Assistant/Associate professorship in Machine Learning University of Copenhagen, IT

Assistant/Associate professorship in Machine Learning
The IT University of Copenhagen invites applicants for an assistant/associate professorship in machine learning.
The proposed starting date is fall 2017 or soon thereafter. 
Candidates should complement ITU's existing expertise within machine learning and contribute to teaching our new data science program. Applicants with expertise in foundational aspects of machine learning are particularly encouraged to apply. 
Possible areas of expertise include: 
  • Statistical or computational learning theory 
  • Bayesian approaches to modelling and inference 
  • Neural networks/deep learning 
  • Algorithms for scalable machine learning 
  • Applied machine learning (natural language processing, bioinformatics, image analysis, neuroscience, recommendation and search, etc.) 
The ideal candidate will have a strong track record within a relevant subfield of machine learning, and should be able to show: 
  • Publications of research at a high international level in well-respected peer reviewed venues 
  • Documentation for having conducted undergraduate and/or graduate level teaching that is well received by students 
  • Experience with supervising students at the undergraduate and/or graduate level 
  • A record of contributing to the goals of the institutions in which he/she has worked, for example participation in committees, etc. 
Job description 
Candidates will be expected to: 
  • Teach and supervise students in topics relevant for data science, with special emphasis on research-based teaching 
  • Engage with external partners to attract external research funding (associate professor level) 
  • Be able and prepared to supervise PhD students (associate professor level) 
  • Be able, or willing to learn, to read and speak a Scandinavian language (associate professor level) 
General information 
The IT University of Copenhagen (ITU) is a teaching and research-based tertiary institution concerned with information technology (IT) and the opportunities it offers. The IT University has more than 70 full-time academics. Research and teaching in information technology span all academic activities which involve computers including computer science, information and media sciences, humanities and social sciences, business impact and the commercialisation of IT. 
Questions about the position(s) can be directed to Head of Department, Peter Sestoft,, phone +45 7218 5083. 
Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). 
The application must be in English and must include:  
  • A motivated application, including a cogent argument for how qualified you are for the position and brief statements of research and teaching plans  
  • A full CV, including name, address, phone number, e-mail, previous and present employment and academic background  
  • Documentation of academic degrees (copy of degree certificates etc.)  
  • Copies of 3-5 publications relevant to the position.  
  • A numbered list of publications. The enclosed publications should be marked with an asterisk (*)  
  • Description of pedagogical experience and teaching record  
  • For the position as associate professor: documentation of both a) received observation and feedback on teaching, b) pedagogical training courses as a teacher, c) a formal written assessment of teaching competence and d) a teaching record within one or more of the teaching areas listed for the position  
The applicant will be assessed according to the Appointment Order from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of 25 April 2008. 
The IT University may use shortlisting in connection to the recruitment process. In case of shortlisting, the head of department selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the hiring committee after the application deadline. All applicants are notified whether their application has been selected for assessment. The shortlisting of candidates for assessment is based on the criteria in the job posting. 
Application procedure  
You can only apply for this position through our e-recruitment system. Apply by pushing the button "Apply for position" in the job announcement on our website:  
The IT University uses tests in connection with the recruitment process. 
Application deadline: 1 June 2017, at 23:59 CET. 
Applications received after the application deadline will not be taken into consideration. If you submit an application, it is your responsibility to ensure that it arrives before the deadline, so please allow sufficient time for upload of publications and other documents. 
The IT University invites all qualified researchers regardless of age, gender, religious affiliation or ethnic background to apply for the positions.

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