Welcome to INF's web site

The Institute of Informatics is a world-class center of excellence in Computer Science and Computer Engineering engaged in leading research, teaching, and technology transfer to Industry. It was founded in 1989 as one of the faculties at UFRGS (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul), which is the largest public university in southern Brazil.

The Institute has 75 faculty members, which makes it one of the largest Computer Science and Computer Engineering groups in the country. One of our main characteristics is a strong connection between research on software and hardware. The Institute also includes a team of 36 administration staff to provide support for a community of over 700 undergraduate and 250 graduate students.


Tenure-Track for Associate Professor in Computing

Tenure-Track for Associate Professor in Computing
Faculty Positions at the Institute of Informatics, UFRGS, Brazil

The Institute of Informatics invites applications for tenure-track full-time faculty positions at Associate Professor level (“Professor Adjunto”). A PhD in Computer Science or a related area is required. All applicants must either hold great promise for or have a significant track record of research as well as teaching excellence. The selection process involves oral and written exams which can be taken in either English or Portuguese.

There are three positions available for the areas of specialization below:
- Data Communications (1 position)
- Big Data Management (1 position)
- Algorithms, Data Structures & Computer Organization (1 position)

The closing date for applications is the 26th of February 2014.

Initial (gross) monthly salary is 8,049.77 BRL (about 2400 EUR or 3370 USD).

Further information about these roles can be obtained by contacting the Head of the Applied Informatics Department, Professor Carlos Lisboa, email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Details of the selection process can be found in the link below (in Portuguese):

About the Institute of Informatics:

The Institute of Informatics is one of the largest CS departments in Brazil. It covers a wide range of research areas and it is the birthplace of the IT industry in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. The Institute offers two undergraduate degrees (Computer Science and Computer Engineering), which both rank consistently among the best in the country, according to the Brazilian Ministry of Education and independent media and market surveys. The Postgraduate Program in Computing offers MSc and PhD degrees and was awarded the highest grade by the Ministry of Education, being ranked among the top 5 programs in Brazil.

About UFRGS:

UFRGS (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul) is the largest public university in the south of Brazil. UFRGS was ranked as the best university in Brazil for the second consecutive year in an evaluation made by the Ministry of Education. It has approximately 2,6K faculty members, 28K undergraduate students and 17K postgraduate students.

About Porto Alegre:

Porto Alegre is the one of largest cities in the country, and the capital city of Rio Grande do Sul, the southern region of Brazil. Porto Alegre is a modern city of 1.5 million people and one of the most important cultural, political, and economic centers of the country. It has been recognized by the UN as the leading capital in Brazil in terms of quality of life.



The Institute of Informatics (INF) has an infrastructure comparable to the best universities in the world. Its 7,500m2 of built area include 23 lecture rooms, 12 teaching labs with over 510 computers, 35 research labs, 2 rooms of video and web conferences for defense presentations, meetings and classes, 4 lecture theatres, and a specialized library with over 22,000 volumes.