Professorship in AI and Foundation Models (open rank)

The University of Basel invites applications for a Professorship in Artificial Intelligence, with a focus on Foundation and Large Language Models, to join the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. This position is a key part of the University's AI initiative, aimed at bolstering our leadership in AI and Deep Learning, and Foundation Models. The role will significantly enhance the capabilities of our Center for Data Analytics and support interdisciplinary research across the university.

Your position

The new professor will enhance the research portfolio of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science and contribute to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level. They will be expected to foster interdisciplinary research collaborations across various departments and affiliated institutions, and thus strengthen the University of Basel's contributions to solving complex global challenges through AI.

Your profile

We seek candidates with an outstanding research record in foundation models, in particular large language models. Candidates are expected to have a strong record of interdisciplinary work, for example in medicine or life sciences, who address key issues in AI such as reproducibility, safety, trustworthiness and robustness, and who engage with the theoretical and algorithmic foundations of AI. A strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching and mentorship is essential. We seek candidates who show promise in shaping the future of AI through both their research and educational practices.

We offer you

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science provides excellent research and teaching conditions and a stimulating academic environment. It maintains a wide range of collaborations with other departments of the Faculty of Science and affiliated research institutions, other Faculties, as well as other universities.

The University of Basel is an equal opportunity and family friendly employer committed to excellence through diversity. To increase the number of women in leading academic positions, the University strongly welcomes female applicants.

Application / Contact

Applications, including a curriculum vitae, list of publications indicating the five most significant papers, a statement of current and future research, a teaching statement, and names of five potential referees should be submitted online (as one single.pdf file) addressed to Prof. Dr. Marcel Mayor, Dean of the Faculty of Science. Applications submitted by other means will not be considered. For further information contact Prof. Dr. Volker Roth ( The deadline for receipt of applications is July 31, 2024.