Sunday, January 20, 2008

University of Cyprus: Research Associate in e-Learning area




The Department of Computer Science of the University of Cyprus intends
to officially announce shortly (within the next three months) a
position for a Research Associate within the research project “Tooling
of and Training for Collaborative, Distributed Product Innovation”
(idSpace), to be funded by IST of FP7.

The position is initially for one year, renewable for one more
year. The annual salary for a Research Associate starts at the A8
scale (about EUR 15,000 initially), but the exact amount will depend
on qualifications and prior experience.

Innovative design is characterised by an intense, collaborative
process of generating and exploring ideas meant to contribute to the
solution of particular problems. Innovators go through cycles of
divergence, in which new ideas are generated and explored, and
convergence, in which new ideas are valued and detailed. The idSpace
project will design and build a responsive web-based environment that
will offer an integrated suite of knowledge eliciting and sharing
tools, and create a collective, sharable memory to support the entire
innovative design process.

A suitable candidate for the above position should have a degree in
Computer Science or related field and post graduate studies related to
one or more of the following areas: Context Awareness, Adaptive
Systems, Ontologies, User Modeling, e-learning, Collaborative
learning. Candidates should also have experience in conducting
research and possess good programming skills.

Applicants need not be citizens of the Republic of Cyprus. Knowledge
of the Greek language, although considered a practical advantage, is
by no means a requirement. The research activities pursued by the
successful applicant can lead to the earning of a Ph.D. if s/he so
wishes (in this case, any academic fees for enroling to the
Department’s Ph.D. programme are waived). Due to the involvement of
the successful candidate in using cutting edge technologies, this post
is also suitable for a post doc position.

Anyone interested in this forthcoming vacancy and planning to apply
when it is formally announced, is kindly asked to contact us
(preferably electronically) as soon as possible at the address below
and provide us with a CV together with a short description of his/her
research interests and background. Submitted documents may be written
in Greek and/or English. Please send all relevant information to
Professor George A. Papadopoulos, E-Mail:, Tel:
+357-22-892693, Fax: +357-22-892701.