IT University of Copenhagen

IT University of Copenhagen

Assistant/associate Professorships in Algorithms


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Assistant/associate Professorships in Algorithms

The Computer Science Department at IT University of Copenhagen invites applications for several faculty positions in Algorithms at the rank of assistant professor or associate professor. The proposed starting date is September 2024 or soon thereafter.

The IT University's vision is to create and share knowledge that is profound and leads to groundbreaking information technology and services for the benefit of humanity. The Computer Science Department seeks to conduct research and education that are both foundational and have impact on industry and society.

The Candidate

We look to hire candidates holding a PhD in computer science, especially in algorithms, mathematics, or other fields related to the theory of computation.

The candidate is expected to contribute to ITU's existing Algorithms Research group and to conduct research and research-based teaching in core algorithmic areas such as Parameterized Complexity, Graph Algorithms, Randomized Algorithms, and Data Structures. Highly qualified candidates in all subfields of algorithms and computational complexity are encouraged to apply. We expect a record of peer-reviewed publications in areas covered by conferences and journals such as FOCS, STOC, SODA, ICALP, ESA, IPEC, JCSS, Discrete Math, SIAM J Comp.

Candidates are encouraged to document relevant expertise such as:

  • Competences in developing and conducting teaching at all educational levels that is both effective and well received by students, including teaching and development of large undergraduate courses.
  • Experience in designing and implementing algorithms for industrial applications.

  • A record of contributing to the goals of the institutions in which they have worked as well as contributing to the research community, for example participation in committees, etc.

  • Extracurricular outreach activities
  • In addition, candidates for a position as associate professorship should be able to:

  • Attract external research funding
  • Supervise PhD students
  • Be willing to learn Danish (for applicants who cannot speak a Scandinavian language)
  • It is understood that even highly qualified applicants will satisfy these requirements to varying degrees, for example because of differences in countries and research fields.

    Job description

    The candidate is expected to perform research activities in collaboration with fellow faculty members in the Computer Science Department, especially the Algorithms research group, and to develop interdisciplinary collaborations when relevant.

    The candidate is expected to contribute to the IT University's education programs, both by giving courses and by supervising BSc and MSc theses. Furthermore, the candidate is expected to engage with society through external collaboration, to participate in securing external funding, and to contribute to the IT University's strategic goals.

    Note that the assistant professorship is a temporary position for up to 3 years with the possibility of extension.

    General information

    The IT University of Copenhagen (ITU) is a teaching and research-based tertiary institution concerned with information technology (IT) and the opportunities it offers. The IT University has more than 160 full-time Faculty members. Research and teaching in information technology span all academic activities which involve computers including computer science, information and media sciences, humanities and social sciences, business impact and the commercialization of IT.

    About the Computer Science Department

    The ITU Computer Science Department conducts research in all aspects of computer science and data science, including algorithms, databases, government IT, machine learning, natural language processing, network science, optimization, programming languages, quantum computing, robotics, security, semantics, software engineering, software verification, type theory, and more, as well as a range of applications. The department has 55 permanent faculty, 65 PhDs and postdocs, as well as other staff. It is responsible for the IT University's most technical education programs BSc Software Development, BSc Data Science, MSc Computer Science, MSc Data Science, and MSc Software Design.

    Working at the IT University

    Located in modern architecture, a 6-minute metro ride from the center of Copenhagen, the IT University offers an informal working environment, a varied everyday life, and a highly motivated, ambitious, competent, and diverse international faculty, with PhD degrees from 17 different countries. The IT University is an equal opportunity employer and prides itself in actively and successfully pursuing an improved gender balance among students and among faculty.

    Working in Copenhagen

    Copenhagen has a solid educational system, a rich cultural life, universal healthcare, good childcare, and well-functioning infrastructure. Copenhagen is among the world's most livable cities according to the Economist Global Liveability Index. Living and working in Copenhagen will be a good experience for you and your family.

    Salary and terms of employment

    Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Taxation's agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) and job structure for academic staff at universities.


    The application and all other documents ought to be in English and must include:

  • A motivated application (cover letter), including a detailed description of your qualifications and brief statements of research and teaching plans that relates to the criteria in ITU´s Competency Development Profile (https: //
  • A full CV, including name, address, phone number, e-mail, previous and present employment and academic background
  • Documentation of academic degrees (copy of degree certificates etc.)
  • Copies of max. 5 different publications of research at a high international level in well-respected peer reviewed venues that are relevant to the position (the publications should be numbered)
  • For candidates applying for the Assistant professor position: documentation of pedagogical experience and teaching record within one or more of the teaching areas listed for the position
  • For candidates applying for the Associate professor position: documentation of a) received observation and feedback on teaching, b) pedagogical experience and training courses as a teacher, c) a formal written assessment of teaching competence and d) a teaching record within one or more of the teaching areas listed for the position
  • For candidates applying for the Associate professor position: a record of contributing to the goals of the institutions in which the candidate has worked, for example participation in committees, etc.
  • Applications without the above-mentioned required documents will not be assessed.

    The applicant will be accessed according to the Appointment Order from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of 13 March 2012.

    The IT University may use shortlisting in connection to the recruitment process. In case of shortlisting, the Chair of the hiring committee selects applicants for assessment in consultation with the hiring committee after the application deadline. All applicants are notified whether their application has been passed for assessment. The shortlisting of candidates for assessment is based on the criteria in the job posting.

    Further information

    Questions about the positions can be directed to Head of Department, Peter Sestoft, [email protected] or tel. 7218 5083, or Associate Professor, Riko Jacob, [email protected].

    Questions related to the application procedure may be directed to HR, [email protected].

    Application procedure

    You can only apply for this position through our e-recruitment system. Apply by pressing the button "Apply for position" in the job announcement on our website: https://

    The IT University might upon request in the interview process contact 1-2 references.

    Please note that all application material will be destroyed after the assessment.

    The IT University uses tests in connection with the recruitment process.

    Application deadline: Thursday 2 May 2024 at 23:59 CEST

    Applications/enclosures received after the application deadline will not be taken into consideration. If you submit an application, it is your responsibility to ensure that it arrives before the deadline, so please allow sufficient time for upload of publications and other documents.

    The IT University invites all qualified researchers regardless of age, gender, religious affiliation, or ethnic background to apply for the positions.

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    Job details


    Assistant/associate Professorships in Algorithms


    IT University of Copenhagen




    March 28, 2024

    Application deadline

    May 02, 2024

    Job type

    Associate Professor/Professor


    Computer Science,Engineering,Mathematics

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