Faculty position in computer systems
School of Computer Science
Reykjavik University

In order to implement its strategy in research and teaching, the School of Computer Science at Reykjavik University seeks to hire a faculty member for a new academic position in the field of computer systems, broadly construed. We are interested in an ambitious, highly-qualified academic who, apart from developing her/his research programme, is interested in working with existing faculty, and in bridging between research, in one or more of the research areas within the School, in particular artificial intelligence, software engineering and theoretical computer science. See here for detailed information on the current research areas within the School.

Candidates are expected to have a proven international record relevant to the above-mentioned area and will be expected to play a full part in the teaching and administrative activities of the School. Applications from young scientists are particularly welcome.

The level of the position can range from assistant professor to full professor, depending on the qualifications of the applicant. Salary level is negotiable and relocation assistance is offered. The position is available starting in the summer/fall 2011, but later starting dates can be negotiated.

The application deadline is 31 March 2011, and the evaluation of the applications will begin soon after that date. Interviews will be held in the first week of May 2011. Application letters should be sent by email to appl@ru.is (subject "Computer Science"), and should include

Please arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation sent directly to appl@ru.is with a cc to the Dean of the School of Computer Science, Dr. Bjorn Thor Jonsson (email: bjorn@ru.is).

Informal communication and discussions on any aspect related to the position are encouraged, and interested candidates are welcome to contact the chairman of the search committee, Prof. Luca Aceto (luca@ru.is), for further information.

The School of Computer Science at Reykjavik University has about 500 students and 16 permanent staff members. The school offers undergraduate and graduate programs in computer science and software engineering. The doctoral programme within the School received its ministerial accreditation in 2009 and currently hosts 10 PhD students. Quoting from the accreditation report on PhD studies from 2009,

The School of Computer Science is "the strongest in Iceland" (p. 6) and its research is "on a similar level to that of cutting-edge institutions worldwide" (p. 15).
For further information about the School of Computer Science at Reykjavik University and its activities, see here.