Assistant professor position at CSI of Charles University in Prague

Applications are invited for a 3-year position as Assistant Professor in Computer Science in the area of Theoretical Computer Science and Discrete Mathematics at the Computer Science Institute (IUUK), Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic.

The expected starting date is between December 1, 2016, and February 1, 2017, and is negotiable.

The institute is looking for candidates that would strengthen and/or complement existing research areas in the group, such as structural graph theory, computational complexity or approximation algorithms. Strong candidates from all areas of theoretical computer science and discrete mathematics will be considered. For further information about the research group see the webpages of IUUK and the closely related Department of Applied Mathematics. Informal inquiries are welcome and may be sent to Prof. Jiri Sgall via the e-mail address sgall at

A successful candidate is expected to pursue an active research program, teach advanced and introductory classes and possibly supervise undergraduate and graduate students. 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. Knowledge of the Czech language is advantageous; the candidate is expected to be able to teach in Czech after the first year of employment.

The 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).

A signed application in paper form, accompanied by a curriculum vitae, a proof of education, a list of publications, and a description of pedagogical experience should be sent to the Personnel Department of MFF, Ke Karlovu 3, CZ-12116 Praha 2, by September 30, 2016.

The candidate should also arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent directly to the director of IUUK Prof. Jiri Sgall.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview in October.