Ass. prof. in Computer Science - Artificial Intelligence and Data Analysis

Artificial IntelligenceComputer EngineeringData AnalyticsElectrical engineeringMachine learning
Sep 29, 2023 21:59:00 GMT+00:00
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Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP) is Sweden’s largest individual research program ever, a major national initiative for strategically motivated basic research, education and faculty recruitment. The vision of WASP is excellent research and competence in artificial intelligence, autonomous systems and software for the benefit of Swedish society and industry.

Subject field

Computer Science with a specialization in Artificial Intelligence and Data Analysis

Subject description

Artificial intelligence and data analysis concerns the use of methods and technology for machine and deep learning for solving complex problems on voluminous multimodal data in various application domains. Such technology includes advanced architectures, such as transformers, graph neural networks, and diffusion models. These are applied to vast quantities of data with different modalities, e.g., text, images, times series, and biological sequences or combinations of them, often resulting in large pretrained models that are used to solve either predictive or generative tasks.


The duties concern developing the research and education at all levels within the subject field at KTH. The duties include supervising PhD students and postdoctoral researchers and establishing internal and external collaborations. The duties also include teaching various subjects within the department of computer science at both the basic and advanced level, including supervision and examination of degree projects. The teaching duties further include administrating and developing courses, giving lectures, supervising and examining students.

The duties further include cooperation with industry and society. In addition, the multidisciplinary character of the subject requires collaboration between different departments and schools at KTH and frequent contacts with researchers from related research areas.

The assistant professor will be given opportunity to develop their independence as researcher and gain accreditation that may allow them to take other teaching positions with higher eligibility requirements (see Chapter 4, Section 12 a of the Higher Education Ordinance). Following application, the assistant professor can apply for promotion to associate professor in accordance with Chapter 4, Section 12 c of the Higher Education Ordinance.


An individual who has obtained a PhD or equivalent research expertise is qualified for appointment as an assistant professor. Candidates who met those qualifications within five years prior to expiration of the application period should be prioritized. Other candidates may also be considered if there are extraordinary grounds for doing so. Extraordinary grounds refer to illness, parental leave or similar circumstances.

Grounds of assessments

The assessment criteria for appointment as an assistant professor at KTH are stated in KTH’s appointments procedure section 1.3, and apply in relation to the employment profile laid down.

Of highest importance is that the applicant has

  • research expertise demonstrated through research publications, conference attendance, attendance of research cooperation and also other undertakings in the scientific community such as for example, assignments as a reviewer or expert.
  • potential to qualify for a higher teaching post. This includes the potential for independent development as a researcher and teacher within the subject field in question and also the ability to establish, review and develop the research area in question.

Of second highest importance is that the applicant has

  • postdoc visits to a research environment other than the university at which the applicant defended their doctoral thesis.
  • an interest in and understanding of pedagogical development within the subject field in question.
  • an interest in and understanding of leadership in an academic environment, third-stream activities, and awareness of diversity and equal treatment issues with a particular focus on gender equality.

It is also important that the applicant has

  • administrative expertise

Special grounds of assessment for promotion to associate professor

When assessing applications for promotion to associate professor, the applicant’s ability to independently initiate and carry out research of high academic quality, published in international journals and conference proceedings, and the applicant’s ability to obtain financing for research operations will be assessed. Of highest importance is the applicant’s ability to independently establish new collaborations and research specializations. It is also of highest importance that the applicant has displayed teaching and supervising expertise. Ability to teach in Swedish is a merit that is given great importance in the application for promotion.

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Contact information to trade union representatives can be found at KTH’s web page.


Your application should follow KTH’s CV template for employment of teachers. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete according to the requirements in the ad and CV template.

Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

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Time limitation:The appointment is for an indefinite term, but no more than six years, and may be extended if, due to the teacher’s absence due to sick leave, parental leave or other special grounds, more time is required to reach the objectives of the appointment. However, the total appointment period may not exceed eight years. The appointment is part of the Tenure Track system at KTH and the assistant professor may apply for promotion to tenured associate professor.

For more information regarding KTH’s assessment, see Appointments procedure at KTH

Striving towards gender equality, diversity and equal conditions is both a question of quality for KTH and a given part of our values.

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  • Type of employment- Temporary position
  • Contract type- Full time
  • First day of employment- As soon as possible
  • Salary- Monthly pay
  • Number of positions- 1
  • Full-time equivalent- 100 %
  • City- Kista
  • County- Stockholms län
  • Country- Sweden
  • Reference number- VL-2023-0062


  • Henrik Boström, Professor,
  • Thomas Sjöland, Head of Division,
  • Anna Mård, HR Officer,
  • Published- 28.Jun.2023
  • Last application date- 29.Sep.2023 11:59 PM CEST