Associate Professor - Computational Sciences

School/Institution:Roskilde University, Denmark, Roskilde

Discipline: Computational Sciences

Employment Type:Full-time


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Associate Professor of Computer Science

Department of People and Technology, Roskilde University, invites applications for a position as associate professor in Computer Science.

Department of People and Technology  is the largest department at RUC, and covers a range of subject areas, broadly focused on human – society – technology interactions and covering e.g. computer science, sustainable transition, social entrepreneurship, urban planning, work-life and health studies.

The position is linked to the research group Programming, Logic and Intelligent Systems (PLIS) and the candidate must relate his or her own research to the research of this group (see more at

  • Artificial Intelligence and decision support tools
  • Big data analysis and data science
  • Analysis of programming languages and program properties
  • Interaction design
  • Logic and knowledge modelling
  • Complex IT systems, databases and IT security
  • Innovative applications of IT and Internet of Things

We are looking for a candidate with an interdisciplinary research approach and qualifications within the following scientific areas: Fairness, Ethics, Accountability and Transparency of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, as well as foundational issues of applied Data Science and Artificial intelligence.

Applicants must have documented experience in attracting and managing external project funding from national or international funding bodies with connected scientific publications in reviewed international scientific journals. We expect the candidate to have a wide academic and professional network. We encourage candidates from transdisciplinary research environments possessing the ability to collaborate with researchers from multiple fields of research to apply for this position.

The applicant is expected to be able and willing to broadly undertake teaching and tutoring in several of the department’s education programs:

  • Computer science and informatics/digital transformation at bachelor and graduate level ( and
  • The bachelor program in natural science and the bachelor program in humanities and technology ( and

The Executive Master program in project and change management (

We are looking for a candidate capable of teaching interdisciplinary Data Science topics, from technical machine learning and programming for data science to ethical, methodological and philosophy of science issues, as well as data science applications in the Social Sciences and Humanities.

Responsibilities and tasks

The associate professor’s work will primarily include research (including publication/academic dissemination work) and research-based teaching with associated examination obligations. In addition to research and research-based teaching, the position also requires share of knowledge with the rest of society – including participation in public debates.

Furthermore, the associate professor is expected to develop skills as research leader and manager. Applicants are referred to the university’s Faculty expectations  for specifications on the required level of qualifications within research, teaching, networking, fundraising, impact and outreach etc.

The ideal candidate for this position is expected to:

  • Perform research and publish in leading international, peer-reviewed journals, possibly supplemented with research monographs with high ranking academic publishers
  • Contribute to the development of the research profile of the Department and in the PLIS research group.
  • Increase the international recognition of the research conducted in the group
  • Develop and nurture research networks nationally and internationally, including industry, civil and public sector partners
  • Contribute to the development of the educational programmes of the Department
  • Teach/supervise/assess PhDs, take part in the doctoral school’s teaching programme, and attract new PhD students
  • Act as a mentor for junior researchers with guidance and supervision
  • Contribute to the administrative responsibilities of the Department including academic assessments.
  • Actively contribute to the research environment by a visible and physical presence at the Department

The applicant must participate actively in the activities organized by the research group and contribute to the development of problem-oriented and transdisciplinary research projects with colleagues as well as external partners.

The applicant will contribute to the ongoing development of the problem-oriented problem learning model and be part in strengthening the interdisciplinary, exemplary and collaboratory approach, characteristic of the teaching environment at Roskilde University.


Applicants must hold a PhD degree and qualifications equivalent to a completed employment period as assistant professor.

The applicant is expected to possess initiative and good cooperative skills, be visible and actively contributing to organizing the daily activities in the PLIS research group and the connected teaching programmes. Both professional and social competences will be prioritized in the efforts to create an inspiring daily working environment.

Within three years of employment, the applicant is expected to be able to teach in Danish. Experiences with problem-oriented project supervision and teaching at university level is an advantage.


In the assessment of the candidates, consideration will be given to:

  • relevance of research expertise for the research groups focus areas,
  • scientific production and research potential at an international level,
  • the ability to create, promote and utilize research results,
  • experience in teaching and education development and management,
  • the ability to create an engaged and interactive learning environment that motivate and inspire students to develop all aspects of their profiles,
  • experience with project management and research leadership
  • the ability to attract external funding in collaboration with external partners such as public authorities, private companies, NGO’s etc.
  • networks, experience from research environments and collaborative abilities


For further information about the position, please contact the Dean, Andreas de Neergaard tel. +45 24434331 / ; or head of the PLIS research group, professor Torben Braüner

Terms of employment

The employment is on full time, 37 hours per week and you will refer to the Dean, Andreas de Neergaard.

The position will be filled according to the Agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) and Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities.

Application procedure

After the deadline for applications the Dean will shortlist applicants for assessment with assistance from the recruitment committee including the chairperson of the assessment committee.

Shortly after the application deadline all applicants will be notified whether or not their application has been selected for assessment.

The shortlisted applicants will be informed about the composition of the assessment committee, and each applicant will be given the opportunity to comment on the composition of the committee and - later on - their assessment.

Once the recruitment process is completed, all applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application.


To apply for the position go to

Only applications in English are accepted.

Applications must include:

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Research plan (2 pages, based on own experience and visions)
  • Description of own research network and collaboration experience (1 page)
  • Teaching portfolio (read more about teaching portfolio at Roskilde University here )
  • Documentation of education
  • A complete list of publications
  • A maximum of 5 relevant scientific works that you want included in the assessment

If any of the publications that you want included in the assessment are the result of a joint effort, the extent and the nature of your contribution to each individual work must then be clarified in a co-author statement.

Material received after this date will not be taken into consideration.

Roskilde University wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

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