Academic Positions

Call for Assistant Professors (tenure-track) or Associate Professors in Computer Science 1009431

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 world-class researchers. The positions are open from 1 June 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, and moreover, we 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 are requested to include a link to their Google Scholar profile in their application.
 
Recommendation letters can be uploaded together with your other application material no later than January 6th 2019 or referees can send the letters directly to the Science and Technology Human Resource Department at emply.st.hr@au.dk. The subject of the e-mail should include the phrase "Assistant Professor (tenure-track) or Associate Professor in Computer Science 1009431, name of applicant”.
 
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:
http://scitech.medarbejdere.au.dk/en/currently/news/show/artikel/digitaliseringssatsning-paa-au-faar-stor-betydning-paa-st/

Applicants for associate professor positions are expected to fulfil the criteria listed for associate professors in:
http://scitech.medarbejdere.au.dk/fileadmin/site_files/scitech.medarbejdere.au.dk/files/Evaluation_Criteria.pdf
 
Place of Employment and Place of Work
The place of employment is Aarhus University, and the place of work is Åbogade 34, DK-8200 Aarhus N, Denmark.
 
Further information on the position can be obtained from Head of Department, Professor Kaj Grønbæk kgronbak@cs.au.dk.
 
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 for a period of six years with the prospect of performance-based advancement to a tenured .

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/Senior Researcher at Aarhus University.

Please refer to the tenure track guidelines for the tenure review criteria and for the tenure review process. 

Please apply for the position here

Application procedure
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.

Formalities and salary range
Science and Technology refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.

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 here.

Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities. (in Danish).

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.

Aarhus University offers Relocation service to International researchers. You can read more about it here.

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Deadline

All applications must be made online and received by:

06.01.2019
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