Assistant/ Associate Professorship in Creative Programming at the IT University of Copenhagen

IT University of Copenhagen
April 03, 2024
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Assistant/ Associate Professorship in Creative Programming at the IT University of Copenhagen

The Digital Design Department at the IT University of Copenhagen invites candidates for Assistant/Associate Professorships. The proposed starting date is Summer 2024.

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 to contribute to the research profile of the department. The Department of Digital Design researches and teaches the design of digital technologies and services with a positive impact on society, industry, and climate in domains like public sector, health, welfare, and games.

Job Description The applicant should have solid experience with research and teaching in creative programming and design-oriented coding both in terms of hardware and software. The applicant should have the capacity to introduce creative programming to design students who come from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds through a variety of formats such as classroom teaching, seminars, and workshops. This requires a skillset within industry standard web technology including HTML, CSS, Javascript and specifically creative coding libraries like p5js and Node.js and lightweight IoT messaging protocols; Arduino, Raspberry Pi, or other physical computing tools; or similar (open source) interactive tools and platforms like Processing. In addition, the applicant should be qualified in at least one of the following areas:

  • Aesthetic, critical and practical explorations of technology, computation and design in relation to creative programming and interaction design
  • Conceptual and material integration of emerging technology into creative practices and design, including experience with a variety of data-centric digital materials, such as internet data, machine learning and artificial intelligence
  • Open-ended and experimental design processes and design research for example in relation to technological frameworks within IoT, human-AI collaboration and creativity support tools.
  • The assistant professorship is a temporary position for up to 3 years with the possibility of extension. The position requires academic qualifications at PhD level.

    In addition, for Associate Professor position, candidates should be able to:

  • Attract external research funding
  • Supervise PhD students
  • Read/speak a Scandinavian language (or have the willingness to learn Danish)
  • 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
  • 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.)
  • Copies of max. 5 different publications of research at a high international level in well-respected peer reviewed venues that are relevant to the position (the publications should be numbered)
  • For candidates applying for the Assistant professor position: documentation of pedagogical experience and teaching record within one or more of the teaching areas listed for the position
  • For candidates applying for the Associate professor position: documentation of a) received observation and feedback on teaching, b) pedagogical experience and training courses as a teacher, c) a formal written assessment of teaching competence and d) a teaching record within one or more of the teaching areas listed for the position
  • For candidates applying for the Associate professor position: a record of contributing to the goals of the institutions in which the candidate has worked, for example participation in committees, etc.
  • 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 Design Research Section, Associate Professor Jonas Fritsch, IT University of Copenhagen, [email protected] or tel. 72185061. 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 website.

    The IT University might upon request in the interview process contact 1-2 references.

    Please note that all application material will be destroyed after the assessment.

    The IT University uses tests in connection with the recruitment process.

    Application deadline: 3 April 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.

    IT University of Copenhagen, Rued Langgaards Vej 7, DK-2300 Copenhagen S


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