Halmstad University, School of Information Technology
“Our School and research environment is in a very exciting and expansive
phase. It is a large research environment with a strong international
character. The goal is to be a nationally leading environment within, among
other things, applied AI” – Magnus Clarin, Dean of the School of Information
Halmstad University prepares people for the future by creating values, driving
innovation and developing society. Since the beginning in 1983, the University
has been characterised as forward-thinking and cross-border. Today, the
University has around 600 employees and 11,000 students. The range of
education is wide and the research is internationally renowned. Halmstad
University actively participates in social development through collaboration
with both industry and the public sector. More information about working at
Halmstad University: https: // hh.se/english/about-the-university/vacant-
The School of Information Technology
Halmstad University consists of four interdisciplinary Schools and the current
position is located at the School of Information Technology (ITE). ITE is a
multicultural school with around 130 employees from 20 different countries. It
is a strong research and education environment, with focus on smart technology
and its applications. Students and researchers are working with everything
from AI and information driven care to autonomous vehicles, social robotics
and digital design. ITE offers education on all levels, from undergraduate to
PhD education, plus education for professional. The research is conducted
within the research environment Embedded and Intelligent Systems (EIS). An
innovation centre for information driven care called Leap for Life is
connected to ITE, as well as a collaboration arena for electronic development,
Electronics Centre in Halmstad (ECH).
More information about the School of Information Technology: hh.se/ite-en
This short-term position (nine months) represents an opportunity to be
part of a team that develops and applies innovative and interdisciplinary
design and participatory design techniques to support the creation of
sustainable lifestyles. The position is placed within the framework of several
externally funded inter-disciplinary and collaborative projects, with a focus
on tailoring interventional ethnographic research into design practice.
The researcher will contribute to developing applied research with impact, in
collaboration with industry and city partners, as well as to academic
scholarship and debate through publications. The applicant must have proven
experience from working in these kinds of collaborative human-centered design-
oriented projects with good reviews.
The researcher is expected to:
conduct and publish research of high international quality within the
fields of design ethnography and smart mobility
contribute to developing research on Digital Service Innovation in an
conduct high-quality teaching in higher education within the three
educational programs in informatics at Halmstad University
The applicant must hold a doctoral degree in qualitative research within
Informatics or related fields. Experience from tailored design
ethnographic research practice is a merit.
The applicant must have proven experience working in collaborative human-
centered design-oriented projects with good reviews.
Experience from innovation, research and development within smart and
future mobility is a merit.
The applicant should share the value that diversity and equality among
researchers and teachers bring higher quality to research and education.
Salary is to be determined by negotiation. The application should include a
statement of the salary level required by the candidate.
Applications should be sent via Halmstad University's recruitment system
Varbi (see link on this page).
The application package shall consist of:
1) a cover letter stating the purpose of the application and a brief
statement of why you believe that your goals are well-matched with the goals
of this position, together with a description of future research plans
2) a CV that includes at least
- a list of previous degrees, with dates and institutions
- a complete list of publications with 2-3 most relevant ones for this
- a description of previous research and other work experience and links to
online copies of the most important publications
3) contact information for at least three references.
For further information, please contact Stefan Byttner(Stefan.Byttner@hh.se)
or head of school Magnus Clarin (Magnus.Clarin@hh.se).
We value the qualities that gender balance and diversity bring to our
organisation. We therefore welcome applicants with different backgrounds,
gender, functionality and, not least, life experience.
Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 220316
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
County Hallands län
Reference number 2021/138
Stefan Byttner, +46 729773601
Kristina Hildebrand, Saco-S, 070-7721015
Camilla Soto, ST, 035-167242
Anniqa Lagergren, OFR, 072- 977 37 45
Last application date 25.Jan.2022 11:59 PM CET
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