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Assistant Professor in Computer Science (with possiblity of Tenure Track)

Department of Computer Science at Aalborg University’s Technical Faculty of IT is looking to appoint a number of Assistant Professors (with possibility of tenure-track) for our Aalborg and Copenhagen Campus, starting June 1, 2021 or soon after this.

Job description

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

Department of Computer Science at Aalborg University is highly regarded in Denmark among researchers, students, and external partners because of our leading research, education, and collaboration. The department currently has more than 130 scientific staff, 15 administrative staff, and 1300 students.

Our research is recognised internationally and nationally to be at the highest level of excellence according to community standards, prioritizing quality over quantity. We balance applications and theory, and societal and scientific impact, applying research to solve real-world problems, while also conducting foundational research with potential long-term impact. As part of this, we are acknowledged and respected for close collaboration with industry and for applying research to create impact and value for society, in particular within the area of sustainable development.

Our educations are problem-based and recognised for producing highly skilled graduates with very high employability, who are experienced with project work on solving real-world problems in diverse teams and able to think critically about the technologies they develop. In the workplace, we strive for diversity in nationality, culture, and gender, success as a team effort, maintaining an inspiring physical work environment, and ensuring a good work-life balance.

Over the last two years, the department has grown over 35% in scientific staff, hiring more than 25 assistant/associate professors and 7 full professors. This expansion is fueled by the success of our educations and our steady growth in externally funded research projects, and is expected to continue.

In 2020 we have established a new unit on Aalborg University’s Campus in Copenhagen, responsible for rolling out the newly started bachelor's and master's educations in “Software”. This unit will over time build its own research profile and capacity, growing to around 20 scientific staff by 2023.

For more information about the department, see https://www.cs.aau.dk/about 

For more information about living in Denmark and Aalborg University’s international staff support, see https://www.isu.aau.dk.

ABOUT THE POSITION

We are looking to further expand our academic capacity with up to 15 new positions within existing strongholds, as well as further develop selected areas of strategic importance. We therefore welcome strong applications in the areas of Computer Science covered by our three research groups, and in particular in the areas of Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning, Security, Web Data & Knowledge Engineering, Systems Development, and Networks.

As Assistant Professor in Computer Science, you will be conducting research, teaching and engagement with society at an international standard. Facilitating this, you are associated with one of the department’s three research groups, on either the Aalborg or the Copenhagen campus.

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, machine learning, and programming technologies.
http://www.cs.aau.dk/research/distributed-embedded-intelligent-systems

Database and Web Technologies

This group emphasizes querying, data mining, and machine learning in two broad areas: data-intensive systems, including spatio-temporal and multidimensional data management and analytics; and web science and knowledge engineering, including graph data management, knowledge graphs, recommender systems.
https://www.cs.aau.dk/research/Database-and-Web-Technologies

Human-Centered Computing

This group emphasizes on the design, development, and use of interactive computer systems from a human-centered perspective, including software development, digitalization, human-computer interaction, interaction design, user experience, and Innovation.
http://www.cs.aau.dk/research/human-centered-computing

Teaching
If appointed at the Aalborg Campus, your teaching will primarily be on the Computer Science department’s own portfolio of educations but may also include other studies at the University. For information on the department’s educations, see https://www.cs.aau.dk/education 

If appointed at the Copenhagen Campus you will be delivering teaching on the “Software” education. Specifically, you should be able to teach one or more of the following subjects:
  • Programming
  • Interaction Design
  • Systems Development
  • Syntax & Semantics
  • Language and Compilers
  • Computer Architecture and Operating Systems
You will also be contributing to establishing and running this new education in close collaboration with colleagues from the department’s Aalborg Campus.

All new Assistant Professors will participate in a PBL course during the first semesters of their employment. For more information about PBL at Aalborg University, see https://www.en.aau.dk/about-aau/aalborg-model-problem-based-learning.

Documented proficiency in English is also a requirement, and the department may require proof of proficiency in the form of results from a TOEFL iBT test. For more information on language requirements, please see: https://bit.ly/388Y8On 

TENURE-TRACK
Department of Computer Science at Aalborg University offer highly qualified candidates an attractive career path via tenure-track. Tenure-track assistant professors are appointed for a period of six years with the prospect of performance-based promotion to a tenured position as Associate Professor. Tenure-track assistant professors are expected to have international academic standing, demonstrating acclaimed competitive research, and/or have a recognized high potential for future impact.

If appointed on tenure-track, an internal assessment committee will conduct a mid-term evaluation after 3 years, and an external assessment committee will conduct a final review after 5.5 years. If the final review is positive, the candidate will be offered a tenured position as Associate Professor.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
Appointment as Assistant Professor requires academic qualifications at PhD level (or equivalent) in Computer Science, or related area. 

APPLICATION
If you are interested in this position, we welcome a motivated application containing:
  • Clear indication of:
    1. Which of the 3 research groups you wish to be associated with.
    2. Which campus (Aalborg or Copenhagen) you wish to be located at.
    3. For placement in Copenhagen, which of the listed topics you are able to teach.
  • Brief statement outlining your reasons for applying, and visions for the position
  • Curriculum vitae, including personal data, educational background, scientific qualifications, dissemination skills, participation in committees and boards, and additional qualifications relevant for the position.
  • Complete publication list.
  • Up to 5 Publications you wish to have considered
  • Description of teaching qualifications (if not enclosed you must justify its absence)
  • Copies of relevant diplomas (PhD, Masters). You may be asked for an official English translation.
  • References/recommendations 
For further information please contact Head of Department Jesper Kjeldskov, jesper@cs.aau.dk 

ASSESSMENT
An expert assessment committee will assess all candidates. Shortlisting will be applied. This means that subsequent to the deadline for applications the head of department supported by the chair of the assessment committee will select candidates for assessment. All applicants will be informed whether they will be assessed or not. The selected applicants will be informed of the composition of the assessment committee, and each applicant will have the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that applies to the applicant in question. When the employment process has been terminated, a final rejection will be sent to the applicants who are not considered for the position.

SUBMISSION
Applications can only be submitted online, using the "Apply online" button below.

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

Aalborg University wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.

Agreement

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.

Vacancy number

2020-224-03270

Deadline

10/02/2021

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