Faculty position in Data Analysis, Machine Learning, Software Engineering, and Computer Security
Department of Computer Science at Reykjavik University

Application Deadline: January 31, 2021

The Department of Computer Science at Reykjavik University invites applications for one faculty position at any rank in the fields of Data Analysis, Machine Learning, Software Engineering and Computer Security.


We are looking for energetic, highly qualified academics with a proven international research record. The primary evaluation criteria for evaluation is scientific quality. We particularly welcome applications from researchers that have a strong network of research collaborators, can strengthen internal collaborations within the department, and generally have potential to flourish in our setting.

A PhD in computer science or a related field is required. 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 having a demonstrated history of excellence in teaching are preferred.

Applications should be submitted through the University's online applications website https://jobs.50skills.com/ru/is/5933 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,
- a research statement,
- copies or links to three to five major publications,
- a teaching statement,
- supporting material regarding excellence in teaching, 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 the CS department chair Prof. Luca Aceto (luca@ru.is). 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, Prof. Magnús M. Halldórsson (mmh@ru.is), for further information.

The deadline for applications is January 31 2021. All inquiries and applications will be treated as confidential. The positions are open until filled, with the earliest starting date in August 2021. Later starting dates can be negotiated. The review of the applications will begin on Monday, 1 February 2021, and will continue until the positions are filled.

Salary and rank are commensurate with experience. An appointment at assistant professor level is permanent track, with the expectation that a successful candidate will qualify for promotion to associate professor within six years.


The Department of Computer Science at Reykjavik University has about 650 full-time-equivalent students and 22 faculty members. It provides an excellent working environment that encourages and supports independence in academic endeavors, 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.

The department is home to several research centers 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 centers, 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/.


On the Times Higher Education rankings for 2021, Reykjavík University is ranked in first place along with eight other universities for the average number of citations per faculty. Overall, RU is ranked among the 350 best universities world-wide, 59th of all universities established fewer than 50 years ago, and first among Icelandic universities.

Reykjavík University has around 3.700 students and 250 faculty and employees in addition to numerous adjunct faculty in two schools: Technology and Social Sciences. We offer a welcoming and stimulating environment in which to work and live. The University is centrally located in Reykjavík, the capital city of Iceland.

The role of Reykjavik University is to create and disseminate knowledge to enhance the competitiveness and quality of life for individuals and society, guided by good ethics, sustainability and responsibility. Education and research at RU are based on strong ties with industry and society. We emphasize interdisciplinary collaboration, international relations and entrepreneurship.


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, has high gender equality, and strong health-care and social-support systems. It is in fourth position in the 2020 UN World Happiness Report, which correlates with various life factors.