Monday, December 02, 2019

Faculty positions at the Department of Computer Science, Reykjavik University

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The Department of Computer Science at Reykjavik University invites applications for several full-time faculty positions.

We are looking for energetic, highly qualified academics who are eager to develop their own research programs, strengthen existing research within the department and build bridges with industry. Of particular interest are candidates in the areas of machine learning, data science, computer security and software systems, broadly construed, but exceptionally qualified candidates from all areas of computer science are encouraged to apply.

Candidates should have a proven international research record that is commensurate with the level of the position for which they apply. The successful applicants will play a full part in the teaching and administrative activities of the department; in particular, they will teach courses and supervise students at both graduate and undergraduate level. Applicants having a demonstrated history of excellence in teaching are preferred. A PhD in computer science or a related field is required.

Salary and rank are commensurate with experience. An appointment at assistant-professor level is permanent track, with the expectation that a successful candidate will qualify for promotion to associate professor within six years.

The positions are open until filled, with the earliest available starting date in August 2020. Later starting dates can be negotiated.

The review of the applications will begin on Monday, 17 February 2020, and will continue until the positions are filled.

See for further information on how to apply for the position and on the required documents.

About the department, Reykjavik University and Iceland

The Department of Computer Science at Reykjavik University has about 650 full-time-equivalent students and 22 faculty members. It provides an excellent working environment that encourages and supports independence in academic endeavours, and in which a motivated academic can have impact at all levels. The department offers undergraduate and graduate programs in computer science and software engineering, as well as a combined-degree undergraduate program in discrete mathematics and computer science. The doctoral program within the department received its ministerial accreditation in 2009 and has been active ever since.

The department is home to several research centres producing high-quality collaborative research in areas such as artificial intelligence, financial technology, language technology, software systems, and theoretical computer science, among others; for more information on those research centres, see

On the Times Higher Education rankings for 2020, Reykjavík University is ranked in first place along with six other universities for the average number of citations per faculty. Overall, according to that list, RU is ranked among the 300 best universities world-wide, 52nd out of all universities established fewer than 50 years ago, 14th among universities with fewer than 5000 students, and first among Icelandic universities.

Iceland is well known for its breathtaking natural beauty, with volcanoes, geysers, hot springs, lava fields and glaciers offering a dramatic landscape. It is consistently ranked as one of the best places in the world to live. It offers a high quality of life, is one of the safest places in the world, has high gender equality, and strong health-care and social-support systems. It is in fourth position in the 2019 UN World Happiness Report, which ranks the world's countries by their happiness level.

For further information about the Department of Computer Science at Reykjavik University and its activities, see