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Professor of Visualization at Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Denmark, University of Copenhagen (UCPH)

The Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen, is seeking to hire a full professor in Visualization. The professor will work to establish visualization research within the department, Denmark, 2022

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General Info

Position: Professor
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Joining Date: Aug 01, 2022
Contract Period: -
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Faculty of Science
Department of Computer Science
University of Copenhagen (UCPH)
Copenhagen, Denmark

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Qualification Details

  • A world-class track record of high-quality research and scholarship as evidenced by publications in internationally leading journals and conferences.
  • A track record of leadership, including leading of a research group, effective management of academic staff, organization of workshops and conferences, and involvement in outreach activities.
  • A track record in attracting external research funding.
  • Drive, energy, and a vision for building and leading a world-class research group in visualization.
  • Demonstrated capacity to teach effectively across a range of subjects, including the capacity to supervise undergraduate and graduate students; and develop curriculum and learning resources. Experience in interdisciplinary teaching will be an advantage. Applicants are required to have university level teaching experience, documented teaching competencies and must be able to explain and reflect upon own teaching practice and portfolio. Formal pedagogical training or supervision equivalent to the University of Copenhagen teacher training programme for assistant professors is required.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other researchers, students, and technical-administrative staff.

Assessment of applicants will primarily consider their level of documented, original scientific production at an international level, including contributions to developments in their field, and their documented teaching qualifications. Managerial and outreach qualifications of applicants including ability to attract external funding will also be considered.

Six overall criteria apply for professor appointments at the University of Copenhagen. The six criteria (research, teaching, societal impact, organisational contribution, external funding and leadership) are considered a framework for an overall assessment of the candidates. Furthermore, each candidate must be assessed according to the specific requirements stated in the job advertisement.

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Responsibilities/Job Description

Candidates working in any area of visualization may apply, including visual analytics, information visualization, and medical and scientific visualization. However, we particularly encourage candidates that research information visualization to apply. Relevant topics in that area include visual encoding of data, interactions with data, graphical perception, combinations of machine learning and visualization, evaluations of visualizations, visualization in different modalities, domain-specific applications of visualization, and visualization for data science.

The professor will be associated with the section on Human-Centered Computing, comprising seven faculty working on HCI, CSCW, psychology, haptics, and human-centered AI. The ideal candidate would have synergy with existing research in the department on other topics, including Machine Learning, Data Science, and Simulation. The department offers a master-level course on visualization that the professor could recruit students from and has planned faculty positions on visualization that the professor may help shape.

How to Apply?

Online Application through "Apply Now" Button from this page

Reference Number: 211-0146/21-2K.
(If any, use it in the necessary place)

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Documents Required

  • Curriculum vitae including information about external funding
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans, including a short description of 5 particularly relevant papers.
  • Description and documentation of teaching experience and qualifications according to university guidelines
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of the above 5 selected papers

About the Project

The department values interdisciplinary research and teaching and is actively involved in several cross-faculty research projects and educational programmes. Thus, the successful candidate must be capable of and interested in facilitating cross-disciplinary interactions both within the Computer Science Department and across the university. The candidate is expected to engage in interdisciplinary teaching, including courses for students with a non-technical background, e.g., health sciences.

About the Employer: University of Copenhagen (UCPH)

Note or Other details

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

Note that Denmark protects the economic, social, and physical well-being of its workers, which includes robust health care, child care, elder care, and other generous benefits. Thus, direct salary comparisons across nations are typically not meaningful. Furthermore, unlike some north American universities, University of Copenhagen appointments are 12 months in duration and thus require no need for faculty to procure summer funding.

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Contact details

Further information on the Department is linked at Inquiries about the position can be made to Head of Section, Professor Kasper Hornbæk (; cell phone +45 30957883) and Head of Department, Professor Jakob Grue Simonsen (; cell phone +45 60757989).

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