Assistant professor position at CSI of Charles University in Prague

The Computer Science Institute (CSI) of Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, invites applications for a faculty position at the rank of an assistant professor in the area of theoretical computer science and discrete mathematics. The expected starting date is between October 1, 2014, and January 1, 2015, and is negotiable.

We are looking for candidates that would strengthen and/or complement existing research areas in our group, such as structural graph theory, computational complexity or approximation algorithms. However, strong candidates from all areas of theoretical computer science and discrete mathematics will be considered. For further information about our research group at CSI and at the closely related Department of Applied Mathematics see http://iuuk.mff.cuni.cz/ and http://kam.mff.cuni.cz/.

A successful candidate is expected to pursue an active research program, teach advanced and introductory classes in Czech and/or English and possibly supervise undergraduate and graduate students. Teaching in Czech is not required. (English is sufficient since the advanced classes may be taught in English even in standard undergraduate programs; additionally, our school is developing international programs in English.)

Candidates are expected to have a proven international research record and postdoctoral experience. A PhD in computer science, discrete mathematics or a closely related field is required. Candidates with PhD obtained in year 2009 or later will be given a special consideration.

The expected contract duration is three years. Potentially, the position is renewable; also a habilitation (associate professor promotion) and a permanent position is a possibility (subject to a separate review process).

Electronic application accompanied by a curriculum vitae, a proof of education, a list of publications, and a description of pedagogical experience should be sent to Mrs. Petra Milstainova petra@iuuk.mff.cuni.cz. The candidate should also arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent directly to the same address. Informal inquiries are welcome and may be sent to Prof. Jiri Sgall sgall@iuuk.mff.cuni.cz.

The application deadline is May 5, 2014

Early applications are encouraged; applications may be processed as they are received. We expect to invite the best candidates for an interview in the second half of May or between June 16 and 20; after that the final round of selection will follow. The position is subject to budgetary and administrative approval.