Assistant professor in Computer Science Spec. in High-Performance Computing
KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Assistant professor in Computer Science Spec. in High-Performance Computing

Sweden 15 Apr 2021

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KTH Royal Institute of Technology
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KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

Subject field

Computer science with specialization in High-Performance Computing

Subject description

The subject of the position includes the use of supercomputers, parallel processing techniques, and emerging hardware technologies, such as accelerators and heterogeneous memories, for solving complex computational problems. It focuses on developing parallel processing programming interfaces and algorithms to perform research activities through computer simulation and analysis on extreme-scale supercomputers.

Duties

The tasks primarily include conducting research and supervising students in their research in the subject area. The tasks include establishing industrial and academic collaborations both nationally and internationally, and specifically contributing to European and Swedish exascale projects. This may involve collaboration with, for example, application groups working on computational fluid dynamics, space physics, molecular dynamics, machine learning, and neuroscience.

The tasks also include developing courses and conducting teaching at undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate level in the subject area. This is mainly the case for teaching in the master's program in computer science in subjects such as GPU programming and parallel programming with MPI and OpenMP. An important part of the educational tasks is to build interdisciplinary educational activities within the school of electrical engineering and computer science.

The assistant professor will be given the opportunity to develop their independence as a researcher and gain accreditation that may allow them to take other teaching positions with higher eligibility requirements (see Chapter 4, Section 12 a of the Higher Education Ordinance). Following application, the assistant professor can apply for promotion to associate professor in accordance with Chapter 4, Section 12 c of the Higher Education Ordinance.

Eligibility

An individual who has obtained a PhD or equivalent research expertise is qualified for appointment as an assistant professor. Candidates who met those qualifications within five years prior to expiration of the application period should be prioritized. Other candidates may also be considered if there are extraordinary grounds for doing so. Extraordinary grounds refer to illness, parental leave or similar circumstances.

Grounds of assessments

The assessment criteria for appointment as an assistant professor at KTH are stated in KTH's appointments procedure section 1.3, and apply in relation to the employment profile laid down.

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Special grounds of assessment for promotion to associate professor

When assessing applications for promotion to associate professor, the applicant's ability to independently initiate and carry out research of high academic quality, published in international publications, and the applicant's ability to obtain financing for research operations will be assessed. Of highest importance is the applicant's ability to independently establish new collaborations and research specializations. It is also of highest importance that the applicant has displayed teaching and supervising expertise. Ability to teach in Swedish is a merit that is given great importance in the application for promotion.

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Contact information to trade union representatives can be found at KTH's web page.

Application

Your application should follow KTH's CV template for employment of teachers. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete according to the requirements in the ad and CV template.

Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

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Time limitation:The appointment is for an indefinite term, but no more than six years, and may be extended if, due to the teacher’s absence due to sick leave, parental leave or other special grounds, more time is required to reach the objectives of the appointment. However, the total appointment period may not exceed eight years. The appointment is part of the Tenure Track system at KTH and the assistant professor may apply for promotion to tenured associate professor.

For more information regarding KTH's assessment, see Appointments procedure at KTH

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