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Assistant Professor (Tenure-track) Positions in Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity, and Programming Languages

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 tenure-track assistant professor positions in Computer Science. The starting date is flexible but ideally around autumn 2022. Application deadline: 15 February 2022.

The section’s current research covers a wide range of areas and topics that include distributed computing (cloud computing, edge computing, IoT, microservices, etc.), Dev(Sec)Ops, information security, formal methods for security and reliability (theorem proving, type systems, etc.), post-quantum and embedded cryptography, logic and knowledge representation, and concurrent languages (choreographic languages, session types, etc.).

We are looking for new colleagues who can strengthen or add to our competences in these or other directions, within the scope of the section, and we encourage interested candidates to 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, among others, BSc, MSc, and PhD degrees in Computer Science as well as an MSc degree in Data Science. 

Who we are looking for
An ideal candidate:
• holds a PhD degree in Computer Science or equivalent
• has a research track record at a high international level
• can teach and advise in Computer Science at all levels.

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 members of staff in Computer Science have international backgrounds. Successful applicants will be offered Danish courses by the university.

Applications from promising early-career talents are highly encouraged. The Danish tenure-track employment is a focused assistant professorship with a guaranteed assessment for a position as tenured associate professor: before the end of the sixth year of employment and contingent on a positive academic assessment, the assistant professor will transit into a permanent (tenured) position as associate professor. A tenure-track assistant professor can request assessment for tenure earlier. If this assessment is negative, the assistant professor can request a second assessment within the final six months of employment. More information about the process can be found in the tenure track procedure at the University of Southern Denmark.

Questions? Curious to learn more about the section and the position? Please feel free to reach out to Professor Fabrizio Montesi (fmontesi@imada.sdu.dk) for more information.

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.


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.

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)
Teaching portfolio
• A full list of publications
• Copies of publications on which the applicant wishes to be evaluated (at most three)
• A brief (max three pages) overview of the applicant's most important research results and research plans for the next three years.

Please note that applicants for tenure-track assistant professorships are also assessed based on their potential to reach the assessment criteria for an associate professorship during the tenure-track period. These criteria are mapped out in the faculty’s policy on academic career and recruitment, specifically the performance indicators on research, teaching, and academic citizenship.

Please note that applicants are expected to have completed their PhD.

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.

Please note that applicants are expected to have completed their PhD.

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

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.

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

Send application
Deadline 2022-Feb-15

You can apply for the job at Faculty of Science by completing the application form

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