Assistant Professor in Computer Science

  • Professional
  • Odense, Denmark
  • Posted 1 week ago
  • Expires on: August 2, 2018

University of Southern Denmark
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

Assistant Professor in Computer Science

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Odense, invites applications for a position in computer science, in the data science group, at the level of assistant professor. The position will start in the first half of 2019. An appointment as assistant professor lasts for three years, and contingent on successful completion of a lecturer training programme and a positive performance evaluation, a position for associate professor is normally opened after the three years, for which the assistant professor can apply.

The successful applicant is expected to have a PhD in computer science and a strong track record of research at a high international level. To extend our competences in data science, we are seeking applicants in the following areas:
• machine learning and data mining
• exploratory data analysis (e.g., data visualization, explainable AI)
• databases (e.g., efficient/approximate index structures, MapReduce-like frameworks)
• multimedia data analytics (e.g., efficient similarity search for big/complex/multimedia data)
• prescriptive analytics (e.g., data-driven optimization, decision making in stochastic environments)

In addition to research the applicant must be able to teach and advise in computer science at all levels (undergraduate through PhD) as well as teach in a broad range of core computer science areas at the undergraduate level.

Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of Danish is not a prerequisite for application. More English than Danish is used when teaching in computer science, and more than half of the faculty members in computer science are foreigners. However, the primary administrative language at SDU is Danish so the hired candidate who is interested in continuing to an associate professor position should acquire Danish skills within a few years.

For a hiring on the level of assistant professor, the expectations on the applicant’s track record, within research, teaching, and attraction of funds, is based on an academic age of one to three years past the PhD degree.

Deadline: 1 September 2018.

Please see the full call, including how to apply, on