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ITU is seeking a Postdoc for Basic Algorithms Research Copenhagen at the BARC Center

The BARC Center for Basic Algorithms Research Copenhagen ( is seeking a postdoc employed at IT University of Copenhagen (ITU).

BARC is a leading center for fundamental algorithmic research, headed by VILLUM Investigator Mikkel Thorup. BARC’s core researchers at ITU are Rasmus Pagh and Thore Husfeldt. The aim of BARC is to attract top talent from around the world to an ambitious, creative, collaborative, and fun environment using the power of mathematics we strive to create fundamental breakthroughs in algorithmic thinking.

The ideal candidate will have proven their research ability through an outstanding PhD thesis, and by publishing in leading international venues for algorithms theory.

The position is for 2 years, with starting date 1 September 2020. Financing for BARC is split between UCPH and ITU, and positions are to be filled at both institutions.

The application must be in English and must include:

  • A motivated application, including a cogent argument for how qualified you are for the position and brief statements of research and teaching plans
  • A full CV, including name, address, phone number, e-mail, previous and present employment and academic background
  • Documentation of academic degrees (copy of degree certificates etc.)
  • Copies of max. 5 different publications that are relevant to the position
  • A numbered list of publications. The enclosed publications should be marked with an asterisk (*)
  • Documentation of pedagogical experience and teaching record within one or more of the teaching areas listed for the position.
Applications without the above-mentioned documents will not be assessed.

Early contact with our faculty staff is strongly encouraged.

General information
The IT University of Copenhagen (ITU) is a teaching and research-based tertiary institution concerned with information technology (IT) and the opportunities it offers. The IT University has more than 160 full-time Faculty members. Research and teaching in information technology span all academic activities which involve computers including computer science, information and media sciences, humanities and social sciences, business impact and the commercialization of IT.

Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC).

Application procedure
You can only apply for this position through our e-recruitment system. Apply by pushing the button "Apply for position" in the job announcement on our website:

Questions about the position can be directed to either Professor Rasmus Pagh, IT University of Copenhagen, tel. 7218 5284 / email or Professor Thore Husfeldt, IT University of Copenhagen, tel. 7218 5075 / email

The applicants will be assessed according to the Appointment Order from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of 13 March 2012.

The IT University may use shortlisting in connection to the recruitment process. In case of shortlisting, the Chair of the hiring committee selects applicants for assessment in consultation with the hiring committee after the application deadline. All applicants are notified whether their application has been passed for assessment. The shortlisting of candidates for assessment is based on the criteria in the job posting.

Please note that all application material will be destroyed after the assessment.

Application deadline: 2 March 2020, at 23:59 CET.

Applications/enclosures received at ITU after the application deadline will not be taken into consideration. If you submit an application, it is your responsibility to ensure that it arrives before the deadline so please allow sufficient time for upload of publications and other documents.

The IT University invites all qualified researchers regardless of age, gender, religious affiliation or ethnic background to apply for the positions.

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