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Full-time Faculty Positions

The School of Computer Science at Reykjavik University (RU) in Iceland invites applications for multiplefull-time tenure-track faculty positions at all ranks (assistant/associate/full professor level) beginning in Fall 2018.

Outstanding applicants in all areas of Computer Science are invited to apply. Priority will be given to applicants with a strong research record in one or more emerging fields related to software engineering, artificial intelligence and machine learning, human-computer interaction, internet of things (IoT), networking systems, and theoretical computer science.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in computer science or a related area, with evidence of research success and a high potential to be leaders in their research field. Successful candidates will develop and maintain an internationally-recognized research program at Reykjavik University, and are expected to effectively supervise graduate students, collaborate with other faculty members, obtain external funding, teach computer science courses to undergraduate and graduate students, and actively participate in departmental activities. The potential of an applicant's research program to complement and extend the existing research and teaching strengths of the department will be an important factor in selection. Preference will be given to applicants with a record of interdisciplinary research collaboration. A competitive salary and relocation assistance are offered. The anticipated start date is August 1, 2018.

Applications should be uploaded to (link from Þóra) and should include:

  • Application letter,
  • Research statement,
  • Teaching statement,
  • Links of three to five most relevant major international publications,
  • A full CV with a list of all major accomplishments, and
  • Other relevant information the applicant wishes to supply.

Full consideration will be given to submissions received by January 31, 2018. Applications received past the deadline may be considered as long as the submission website (link) remains open. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. Therefore, Reykjavik University welcomes applications from individuals who will further expand its diversity; women and other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

About the School:

The School of Computer Science at Reykjavik University (http://en.ru.is/CS) is the largest school of computer science in Iceland and the only English speaking one. The school offers Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral programs, with significant resources being allocated to strengthen the PhD program. The school cultivates close ties with industry through a dynamic co-operative education program, and boasts an outstanding degree of partnership-based research and innovation through its leading entrepreneurship program and its largest startup incubator in Iceland. The School of Computer Science at Reykjavík University hosts a number of leading research centres (https://en.ru.is/scs/research/research-centres/) whose research ranks among the top Scandinavian universities in their respective fields. These centres have been globally known for the work on algorithms for wireless networks, for contributing to the ASIMO robot in collaboration with Honda and for winning the World General Game Playing Championship. Also, the school is the home of several leading projects, such as the "Freyja" Autonomous Underwater Vehicle, the dark room Virtual Reality Lab, and the smart IoT lab, which is currently under development. It is the most respected computer science school in Iceland and received an EQANIE accreditation recently for the curricula in computer science.

About Reykjavik, Iceland:

Ranked the happiest and safest place in the world, Iceland offers unsurpassed opportunities for seeing nature at work, with its mix of glaciers, hot springs, lava fields and expanses of lunar-like landscape. Reykjavik is one of the most connected cities in the world with daily direct flights to most major cities in north America and Europe. The city is known for its vibrant cultural scene that is seldom seen in cities of its size. Reykjavik University is located on the south shore of the city, next to a heated beach, park, and on the outdoors trail towards the mountains.

For questions about the position and the application process, contact Dr. Marta Lárusdóttir (marta@ru.is), Chair of Faculty Recruiting Committee, at the School of Computer Science.

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