Friday, April 22, 2016

[DMANET] Professor/Assistant Professor in Computer Science/Machine Learning/Robotics in St.Petersburg Academic University, Saint Petersburg, Russia

The Saint Petersburg Academic University of the Russian Academy of Sciences
(SPbAU RAS) is hiring full and associate professors to teach in a new
computer science program. Responsibilities include developing curriculum,
lecturing undergraduates, holding seminars and advising BSc and MSc
students on their theses and research projects. The teaching load is
expected to be 6-8 academic hours per week. Foreign candidates are welcome
as all students can study in English.

There are open positions available for each of the following subjects:

- Data Analysis and Machine Learning (with emphasis on Deep Learning)
- Robotics (Mobile Robot Programming, SLAM)
- System programming (Virtualization, Cloud Computing)
- Programming Language Theory

SPbAU was established in 1997 by the highly acclaimed physicist and Nobel
Prize laureate Zhores Alferov as a research and educational facility for
physics and IT. It is one of the very few state-accredited universities in
Russia to provide advanced BSc/MSc programs in cutting-edge computer
science fields, including bioinformatics or data science. With a lack of
bureaucracy in regards to the educational process, the academic staff at
SPbAU has exceptional flexibility in developing and updating curriculum to
keep up with the students' progress and recent advancements in the rapidly
changing world of computer science.

All students enrolled in the program stand out for their talent and great
potential, thanks to highly competitive entrance examinations. A third of
the freshmen had won prizes at the All-Russian Mathematical Olympiad for
high school students (the oldest and most reputable nationwide competition
in the country). In 2015, SPbAU had a highest average USE (Unified State
Exam) score among all Russian universities.


Assistant professors:

- Ph.D. degree (Cand. Sci. for candidates from Russia and CIS countries)
- At least three publications in the last five years listed at
- Three or more years of experience in research or teaching (apart from
Ph.D. studies)

Full Professors:

*Ph.D. or equivalent degree (Habilitation, D. Sci. for candidates from
Russia and CIS) *
- *At least five refereed publications in the last five years listed at
MathSciNet/DBLP/Scopus/Web Of Science*
*5+ years of research/teaching experience (not counting Ph.D. studies) *

The salary is negotiable, with a guaranteed* lower bound* $1800/month for
associate and of $2500/month for full professor (paid in Russian rubles).
For international applicants, SPbAU will cover relocation expenses, arrange
visa and work permit, and provide lodging assistance.

All positions are funded by a grant from JetBrains Research.

If you are interested in applying for one of the positions, send your CV to

Kind regards,
Uliana Egina
Project Coordinator in Education
The Drive to Develop

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