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Full-time Professor Position In Computer Science

Application deadline: March 15, 2021

Starting: September 1st 2021

The Department of Computer Science of the Ecole Polytechnique is willing to recruit a Professor (*).

We are looking for an excellent senior researcher in Computer Science, with outstanding international recognition in his/her field. The candidate will be required to present a detailed scientific project demonstrating how his/her research can contribute to strengthen and possibly widen the scope of one of the teams of our Computer Science laboratory (LIX), possibly developing further connections between them, with other research groups from the Institut Polytechnique de Paris or with the local Inria center. 

On the teaching side, the candidate should be able to contribute to core computer science curriculum (bachelor's and first years of the Polytechnic engineering cycle) as well as advanced research-oriented courses, by integrating into existing teaching teams and contributing to the animation thereof. The ability to develop project-based teaching, enabling to strengthen links between teaching, research and applications will be highly appreciated. Being fluent in French is a plus, but not mandatory.

The Ecole Polytechnique offers an exceptional environment, with an adapted teaching load, as well as the support (scientific, administrative, and budgetary) of the DIX department and the LIX laboratory. 

The candidate is strongly encouraged to contact members of the department prior to the application, to discuss and refine his/her teaching and research projects :

The deadline for applying through the Ecole Polytechnique website ( is March 15 2021 and interviews will be planned the first weeks of May.

(*) Professor positions are full time, permanent positions (CDI), open to both new recruits and people willing to move from a civil-servant researcher or faculty position. These positions are similar, in terms of duties, to those of “Professeur” in French Universities (although “qualification from the CNU” is not required). Candidates should hold a PhD in Computer Science and the “Habilitation à diriger des recherches” (or equivalent seniority level, for researchers currently abroad) and be able to demonstrate great abilities in teaching and research. Indicatively the expected level of experience is that of a credible ‘ERC Consolidator Grant candidate’.  A more detailed description is available on the website.