Assistant/Associate Professorships in Natural Language Processing

IT University of Copenhagen
November 26, 2023
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Assistant/Associate Professorships in Natural Language Processing

Assistant/Associate Professorships in Natural Language Processing

The Computer Science Department at the IT University of Copenhagen invites applications for faculty positions in natural language processing at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor. The proposed starting date is March 2024 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 candidates holding a PhD in computer science, computational linguistics, or a closely related field.

The candidate is expected to complement the existing natural language processing group and to conduct research and research-based teaching in one or more of the following areas:

  • Natural language processing
  • Machine learning
  • Generative artificial intelligence, large language models
  • Social and ethical aspects of generative AI
  • Computational linguistics and psycholinguistics
  • Language-oriented data science
  • The ideal candidate should document:

  • Peer-reviewed publications in areas covered by conferences such as ACL, EMNLP, NAACL/EACL/AACL, COLING, LREC, ICML, ICLR, NeurIPS, AAAI and their collocated workshops and journals such as TACL, Computational Linguistics, JAIR, JMLR or TMLR.

  • Competences in developing and conducting teaching that is well received by students.

  • A record of contributing to the goals of the institutions in which they have worked as well as serving one's own research community, for example participation in committees, etc.
  • In addition, candidates for a position as Associate Professorship should be able to:

  • Attract external research funding
  • Supervise PhD students
  • Be willing to learn Danish (for applicants who cannot speak a Scandinavian language)
  • It is understood that even highly qualified applicants will satisfy these requirements to varying degrees, for example because of differences in countries and research fields.

    Job description

    The candidate is expected to conduct research and to collaborate with fellow faculty members in the Computer Science Department, especially its NLP group, and to develop interdisciplinary and intersectoral collaborations when relevant. The candidate is expected to contribute to the IT University's education programs, both by giving courses and by supervising BSc and MSc theses. Furthermore, the candidate is expected to engage with society through external collaboration, to participate in securing external funding, and to contribute to the IT University's strategic goals.

    General information

    The IT University of Copenhagen (ITU) is a teaching and research-based tertiary institution concerned with information technology (IT) and the opportunities it offers. The IT University has more than 160 full-time faculty members. Research and teaching in information technology span all academic activities which involve computers including computer science, information and media sciences, humanities and social sciences, business impact and the commercialization of IT.

    About the Computer Science Department

    The ITU Computer Science Department conducts research in all aspects of computer science and data science, including natural language processing, algorithms, databases, government IT, machine learning, network science, optimization, programming languages, quantum computing, robotics, security, semantics, software engineering, software verification, type theory, and more, as well as a range of applications. The department has 55 permanent faculty, 65 PhDs and postdocs, as well as other staff. It is responsible for the IT University's most technical education programs BSc Software Development, BSc Data Science, MSc Computer Science, MSc Data Science, and MSc Software Design.

    Working at the IT University

    Located in modern architecture at the intersection of the new Ørestad and the old Amager, a 6-minute metro ride from the center of Copenhagen, the IT University offers an informal working environment, a varied everyday life, and a highly motivated, ambitious, competent, and diverse international faculty, with PhD degrees from 17 different countries. The IT University is an equal opportunity employer and prides itself in actively and successfully pursuing an improved gender balance among students and among faculty. We encourage applicants from underrepresented groups.

    Working in Copenhagen

    Copenhagen has a strong educational system, a rich cultural life, universal healthcare, good childcare, and well-functioning infrastructure. Copenhagen is among the world's most livable cities according to rankings from the Economist, Monocle, Mercer and Deutsche Bank. Living and working in Copenhagen will be a good experience for you and your family.


    Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Taxation's agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC).


    The application should be in English and should include:

  • A motivated application, including a cogent argument for how qualified you are for the position and brief statements of research and teaching plans that relates to the criteria in ITU´s Competency Development Profile: https: //
  • A full CV, including name, address, phone number, e-mail, previous and present employment and academic background
  • Documentation of academic degrees (copy of degree certificates etc.)
  • Copies of 3-5 publications relevant to the position.
  • A numbered list of publications. The enclosed publications should be marked with an asterisk ()
  • Documentation of pedagogical experience and teaching record within one or more of the teaching areas listed for the position
  • For the position as Associate Professor: preferably documentation of both a) received observation and feedback on teaching, b) pedagogical training courses as a teacher, c) a formal written assessment of teaching competence and d) a teaching record within one or more of the teaching areas listed for the position
  • Applications without the above-mentioned required documents will not be assessed.

    The applicant will be accessed according to the Appointment Order from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of 13 March 2012.

    The IT University may use shortlisting in connection to the recruitment process. In case of shortlisting, the Chair of the hiring committee selects applicants for assessment in consultation with the hiring committee after the application deadline. All applicants are notified whether their application has been passed for assessment. The shortlisting of candidates for assessment is based on the criteria in the job posting.

    Early contact with our faculty staff is encouraged.

    Questions about the position can be directed to Head of Department Peter Sestoft, email [email protected], phone +45 7218 5083, or associate professor Christian Hardmeier, email [email protected].

    Application procedure

    You can only apply for this position through our e-recruitment system. Apply by pressing the button "Apply for position" in the job announcement on our website: https://

    Please note that all application material will be destroyed after the assessment.

    The IT University uses tests in connection with the recruitment process.

    Application deadline: Sunday 26 November 2023 at 23:59 CEST.

    Applications/enclosures received after the application deadline will not be taken into consideration. If you submit an application, it is your responsibility to ensure that it arrives before the deadline, so please allow sufficient time for upload of publications and other documents.

    The IT University invites all qualified researchers regardless of age, gender, religious affiliation or ethnic background to apply for the positions.

    IT University of Copenhagen, Rued Langgaards Vej 7, DK-2300 Copenhagen S


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