Associate Professors in Computer Science (2023-224-05200)

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Deadline: ; · Department of Computer Science · Deadline April 6. 2023

Department of Computer Science at Aalborg University’s Technical Faculty of IT and Design is looking to appoint a number of Associate Professors starting September 1, 2023 or soon hereafter.

Job description

Department of Computer Science at Aalborg University is highly regarded in Denmark among researchers, students, and external partners because of our leading research, education, and collaboration. The department currently has more than 150 scientific staff, 25 administrative staff, and 1200 students.

Our research is recognised internationally and nationally to be at the highest level of excellence according to community standards, prioritizing quality over quantity. We balance applications and theory, and societal and scientific impact, applying research to solve real-world problems, while also conducting foundational research with potential long-term impact. As part of this, we are acknowledged and respected for close collaboration with industry and for applying research to create impact and value for society.

Our educations are problem-based and recognised for producing highly skilled graduates with very high employability, who are experienced with project work on solving real-world problems in diverse teams and able to think critically about the technologies they develop. In the workplace, we strive for diversity in nationality, culture, and gender, success as a team effort, maintaining an inspiring physical work environment, and ensuring a good work-life balance.

Over the last years, the department has grown over 25 % in scientific staff, hiring more than 15 assistant/associate professors. This expansion is fueled by the success of our educations and our steady growth in externally funded research projects and is expected to continue.

For more information about the department, see .

For more information about the faculty, see . 

For more information about living in Denmark and International Staff Unit, see . The International Staff Unit also offers service to spouses/partners.

We are looking to further expand our academic capacity in Aalborg. We therefore welcome strong applications in the areas of Computer Science covered by our four research groups.

As Associate Professor in Computer Science, you will be conducting research, teaching, and engagement with society at an international standard. Facilitating this, you are associated with one of the department’s four research groups.

Data Engineering, Science and Systems
The research concerns data management and analytics, including query processing, data mining, and machine learning, with emphasis on spatio-temporal, time-series, and multidimensional data. The research is constructive in nature, spans foundational topics and applications, and embraces a data science approach. Key applications are in digital energy and intelligent transportation.  

Data, Knowledge and Web Engineering
This group emphasizes on graph data management, knowledge engineering, web data science, and machine learning, including heterogeneous data and systems, knowledge graphs, semantic technologies, natural language understanding, and recommender systems. Key applications are in bio science and health.  

Distributed, Embedded and Intelligent Systems
This group emphasizes on foundational and logical theories, algorithms and tools for verification and validation, methodologies for real-time and embedded systems, networks and operating systems, probabilistic graphical models, machine learning, and programming technologies.  

Human-Centered Computing
This group emphasizes on the design, development, and use of interactive computer systems from a human-centered perspective, including software development, digitalization, human-computer interaction, interaction design, user experience, and Innovation.  

If appointed at the Aalborg Campus, your teaching will primarily be on the Computer Science department’s own portfolio of educations but may also include other studies at the university. For information on the department’s educations, see . 

Documented proficiency in English is also a requirement, and the department may require proof of proficiency. For more information please see language requirements .

Interviews for the position will be on 22nd and 23rd June 2023. If you continue in the employment process a second interview will be on conducted 29th June 2023. Before the second interview there may be online tests.

For further information, please contact Head of Department Peter Axel Nielsen, .

Qualification requirements
Appointment as Associate Professor requires academic qualifications corresponding to the level achievable during an Assistant Professorship but may also be achievable in other ways.

The appointment requires documented original scientific research production at an international level as well as documented teaching qualifications. Research and teaching qualifications will be given equal and principal priority in the overall assessment.

The level of qualification for Associate Professors shall correspond to the level, which can be achieved based on the appointment as Assistant Professor but may be achievable in other ways.

The appointment presupposes that the applicant can demonstrate original scientific production at an international level as well as documented teaching qualifications within engineering or science. Appointment to the position requires that both research and teaching qualifications are at the requested level. The two qualifications will be given equal and principal priority in the overall assessment.

The application must contain the following:

  • Clear indication of which of the 4 research groups you wish to be associated with.
  • A motivated text wherein the reasons for applying, qualifications in relation to the position, and intentions and visions for the position are stated.
  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and PhD). On request you could be asked for an official English translation.
  • Scientific qualifications. A complete list of publications must be attached with an indication of the works the applicant wishes to be considered. You may attach up to 10 publications. Teaching qualifications described in the teaching portfolio. If this is not enclosed the applicant must include an explanation for its absence.
  • Dissemination qualifications, including participation on committees or boards, participation in organisations and the like.
  • Additional qualifications in relation to the position. References/recommendations.
  • Personal data.
The applications are only to be submitted online by using the "Apply online" button below.

Shortlisting will be applied. After the review of any objections regarding the assessment committee, the head of department, with assistance from the chair of the assessment committee, selects the candidates to be assessed. All applicants will be informed as to whether they will advance to assessment or not.

AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact Søren Kjelst Klausen by mail or phone (+45) 9940 3939.

Aalborg University provides outstanding research and education. For the third year in a row, we have placed Europe's best and the world's fourth best engineering university on the list of "Best Global Universities" published by the U.S. News & World Report. Our research and educations are multidisciplinary and build on close collaborations with business and industry. This also comes from our world-renowned PBL teaching model, which is based on solving the problems of reality. These collaborations and our acknowledged research contribute new insights, new solutions to societal matters and knowledge that are changing the world. More than 20,000 students are enrolled at Aalborg University, of which over 10% are international students from various countries worldwide. To support them, we have 3500 employees, divided between Aalborg University's main campus in Aalborg and our departments in Copenhagen and Esbjerg.

Information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force, teaching portfolio and procedures can be seen here


Employment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Finance's current Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Employment and salary are in accordance with the collective agreement for state-employed academics.

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