1-2 Associate professorships in Machine Learning (211-0030/18-2E) – University of Copenhagen

1-2 Associate professorships in Machine Learning (211-0030/18-2E)

The Department of Computer Science at University of Copenhagen, Denmark is seeking candidates for 1-2 associate professorships in Machine Learning.

Preferred candidates should have a

  • PhD in Computer Science or equivalent 
  • strong background in machine learning documented by publications in top-tier venues such as NIPS, ICML, KDD and COLT 
The associate professors will join the Machine Learning section. The section's research is concerned with the theoretical foundations and applications of machine learning, image analysis, natural language processing and information retrieval. 
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.  
Duties include the applicants' own research, development of the field, assessment tasks, grant applications, and research management such as supervision and training of research fellows and other staff. The successful applicant must also teach, supervise, prepare and participate in examinations, and fulfill other tasks requested by the Department.  
Assessment of applicants will primarily consider their level of documented, original scientific production at an international level, including contributions to developments in their field, as well as their documented teaching qualifications. Managerial and out-reach qualifications of applicants including ability to attract external funding will also be considered. 
Further information on the Department is linked at https://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/. Inquiries about the position can be made to Head of Section, Professor Christian Igel (igel@di.ku.dk) and Head of Department, Professor Mads Nielsen (madsn@di.ku.dk). 
The positions are open from 1 May 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.  
The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background. 

Terms of employment 

The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.  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.  
Commencing salary is currently up to DKK 467,099.76 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 79,874.06). Negotiation for a salary supplement is possible. 
The application including all attachments must be in English and submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.  
Please include  
  • Curriculum vitae including information about external funding  
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)  
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans  
  • Description and documentation of teaching experience and qualifications according to university guidelines 
  • Complete publication list 
  • Separate reprints of 5 particularly relevant papers 
The deadline for applications is 1 January 2019, 23:59 GMT +1.
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.  
You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/
Interviews/trial lectures will be held on 28 March 2019  

Please refer to the following no. in future communication in this case: 211-0030/18-2E


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