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Tenure-track Faculty Positions at the IMDEA Software Institute

The IMDEA Software Institute invites applications for tenure-track (Assistant Professor) faculty positions. We are primarily interested in recruiting excellent candidates in the areas of Machine Learning, including Formal Reasoning About ML Systems, Explainable AI, Data Analysis at Large Scale, etc.; Software Engineering; Systems in general, including Distributed Systems, Embedded Systems, Databases, etc.; Cyber-Physical Systems; and Privacy. Exceptional candidates in other topics within the general research areas of the Institute will also be considered. Tenured-level (Associate and Full Professor) applications are also welcome.

The primary mission of the IMDEA Software Institute is to perform research of excellence at the highest international level in software development technologies. It is one of the highest-ranked institutions worldwide in its main topic areas.

Selection Process

The main selection criteria are the candidate’s demonstrated ability and commitment to research, the match of interests with the Institute’s mission, and how the candidate complements areas of established strengths of the Institute. All positions require a doctoral degree in Computer Science or a closely related area, earned by the expected start date. Candidates for tenure-track positions will have shown exceptional promise in research and will have displayed an ability to work independently as well as collaboratively. Candidates for tenured positions must possess an outstanding research record, have recognized international stature, and demonstrated leadership abilities. Experience in graduate student supervision is also valued at this level.

Applications should be completed using this application form.

Please select reference 2023-10-faculty-call at the beginning of the form. For full consideration, complete applications should be received by December 15, 2023, although applications will continue to be accepted until the positions are filled.

Working at the IMDEA Software Institute

The Institute is located in the vibrant area of Madrid, Spain. It offers an ideal working environment, combining the best aspects of a research center and a university department. Its researchers can focus on developing new ideas and projects, in collaboration with world-leading, international faculty, post-docs, and students. Researchers also have the opportunity (but no obligation) to teach university courses. The Institute offers institutional funding and also encourages its members to participate in national and international research projects. The working language at the Institute is English.

Salaries at the Institute are internationally competitive and established on an individual basis. They include social security provisions in accordance with existing national Spanish legislation, and in particular access to an excellent public health care system.

Further information about the Institute’s current faculty and research can be found at

The IMDEA Software Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages applications from a diverse and international community and underrepresented groups. The institute complies with the European Charter for Researchers.