[CITASA] 3 PhD positions Communication- and Information Sciences (fwd)

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Mon May 11 12:37:20 EDT 2015

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Date: Mon, 11 May 2015 09:32:50 -0700
From: Marjolijn L. Antheunis <community at icahdq.org>
Reply-To: Marjolijn L. Antheunis <m.l.antheunis at uvt.nl>
To: wellman at chass.utoronto.ca
Subject: 3 PhD positions Communication- and Information Sciences

Dear CAT members,

If anyone knows candidates with a (research) master
degree interested in a PhD position at Tilburg center for Cognition and
Communication, for example in the field of social media and interpersonal
communication, please pass on this email.


3 PhD positions
Communication- and Information Sciences

The Tilburg center for Cognition
and Communication (TiCC), a Center of Excellence at Tilburg University
(TiU), is a multidisciplinary research center at the forefront of research
on cognition, communication and computation.

TiCC combines two strong
research programs: Creative Computing (CC), including research in
Artificial Intelligence, Computational Linguistics, and Intelligent
Systems, and Language, Communication and Cognition (LCC), including
research in Cognitive Science, Communication and Discourse Studies. The
unique combination of these two research programs enables TiCC to work on
research projects in which computer-based techniques of modelling and
processing (big) data are combined with experimentally elicited human

TiCC offers a home to more than 80 researchers, including 30 PhD
students. We are seeking to extend our research team with three new and
enthusiastic PhD colleagues. PhD positions are specifically sought on
TiCC’s research themes, which include, but are not limited to:

- Language
acquisition, learning,
- Social media, interpersonal communication,
Spoken language, non-verbal behaviour, emotion,
- Medical communication,
eHealth, empathy,
- Social aspects of interaction (e.g., exclusion,
reconciliation, intergroup relations).

For a full list of TiCC research
themes, see here:

Prospective candidates are expected to write and possibly defend
an original 2-page research proposal, related to one of the research
themes of TiCC. In addition, names of a potential daily supervisor and
promotor should be included. We explicitly expect assistant and associate
professors within TiCC to play a central role in the selection and
supervision of these 3 PhD candidates. Research proposals that combine
the two research programs are especially encouraged.


the positions we seek candidates with a background in a relevant
discipline, including (in alphabetical order) Artificial Intelligence,
Cognitive Science, Communication & Information Sciences, Computer
Science, Linguistics, Psycholinguistics, Psychology, or any related area.
The PhD candidates will have a (Research) Master’s degree in one of the
aforementioned areas, a strong interest in conducting research, excellent
writing skills and a good command of English.


For more
information on the positions, please contact prof.dr. Emiel Krahmer,
scientific director of TiCC (E.J.Krahmer at uvt.nl, +311346630700).

of employment:

Tilburg University is rated among the top Dutch employers
and offers very good fringe benefits (it is one of the best non-profit
employers in the Netherlands), such as an options model for terms and
conditions of employment and excellent reimbursement of moving expenses.
The collective labor agreement of Tilburg University applies. The
selected candidates will start with a contract for one year, concluded by
an evaluation. Upon a positive outcome of the first-year evaluation, the
candidate will be offered an employment contract for the remaining three
years. It is also possible to work 80% instead of fulltime.

from outside the Netherlands may qualify for a tax-free allowance equal
to 30% of their taxable salary. The university will apply for such an
allowance on their behalf. The Faculty will provide assistance in finding
suitable accommodation. The PhD candidates will be ranked in the Dutch
university job ranking system (UFO) as a PhD-student (promovendus) with a
starting fulltime salary of € 2.125-- gross per month in the first year,
up to € 2.717,-- the fourth year (appr. € 30.000 all in ). The selected
candidate is expected to have written a PhD thesis by the end of the


Applications should include:
- cover letter,
Curriculum Vitae,
- copy of the university marks (grade list),
- 2-page
research proposal, and
- names of two references.

Applications should
be sent before the application deadline of June 6. Interviews are
expected to be held in the second half of June 2015. Starting dates are
flexible, so applicants who expect to graduate in the summer of 2015 are
also invited to apply.

The only way to apply is online by following
this link:

Kind regards,

Marjolijn Antheunis

ICA CAT Secretary

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