UMONS Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Artificial Intelligence
Moniteur Belge, 2020-04-06
The University of Mons announces the opening of a full-time tenure-track faculty positon
in artficial intelligence at the assistant professor level. The position is opened jointly
in the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Engineering, with a starting date of
September 1, 2020. In a frst stage, the person will be appointed for a period of three
years, which can be extended with two extra years. The definitive appointment will be
decided during or at the end of this period. The appointed person will take the lead of a
new research group in the Department of Computer Science in the Faculty of Science.
Qualifed candidates must have a doctorate in disciplines related to computer science or
computer engineering, and should have an outstanding research record in the field of
artfcial intelligence, with a specialisation in machine learning. The selected person will
develop research and teaching activities in this domain, will collaborate with existing
research groups in the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Science, and will be
active in fundraising for industrial, governmental, and european projects.
The teaching duties include the following:
• teaching activities in “Selected topic in artificial intelligence” in the Master in
Computer Science and the Master in Computer Engineering and Management ;
• teaching activities in “Advanced topics in artificial intelligence” in the Master in
Computer Science and the Master in Computer Engineering and Management;
• a partcipation in teaching activities in “Seminars of artificial intelligence” and
“Challenges in artificial intelligence” in the Master in Computer Science, the Master in
Computer Engineering and Management, and the Master in Electrical Engineering.
Some of these teaching activities can be followed by students in other disciplines.
Additonal teaching duties will be assigned at the levels of Bachelor and Master, in
Computer Science, in Computer Engineering and Management, and in Electrical Engineering,
so that the appointed person will eventually have the same teaching load as other faculty
members in the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Science. The appointed person
will supervise projects, master theses, and doctoral theses in both facultes. The
appointed person will also be actve in teaching activities at the campus of the University
of Mons in the city of Charleroi. The appointed person should be capable to teach in
French and in English. An appointed person who is not francophone, should be capable of
teaching in the French language within a period of at most two years, startng at September
Candidate letters, writen in the French language, with a summary of titles, should be
sent, by registered leter with request for acknowledgement of receipt, to:
Monsieur le Recteur de l’Université de Mons, Place du Parc, 20,
and by e-mail to secretariat.ca(a)umons.ac.be, within 30 days of the ofcial publicaton of
this position in the “Moniteur belge” (that is, no later than May 5, 2020).
Candidate applications should include the following documents: a motivation leter,
curriculum vitae, a list of publications (which should be electronically accessible), a
plan for research in artificial intelligence with specialisation in machine learning
(maximum five pages), a statement outlining the candidate’s view on teaching (maximum five
pages), transcripts of diplomas, a copy of the five most important publications, the names
and addresses of three international experts that can serve as references.
All additonal information can be obtained from Prof. Christan Michaux, Dean of the Faculty
of Science (christian.michaux(a)umons.ac.be), and from Prof. Christne Renote, Dean of the
Faculty of Engineering (christine.renotte(a)umons.ac.be).
Selected candidates will be invited for an interview including the teaching of a lesson
and a discussion on teaching and research plans.