Assistant professor in Computer Science

Linköping University
    Linköping, Sweden


    Assistant professor in Computer Science

    Publicerad 2022-01-19


    Skilled and committed employees are a crucial factor in the success of Linköping University. And we need more of them. Our core expertise comes from teachers and researchers, but a successful university requires experienced and motivated employees in many fields. Everyone is important. We need to recruit many new employees thanks to, among all, an expansion in our research activity. We need you here. We look forward to receiving your application!

    The Department of Computer and Information Science was founded in 1983 but its roots go back to the early 1970s. It is one of the largest computer science departments in northern Europe.

    Our research covers a broad spectrum of fields, from core to applied computer sciences. Its vast scope also benefits our undergraduate and graduate programmes, and we now teach courses in several engineering programmes at bachelor’s and master’s levels, as well as the programmes in statistics, cognitive science and innovative programming.

    hereby advertises a position asAssistant professor in Computer Scienceformally based at the Department of Computer and Information ScienceDescription of the subject area
    We seek applications for an assistant professor position in computer science, with a strong focus on the borderland between theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence. The position is based at the Theoretical Computer Science Laboratory (TCSLAB) in the Department of Computer and Information Science, and will be part of the strategic research area within IT and mobile communications, ELLIIT (, a collaboration between Linköping University, Lund University, Halmstad University, and Blekinge Institute of Technology. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to ELLIIT’s broader goals within research, graduate education, dissemination and exploitation. TCSLAB is currently working on fine-grained and parameterized complexity analysis of computationally hard problems, various methods for algorithm construction, and approximation algorithms and other inexact methods for solving intractable problems. Applications that have been studied by the group have mainly been within constraint satisfaction and automated planning.

    The duties assigned to teaching staff may comprise educational responsibilities or research, and administrative tasks. Teachers are also responsible for monitoring developments within their subject areas and developments in the wider community that are significant to their role as a teacher at a higher education institution. The holder of the appointment will participate in teaching at undergraduate and advanced levels.

    As assistant professor, you are expected to conduct independent research in computer science at the highest international level, and to build experience to be able to create and lead an externally funded research program. The subject area is computer science with a focus on theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence. There will be a large degree of freedom in defining and carrying out the research project. As assistant professor, you are expected to supervise Ph.D. and M.Sc. students and to teach and develop courses at all levels.

    For this position, the language of instruction will be Swedish and English. The candidate must have excellent communication skills in English.

    To be qualified for this appointment the applicant must have demonstrated teaching proficiency, received a Degree of Doctor or have the equivalent academic expertise or other professional skill which is of significance with consideration for the subject relevant to the appointment and the associated duties.

    Here, the definition of “equivalent academic expertise” is a documented foreign degree which is deemed to be at least equivalent to a Degree of Doctor.

    The definition of “other professional skill” is relevant professional skill gained outside of higher education. Other professional skill can be considered as a condition of eligibility only for employment in which proven experience within a profession is important.

    Grounds for assessment
    As grounds for assessment when appointing a assistant professor, the level of proficiency required to qualify for the appointment shall apply.

    As much attention shall be given to the assessment of teaching proficiency as to other conditions of eligibility.

    For this position special weight is given to scholarly proficiency, followed by teaching proficiency, in turn followed by remaining proficiencies which should be considered equally.

    Scholarly proficiency must have been demonstrated through: original research resulting in publication, through planning and managing research and third-cycle courses and study programmes and through the ability to obtain research grants Scholarly proficiency can also be demonstrated through the ability to achieve results in research through collaboration with other teachers and through the ability to provide information about research.

    Teaching proficiency is demonstrated through the ability to convey relevant knowledge and skills, to stimulate students such that they drive their own learning process, to create engagement and interest in the subject area, and the ability to structure and organise both the content and forms of work in relation to the goals of the subject area. In addition, the teaching proficiency must have been demonstrated through the ability to contribute to the development and renewal of education and the ability to reflect on their own attitude to education and the results of their work.

    Collaboration with society is an integral part of the research and educational mission of the higher education institution, where the ability to use collaboration with society as a means to raise the quality of the education and research, its relevance, dissemination, accessibility and application may constitute grounds for assessment.

    Collaboration within research is demonstrated by the ability to disseminate, make accessible and benefit from research through the production and dissemination of popular scientific material, collaborative projects with external non-academic actors, commissioned consulting as expert, mobility projects, commercialisation, and activities undertaken within the framework of permitted secondary employment.

    The applicant should also be able to teach in English.

    Appointment procedure
    The position will be appointed by the Vice-Chancellor of the University on the advice of the Appointments Board. A letter of intent will be required of the applicants who make the short list for the position.Starting date
    By agreement.Salary
    The University applies individual salary scales based on the experience of the employee and the labour market.Union representatives
    To get in contact with union representatives, see below.

    Application procedure
    Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must be received no later than march 1, 2022.Applications and documents received after the date above will not be considered.Please attach your selected research publications electronically, in pdf or word format, in the application template. Research publications, e.g. monographs, which cannot be sent electronically should be sent in three sets by mail to the University Registrar at Linköping University, University Registrar, S-581 83 Linköping, Sweden. The publications must be received by Linköping University no later than the deadline for application.In the event of a discrepancy between the English translation of the job announcement and the Swedish original, the Swedish version shall take precedent.

    Equal Opportunities
    A majority of assistant professors within the Department of Computer and Information Science are men, which is why precedence will be given to women in cases where qualifications are deemed otherwise equivalent.

    Linköping University will continue to develop as an attractive and creative place of work, characterized by equal terms and actively works for equality and diversity.

    We look forward to receiving your application!

    Linköping university has framework agreements and wishes to decline direct contacts from staffing- and recruitment companies as well as from vendors of job advertisements.

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