The University of Luxembourg (Unilu), which currently ranks 25th among the worldwide best universities under 50 years on the Times Higher Education (THE) list, is a public university with a strong focus on research and a very international faculty.
With more than 300 researchers, it is a major and ambitious player in Computer Science, laying the foundations for futuristic computational systems and supporting the digitization of science and society in the 21st century.
The Faculty of Science, Technology and Medicine of the University of Luxembourg is opening for its Department of Computer Science (DCS) a new position of Associate Professor or Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) depending on the professional background of the candidate. The position is open in the area of High Performance and Quantum Computing.
In case of an appointment as Assistant Professor, an evaluation will take place after five years for tenure and promotion to Associate Professor.
The Department of Computer Science (DCS) is one of Unilu’s main pillars of research excellence. DCS promotes interdisciplinary research and closely cooperates with other high-profile research centers in Luxembourg and beyond, as well as with industry and society. The faculty entertains various successful and growing teaching programs and supports lifelong learning activities. It strongly profits from Luxembourg’s involvement in the EU High Performance Computing initiative Europe, Luxembourg and the University of Luxembourg heavily invest in HPC and Quantum technologies in order to have a leading role in terms of research and education in the fields, as well as industry impact.
The University of Luxembourg, jointly with the National Supercomputing Center and the National innovation center compose Luxembourg National Competence Center in HPC taking part of the EuroHPC set of competences centers. The University of Luxembourg is also the coordinator and one of the awarding universities in the EUMaster4HPC.
The main part of the University is situated in Esch-Belval, a new and modern campus in a highly original environment with excellent public transport connections.
To strengthen and diversify the existing skills and expertise in the Department of Computer Science, the candidate is expected to develop and perform excellent research in Computer Science and to set up a research group in High Performance and Quantum Computing. The candidate will actively seek cooperation with researchers from within the department and with researchers from other departments, faculties, centers, or external Luxembourgish research institutions. Interdisciplinary research will allow the candidate to achieve practical impact.
The candidate will contribute to the teaching missions of the department at various levels (Bachelor, Master, PhD). In particular, the candidate is expected to provide advanced lectures in the fields of HPC/Quantum computing for the masters in Computer Science and HPC. The successful candidate will be expected to advise PhD candidates and contribute to doctoral and postdoctoral training (e.g., organization of research seminars, reading groups, winter and summer schools, etc.).
What we expect from you…
The successful candidate will have an excellent international track record, a strong background in HPC and Quantum Computing research, and who is open to interdisciplinary collaborations with both academia and industry.
The selected candidate will actively contribute to the department’s strategy by developing research at the highest level of academic excellence.
The candidate will also be specialised in High Performance Computing coupled with Quantum Computing.
Examples of possible areas of research are:
- Quantum Simulations, Algorithms
- Quantum Software Development
- Quantum Applications and Emerging Topics
Topics related to Quantum Physics, Post-Quantum cryptography, Quantum communications and not directly linked to HPC/Quantum Computing modules are out of scope.
Finally, the candidate will have a successful experience in teaching Computer Science topics and should be willing to contribute to the teaching missions of the department, as well as to administrative tasks.
At the University of Luxembourg, gender equality is a matter of fairness and it is central to supporting scientific excellence
Qualifications, experience, aptitude
- PhD degree in Computer Science, Informatics, or related areas
- A strong track record in research
- Experience in teaching at the undergraduate, graduate, or postgraduate levels
- Good presentation and communication skills
- Good organizational and management skills
- Experience in acquiring and managing research projects
The University of Luxembourg is set in a multilingual context. The person hired on this position must be proficient in English. The University encourages its staff to learn French and German and provides access to language courses to this end.
- International team at a young and dynamic multicultural university, an interdisciplinary research environment, and a wide network of academic, institutional, and corporate partners
- Competitive salary and welcome packages
- Contract Type:
- Assistant Professor under a fixed-term contract of 5 years or
- Associate professor under a permanent contract
- Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
- Earliest starting date: January 2024
- Location: Belval
- Job Reference: UOL05819 / F1-50012557 (to be mentioned in all correspondence)
How to apply…
Applications should include:
- Cover letter
- Detailed CV
- Complete list of publications
- List and short description of research projects acquired over the past 5 (five) years
- List of PhD theses supervised
- List of teaching activities over the past 5 (five) years
- Statement of research, teaching and other activities (i.e. Knowledge activities, IP assets, patents, startups, artifacts) planned at Unilu
- Names of at least 4 referees who can, upon request, provide an assessment on the application, and the relationship to them
We ensure a full consideration for applications received by 30/09/2023. Please apply ONLINE formally through the HR system. Applications by email will not be considered.
The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values. We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff.
In return you will get…
- Multilingual and international character. Modern institution with a personal atmosphere. Staff coming from 90 countries. Member of the “University of the Greater Region” (UniGR).
- A modern and dynamic university. High-quality equipment. Close ties to the business world and to the Luxembourg labour market. A unique urban site with excellent infrastructure.
- A partner for society and industry. Cooperation with European institutions, innovative companies, the Financial Centre and with numerous non-academic partners such as ministries, local governments, associations, NGOs …
Living and working in Luxembourg…
Luxembourg has an extensive welfare system. It comprises a social security, health, and pension funds. Among those benefits, there are various types of financial aids directly linked to the schooling and education of children: family allowance, birth allowance & children’s future allowance. Further information: t.ly/aH3P
The country counts with an extensive public education system that comprises as well International and European Schools. Further information: t.ly/1RyJ
For more general information about living and working in Luxembourg including tips for accommodation, entry conditions/visas you can also view the Euraxess Researcher Guide: t.ly/IgJD
Prof. Dr. Nicolas Navet / Head ad interim of the Department of Computer Science / DCS_Head@uni.lu