Postdoc in Foundations of Extended Reality

Copenhagen University
April 07, 2024
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The Pioneer Centre for AI and Department of Computer Science at the University of Copenhagen invites application for a 2-year postdoctoral full-time research position in the domain of Extended Reality.

Project The theoretical foundations of extended reality concern the human experience of being in a different place, capable of doing different things. However, developments in hardware, generative AI, and our understanding of experience are challenging these foundations. We seek a postdoc to explore these challenges theoretically and empirically.

Inquiries about the position can be made to Professor Kasper Hornbæk ([email protected]).

The position is for 24 months and open from 1 September 2024, 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. It is a high priority at the Pioneer Centre for AI and the Department of Computer Science to foster environments of the highest excellence, allowing people from diverse backgrounds to thrive.

Working environment The Department and Pioneer Centre for AI offer its researchers generous support for career development, own fundraising, travel, and visitors, as well as support for and access to computing and lab facilities.

The candidate will be a member of the Pioneer Centre for Artificial Intelligence, a 5-university Danish research endeavor, and the Human-Centered Computing research section at the University of Copenhagen's Department of Computer Science. Both the centre and research section are highly international and well-funded, working on a broad range of fundamental research topics.

This position offers an opportunity to join a globally recognized, highly ambitious, creative, collaborative, and fun group of international researchers working at the forefront of human–computer interaction. The Human-Centered Computing section aspires to be a top research group for human-computer interaction that bridges technology, theory, and empirical studies. We have a regular presence at top-ranking HCI venues (e.g., CHI, TOCHI) and do well in rankings (like https: // We are currently 12 faculty, and a large and active group of PhD fellows and postdocs for peer- support and to engage in social activities.

We offer creative and stimulating working conditions and significant freedom in a dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include virtual and augmented reality headsets and tracking tools (Varjo XR-3, Oculus Quest 3, Optitrack, etc.) and a modern fabrication space (3D printers, laser cutters, electronics tools, 3D scanners, etc.).

International applicants The University of Copenhagen offers international researchers and their families a broad variety of services, such as support before and during relocation and career counselling to expat partners. Most international candidates qualify for a special foreign-researcher-tax scheme. Please find more information about these services as well as practical information on entering and working in Denmark here: https: //

Copenhagen is continuously ranked among the top-5 livable cities in the world with clean air, beautiful architecture, a rich cultural life and dedication to work-life balance and “hygge”. Employees are offered 6-weeks of vacation annually, generous parental leave and Copenhagen offers great childcare facilities, international schools and is a very family-friendly city.

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.

Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

Application The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below. Please include:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas (copy of Bachelor, Master and PhD degree certificate or equivalent)
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans (max two pages)
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers
  • The deadline for applications is 7 April 2024 , 23:59 CEST.

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

    Interviews will be held in late April.

    You can read about the recruitment process athttps: // .

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