Associate Professor of Computer Science

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Department of People and Technology, Roskilde University, invites applications for a position as associate professor of Computer Science from September 1st 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

IT systems have become a vital part of the infrastructure of modern human society. The design, construction, validation and evaluation of systems of ever increasing complexity and sophistication brings research challenges, both basic and applied, that are addressed by the research groups "Programming, Logic and Intelligent Systems" and “Sustainable Digitalization". The construction of reliable, intelligent, resource-efficient systems requires basic research in the mathematical and logic foundations of knowledge representation, algorithms, programming tools and languages. The overall multi-disciplinary goal of human-centered computing includes research in security and privacy, intuitive human-computer interaction, interfaces based on natural language and data visualization.

Read more about computer science at Roskilde University (RUC) at  and at .

Responsibilities and tasks
The associate professor’s work will primarily include research, including obligations with regard to publication/scientific communication and research-based teaching with associated examination obligations within Computer Science. In addition to research and research-based teaching, the position also requires a share of knowledge with the rest of society – including participation in public debate. To a limited extent, this may also include the performance of other activities.

An associate professor’s tasks may also include research management, educational guidance and supervision of assistant professors as well as academic assessment work.

The ideal candidate is expected to be able and willing to broadly undertake teaching and tutoring in several of the department’s education programs:

The candidate should be qualified to teach full-stack software development and programming of advanced interactive systems.

Applicants must hold a PhD degree or equivalent within Computer Science.

The successful candidate is expected to become affiliated with the research group Programming, Logic and Intelligent Systems (PLIS) and must relate his or her own research to the research of this group (see more at ):

  • Artificial intelligence/Machine Learning
  • Big data analysis and visualization
  • Analysis of programming languages and program properties
  • Interaction design
  • Logic and knowledge modelling
  • IT security
  • Innovative applications of IT

In particular, we are looking for a candidate with a research profile that includes a technological approach to Interaction design and with research experience in the field of rapid prototyping with Embedded, Tangible and/or Physical Computing; also, in relation to the Fablab / Maker movement.

We look for candidates who are able to demonstrate strong qualifications with teaching in cross-disciplinary contexts for example like the bachelor program in humanities and technology, the master program in computer science and informatics. The applicant must relate own research, qualifications, and future research plans to the research profile of the PLIS research group as part of the application.

The ideal candidate is enterprising and possesses good communication skills. He or she would be an active, involved participant in the department's daily activities, in addition to being willing to engage in disciplinary and interdisciplinary collaboration across the department.

Documented research and teaching qualifications corresponding to what can be achieved through satisfactory appointment as an assistant professor in relation to the above subject area(s).

In the assessment of candidates for a position as associate professor consideration will be given to;

  • Research topic
  • Scientific production beyond the contribution from the PhD
  • Research prospective and the ability to promote and utilize research results
  • Experience in teaching and education development and management
  • Academic experience basis, preferably including international academic experience, e.g. from reviewing or Editing academic papers and/or from organizing research conferences or seminars
  • Ability to contribute to the development of the department’s internal and external cooperation

 The candidate is expected to

  • Master Danish (or Swedish/Norwegian) to the degree that you can teach and supervise in Danish and participate in on-going administrative and collegial cooperation. If you do not master Danish, you are expected to follow classes and reach an acceptable level of Danish within a period of two years.
  • Master English to the degree that you can teach and supervise in English.

For further information about the position, please contact Head of Department Anders Siig Andersen, [email protected] or telephone (+45) 6020 1562.

Terms of employment
The employment is on full time and you will refer to Head of Department Anders Siig Andersen.

Application procedure 
After the deadline for applications the Head of Department will shortlist applicants for assessment with assistance from the recruitment committee including the chairperson of the assessment committee.

Shortly after the application deadline all applicants will be notified whether or not their application has been selected for assessment.

The shortlisted applicants will be informed about the composition of the assessment committee, and each applicant will be given the opportunity to comment on the composition of the committee and - later on - their assessment.

Once the recruitment process is completed, all applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application.

To apply for the position go to  

Only applications in English are accepted. 

Applications must include:
1. Cover letter
2. CV
3. Documentation of education
4. Teaching portfolio (read more about teaching portfolio at Roskilde University
here )
5. A complete list of publications
6. A maximum of 5 relevant scientific works that you want included in the assessment  

If any of the publications that you want included in the assessment are the result of a joint effort, the extent and the nature of your contribution to each individual work must then be clarified in a co-author statement (find template here

Please submit your application no later than April 15th. 2020. 

Material received after this date will not be taken into consideration. 

Roskilde University wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background. 

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