Professor in data science at the university of Neuchatel, Switzerland

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C. Dimitrakakis

Aug 30, 2022, 12:22:31 AMAug 30
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A full professor or tenure-track assistant professor in data science is available at the university of Neuchâtel.

We are looking for candidates with an internationally visible research profile in data science, including, but not limited to, databases, information systems, data mining, or natural language processing.

For applications as assistant professor, you are typically expected to obtain tenure after 4 years.

The institute of informatics at the university of Neuchâtel is within the faculty of science. The research at the instituIt promotes an interdisciplinary research and teaching environment with the institutes of mathematics, statistics, biology and psychology and education, as well as the faculty of law and the faculty of economics and business.

Teaching obligations are 7 hours per week. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to teach in the joint computer science masters program with the universities of Bern, Neuchâtel and Fribourg. At the Bachelor level, they are expected to teach courses in the newly established Bachelor program in Data Science. For Masters courses, the language of instruction is English. Bachelor courses should be taught in French, hence there is a requirement for proficiency in the language after the first year.

Neuchâtel is a french-speaking canton, at the north border of Switzerland with France. It enjoys views over the homonymous lake < >, where sailing and swimming are popular in the summer. The region offers many hiking and climbing opportunities, while the hills above the university have a large cross-country skiing network during the winter < >.  The main Alpine ranges, as well as the cities of Bern, Lausanne, Geneve and Zurich can be reached in 45-90'  by train.

Remuneration is competitive, according to the cantonal standards:

Application Deadline: 1 October 2022.

Application Procedure: Applications should be uploaded at (ref. FS-Data) in the form of a single PDF file, including a letter of motivation, a CV documenting full teaching and research experience, a list of publications, copies of diplomas and a list of experts able to assess the candidate’s competence (with at least three names). The candidate is also invited to present a statement (3 pages max.) of teaching and research interests, his/her scientific approach to the domain, and projects that he/she intends to undertake at Neuchâtel.

Further information can be obtained by contacting the Head of the Hiring Committee Prof. Pascal Felber (, or Prof. Christos Dimitrakakis (
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