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Permanent-Track Faculty Positions
Reykjavik University

Date Posted Dec. 3, 2018
Title Permanent-Track Faculty Positions
University Reykjavik University
Reykjavik, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
Department School of Computer Science More About This Department...
Application Deadline January 7, 2019
Position Start Date Fall 2019
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Computer/Information Sciences

The School of Computer Science at Reykjavik University (RU) in Iceland invites applications for full-time permanent-track faculty positions at all ranks (assistant/associate/full professor level) beginning in Fall 2019.

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 data analytics, machine learning and decentralized computing.

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 the selection. Preference will be given to applicants with a record of interdisciplinary research collaboration. A competitive salary and relocation subsidy is offered. The anticipated start date is August 1, 2019.

Applications should be uploaded through our recruitment system and should include:
. Application letter,
. Research statement,
. Teaching statement,
. Links of three to five most relevant major publications,
. A full CV, and
. Other relevant information the applicant wishes to supply.

We will start processing applications at December 15, 2018. For full consideration submit by January 7, 2019, but applications submitted after that deadline may be considered. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Equality 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 ( is the largest school of computer science in Iceland. The school offers Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral programs, with significant resources being allocated to strengthen the PhD program (

The school boasts an outstanding degree of partnership-based research and innovation through its leading entrepreneurship program which has the largest startup incubator in Iceland. The school’s research centres ( have been globally recognized for their work on algorithms for wireless networks, contributing to the ASIMO robot in collaboration with Honda and for winning the World General Game Playing Championship. In addition, 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. Recently, the school received an EQANIE accreditation for its curricula in computer science. Dynamic researchers benefit from the advantages of a close-knit and adaptive society, with short communication channels, lack of red tape, and freedom to innovate.

The role of Reykjavik University is to create and disseminate knowledge to enhance the competitiveness and quality of life for individuals and society, guided by good ethics, sustainability and responsibility. There are four schools within the university; School of Business, School of Computer Science, School of Law and School of Science and Engineering. Education and research at RU are based on strong ties with industry and society. We emphasize interdisciplinary collaboration, international relations and entrepreneurship. Reykjavik University currently has around 3700 students and 250 employees.

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 a family friendly city, with many opportunities for leisure activities and good infrastructure for children. Reykjavik has a mild climate, with temperatures dropping seldom far below freezing point. 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.

The Icelandic society is innovative and practically minded. Collaboration between researchers, industry, and administration is uncomplicated. Reykjavik University is located on the south shore of the city, next to a heated beach, park, and by several outdoors trails along the sea and towards the mountains.
For questions about the position and the application process, contact Dr. Marta Lárusdóttir (, Chair of Faculty Recruiting Committee, at the School of Computer Science.

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Contact Information

  • Ester Gústavsdóttir
    Computer Science
    Reykjavik University
    Menntavegur 1
    101 Reykjavik
    Reykjavik, 101 Reykjavík 101


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