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Assistant Professor (tenure track) in Computer Science - Copenhagen Campus

The Department of Computer Science at Aalborg University’s Technical Faculty of IT and Design is looking to appoint a number of Assistant Professors (tenure-track) for its new group at the university's Copenhagen Campus, commencing September 1, 2020 or soon thereafter. In 2020, the Department of Computer Science will begin building a new research group at Aalborg University’s Copenhagen Campus. The group will be responsible for the newly approved bachelor's and master's educations in “Software” and will over time build its own research profile and capacity. The Copenhagen group will build upon, and contribute to the Department’s broad range of synergistic activities within research and education in the general area of computer science, including curiosity-driven research and targeted research in collaboration with industrial partners, as well as traditional university education, with a unique problem- and project-based focus, and continued education and knowledge dissemination.

Job description

As Assistant Professor in Computer Science at the Copenhagen Campus you are expected to deliver teaching of an international standard on the new Software education commencing in September 2020. The Software education is already offered at the Aalborg Campus with the same subjects. You are also expected to contribute to establishing and running this new education in close collaboration with colleagues from the department’s Aalborg Campus.

Specifically, you must be able to deliver courses on Imperative and Object-Oriented Programming at bachelor's level. experience with problem-based learning. Will be an advantage

For information on the department’s educations, see https://www.cs.aau.dk/education/ .

You are expected to conduct research in Computer Science at an international level. Facilitating this, you will take part in building a new research group, covering the topics taught in the Software education. You will initially be associated with one of the department’s three research groups:

Database, Programming and Web technologies

This group emphasizes on data-intensive systems and platforms, spatio-temporal data management, data analytics and mining, application of machine learning, programming technologies, web science and engineering, personalization, and user modeling. http://www.cs.aau.dk/research/database-and-programming-technologies

Distributed, Embedded and Intelligent Systems

This group emphasizes on foundational and logical theories, algorithms and tools for verification and validation, methodologies for real-time and embedded systems, networks and operating systems, probabilistic graphical models, and machine learning. http://www.cs.aau.dk/research/distributed-embedded-intelligent-systems/

Human-Centered Computing

This group emphasizes on the design, development, and use of interactive computer systems from a human-centered perspective, including software engineering, digitalization, human-computer interaction, interaction design, and digital innovation.


Possibility of tenure-track

The candidate is appointed for a period of six years, with the prospect of performance-based advancement to a tenured position.

The aim of the tenure-track position is to attract talented young scientists. Tenure-track positions give the possibility for promotion to a tenure position as Associate Professor

The tenure track assistant professor’s duties will primarily include research, including obligations with regard to publication/scientific communication and research-based teaching with associated examination obligations. To a limited extent the position may also include other duties.
During the Tenure Track, you will have the opportunity to develop into an internationally acknowledged and recognised academic

The university carries out a mid-term evaluation by an internal assessment committee to review the progress of the tenure track candidates after 3 years. The final tenure review is conducted after five and a half years with an assessment committee. 

If the review is positive, the candidate will be offered a tenured position as Associate Professor at Aalborg University, Department of Computer Science in Copenhagen.

For further information, please contact Head of Department Jesper Kjeldskov, jesper@cs.aau.dk.

For more information about the department

Qualification requirements

Appointment as an Assistant Professor presupposes scientific qualifications at PhD–level or similar scientific qualifications. The research potential of each applicant will be emphasized in the overall assessment.

Appointment as an Assistant Professor cannot exceed a period of four years in total in a temporary position (appointment at Assistant Professor level cannot exceed a period of eight years in total in Denmark).

The application must contain the following: 

  • A clear statement of which one of the three research groups the applicant wishes to be associated with.
  • A motivated text wherein the reasons for applying, qualifications in relation to the position, and intentions and visions for the position are stated.
  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and PhD). On request you could be asked for an official English translation.
  • A complete list of publications must be attached with an indication of the works the applicant wishes to be considered. You may attach up to 5 publications.
  • Teaching qualifications described in the teaching portfolio.  If this is not enclosed the applicant must include an explanation for its absence.
  • Dissemination qualifications, including participation on committees or boards, participation in organisations and the like.
  • References/recommendations.

The applications are only to be submitted online by using the "Apply online" button below.

An assessment committee will assess all candidates..

We wish to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force, teaching portfolio and procedures can be seen here:  

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact Lisbeth Palmelund by mail est-st-hr@adm.aau.dk or phone (+45) 9940 7553


Employment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Finance's current Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Employment and salary are in accordance with the collective agreement for state-employed academics.

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