Aarhus University invites applications for a Professorship position in research in Human-Computer Interaction and Information Visualization at the Department of Computer Science, Denmark – Jun 2022
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No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: Computer Science, Human–Computer Interaction
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: Feb 01, 2023
Contract Period: Subject to Norms
Salary: According to standard norms
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Ensuring gender balance at the Department of Computer Science is a high priority at Aarhus University, and we particularly encourage women to apply for this position. No candidate will be given preferential treatment, and all applicants will be assessed on the basis of their qualifications for the position in question.
Aarhus University, Denmark - an international top-100 University - has made an ambitious strategic investment in a recruitment plan to radically expand the Department of Computer Science (www.cs.au.dk). For this call, we encourage applicants that can contribute to our basic and strategic research in Human Computer Interaction and Information Visualization. Therefore, the department invites applications from candidates that are driven by excellence in research and teaching as well as external collaboration on societal challenges.The successful candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to and shape the research and teaching as well as the industrial and societal collaboration associated with the department expansion. The position is open from February 1st, 2023.
Research areas at the department
The department has research groups within "Algorithms, Data Structures and Foundations for Machine Learning", Data- Intensive Systems", “Computational Complexity and Game Theory”, "Cryptography and Security", "Logic and Semantics", "Ubiquitous Computing and Interaction", “Human Computer Interaction” and "Programming Languages”. This call is aimed at strengthening and expanding our strategic development of excellent research in Human Computer Interaction including areas like Information Visualization and Visual Computing.Applicants for Full professor positions are expected to meet the criteria for full professors. All applicants are requested to include a link to their Google Scholar profile in their application. Your application must be uploaded together with letters of recommendation no later than Monday June 27th, 2022.As department we wish to build a computer science research and study environment with equality and diversity as a core value for recruitment as well as for daily study and work life. If you have visions for or experience with activities or initiatives to support such a core value in a computer science context, we encourage you to describe them in your application.
Place of Employment and Place of Work
The place of employment is Aarhus University, and the place of work is Åbogade 34, DK-8200 Aarhus N, Denmark.
How to Apply?
Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: 9236
The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Guidelines for applicants can be found here
About the Department
The Department of Computer Science is located in a recently built new campus called IT-City Katrinebjerg, where many institutions and companies working with information technology are located. The Department has a staff of approximately 140 employees including 12 full professors, 17 associate professors, 11 assistant professors (Tenure Track), 25 postdocs, 60 PhD students, and 20 Tech-Admin Staff. The student population is approximately 800. The Department is ranked in Top 100 on the subject rankings for Computer Science on both Times Higher Education World University Rankings and QS World University Ranking. Read more about the Department of Computer Science on www.cs.au.dkEnsuring gender balance at the Department of Computer Science is a high priority at Aarhus University, and we particularly encourage women to apply for this position. No candidate will be given preferential treatment, and all applicants will be assessed on the basis of their qualifications for the position in question.
About the Digitization initiative at Aarhus University
Aarhus University is currently making a strategic effort to increase the number of students graduating in computer science and II. Because of this strategic effort the department is expected to expand significantly until 2025. If you are interested in reading more about the expansion please read: Digitization initiative at Aarhus University is very important for Science and Technology.
Note or Other details
The benefits of working in Denmark
Denmark as a country offers the opportunity to pursue a career without compromising your family life and in general work-life balance in Denmark are among the best in Europe. In addition, Denmark is a safe place to live with a very low crime rate and is in general secure and equal. The Danish society builds on a welfare system which means your taxes goes into welfare services such as free healthcare and education. Taxes in Denmark are high but international academic staff members can, under certain conditions, benefit from a special tax scheme to further improve working conditions. On top of this collective agreements guarantee you a safe workplace, fair wages, pay during sickness, paid paternity/-maternity leave, flexible workhours and much more. If you want to know more about the Danish way of life please visit: Life in Denmark.Your application must be uploaded together with letters of recommendation no later than Monday June 27th, 2022.
Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications – and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the assessment committee if necessary, – the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. The selection is made on the basis of an assessment of who of the candidates are most relevant considering the requirements of the advertisement. All applicants will be notified within 6 weeks whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee and will receive his/her assessment. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants.
Letter of reference
If you want a referee to upload a letter of reference on your behalf, please state the referee’s contact information when you submit your application. We strongly recommend that you make an agreement with the person in question before you enter the referee’s contact information, and that you ensure that the referee has enough time to write the letter of reference before the application deadline. Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure that letters of reference received after the application deadline will be taken into consideration.
Formalities and salary range
Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities.
Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.
Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.
Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Read more here. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here.
The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.
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Further information on the position can be obtained from Head of Department, Professor Kaj Grønbæk [email protected].
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