedia.

The appointment will be made on the Professorial Grade, starting on a 
scale at a minimum of 44,947 p.a. This is a full-time permanent post

For further details of the vacancy, information on how to apply and 
access details for disabled applicants please follow the 'further 
particulars' links below.

Click here for Further Particulars

Informal enquiries may be made to the Director of KMi, Professor Enrico 
  [Tel. +44 (0)1908 655014].

The closing date for receipt of applications is 31st October, 2005.

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all 
sections of the community.

Disabled applicants who meet the essential job requirements will be 
interviewed. Further particulars are available in large print, disk or 
audiotape. (Minicom +44 (0) 1908 654901 for hard of hearing).

Further details on The Open University's employement conditions can be 
found at:

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