Professor with Specific Responsibilities in Computer Science

At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Computer Science one or more positions as Professor with Specific Responsibilities in Computer Science are open for appointment starting January 1, 2019 or soon thereafter. The positions are open for a period of five years with a possible extension of up to an additional three years.

Job description

The Department of Computer Science features a 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.

The department encompasses three research groups:

Database, Programming and Web technologies with particular emphasis on data-intensive systems and platforms, spatio-temporal data management, data analytics and mining, programming technologies, and web science and engineering.

Distributed, Embedded and Intelligent Systems with particular emphasis 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.

Human-Centered Computing with particular emphasis on development and use of computerized systems in organizations, human-computer interaction, usability, interaction design, software development, and innovation.  

A position as Professor with specific responsibilities is temporary with focus on special responsibilities as well as ordinary professorship duties. Successful applicants are assigned to a research group at the Department based on their specific research profile. The special responsibilities encompass the strengthening of activities within the department’s research areas, including establishing a portfolio of externally funded projects. One position has as its special responsibility to establish and operationalize the new educations in data science.

The initial period of employment is five years, with a possible extension of up to an additional three years. At the end of the period, the special responsibilities are discontinued, and the employee is transferred to a position as associate professor.

Further information may be obtained from Head of Department Kristian G. Olesen, (+45) 9940 9852 or by email:
Qualification requirements:
The level of qualifications shall correspond to the ordinary positions at the level of Professor however, also the potential of the candidate to further develop the academic fields in question as well as a documented original scientific production shall be taken into consideration. An assessment of the ability of the candidate to undertake the specific projects related to the appointment in question will be particularly emphasised. Furthermore, the candidate will be expected to have the qualifications required for undertaking teaching responsibilities in Computer Science.

The application must contain the following:

  • A motivated text wherein the reasons for applying, qualifications in relation to the position, and intentions and visions for the position are stated.
  • A curriculum vitae.
  • Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and PhD). On request you could be asked for an official English translation.
  • Scientific qualifications. 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 10 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.
  • Additional qualifications in relation to the position.
  • References/recommendations.
  • Personal data.

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

We wish to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background
An assessment committee will assess all candidates. 

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact Anne Christoffersen by email or phone (+45) 9940 9680.
Information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force, teaching portfolio and procedures can be seen here.


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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Wed Aug 15 00:00:00 CEST 2018

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Online application - some good advice

Online application - some good advice

Aalborg University uses an electronic recruitment system for receiving applications. Towards the bottom in the respective job advertisement you will find a link, which you need to use when applying for the position. Before uploading your application it is important that you have all relevant documentation ready in a Word or PDF format, as you need to upload all material at the same time. You cannot leave the application and return to it a couple of hours later without having to start over.

The system does not support ZIP or images files. Filenames can only contain numbers and letters, and each document must take up no more than 20 MB.

If you experience technical problems, we encourage you to try again. If the technical problems, contrary to expectation, cannot be solved, please contact the member of staff listed as the contact person in the job advertisement.