Universität Bielefeld

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Current status of application procedure

  • Selection procedure by appointment committee
The Faculty of Technology at Bielefeld University, Germany, invites applications for an

Assistant Professorship (W1) in Computer Science, especially Algorithm Science

starting as soon as possible.

We are seeking a highly qualified computer scientist working in the field of algorithm science, linking the theory of algorithms and algorithm engineering. Research should focus on mathematical models and the analysis of algorithms’ behavior in order to explain and understand their observed performance in the tradition of inductive sciences. We aim at developing the underlying methodology itself but also at studying the typical behavior (runtime, memory consumption) of practical approaches from areas such as
-    bioinformatics
-    machine learning
-    fundamental algorithms and data structures

The contract will initially be for three years, with the possibility of extension for another three years, given a positive intermediate evaluation.
Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in computer science or in a related field. They should demonstrate a strong research record and appropriate teaching experience.
The successful candidate is expected to teach courses in Algorithms & Data Structures on undergraduate level.

The prerequisites for employment are determined by § 36 of the Higher Education Act of the Federal State of North Rhine Westphalia.

Applications from suitably qualified handicapped and severely handicapped persons are explicitly encouraged.

Bielefeld University has received a number of awards for its achievements in the provision of equal opportunity and has been recognised as a family friendly university. The University welcomes applications from women. This is particularly true with regard both to academic and technical posts as well as positions in information technology and trades and crafts. Applications are handled according to the provisions of the state equal opportunity statutes.

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Markus Nebel (Tel.: 0521 / 106-2913, E-Mail: dekan@techfak.uni-bielefeld.de).

Applications, including the usual documents (CV, description of the scientific career, copies of academic certifications, list of publications with the ten most important highlighted, 2-page research and teaching concept, list of teaching activities, copies of the three most important scientific publications) should be submitted electronically as a single PDF file by November 6, 2019 to:


or in letter form to:

Universität Bielefeld
Dekan der Technischen Fakultät
Postfach 100131
33501 Bielefeld.

Please do not send application portfolios and submit photocopies only (no original documents) as all application papers will be destroyed after the selection procedure!
Please note that risks to confidentiality and unauthorized access by third parties cannot be ruled out when communicating via unencrypted e-mail. Information on the processing of personal data can be found at: https://www.uni-bielefeld.de/Universitaet/Aktuelles/Stellenausschreibungen/2019_DS-Hinweise_englisch.pdf