Call for Assistant Professors (tenure-track) or Associate Professors in Computer Science
The Department of Computer Science (www.cs.au.dk) at Aarhus University is looking for excellent and visionary tenure track Assistant Professors or Associate Professors to push the frontiers of Computer Science research.
Aarhus University - an international top-100 University - has made an ambitious strategic investment in a 5-year recruitment plan to radically expand the Department of Computer Science. Therefore, the University is seeking researchers driven by excellence in research and visions for the future digitalization agenda, to join the department and collaborate with our worldclass researchers. The positions are open from 1 December 2019.
A number of positions as tenure-track assistant professor or associate professor are
available at the Department of Computer Science, Aarhus University (www.cs.au.dk).
The department has research groups within "Algorithms and Data Structures" Data-Intensive Systems", "Cryptography and Security", "Mathematical Computer Science", "Logic and Semantics", "Ubiquitous Computing and Interaction", "Computer-Mediated Activity", "Use, Design and Innovation", and "Programming Languages". We encourage applicants to strengthen the above groups.
Moreover, we in particular wish to build competencies within Machine Learning, Systems Security, Computer Graphics, and Computer Vision. In general, applicants within all areas of Computer Science are welcome.
Applicants for tenure-track positions are expected to have a PhD and research experience corresponding to a couple of years as postdoc or similar. Applicants must document a promising record of original research and an aptitude for teaching.
Applicants for associate professor positions are expected to have research experience from several years as assistant professor or similar. Applicants must document a strong record of original research and have teaching experience at undergraduate/graduate level.
All applicants have to fill in all the additional information requested eventhough this might already be included in their application.
The Department of Computer Science is located in a recently built new campus called IT-City Katrinebjerg, where many institutions and companies working with information technology are located. The Department has a staff of approximately 120 people including 28 full and associate professors, 4 assistant professors, 20 postdocs and 45 PhD students. The number of students is approximately 800. The department is expected to expand significantly over the next 4-5 years, as part of Aarhus University's strategic effort to increase the number of students graduating in computer science and IT, see:
Place of Employment and Place of Work
The place of employment is Aarhus University, and the place of work is Abogade 34, DK-8200 Aarhus N, Denmark.
Further information on the position can be obtained from Head of Department, Professor Kaj Gronbak email@example.com
Science and Technology Tenure Track
Aarhus University offers talented scientists from around the world attractive career perspectives via the Science and Technology Tenure Track Programme. Highly qualified candidates are appointed as Assistant Professors for a period of six years with the prospect of performance- based advancement to a tenured Associate Professorship.
The aim of the Science and Technology Tenure Track Programme is to:
attract outstanding talented individuals that are competitive at an international level
to promote the early development of independent research success early in the career of scientists
to create transparency in the academic career path
As part of the tenure track position, the candidate is offered:
access to research infrastructure
capability development, including postgraduate teacher training
a mentoring programme
support to develop scientific networks and to secure interdisciplinary research at the highest level
As part of the Aarhus University Tenure Track Programme, the University carries out a mid-way evaluation to review the progress of the tenure track candidate after three years, according to the same criteria used in the final tenure review. The final tenure review is conducted after five and a half years. If the review is positive, the candidate will be offered a tenured position as Associate Professor at Aarhus University.
Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications - and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the assessment committee if necessary, - the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. The selection is made on the basis of an assessment of who of the candidates are most relevant considering the requirements of the advertisement. All applicants will be notified within 6 weeks whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee and will receive his/her assessment. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants, including the main considerations emphasized during the selection process.
The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research
activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Guidelines for applicants can be found
Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.
All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background. Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.
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The application must be submitted via Aarhus University's recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.
Aarhus University Aarhus University is an academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education and the development of
society nationally and globally. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 38,000 students (FTEs) and 8,000 employees, and has an
annual revenues of EUR 885 million. Learn more atwww.international.au.dk/
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