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Associate Professor or DTU Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Logic-Based Artificial Intelligence or Algorithms and Data Structures

DTU Compute's section for Algorithms, Logic, and Graphs (AlgoLoG) invites applications for our next assistant or associate professor within logic and logic-based artificial intelligence or algorithms and data structures. The AlgoLoG section focuses on research in the foundations of computer science and discrete mathematics and application in industry. We are looking for outstanding researchers with an innovative mindset and intellectual curiosity to strengthen and complement the research and teaching of section. We offer a world-class research environment at DTU, excellent opportunities for industrial collaborations and innovation, and teaching ambitious engineering students.

The university is in the greater Copenhagen area, which is acknowledged for its excellent standards of living, childcare and welfare system.

Responsibilities and qualifications
We seek ambitious candidates with a strong research focus as well as an ambition to deliver high-quality teaching, and envision the position to help expand the section’s research within one of the following areas:
  • Logic and logic-based artificial intelligence.
  • Algorithms and data structures.
You will work closely with colleagues at the AlgoLoG section. You are expected to seek out collaboration with academic and industrial partners nationally and internationally. You will be responsible for teaching courses and supervise students at all levels (including BSc, MSc, and PhD). You should be able to teach within:

  • Introductory courses on programming, artificial intelligence, algorithms, and discrete mathematics.
  • Advanced courses within logic, artificial intelligence, algorithms, and/or data structures.
DTU employs two working languages: Danish and English. You are expected to be fluent in at least one of these languages, and in time are expected to master both.

As formal qualification you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent). If you are applying for the associate professor position you should also have academic qualifications equivalent to those obtained by holding an assistant professorship and documented didactic/pedagogic training.

You will be assessed against the responsibilities and qualifications stated above and the following general criteria:

  • Experience and quality of teaching
  • Research experience
  • Research vision and potential
  • International impact and experience
  • Societal impact
  • Innovativeness, including commercialization and collaboration with industry
  • Leadership, collaboration, and interdisciplinary skills
  • Communication skills
Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union. The position is a full-time position.

The assistant professor position is part of DTU’s Tenure Track program. Read more about the program and the recruitment process here.

You can read about DTU Compute at

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 1 October 2022 (Danish time). Apply online at DTU Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Logic Based Artificial Intelligence or Algorithms and Data Structures. Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link Apply online and fill in the application form and attach the following documents in one PDF file, all in English. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • Vision for teaching and research for the tenure track period
  • CV including employment history, list of publications, H-index and ORCID (see
  • Teaching portfolio including documentation of teaching experience
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. All qualified candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU Compute
DTU Compute is a unique and internationally recognized academic department with 385 employees and 11 research sections spanning the science disciplines mathematics, statistics, computer science, and engineering. We conduct research, teaching, and innovation of high international standard – producing new knowledge and technology-based solutions to societal challenges. Our research spans from basic science to applications in industry and society. DTU Compute provides thousands of engineering students each year with a strong foundation in mathematics, statistics, and computer science, and offers many advanced courses within our scientific disciplines.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 13,400 students and 5,800 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.


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