Assistant Professor of Systems and Computing Engineering Universidad De Los Andes Department of Computer Science and engineering Colombia

Position type:
Full time
POSTED 09 Jul 2019
EXPIRES 01 Oct 2019


Reference number: 2019/07/09/6097


Apply before DD/MM/2019. Expected starting date between DD/11/2019 and DD/06/2020


The Systems and Computing Engineering Department at=, in Bogotá Colombia, invites applications for a tenure-track (Assistant Professor entry level) faculty position. We are primarily interested in recruiting excellent candidates in the area of theoretical computer science, including algorithms and data structure design; software verification; program semantics; computational complexity; and parallel and distributed computation.

The Systems and Computing Engineering Department at Universidad de los Andes is committed to perform research of excellence at the highest international level in computer science, programming languages, and software engineering. Universidad de los Andes is the top ranked university in Colombia and among the top ten Universities in Latin-America.

* Working at Universidad de los Andes

Universidad de los Andes is located in the city center of Bogotá, the capital of Colombia, with 122 study programs and over 14500 undergraduate students and 5000 postgraduate students. The department has 750 students at the undergraduate level and 500 at the master level (divided in 7 study programs), and 24 faculty members. The university offers an ideal working environment, combining the best aspects of a research centered university with a commitment to high-quality education. Researchers can focus on developing new ideas and interdisciplinary projects, in collaboration with faculty, post-docs, and students from within the department and other departments at the university. Faculty members are required to teach courses both at the bachelor and master level. They are also encouraged to guide bachelor and master theses, as well as to mentor Ph.D. students.

The working environment at the FLAG research lab, where the position will be filled, is primarily in English. Nonetheless, the successful applicant is expected to be integrated in the department and the university in different social aspects, and should have a proficient Spanish level (C1) upon the five year review.

The university offers compensation for 12 months with competitive salaries at an international scale. They include social security provisions in accordance with existing national Colombian legislation, and flexible benefits related to childcare, health, and assurances, among others.

* Selection Process

The main selection criteria are the candidate's demonstrated ability and commitment to research, the match of interests with the mission of the department, and the willingness and capacity to teach computer science courses at both undergraduate and master level.

The candidate should also demonstrate collaboration experiences with interdisciplinary teams as this will be a critical ability for interaction with other areas of established strengths both within the department and within other departments and faculties.

This position requires a doctoral degree in Computer Science or a closely related area, earned by the expected start date. Candidates for tenure-track positions should demonstrate exceptional promise in research and have displayed an ability to work independently as well as collaboratively. Qualifiable candidates should have a convincing research record, proficient level of written and oral English. If the candidate is not Spanish speaking, she or he must commit to acquire a sufficient level to teach in Spanish as quickly as possible (less than two years). Additionally, experience in undergraduate and graduate level teaching and student guidance is highly appreciated.

The selection process includes an oral presentation of a research plan and a class simulation on the topic of dynamic programming for a second year algorithm design course for shortlisted candidates.

For full consideration, complete applications must be received by October 01, 2019, although applications will continue to be accepted until the positions are filled.

We expect the selected candidate to join the department between DD/11/2019 and DD/06/2020.

Further information about the department's current faculty and research can be found at

How to apply
Applicants should send: the letter of intent, curriculum vitae, list of publications, research and teaching statements (maximum 3 pages), and full contact information for at least three references, via email to (

Please include the reference "CSFLAG001" in the email subject.

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