Full professorship in Theoretical Computer Science at the University of Copenhagen

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Copenhagen is seeking candidates for a full professorship in Theoretical Computer Science (TCS). More specifically, we are inviting exceptional candidates from the broad fields of algorithms, complexity, and cryptography including privacy.

We are looking for an outstanding, experienced researcher with an innovative mind-set and intellectual curiosity to strengthen and complement the research profile of the Algorithms and Complexity Section, headed by Professor Mikkel Thorup. The Algorithms and Complexity Section is part of an exciting environment including the Basic Algorithms Research Copenhagen (BARC) centre, joint with the IT University of Copenhagen, and involving extensive collaborations with the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and Lund University on the Swedish side of the Oresund Bridge. We aim to attract top talent from around the world to an ambitious, creative, collaborative, and fun environment. Using the power of mathematics, we strive to create fundamental breakthroughs in algorithms and complexity theory, but we also have a track record of start-ups and surprising algorithmic discoveries leading to major industrial applications.

The University of Copenhagen was founded in 1479 and is the oldest and largest university in Denmark. It is often ranked as the best university in Scandinavia and consistently as one of the top places in Europe. Within computer science, it is ranked number 1 in the European Union (post-Brexit) by the Shanghai Ranking.

The department offers a friendly and thriving international research and working environment with opportunities to build up internationally competitive research groups. Working conditions at the University of Copenhagen support a healthy work-life balance and Copenhagen is a family-friendly capital city.

The application deadline is May 24, 2020. See https://candidate.hr-manager.net/ApplicationInit.aspx/?cid=1307&departmentId=18971&ProjectId=151668 for the full announcement with more information and instructions how to apply. Inquiries about the position can be made to Head of Section, Professor Mikkel Thorup (mthorup@di.ku.dk; cell phone +45 2117 9123) and Head of Department, Professor Mads Nielsen (madsn@di.ku.dk; cell phone +45 2460 0599).