Full Professorship in Statistics and Machine Learning


IT University of Copenhagen


September 4, 2023

The Computer Science Department at the IT University of Copenhagen invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the rank of full professor. The proposed starting date is December 2023 or soon thereafter.

The IT University’s vision is to create and share knowledge that is profound and leads to ground-breaking information technology and services for the benefit of humanity. The Computer Science Department seeks to conduct research and education that are both foundational and have impact on industry and society.

The candidate

We look to hire a candidate holding a PhD or similar in statistics, computer science, computational mathematics, or a closely related field.

The ideal candidate: - Develops and conducts excellent teaching at university level - Conducts research in statistics, machine learning, data science, and related fields - Disseminates the research, through academic papers, applications in other fields, industrial collaboration, software packages, public outreach, or other channels

The ideal candidate takes a combined theoretical and practical approach.

Applicants should be able to read and speak a Scandinavian language or be willing to learn Danish.

Job description

The full professor is expected to contribute to research and education, to develop strategy, and mentor junior faculty and postdocs in the applied-for area. Moreover, the professor is expected to attract external research funding and to build external collaboration in joint research projects also with partners outside of academia.

Qualification requirements

The qualified applicant is expected to have a track record of delivering excellent results regarding: - Research, in statistics, machine learning, data science - PhD supervision - Education and curriculum development - Outreach outside academia, e.g. to industry, other organizations, or the public - Research management - Attracting external funding - The applicant must document results in all these directions. It must be documented that the applicant is both internationally recognized and has had an impact outside their peer community, for instance in collaborations with industry or other organizations outside academia.

The responsibilities of the full professor will include: - Develop education and teaching at the university - Influence the way IT is used in Denmark - Lead collaboration with external partners - Create a pipeline of external research funding - Develop relations to external partners, to business, government and society at large The application should document the applicant’s background and track record with respect to the responsibilities listed above.

The application should also state any additional qualities that the candidate may possess, such as excellent communication skills, leadership skills in diverse environments, and the like.

For further details on this position and how to apply, see https://candidate.hr-manager.net/ApplicationInit.aspx?cid=119&ProjectId=181601&DepartmentId=3439&MediaId=5