DTU Tenure Track Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in Discrete Mathematics, Algorithms or Logic-based Artificial Intelligence

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At the Section for Algorithms, Logic and Graph theory (AlgoLoG) at DTU Compute we are looking for our next Assistant or Associate Professor within Discrete Mathematics, Algorithms or Logic-based Artificial Intelligence. You could possibly start your journey with us from 1st August 2021 or at a time that we agree upon.

At DTU Compute, we strive to achieve research excellence in our basic science disciplines, and we are committed to taking technological leadership in research and innovation. Addressing societal challenges is important to us and guides us in our efforts. We do so in collaboration with partners at DTU and other academic institutions, nationally and internationally, and, equally important, with industry and organizations. Communicating and collaborating with leading centres and strategic partners to increase participation in major consortia is at the forefront of our efforts.

DTU Compute plays a central role in education at all levels of the engineering programmes at DTU - both in terms of our scientific disciplines and our didactic innovation. As we aim to expand the department’s teaching and research in Discrete Mathematics, Algorithmic or Logic and Artificial Intelligence you should be as engaged in and motivated by providing and developing these core areas, as we are.

The assistant professor position is part of DTU’s Tenure Track program. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility. We develop talent by offering a career mentor, state-of-the-art research infrastructure, and postgraduate teacher training. DTU’s Tenure Track is an appointment of at most six years, during which you will receive career support in the form of professional and personal guidance. At the end of the tenure track appointment you will be evaluated by an external assessment committee, who will assess your appointment to a permanent Associate Professorship. Read more about the DTU Tenure Track program at DTU at this homepage.

Responsibilities and qualifications
At DTU Compute, we value knowledge sharing and cross functionality. You should therefore thrive in building relations and cooperating on reaching yours and the departments goals. Therefore, you are expected to cooperate and be eager to build relations with colleagues in the department and with other departments at DTU.

You set ambitious goals for your own research and have a great personal interest in delivering high-quality teaching. You wish to help expand the section’s research in one of the following three areas:

  • Discrete Mathematics with focus on Combinatorics.
  • Design and analysis of algorithms.
  • Logic-based approaches to Artificial Intelligence.

You must be responsible for the teaching of courses. You will be expected to learn Danish and be able to teach in Danish after 3 years. DTU can provide Danish language courses.

Specifically, applicants should be able to teach within the following areas:

  • Introductory courses in Discrete Mathematics, Algorithms and Logic/Artificial Intelligence.
  • Advanced courses within Discrete Mathematics and Graph Theory, Algorithms or Logic and areas of Symbolic AI like Multi-Agent Systems, Automated Planning.

As formal qualification you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent). If you are applying for the associate professor position you should also have academic qualifications equivalent to those obtained by holding an assistant professorship and documented didactic/pedagogic training.

You will be assessed against the responsibilities and qualifications stated above and the following general criteria:

  • Experience and quality of teaching
  • Research experience
  • Research vision and potential
  • International impact and experience
  • Societal impact
  • Innovativeness, including commercialization and collaboration with industry
  • Leadership, collaboration, and interdisciplinary skills
  • Communication skills

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The salary for the position will be determined by the applicant’s qualifications and in agreement with the relevant union. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Ministerial Order on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities

The position is available from 1 August 2021 or according to mutual agreement.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from the Head of Section, Paul Fischer, tel.: +45 4525 3713, email: pafi@dtu.dk.

You can read more about DTU Compute on www.compute.dtu.dk/english/research and the AlgoLoG section on www.compute.dtu.dk/english/research/research-sections/algolog.  

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 15 May 2021 (Danish time)Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • Vision for teaching and research
  • CV including employment history, list of publications (applicants applying for the position as associate professor should indicate scientific highlights), H-index and ORCID (see http://orcid.org/)
  • Teaching portfolio including documentation of teaching experience
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)

You can learn more about the recruitment process here

In the field “Please indicate which position you are applying for”, please indicate whether you are applying for the position as Associate or Assistant Professor.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

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