Assistant Professor in Computer Science

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science (IMADA) at the University of Southern Denmark, Odense, invites applications for one or more positions in computer science at the level of assistant professor, in the area of data science.

An appointment as assistant professor lasts for three years, and contingent on successful completion of a lecturer training programme and a positive performance evaluation, a permanent position for associate professor is normally opened, for which the assistant professor can apply. The proposed starting date is late summer or early autumn 2020, though a later starting date can be negotiated. Application deadline: 15 January 2020.

The successful applicant is expected to have a PhD in computer science and a strong track record of research at a high international level. Experience in combining theory and practice of computer science is a plus.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- machine learning
- deep learning
- image processing
- natural language processing.

We (Data Science and Statistics Group) are seeking candidates to supplement our competences in data science where we currently have research interests, e.g., in data mining, optimization, visualization, artificial intelligence, statistics, and bioinformatics. The successful applicant outlines in a research statement how he or she would supplement the existing expertise and describes possible synergies.

In addition to research, the applicant must be able to teach and advise in computer science at all levels (from BSc to PhD), in the data science education (MSc), as well as in a broad range of core computer science areas at the undergraduate level.

Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of Danish is not a prerequisite for application: more English than Danish is used when teaching in computer science, and more than half of the faculty members in computer science are foreigners. The hired candidate will be offered Danish courses by the university, and is expected to reach an acceptable level within a few years.

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For further information, please contact Professor Arthur Zimek (