Full Professor/Associate Professor in Compiler Construction

Sweden (SE)
14 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
01 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Full Professor/Associate Professor in Compiler Construction

Information about the department and the research

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) ( is a joint department at Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg, with activities on two campuses in the city of Gothenburg. The department has around 240 employees from over 30 countries. Our research has a wide span, from theoretical foundations to applied systems development. We provide high quality education at Bachelor's, Master's and graduate levels, offering more than 120 courses each year. We also have extensive national and international collaborations with academia, industry and society.

The Department conducts internationally competitive research, education and innovation in many CSE core subjects: Algorithms, Computer Architecture, Computer Security, Distributed Systems, Electronic System Design, Formal Methods, Logic, Networking, Software Technology, Software Engineering, Language Technology and Reliable Computer Systems.

Research, education and innovation cover most areas of vital importance for the computing system stack ranging from Algorithms to Computer Architecture. In particular, the Department has strong research environments in both programming languages and computer architecture that are engaged in topics such as Domain-specific Languages, Language-based Security, Parallel Computing, Parallel Computer Architecture and Reconfigurable Computing. What is currently lacking is expertise in Compiler Construction. For this reason, the Department is seeking a faculty member in Compiler Construction willing to act as an important bridge between other areas represented in the Department. There is a very fruitful collaboration climate across the different research groups in the department and the candidate has many opportunities for building a successful research agenda with links to other research areas. Examples of such collaborations could be with the Functional Language programming group and with the Computer Architecture group.

Major responsibilities
The Department is looking for an excellent and motivated Full professor or Associate professor and research leader, who has a broad knowledge in Computer Science. Her/his expertise is in Compiler Construction with a proposed specialization on code generation and optimization techniques targeting parallel and heterogeneous computer architectures to meet challenging demands on performance, energy efficiency and/or security although other areas may be considered. The successful applicant will have the opportunity and is expected to take a leading position in developing the subject area concerning education, including active supervision of doctoral and master students, research and innovation activities.

Position summary
Full-time permanent position.

A successful candidate has

- a PhD in Computer Science

- a solid publication track in Compiler Technology

- a solid experience in graduate and PhD education in Compiler Construction

- a  track record  in attracting research funding.

The position requires sound verbal and written communication skills in Swedish and English. If Swedish is not your native language, you must be able to teach in Swedish on undergraduate level after two years. Chalmers offers Swedish courses.

Further, it is seen as an advantage if the candidate has broader teaching experience in computer science and/or computer engineering topics. It is also seen as an advantage if the candidate has been engaged in innovation/utilisation projects. 

Chalmers continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application procedure

The application should be marked with Ref 20160582 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:
1.Application: (Please name the document in the e-recruitment system as: APPLICATION, Family name, reference number).
− CV,
− complete list of publications, (Divided into peer reviewed/non peer reviewed journal articles,conference contributions, etc).
− Two references that we can contact.
2.Personal letter/Qualifications: 2-3 pages where you introduce yourself present your qualifications and describe your future research plans.
− Previous research fields and main research results.
− Future goals and research focus. Are there any specific projects and research issues you are primarily interested in?
− Copies of your most relevant publications in full format (maximum of ten publications). It is a good idea to attach the files as a PDF or compress them into a Zip file.
− Copies of a maximum of ten other publications that substantiate your other qualifications (for example, educational publications and popular science articles).
4.Pedagogical qualifications: 
− Please use the specified format for the Pedagogical Portfolio when you compile your pedagogical qualifications.
− Certificates of courses completed in pedagogy for higher education (15 ECTS points, 10 Swedish credit points in the previous credit system), or other equivalent courses, or proven equivalent pedagogical expertise.

Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).

Application deadline: 1 May 2017

For questions, please contact:
Professor Johan Karlsson, Head of Department,

Professor Per Stenström, Head of Computer Engineering,

Professor Patrik Jansson, Vice Head of Department,