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Assistant Professor (tenure track) in Computer Science (Visual- or Language-based systems for Human-Computer Interaction and Interfaces) (M/F)

University of Luxembourg - Faculty of Science, Technology and Medicine

The University of Luxembourg is recruiting for the Faculty of Science, Technology and Medicine (FSTM) an:

Assistant Professor (tenure track) in Computer Science (Visual- or Language-based systems for Human-Computer Interaction and Interfaces) (M/F)

  • Ref: F1-50015380 (to be mentioned in all correspondence)
  • Full-time (40 h/week)
  • Fixed-term contract: 5 years, with perspective of a permanent position and promotion to Associate Professor upon a positive evaluation. In case of an excellent more senior candidate, a direct appointment at the level of Associate Professor may be considered
  • Earliest starting date: September 2020

Your Role

The selected candidate will be attached to the Department of Computer Science (DCS) in order to develop a new research group in Human-Computer Interaction and Interfaces (HCII). To complement the existing professor profiles in DCS, we are looking for a candidate with a strong background in HCII with a demonstrated track record in fields related to language-based systems (e.g., Dialogue-based systems, Conversational systems, Chatbots, Language-based user interfaces, Argumentation/Debating systems) or visual-based systems (e.g., Vision-based User interfaces, Object Recognition, Virtual/Augmented Reality).

(S)he will contribute to the teaching missions of the Department at all levels (Bachelor, Master, PhD). 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.). Furthermore, the candidate should be open for interdisciplinary collaboration with other UL departments, faculties (in particular with the existing HCI group at FHSE), and centers, or external Luxembourgish research institutions.

The position at the Assistant Professor level follows Luxembourg’s tenure-track scheme according to which the initial appointment is a fixed-term contract. In case of an excellent more senior candidate, appointment at the level of Associate Professor is possible. Academic salaries are very competitive and among the highest in Europe.

Your Profile

The Faculty of Science, Technology, and Medicine (FSTM) is seeking to hire an outstanding and visionary candidate. Applicants should have an excellent international track record, a strong background in theoretical foundations, an interest in innovative techniques, as well as be open for interdisciplinary collaborations with both academia and industry.

The selected candidate will have a successful experience in teaching of related aspects of Computer Science and should be willing to contribute to the teaching missions of the Department of Computer Science at the Bachelor, Master and Doctoral level, as well as to administrative tasks.

We offer an international team at a young and dynamic university, an interdisciplinary research environment, and a wide network of academic, institutional, and corporate partners.

Qualifications, experience, aptitude

  • PhD degree in Computer Science or equivalent
  • Excellence in research, with a proven reference to Human-Computer Interaction and Interfaces from the perspective of visual- or language-based systems
  • Experience in teaching at the undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate level
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and management skills
  • Experience in acquiring and managing research projects
  • An excellent command of English plus the knowledge of either French or German. The University of Luxembourg is set in a multilingual and multicultural context. The person hired on this position must be proficient in English and in either French or German. The University encourages its staff to learn the other language and provides access to language courses to this end.

Further Information

The University of Luxembourg, which currently ranks 17th 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 far 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 Computer Science Department (, one of the main pillars of research excellence at UL, performs fundamental and applied research in intelligent, secure, communicative, and advanced software systems. It promotes interdisciplinary research and closely cooperates with other high profile research centres in Luxembourg and beyond, as well as with industry and society, including the newly established Luxembourg Space Agency. The DCS entertains various successful and growing teaching programs and supports lifelong learning activities. It will strongly profit from Luxembourg's involvement in the EU High Performance Computing initiative.

Luxembourg is a cosmopolitan country, the green heart of Europe combining the convenience of a metropolis with a human touch ( There are International/European schools as well as international tracks in local schools. 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.

Further Information


Prof. Dr. Sjouke Mauw

Head of the Department of Computer Science

Applications should contain (in PDF format in English mentioning the job opening reference):

  • A motivation letter
  • A 1-page research statement
  • A 1-page teaching statement
  • A detailed Curriculum Vitae
  • A full list of publications
  • In addition, applicants are asked to provide recommendation letters of at least 3 referees which are to be submitted per email to: on or before the deadline (March 31st, 2020)

All applications must be sent by email on or before March 31st, 2020 to:

Applications will be handled with the strictest confidence.

Location: Luxembourg - Luxembourg
Salary: Competitive
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 20th February 2020
Closes: 31st March 2020
Job Ref: F1-50015380
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