Faculty positions in Computer Science (# of pos: 2)

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 30 Jan 2022

The Department of Computer Science at Reykjavik University invites applications for full-time, permanent faculty positions at any rank in the fields of Software Engineering, and Design and Development of Computer Games. Outstanding candidates in other areas of Computer Science are encouraged to apply as well.

We are looking for energetic, highly qualified academics with a proven international research record and excellent potential in their field of study. The primary evaluation criterion is scientific quality. We particularly welcome applications from researchers who have a strong network of research collaborators, can strengthen internal collaborations within the department, have the proclivity to improve their academic environment and its culture, and generally have potential to flourish in our environment.

Apart from developing their research career, the successful applicants will play a full part in the teaching and administrative activities of the department, teaching courses and supervising students at both graduate and undergraduate level. Applicants with a demonstrated history of excellence in teaching are preferred.

Salary and rank are commensurate with experience. Among other benefits, Reykjavik University offers its research staff the option to take research semesters (sabbaticals) after three years of satisfactory teaching and research activity.

The positions are open until filled, with intended starting date in August 2022. Later starting dates can be negotiated. The deadline for applications is January 30, 2022. The review of the applications will begin in late January 2022, and will continue until the positions are filled.

A PhD in Computer Science or a related field is required. Applications should be submitted through the University’s online application submission system and should include the following documents:

  • a cover letter specifying whether the candidate is applying for appointment as an assistant, associate, or full professor,

  • a CV with a full list of publications,

  • copies of, or links to, three to five major publications,

  • a research statement,

  • a teaching statement,

  • supporting material regarding excellence in teaching, if available, and

  • any other relevant information the applicant wishes to supply.

Please arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent directly to mannaudur@ru.is (subject “Faculty Positions in CS”) with a copy to Professor Luca Aceto (luca@ru.is ), Chair of the Department of Computer Science. Informal communication and discussions on any aspect related to the positions are encouraged, and interested candidates are welcome to contact the chair of the search committee, Assistant Professor Grischa Liebel (grischal@ru.is ), for further information.

Department of Computer Science at Reykjavik University

The Department of Computer Science at Reykjavik University has about 780 full-time-equivalent students and 25 faculty members. It provides an excellent working environment that encourages and supports independence in academic endeavours, and in which a motivated academic can have impact at all levels. The department offers undergraduate and graduate programs in Computer Science and Software Engineering, as well as a combined undergraduate program in Discrete Mathematics and Computer Science, and graduate programs in Data Science.

The department is home to several research centres producing high-quality collaborative research in areas such as artificial intelligence, financial technology, language technology, software systems, and theoretical computer science, among others; for more information on those research centres, see https://en.ru.is/research/units/ .

For further information about the Department of Computer Science at Reykjavik University and its activities, see http://en.ru.is/scs/ .

Reykjavík University

On the Times Higher Education rankings for 2022, Reykjavík University is ranked in first place along with eight other universities for the average number of citations per faculty. Overall, Reykjavik University is ranked among the 350 best universities world-wide, and first among Icelandic universities. It was ranked 54th amongst all universities established fewer than 50 years ago in the 2021 rankings.


Iceland is well known for breathtaking natural beauty, with volcanoes, hot springs, lava fields and glaciers offering a dramatic landscape. It consistently ranks as one of the best places in the world to live. It offers a high quality of life, is one of the safest places in the world, with high gender equality, and strong health-care and social-support systems. It is in second position in the 2021 UN World Happiness Report, which correlates with various life factors. Reykjavik is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city, which provides an ideal environment for combining cultural and family activities with an active lifestyle.

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