Aarhus University, Denmark – 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 Department is seeking researchers driven by excellence in research and visions for the future digitization agenda, to join the department and collaborate with our world-class researchers. We are looking for 2-4 Assistant Professors (Tenure Track – see below) and Associate Professors. The successful candidate(s) are expected to contribute to shaping the research and teaching as well as the industrial and societal collaboration associated with the Department expansion.
The department currently comprises 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”.
Moreover, we in particular wish to build competencies and groups within Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence, Software Engineering and Systems Security, as well as Computer Graphics, and Computer Vision. In general, we encourage candidates within all areas of Computer Science to apply.
The Department is committed to diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from candidates who possess the potential to be role models for those values.
The positions are open from June 2020.
The place of employment is Aarhus University, and the place of work is Åbogade 34, DK-8200 Aarhus N, Denmark.
Further information can be obtained from Head of Department, Professor Kaj Grønbæk (firstname.lastname@example.org).
About Department of Computer Science at Aarhus University
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, 5 assistant professors, 20 postdocs and 45 PhD students. The student population is approximately 800. The Department has recently made it to Top 100 on the THE World University Rankings by Subject 2020, making it the highest ranked Computer Science Department in Denmark.
About the Digitization initiative at Aarhus University
Aarhus University is currently making a strategic effort to increase the number of students graduating in computer science and IT Product Development. As a consequence of this strategic effort the department is expected to expand significantly over the next 4-5 years. If you are interested in reading more about the expansion please read: Digitization initiative at Aarhus University is very important for Science and Technology.
The benefits of working in Denmark
Denmark is among the best countries in Europe to offer the opportunity to pursue a career while maintaining work-life balance. The Danish society builds on a welfare system which means your taxes are allocated to extensive welfare services such as free healthcare, inexpensive child-care, and free education. Taxes in Denmark are considered high but international academic staff can, in general, benefit from a special tax scheme for the first 7 years of working in Denmark. In addition, collective agreements guarantee a safe workplace, paid parental leave, fair wages, pay during sickness, flexible work hours and much more. If you want to know more about the Danish way of life please visit: Life in Denmark
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.
Please refer to the tenure track guidelines for the tenure review criteria and for the tenure review process.
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.
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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