Associate Professor of Human-Centered Computing (211-0494) – University of Copenhagen

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Associate Professor of Human-Centered Computing (211-0494)

DIKU is expanding its research and educational activities and hereby invites applications for an associate professorship of Human-Centered Computing who will join the department’s Human-Centered Computing Section (

The section’s research is concerned with the theory and practice of how people engage with computing. Currently our focus is on computer-supported collaborative work, health informatics, human-computer interaction, and information systems development.

Outstanding applicants in all areas of human-centered computing will be considered, but research areas of special interest include:

  • Human-computer interaction/Interaction design
  • Visualization
  • Computer-supported cooperative work
  • Information systems development
  • Software engineering
  • Digital fabrication
  • Health informatics

Applicants must have a PhD degree or equivalent in computer science, software engineering or a related field. Relevant industry experience would be an added advantage.

Applicants are required to have university level teaching experience, documented teaching competencies and must be able to explain and reflect upon own teaching practice and portfolio. Formal pedagogical training or supervision equivalent to the University of Copenhagen teacher training programme for assistant professors is required.

Duties include the applicant’s own research, development of the field, assessment tasks, grant applications, and research management such as supervision and training of research fellows and other staff. The successful applicant must also teach, supervise, prepare and participate in examinations, and fulfill other tasks requested by the Department.

Assessment of applicants will primarily consider their level of documented, original scientific production at an international level, including contributions to developments in their field, as well as their documented teaching qualifications. Managerial and out-reach qualifications of applicants including ability to attract external funding will also be considered.

Further information on the Department is linked at Inquiries about the position can be made to Head of Section, Professor Jørgen Bansler (, cell phone: +45 2381 1332) and Head of Department, Professor Mads Nielsen (, cell phone: +45 2460 0599).

The position is open from 1 September 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Terms of employment

The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

Commencing salary is currently up to DKK 455.206 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 77.840). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application including all attachments must be in English and submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae including information about external funding
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans
  • Description and documentation of teaching experience and qualifications according to university guidelines
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 5 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is 16 May 2017, 23:59 GMT +1.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

You can read about the recruitment process at

Interviews/trial lectures will be held on 25 August 2017.

Please refer to the following no. in future communication in this case: 211-0494.


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