Teaching Assistants in Computer Science

University of Copenhagen Department of Computer Science

Denmark

Teaching assistants and assistant lecturers at the Department of Computer Science, UCPH, block 1 and 2 in 2021

The Department of Computer Science is looking for teaching assistants and assistant lecturers for courses in the bachelor programmes and master programme from 1 September 2021 – 31. January 2022.

There are available positions on the following courses:

BSc. in Computer Science, Economics and computer science or Machine learning & Data Science:

  • Computersystemer (CompSys)
  • Cloud baserede sundhedsapps
  • Diskret matematik og algoritmer (DMA)
  • Introduktion til computergrafik (Grafik)
  • High Performance Programmering og Systemer (HPPS)
  • IT-Projektledelse (ITP)
  • IT-sikkerhed (ITS)
  • Logic in Computer Science (LICS)
  • Modelling and Analysis of Data (MAD)
  • Matematisk analyse og sandsynligheds-teori i datalogi (MASD)
  • Machine Learning A (MLA)
  • Machine Learning B (MLB)
  • MakroØkonomi A (MakØkA)
  • Numeriske Metoder (NuMe)
  • Programmering og problemløsning (PoP)
  • Python programmering til datavidenskab
  • Python Programming in Data Science
  • Reactive and Event Based Systems (REB)
  • Virtual Reality (VR)

MSc. In Computer Science:

  • Advanced Algorithms and Data Structures (AADS)
  • Advanced Computer Systems (ACS)
  • Advanced Programming (AP)
  • Advanced Topics in Natural Language Processing (ATLP)
  • Advanced Topics in Machine Learning (ATML)
  • Big Data Systems (BDS)
  • Collaborative Computing (CollComp)
  • Data-Driven Financial Models (DatFin)      
  • Data-Parallel Programming (DPP) – previously PFP
  • Medical Image Analysis (MIA)
  • Machine Learning (ML)
  • Natural Language Processing (NLP)
  • Programming massively parallel hardware (PMPH)
  • Vision and Image Processing (VIP)  
  • Visualization (VIS)          

Kommunikation & IT (BSc.):

  • KOMIT Data mining og visualisering af netværksbaseret kommunikation (KA)
  • KOMIT Designprojekt (BA)
  • KOMIT Digitale platforme, medier og kommunikation (KA)
  • KOMIT Empiriske Undersøgelsesmetoder 2 og videnskabsteori (BA)
  • KOMIT Grundlæggende datalogi (BA)
  • KOMIT IT-Infrastruktur (BA)
  • KOMIT Kommunikation og samarbejde i organisationer (KA)
  • KOMIT Konceptudvikling og innovation (KA)
  • KOMIT Projekt i human-centered computing (BA)

 Read more about the job assignment on each course. Furthermore, the course descriptions are published at kurser.ku.dk. For more information please contact the course organizer who you find in the course description at kurser.ku.dk.

Work assignments

Teaching assistant and assistant lecturer assignments vary from course to course but usually include:

Regarding the course:

1. Preparation and conduction of weekly exercises.
2. Preparation of the course before the course starts and possibly assistance during exam/reexam.
3. Weekly TA meetings, including continuous communication with the course responsible and the other TA’s about work assignments.
4. Preparation and test of assignments.
5. Correction, approval and feedback on assignments.
6. Guiding and answering questions from students about the course outside of exercise classes (e.g. in Absalon).
7. Assignments related to online classes. Among being an E-moderator at the hybrid lectures. One will keep a close eye at the questions coming in in the chat.

Outside the course:

1. Participation in TA workshop at IND, if you have not participated before. In the course, you will get the didactic tools you will need to be a TA. Please enclose the diploma with your application, if you have participated before.
2. Answering emails from the department regarding the work assignments above and keeping deadlines and appointments.
3. On some of the mandatory courses, we might need your help to facilitate the forming of study groups, arrange student cafes and advertise for SPOT event on FB etc.

Qualifications for the position as ASSISTANT LECTUER

In order to be employed as an assistant lecturer you must have finalized your Master degree and i.e. be qualified to handle teaching assignments & teaching independently, and supplement teaching handled by an Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor.

The position is limited to 3 years.

Qualifications for the position as TEACHING ASSISTENT

The TA positions are to be filled mainly with applicants who within the recent years have passed their bachelor programme in Computer Science. Students who have passed the bachelor programme (or are currently enrolled in the master programme) in Machine learning, Computer science and Economics, Mathematics, Cognition & IT, Communication & IT or Health Informatics can also be considered as far as their competences are relevant for the course. You must be enrolled as a student if you wish to be a TA. In order be a TA on BSc-courses we expect you to primarily communicate in Danish, and as a TA in an MSc-course you are expected to be proficient in English. As a teaching assistant, you will be employed for up to five years.

The position is limited to 5 years.

Salary and conditions of employment for ASSISTANT LECTURER

The employment is in accordance with the rules concerning assistant lecturers as described in "Circular on teaching paid by the hour and circular on external examiners’ remuneration" of 17 January 2001 (only in Danish) and the provisions for the teaching assistant position as described in “Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at the Universities of 28 June 2013".You will find a link to the Job Structure in the Employee Guide at KUnet under ‘HR’, ‘Personnel Policy’.

As assistant lecturer you will be paid for 130 hours for 7,5 ETCS course and 260 hours for a 15 ETCS course. The salary is DKK 250,15 per hour.

Salary and conditions of employment for TEACHING ASSISTANT

The employment is made in accordance with the Collective Agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the National Union for Student Teachers (SUL)/the Union of Danish Medical Students (FADL) for Student Teachers at the Danish universities and the annexed protocol on Student Teachers. Read more here (only in Danish): Cirkulærer for overenskomst af Studenterundervisere ved universiteter mv.

As teaching assistant you will be paid for 130 hours for 7,5 ETCS course and 260 hours for a 15 ETCS course. The salary is DKK 222,59 per hour.

Application

Send the application with a CV & transcript of your Examination Register by clicking the link ‘Apply now’ below - no later than 24 May 2021. If you apply for more than one TA position then please prioritize your wishes in your application.

Please state it in the top of your application if you are already employed as an assistant lecturer at DIKU.
We want to reflect the surrounding society and encourage that everyone regardless of personal background applies for the position.

Job interview

In some cases you will to be invited for a job interview with the course organizer. Your E-mail address and phone number must be stated in the application.

More information about the positions

If you need further information about assignments etc. you can contact the course organizer. You can find the specific course organizer in the course description at kurser.ku.dk.

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Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

Info

Application deadline: 24-05-2021
Employment start: 01-09-2021
Department/Location: Department of Computer Science


In your application, please refer to Professorpositions.com

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