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Full Professorship in Computer Science, Aarhus University

Aarhus Universitet


The Department of Computer Science ( at Aarhus University is looking for an excellent and visionary Full Professor to push the frontiers of Computer Science research. Aarhus University - an international top-100 University - has made an ambitious strategic investment in a 5-year recruitment plan to radically expand the Department of Computer Science.Therefore, we seek researchers driven by excellence in research and visions for the future digitization agenda, to, join the department and collaborate with our world-class researchers. The position is open from September 1st 2019.

A position as Full Professor is available at the Department of Computer Science, Aarhus University (

The department has research groups within "Algorithms and Data Structures" Data- Intensive Systems", "Cryptography and Security", "Logic and Semantics", "Ubiquitous Computing and Interaction", "Computer-Mediated Activity", "Use, Design and Innovation", and "Programming Languages”. We highly encourage applicants to further develop the above mentioned, groups, and moreover, we wish to add new competencies within Machine Learning, Systems Security, Computer Graphics, Computer Vision as well as Software Architecture and Engineering. In general, applicants within all areas of computer science are welcome.

Applicants for Full professor positions are expected to meet the criteria for full professors ( All applicants are requested to include a link to their Google Scholar profile in their application.

The Department of Computer Science is located in a recently built campus called IT-City Katrinebjerg, where many public institutions and companies working with information technology are clustered with the department.

The Department has a staff of approximately 120 people including 28 full and associate professors, 3 assistant professors, 20 postdocs and 45 PhD students. The number of students is approximately 800.

The department is expected to expand significantly over the next 5 years, as part of Aarhus University's strategic effort to increase the number of graduates in computer science and IT Product Development, see:

Place of Employment and Place of Work
The place of employment is Aarhus University, and the place of work is Åbogade 34, DK-8200 Aarhus N, Denmark.

Further information on the position can be obtained from Head of Department, Professor Kaj Grønbæk, (

Your application has to be uploaded together with letters of recommendation no later than Monday June 3rd 2019.

Application procedure
Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications – and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the assessment committee if necessary, – the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. The selection is made on the basis of an assessment of who of the candidates are most relevant considering the requirements of the advertisement. All applicants will be notified within 6 weeks whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee and will receive his/her assessment. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants, including the main considerations emphasized during the selection process.

Formalities and salary range
Science and Technology refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (

The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Guidelines for applicants can be found here. (

Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities (

Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.

Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.

Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Read more here ( Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here (

Aarhus University
Aarhus University is an academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education and the development of society nationally and globally. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 39,000 students (FTEs) and 8,000 employees, and has an annual revenues of EUR 884 million. Learn more at

03 June 2019