Assistant Professors in Computer Science

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The Department of Computer Science at the School of Science of Aalto University invites applications for tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level. Applications in all areas of Computer Science are welcomed, with the following areas highlighted:

●       Algorithm Engineering,

●       Data Management,

●       Software Engineering,

●       Software Systems.

Applicants should demonstrate excellent research potential in addition to teaching ability. The department is committed to fostering an inclusive environment with diverse faculty members. Therefore, applications from groups that have been underrepresented in computer science are particularly sought. The positions have competitive salary as well as start-up packages. The contract also includes occupational health benefits.

The Department of Computer Science is an internationally-oriented community and home to world-class research in modern computer science, combining research on foundations and innovative applications. With 42 professors and more than 400 employees from 42 countries, it is the largest department at Aalto University and the largest computer science unit in Finland. Computer science research at Aalto University ranks high in several prominent surveys (3rd in Europe and 33rd worldwide in the U.S. News Best Global Universities subject ranking 2020; 47th worldwide in Shanghai subject ranking 2019; and 56th worldwide in Times Higher Education subject ranking 2020).


Only Assistant Professor level candidates are considered in this call. Applicants are required to have a PhD in Computer Science or a related field, or expected to obtain their PhD degree no later than August 31, 2020.

The applicants will be reviewed on the basis of their research achievements in relation to their career stage, their teaching merits and activity in the scientific community; recommendation letters will also be taken into consideration, and applicants are encouraged to solicit eminent Computer Science scholars as referees available to provide recommendations letters. Short-listed applicants will be invited for a full-day visit to present and discuss their research with faculty. Evaluation at the Assistant Professor level follows the tenure track system at Aalto University and is mainly based on research merits as well as the applicant’s potential. A person at any level of the tenure track system is expected to perform world‐class research, to teach, advise and otherwise advance both graduate and undergraduate education, to be an active member of the international scientific community, and to exhibit academic leadership. Career advances on the tenure track are based on scheduled performance assessments, which take into account the candidate’s merits in all these areas.


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3rd2018 - University Professor
Overall Rating: 3/220
Median Salary: $75,430

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