Assistant Professor - Machine Learning

School/Institution:University of Iceland, Iceland, Reykjavík

Discipline: Machine Learning

Employment Type:Full-time

Posted:2020-05-08

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Assistant Professor in Machine Learning at the School of Engineering and Natural Sciences

Organization: University of Iceland Human Resource division

Research Field: Computer science

Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1)

Location: Iceland ›Reykjavík

Type Of Contract: Permanent

Job Status: Full-time 40 hours per week

Reference Number: HI19060001

The Department of Computer Science in the Faculty of Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Iceland seeks applications for a position of assistant professor in computer science with a specialization in machine learning.

This is a tenure-track position with an initial appointment of five years. A successful applicant with sufficient qualifications is eligible to apply for promotion to associate or full professorship upon appointment. In addition to research, the successful applicant is expected to supervise MSc and PhD students, attract third-party funding, teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, and participate actively in departmental activities.

Requirements

  • A Ph.D. degree in computer science or a closely related field
  • An excellent record of research, according to the applicant’s academic age
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English

The hiring process will focus on identifying candidates who are best suited to the circumstances and needs of the Faculty of Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science.

Application deadline and further information

Please apply through the University of Iceland website, vacancies.

For further information, contact Steinn Guðmundsson, head of the Department of Computer Science, +354 5254700, steinng@hi.is.

Please include the following with the application: a copy of the PhD certificate, a CV, a list of publications, a teaching statement, and an outline of research plans. Applicants are expected to name three persons who are willing to give references about their research and/or teaching.

Additionally, applicants should select up to eight of their publications which they regard as most relevant to their application, provide either copies of those articles or information about electronic access, and describe their contribution to multi-author publications.

Applications and documents not submitted online shall be submitted in duplicate to the University of Iceland Division of Science and Innovation, Sæmundargata 6, 101 Reykjavík.

Processing of applications, evaluation of applicants' competence and hiring shall be in accordance with the Act on Public Higher Education Institutions no. 85/2008 and the Regulation for the University of Iceland no. 569/2009.

In accordance with Article 38 of the Regulation for the University of Iceland no. 569/2009, the rector may promote a new employee to the position of senior lecturer or professor if the individual in question meets requirements.

Salary will be in accordance with the current collective wage and salary agreement between the Union of University Teachers and the Minister of Finance.

All applications will be answered and applicants will be informed about the appointment when a decision has been made.

Appointments to positions at the University of Iceland are made in consideration of the Equal Rights Policy of the University of Iceland.

The University of Iceland has a special Language Policy.

The School of Engineering and Natural Sciences employs approximately 360 people in academic positions. The School offers an international working environment, with the number of international employees and students increasing each year.

Currently about quarter of all employees and graduate students are international. There are around 2900 students at the School, divided into six faculties, including approximately 350 MS students and 150 doctoral students. Research institutes at the School are the Science Institute that divides into the Institute of Earth Sciences and Institute of Physical Sciences, Institute of Life and Environmental Sciences, Engineering Research Institute and the Institute for Sustainability Studies which is an interdisciplinary institute and belongs to the five schools of the University of Iceland.

The Faculty of Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science is one of six faculties in the School of Engineering and Natural Sciences. The Faculty has more than 760 undergraduates, 100 graduates and 25 faculty members. The Department of Computer Science has more than 500 students and 10 faculty members.

The University of Iceland is the largest teaching, research and science institute in Iceland and is ranked among the top 300 universities in the world by Times Higher Education.

More information about the University of Iceland can be found here.

Additional Information

1 position (s) available at

University of Iceland Human Resource division

iceland, Reykjavik

101, Sæmundargata 6

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