Lecturer Position in Software Engineering

Institute of Computer Science, University of Tartu, Estonia

The Institute of Computer Science of University of Tartu invites applications from outstanding academics for a full-time permanent position of Lecturer of Software Engineering (position equivalent to Assistant Professor in the U.S. system).

The successful candidate will have a PhD in a relevant discipline and a solid research track record in any sub-field of software engineering (culminating in publications in top venues) as well as a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and student supervision. She or he will develop an independent long-term research agenda within the Software Engineering & Information Systems research group, under the mentorship of the group leaders, Marlon Dumas and/or Dietmar Pfahl - https://sep.cs.ut.ee

With 14000 students and 1800 academic staff, University of Tartu is the highest ranked university in the Baltic States according to both the QS World University ranking and THE ranking. University of Tartu's Institute of Computer Science hosts 900+ Bachelors and Masters students and 60 doctoral students. Ranked as the #3 CS department in Central and Eastern Europe, the institute is home to internationally recognized research groups in the fields of software engineering, information systems, data science, distributed systems, bioinformatics, and information security. The institute delivers Bachelors, Masters and PhD programs in Computer Science, as well as specialized Masters programs in software engineering, cyber-security, and security and cloud computing, in cooperation with other leading universities in Estonia and Scandinavia. The institute has a strong international orientation: about one-third of graduate students and one-third of academic and research staff members are international. Graduate teaching in the institute is in English.

The duties of a lecturer at University of Tartu include conducting research, attracting and implementing research projects, student supervision, graduate and undergraduate teaching (typically one course per semester) and teaching coordination.

The appointment will be permanent. The starting salary will be 2500 euros per month, gross. Estonia applies a flat income tax of 20% on salaries and provides public health insurance for employees. Other benefits include 56 days of annual leave and a sabbatical semester per 5-years period of appointment. Relocation support will be provided if applicable. Besides access to EU funding instruments, Estonia has a merit-based national research funding system that enables high-performing scholars to create sustainable research groups, including a "starting grants" scheme for early-career researchers and the possibility of supervising PhD students with state-funded PhD scholarships.

The starting date is negotiable, between August and December 2019.

The deadline for applications is 4 February 2019. The application procedure is outlined in the official advertisement at the University's website: https://www.ut.ee/en/welcome/job-offer/lecturer-software-engineering

Enquiries can be directed to Dietmar Pfahl or Marlon Dumas (firstname dot lastname at ut dot ee)