Tenure-track Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Full Professor of Data Visualization

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 14 Jan 2024

28 Nov 2023
Job Information
Organisation/Company

University of Copenhagen
Department

Department of Computer Science
Research Field

Computer science
Engineering
Mathematics
Researcher Profile

Established Researcher (R3)
Country

Denmark
Application Deadline

14 Jan 2024 - 23:59 (Europe/Copenhagen)
Type of Contract

Permanent
Job Status

Full-time
Hours Per Week

37
Offer Starting Date

1 Aug 2024
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?

No

Offer Description

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Copenhagen invites applications for a position in Data Visualization as tenure-track assistant professor, associate professor, or full professor. Candidates working in any area of visualization may apply, including information visualization, visual analytics, and medical and scientific visualization. We particularly encourage application by candidates who work in the areas of visual encoding of data, interactions with data, graphical perception, combinations of machine learning and visualization, evaluations of visualizations, visualization in different modalities, novel interaction techniques for visualization, domain-specific applications of visualization, visualization for data science, critical visualization, human-centered and design-oriented approaches to visualization, or visualization combined with machine learning, artificial intelligence, or natural language processing. It is a high priority at the Department of Computer Science to foster a research environment of the highest excellence, allowing people from diverse backgrounds to thrive. The researcher will join a rapidly growing department with strong research sections in the areas of Human-Centered Computing; Algorithms and Complexity; Machine Learning; Natural Language Processing; Software, Data, People, and Society; Programming Languages and Theory of Computing; Artificial Intelligence; and Image Analysis, Computational Modeling, and Geometry. The department is heading 2 centers within Artificial Intelligence: the SCIENCE AI Center and the Pioneer Center for Artificial Intelligence ..

The Department of Computer Science offers a friendly and thriving research and working environment with support for building up internationally competitive research groups. The department has an experienced research-support unit that offers mentoring and assistance when applying for funding. Further information on start packages and recruitment grants offered by Danish private and public foundations is available at https://www.science.ku.dk/english/research/recruitment-grants- and-start-packages/experienced-researchers/ .

The University of Copenhagen was founded in 1479 and is the oldest and largest university in Denmark. It is often listed as the best university in Scandinavia, and is ranked number 4 in the European Union according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2023 .

The university is situated in Copenhagen, which is consistently rated among the world's top 10 most livable cities. Located in Denmark, ranked in the top three happiest countries globally, Copenhagen boasts a vibrant culture, rich in music, theater, and community organizations. Life for families is made easier via a publicly supported daycare and healthcare system, dual-career opportunities, maternity/parental leave, and six weeks of annual vacation. International candidates may find information on living and working in Denmark at www.workindenmark.dk. Useful information is also available at the university’s International Staff Mobility (ISM) office, which offers a variety of services to international researchers coming to and working at the University of Copenhagen.

Description of the position
The department values interdisciplinary research and teaching and is actively involved in several cross-faculty research projects and educational programs. Thus, the successful applicant should be interested in facilitating cross-disciplinary interactions both within the Department of Computer Science and across the university, as well as internationally. The position offers opportunities to conduct interdisciplinary teaching, including courses for students with non-technical backgrounds, such as communication or health sciences.

The tenure-track assistant professor will primarily tend their research, while also focusing on publishing and scientific communication in various forms as well as research-based teaching. To a limited extent the position may also include other tasks.  For Associate and Full Professors, the successful applicant will tend their own research while simultaneously working to develop the field of research. Other work includes assessment tasks, grant applications, and research management, such as supervision and training of research fellows and other staff. They will also teach, supervise bachelor and master students, prepare, and participate in examinations, and fulfill other tasks requested by the department.
The position is open from 1 August 2024.

Qualifications
Tenure-track assistant professor

The successful applicant will be showing an increasing publication trajectory in high-level, international, peer-reviewed venues in the area of specialization. Research plans and publication records should illustrate a clear potential for attracting external funding. Documented university-level experience in delivering high-quality undergraduate/graduate teaching is not mandatory but will be an advantage. If not already holding formal pedagogical qualifications, candidates will be required to obtain pedagogical training equivalent to the University of Copenhagen Teaching and Learning in Higher Education program for Assistant Professors.

Associate professor
The position requires a track record of successful external research funding as well as a strong publication record in high-level, international, peer-reviewed venues in the area of specialization. An active network of international collaborations will be considered a very important asset. Candidates are required to have documented university-level competencies in delivering high-quality undergraduate/graduate teaching and must be able to explain and reflect upon their own teaching practice and portfolio. Formal pedagogical training or supervision equivalent to the University of Copenhagen Teaching and Learning in Higher Education programme is necessary Candidates are also expected to have managerial qualifications, for example in managing their own research group and performing outreach activities.

Full professor
Applicants are expected to have a solid track record of attracting significant external research funding, a significant publication record in high-level, international, peer-reviewed venues in the area of specialization, and an active international network of research collaborators. Candidates are also required to have documented university-level competencies in delivering high-quality undergraduate/graduate teaching and must be able to explain and reflect upon their own teaching practice and portfolio, as well as participate in strategic teaching planning. Formal pedagogical training or supervision equivalent to the University of Copenhagen Teaching and Learning in Higher Education programme is necessary.Candidates are expected to have significant managerial qualifications, for instance, in positions of service to their institution or to the community, experience in leading a competitive research group, as well as outreach experience.

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.

Negotiation for salary supplement and relocation expenses is possible. Note that Denmark protects the economic, social, and physical well-being of its workers, which includes robust health care, child care, elder care, and other generous benefits. Thus, direct salary comparisons across nations are typically not meaningful. Furthermore, unlike some North American universities, faculty positions are funded for all 12 months of the year, and thus there is no need for faculty to procure summer funding.

International applicants may be eligible to apply for a lower tax rate for 7 years under the Danish tax scheme for researchers .

Assessment of applicants
Six overall criteria apply for appointments at the University of Copenhagen. The six criteria - research, teaching, societal impact, organizational contribution, external funding, and leadership - are considered a framework for an overall assessment of the candidates. Each candidate is also assessed according to the specific requirements stated in the job advertisement.

Please read more here:

For tenure-track assistant professors: https://jobportal.ku.dk/videnskabelige-stillinger/kriterier-for-videnskabelige-stillinger/dokumenter-til-meritering/5a_Criteria_for_recognising_merit_-Assistant_professors.pdf .

For associate professors: https://jobportal.ku.dk/videnskabelige-stillinger/kriterier-for-videnskabelige-stillinger/dokumenter-til-meritering/5b_Criteria_for_recognising_merit_-Associate_professors.pdf .

For professors: https://jobportal.ku.dk/videnskabelige-stillinger/kriterier-for-videnskabelige-stillinger/dokumenter-til-meritering/5c_Criteria_for_recognising_merit_-professors.pdf .

Information on the tenure-track program
Candidates hired as tenure-track assistant professors will be assigned a mentor who will provide the candidate with guidance related to career development, academic topics, and administrative procedures.

The performance of the tenure-track assistant professor will be followed via internal yearly evaluations and a mid-term and final international evaluation by an assessment committee. After a 6-year period, tenure-track assistant professors are expected to meet the criteria for appointment of associate professors at the University of Copenhagen . Performance and progression towards the criteria will be evaluated with due consideration of differences between research fields. Upon a positive final appraisal, the tenure-track assistant professor will be promoted to associate professor, which is a permanent position. See this page for more information about the University of Copenhagen’s tenure-track program.

Further information
For more information about the Department of Computer Science, please visit our website .

Inquiries about the position can be made to the Head of Department, Professor Jakob Grue Simonsen ([email protected] ).

Filing of application
The position may be applied for at the tenure-track assistant professor level, at the associate professor level, or at the full professor level. Please note that it is possible to apply at more than one level. If applying at more than one level, separate applications must be submitted (see below).

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

If you are applying for the position at Tenure Track assistant professor level, please include:

  • Curriculum vitae (CV) including:
    • Description and documentation of international network and relations
    • Description and documentation of relevant international activities
    • Previous positions held at universities/research institutions
    • Outreach activities, i.e., popular lectures or other activities in the media
    • Grants held as principal investigator or co-investigator, including career development grants
    • Information about other funding
  • Diplomas (Master's and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Description of current and future research plans
  • If applicable, description and documentation of teaching and supervision experience and qualifications, including:
    • Experience with supervision of BSc and MSc students
    • Teaching experience
    • Formal pedagogical training
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of up to 5 particularly relevant papers

If you are applying for the position at Associate Professor or Full Professor level, please include

  • Curriculum vitae (CV) including:
    • Description and documentation of international network and relations
    • Description and documentation of relevant international activities
    • Previous positions held at universities/research institutions
    • Outreach activities, i.e., popular lectures or other activities in the media
    • Grants held as principal investigator or co-investigator, including career development grants
    • Information about other funding
  • Diplomas (Master's and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Description of current and future research plans
  • Description and documentation of teaching experience and qualifications according to university guidelines
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of up to 5 particularly relevant papers

Deadline for applications is Sunday 14 January 2024, 23:59 GMT +1.

Following the application deadline, the authorized recruitment manager identifies candidates at all levels for evaluation, who will then be reviewed by the Assessment Committee. Note that being placed on the short-list is not equivalent to being assessed qualified for the position; short-listed candidates may potentially be deemed not qualified by the Assessment Committee.

A subset of the qualified short-listed candidates will be selected for a formal interview by the Recruitment Committee.

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

Interviews will be held on 26 April 2024.

Please refer to the following numbers in future communication in this case:

  • Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Data Visualization, 211-0195/23-2N
  • Associate Professor in Data Visualization, 211-0556/23-2E
  • Professor in Data Visualization, 211-0257/23-2K

Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.
Requirements
Research Field
Computer science
Education Level
PhD or equivalent

Research Field
Engineering
Education Level
PhD or equivalent

Research Field
Mathematics
Education Level
PhD or equivalent

Additional Information
Work Location(s)
Number of offers available
3
Company/Institute
University of Copenhagen, Department of Computer Science
Country
Denmark
Geofield


Where to apply
Website

https://candidate.hr-manager.net/ApplicationForm/ApplicationRedirection.aspx

Contact
City

Copenhagen
Website

http://www.ku.dk/english/
Street

Nørregade 10
Postal Code

1165

STATUS: EXPIRED

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