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U. of Tartu, Institute of Computer Science: Professor of Data Science

Successful candidate will have solid research track record in data science/machine learning, excellent teaching and student supervision skills, and a long-term research and teaching vision. Apply by Dec 2.

U. of Tartu, Institute of Computer Science At: U. of Tartu, Institute of Computer Science
Location: Tartu, Estonia
Web: www.cs.ut.ee/en

The Institute of Computer Science of University of Tartu invites applications from outstanding academics for a permanent position of Professor of Data Science.

The successful candidate will have a solid and sustained research track record in the fields of data science, data management, data mining and/or machine learning, including publications in top venues; a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and student supervision; a recognized record of academic leadership; and a long-term research and teaching vision.

University of Tartu is the leading higher education and research centre in Estonia, with more than 16000 students and 1800 academic staff. It is also the highest ranked university in the Baltic States according to both QS World University rankings and THE ranking. University of Tartu's Institute of Computer Science hosts 600+ Bachelors and Masters students and around 50 doctoral students. The institute is home to internationally recognized research groups in the fields of software engineering, distributed, mobile and cloud computing, bioinformatics and computational neuroscience, cryptography, programming languages and systems, and language technology.

The institute delivers Bachelors, Masters and PhD programs in Computer Science, as well as joint specialized Masters programs in software engineering, cyber-security and security and mobile computing, in cooperation with other leading universities in Estonia and Scandinavia. The institute has a strong international orientation: over 40% of graduate students and a quarter of academic and research staff members are international. Graduate teaching in the institute is in English.

The duties of a professor at University of Tartu include research and research leadership, student supervision, graduate and undergraduate teaching in English or Estonian (128 academic hours per year) as well as academic coordination and leadership. The newly appointed professor will be expected to create a world-class research group in their field of specialty and to consolidate and expand the existing teaching capacity in this field, ideally leading to the creation of a degree specialization.

The appointment will be permanent. Gross salary will be 5000 euros per month. Estonia applies a flat income tax of 20% on salaries and provides public health insurance for employees. Other benefits include 56 days of annual leave and a sabbatical semester per 5-years period of appointment. Relocation support will be provided if applicable. In addition, a seed funding package shall be negotiated. Besides access to EU funding instruments, Estonia has a merit-based national research funding system that enables high-performing scholars to create sustainable research groups.

The deadline for applications is 2 December 2015.

The application procedure is outlined in the official advertisement at the University website.

Enquiries can be directed to the Head of Institute, Jaak Vilo (firstname dot lastname at ut.ee)

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