Associate Professor of Algorithms (211-0537) – University of Copenhagen

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Associate Professor of Algorithms (211-0537)

Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen (DIKU) is offering Associate Professorship in algorithms expected to commence 1 June 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The Algorithms Group at DIKU is headed by Professors Mikkel Thorup and Stephen Alstrup. The group is prolific at the topmost conferences like SODA, STOC, and FOCS, e.g. with 10 papers accepted for SODA'18. Adding to the excitement, we have just started the new center Basic Algorithms Research Copenhagen (BARC, cf. barc.ku.dk). BARC is located at DIKU and organized in collaboration with the IT University of Copenhagen. The aim is to attract top talent from around the world to an ambitious, creative, collaborative, and fun environment. Using the power of mathematics, we strive to create fundamental breakthroughs in algorithmic thinking, typically disseminated in top venues such as STOC, FOCS, and SODA. While the focus of BARC is algorithms theory, we do have a track record of surprising algorithmic discoveries leading to major industrial applications. Finally, it should be mentioned that Computer Science and Engineering at University of Copenhagen was 11th in the 2017 Shanghai Ranking, and 3rd outside the US.

The candidates must have

  • a PhD degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or equivalent. 
  • demonstrated strength within algorithm with a solid publication record at the top conferences STOC, FOCS, and SODA. 

Applicants are required to have university level teaching experience, documented teaching competencies and must be able to explain and reflect upon own teaching practice and portfolio. Formal pedagogial training or supervision equivalent to the University of Copenhagen teacher training programme for assistant professors is required for associate professors. Candidates who have not completed formal pedagocial training will have to do so during the first year of employment.

Duties include the applicant’s own research, development of the field, assessment tasks, grant applications, and research management such as supervision and training of research fellows and other staff. The successful applicant must also teach, supervise, prepare and participate in examinations, and fulfill other tasks requested by the Department.

Assessment of applicants will primarily consider their level of documented, original scientific production at an international level, including contributions to developments in their field, as well as their documented teaching qualifications. Managerial and out-reach qualifications of applicants including ability to attract external funding will also be considered.

Further information on the Department is linked at http://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/. Inquiries about the position can be made to Head of Department Mads Nielsen (E-mail: madsn@di.ku.dk; Direct Phone: +45 24600599) or to Professor Mikkel Thorup (E-mail: mthorup@di.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +45 21179123).

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Terms of employment

The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

Commencing salary is currently up to DKK 455.206 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 77.840). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application including all attachments must be in English and submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae including information about external funding  
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)  
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans  
  • Description and documentation of teaching experience and qualifications according to university guidelines 
  • Complete publication list and links to author pages with DBLP and with Google Scholar citations 
  • Separate reprints of 5 particularly relevant papers 

The deadline for applications is 17 December 2018, 23:59 GMT +1.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

You can read about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/. 

Interviews/trial lectures are expected to be held on 13 April 2018

Please refer to the following no. in future communication in this case: 211-0537

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