Full professorships in Digital Design at the IT University of Copenhagen

IT-Universitetet i København

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Full professorships in Digital Design at the IT University of Copenhagen


IT-Universitetet i København

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The IT University of Copenhagen, Department of Digital Design invites highly motivated individuals to apply for several Full Professor positions starting in December 2024 or soon thereafter.We invite applicants who want to contribute to the IT University’s vision of creating and sharing knowledge that is profound and leads to ground-breaking information technology and services for the benefit of humanity, and who want to contribute to Digital Design’s research strategy.The candidate
We look to hire candidates holding a PhD in areas related to or relevant for research and teaching in Design Research, Human Centred Data Science and Public Digitalisation & Digital Welfare.The candidate must conduct education and research in at least one of the following areas:

  • Design Research: designing digital technologies for present and future contexts through experimentation and interventions from a care-oriented perspective; interdisciplinary explorations of the sociopolitical, ethical and cultural outcomes of design prototypes; critically exploring participatory design of digital technologies and services.
  • AI-based Design: designing new forms of AI-based user experience as well as understanding how people interact with AI/ML products.
  • Human Centred Data Science: focusing on the human factors in the conception, use, and understanding of data; understanding and exploring human practices enabled by technology in the intersection of data science, social science, HCI, and CSCW; combining quantitative and qualitative methods, and work with computational methods such as statistics, machine learning, network analysis together with qualitative methods such as ethnography, interviews, and observations.
  • Public Sector Digitalization and Digital Welfare: exploring the idea of digital welfare and its impact in modern societies; enhancing comprehension of digital societies and participation through active involvement in digital social policy: studying digital inclusion, citizenship and lifestyles that empower individuals and communities through themes such as digital marginalization, ageing, care, and loneliness.

The ideal applicant takes a combined theoretical and applied approach. Experience with interdisciplinary work is expected.Job description
The professors are expected to contribute to research and education, including PhD supervision, to develop strategy, and mentor junior faculty and postdocs in the applied-for area. Moreover, the professors are expected to attract external research funding and to build external collaboration in joint research projects also with partners outside of academia.
In addition, candidates for the position should be able to read/speak a Scandinavian language (or have the willingness to learn Danish).Qualification requirements
The responsibilities of the professors will include:

  • Develop education and teaching at the IT University of Copenhagen
  • Take responsibility of the academic leadership in the applied-for area
  • Critically and constructively influence the way Digital Design is applied in society
  • Take responsibility of the academic leadership towards collaboration with external partners
  • Create a pipeline of external research funding
  • Develop relations to external partners, to business, government, and society at large

The application should document the applicant’s background and experiences with respect to the responsibilities listed above.The application should also state any additional qualities that the candidate may possess, such as excellent communication skills, leadership skills in diverse environments, and the like.The applicant is expected to have proven experience in delivering excellent results regarding:

  • Research
  • PhD supervision
  • Education and curriculum development
  • Outreach outside academia, e.g. to industry, other organizations, or the public
  • Research management
  • Attracting external funding

The applicant must document results in these aspects. Documentation must confirm that the applicant is both internationally recognized and has had an impact outside their peer community, for instance in collaborations with industry or other organizations outside academia.General information
The IT University of Copenhagen (ITU) is a teaching and research-based tertiary institution concerned with information technology (IT) and the opportunities it offers. The IT University has more than 160 full-time Faculty members. Research and teaching in information technology span all academic activities which involve computers including computer science, information and media sciences, humanities and social sciences, business impact and the commercialization of IT.About the Digital Design Department
Digital Design is organized in three sections; Design Research, Play, Culture and AI, and Digital Societies and Participation. The sections serve as the organizational framework for the department’s research which is further divided into several research groups, labs, and a research center. We offer a BSc and MSc in Digital Design and Interactive Technologies and a MSc in Games. Our research and teaching approaches are based on diversity, inclusiveness interdisciplinarity and collaboration.Working at the IT University
Located in modern architecture, a 6-minute metro ride from the center of Copenhagen, the IT University offers an informal working environment, a varied everyday life, and a highly motivated, ambitious, competent, and diverse international faculty, with PhD degrees from 17 different countries. The IT University is an equal opportunity employer and prides itself in actively and successfully pursuing an improved gender balance among students and among faculty.Working in Copenhagen
Copenhagen has a solid educational system, a rich cultural life, universal healthcare, good childcare, and well-functioning infrastructure. Copenhagen is among the world’s most livable cities according to the Economist Global Liveability Index. Living and working in Copenhagen will be a good experience for you and your family.Salary and terms of employment
Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Taxation’s agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) and job structure for academic staff at Universities.Application
The application and all other documents ought to be in English and must include:

  • A motivated application (cover letter), including a detailed description of your qualifications and brief statements of research and teaching plans that relates to the criteria in ITU´s Competency Development Profile (https://en.itu.dk/About-ITU/Vacancies/Faculty-Competence-profiles).
  • A full CV, including name, address, phone number, e-mail, previous and present employment and academic background.
  • Documentation of academic degrees (copy of degree certificates etc.).
  • A short plan outlining and arguing for the intended research and teaching initiatives and engagements (2-3 A4 pages).
  • A memorandum stating your most important scientific work relevant to the position and your contribution to such work (2-3 A4 pages).
  • Copies of max. 5-10 different publications or other research contributions at a high international level in well-respected peer reviewed venues that are relevant for the applicant’s field (the publications should be numbered).
  • Information indicating experience and results in Ph.D. supervision, research management, fundraising, academic community efforts, and research cooperation.
  • Documentation of pedagogical training and experience along with a teaching record relevant for the position. The teaching record should at least for each course include your official responsibility, the size of the course, the academic level, and the number of students. Include max. 5 course descriptions to document the experience.
  • A record of contributing to the goals of the institutions in which the candidate has worked, for example participation in committees, etc.

Recognizing the diversity of traditions, methods and delivery format in the range of fields included in this call, the publications or other documented research contributions should be submitted in the format relevant for the applicant’s field. All application materials are to be submitted through the online application portal in the format of pdf documents.Applications without the above-mentioned required documents will not be assessed.The applicant will be accessed according to the Appointment Order from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of 13 March 2012.The IT University may use shortlisting in connection to the recruitment process. In case of shortlisting, the Chair of the hiring committee selects applicants for assessment in consultation with the hiring committee after the application deadline. All applicants are notified whether their application has been passed for assessment. The shortlisting of candidates for assessment is based on the criteria in the job posting.Further information
Questions about the positions can be directed to Head of Department, Lone Malmborg, IT University of Copenhagen, [email protected] or tel. +45 51 84 18 38.
Questions related to the application procedure may be directed to HR, [email protected].Application procedure
You can only apply for this position through our e-recruitment system. Apply by pressing the button “Apply for position” in the job announcement on our .Please note that all application material will be destroyed after the assessment.The IT University uses tests in connection with the recruitment process and we might upon request in the interview process contact 1-2 references.Application deadline: 1 August 2024, at 23:59 CEST.Applications/enclosures received after the application deadline will not be taken into consideration. If you submit an application, it is your responsibility to ensure that it arrives before the deadline, so please allow sufficient time for upload of publications and other documents.The IT University invites all qualified researchers regardless of age, gender, religious affiliation or ethnic background to apply for the positions.

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