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Associate Professor in Computer Science with focus on "Foundations of Computation"

University of St. Gallen

Location: St. Gallen - Switzerland
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 2nd December 2019
Closes: 31st January 2020

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Associate Professor in Computer Science with focus on “Foundations of Computation”

The University of St.Gallen is currently in the process of creating a new School of Computer Science with an innovative emphasis on entrepreneurship. To support and further continue these efforts, we are seeking candidates for an Associate Professorship in the field of Foundations of Computation.

Successful candidates will have published their research in leading conferences and journals and are excellent teachers, preferably also in an interdisciplinary context. The appointed professor will be part of the newly founded School of Computer Science.

The university is searching for candidates with a strong research background in one or more of the following topics:

  • Foundations of computation (including computability, problem complexity and formal languages)
  • Highly efficient algorithms for complex problems
  • Models of computation
  • Logical foundations of computer science

We are looking for a team-oriented and committed personality whose research activities offer links to the established Computer Science chairs at the University of St.Gallen. Further responsibilities include teaching on the undergraduate and graduate levels within and outside of the degree programs of the School of Computer Science. For this position, we seek candidates per February 1st 2021 or by mutual agreement.

The University of St.Gallen is committed to increasing the number of international scholars among its faculty. In pursuit of increased diversity and gender equality, we especially welcome applications from women.

For further information, please contact Professor Dr. Klaus Möller, Chairman of the Search Committee and Dean of the School of Management (

Candidates should submit their application, including cover letter, curriculum vitae, references, publications list, research statement, teaching statement, and a published work that best represents their current research profile, in electronic form to the President of the University of St.Gallen, Prof. Dr. Thomas Bieger (online via the website The deadline for applications is January 31st, 2020. 

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