Associate Professor Positions in Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity, and Programming Languages

Updated: 16 days ago
Deadline: 21 Sep 2022

The Section of Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity, and Programming Languages at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Southern Denmark (campus Odense) invites applications for associate professor positions in Computer Science.

The section’s current research covers a wide range of areas and topics that include distributed programming, concurrency theory, formal methods, knowledge representation, Dev(Sec)Ops, embedded cryptography, and quantum computing. Interested candidates can explore the section’s website for more information.

The section is part of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. We are an inclusive and international working environment with state-of-the-art facilities and strong traditions for collaboration across sections, departments and faculties, and with other educational institutions, municipalities, and industries. The degrees offered by the department include BSc, MSc, and PhD degrees in computer science, and an MSc degree in data science.

Who we are looking for
We are looking for new colleagues who can strengthen our competences. An ideal candidate:
• holds a PhD degree in computer science or equivalent
• has a research track record at a high international level in one of the areas listed above
• has experience in teaching and advising in computer science corresponding to two to three years of experience as assistant professor.

Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of Danish is not a requirement: more English than Danish is used when teaching in computer science, and more than half of the academic staff members in computer science have international backgrounds. Successful applicants will be offered Danish courses by the university.

Successful applicants are expected to start in 2023. Application deadline: 21 September 2022.

Curious to learn more about the section and the position? Please feel free to reach out to Associate Professor Luís Cruz-Filipe ( ) for more information.

Application, salary etc.
Appointment to the position will be in accordance with the salary agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Please check links for more information on salary  and taxation .

Applications will be assessed by an expert committee. When the expert committee issues its assessment, the applicants will be sent the portion of the assessment pertaining to them personally.

The application including the required attachments must be in English.
The application must include the following:
• A motivating cover letter, max one page, presenting the applicant’s research topics and interests and how these relate to the section’s
• Detailed curriculum vitae
• Certificates/diplomas (MSc or equivalent, and PhD)
• A teaching portfolio
• A full list of publications
• Copies of publications on which the applicant wishes to be evaluated (three at the most)
• A brief (max three pages) overview of the applicant's most important research results and research plans for the next three years.

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

Shortlisted applicants will be assessed by an assessment committee. Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the faculty. As part of the overall assessment, the applicant may be called for interview.

Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated.

Applications must be submitted electronically using the link "Apply online". Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb. We strongly recommend that you read How to apply before you apply.

Since not all members of the appointment committee are Danish-speaking, it is recommended that your application is submitted in English.

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

Further information for international applicants about entering and working in Denmark.

The University of Southern Denmark was founded in 1966 and now has more than 27,000 students, almost 20% of whom are from abroad. It has 3,800+ employees, and 115 different study programmes in the fields of the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences, and engineering. Its main campus is located in Odense, the third largest city in Denmark. Odense provides family-friendly living conditions, with the perfect combination of a historic city centre with an urban and vibrant feel and yet close proximity to beaches and recreational areas. Its location on the island of Funen is ideal with easy access to the larger cities and airports in Aarhus and Copenhagen.

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