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knowledge. 53 500 students and 6 500 employees make the university a large and
inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study
programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new
knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.
About the department
At the Department of Applied Information Technology, critical and
interdisciplinary research is conducted in an international environment of the
highest quality with great relevance to the surrounding society. Our
researchers are in the midst of the debate to help explain and problematize
IT- and society-related challenges linked to the digitalization of society.
We develop the individual's knowledge and ability to analyze, understand and
handle various aspects of IT as well as the interaction between human and
technology in areas such as human-computer interaction, Artificial
Intelligence, blockchain, digital innovation, e-Health, mobile communication,
robots, social media and IT in schools and teaching. We provide education at
Bachelor's and Master's level anchored in research and the development of
The department is located at the knowledge-intensive Lindholmen, and has a
well-developed collaboration with both business and public sector as well as
the civil society.
About the division of Human Computer Interaction
In a world where technology is constantly present, it is important to
understand this presence and how it affects us. The purpose of the division is
to contribute to a sustainable and enjoyable way of living with technology.
Therefore, the research at the division primarily focuses primarily on digital
wellbeing and health. The staff carries out various types of design research
and analytical studies of empirical conditions, drawing upon multidisciplinary
perspectives and involving people with backgrounds in computer science,
applied IT, and interaction design. Research, education and collaboration take
place in an integrated manner and the employees work closely together in a
research team, but also in collaboration with colleagues from other divisions
in the department and with colleagues at the Division of Interaction Design at
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IT Faculty of University
The division of Human Computer Interaction is a newly started division under
expansion, where we recruit strategically to strengthen our competence in
user-focused and design-oriented research.
For more information about the division, please visit
https: // www. gu.se/en/applied-information-technology/division-of-human-
computer-interaction and https: // hci-gu.github.io/
Subject area description
Human Computer Interaction
The person hired is expected to independently and together with other
employees conduct research of a high international standard and report
research findings in journals and at conferences. The person hired is expected
to be an active and engaged team member with a strong interest in contributing
to the research team's mutual goals, in addition to their own academic career.
The division of HCI has recently initiated the ”Appademy” (https: // hci-
gu.github.io/appademin/), in order to make our expertise in studies, design
and programming of digital services available to other researchers within the
University of Gothenburg. The employee is expected to be able to contribute to
Work tasks also include working with education at both basic and advanced
level in the field of HCI. The tasks include planning, implementation and
evaluation of teaching as well as supervision of students and doctoral
students. An important part of the position is also to develop education and
courses of relevance to HCI and related areas. Administrative tasks related to
education will also be part of the work tasks.
The eligibility for employment as a teacher is stated in chapter 4, sections 3
- 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance and the University of Gothenburg's
employment procedure. Qualifying to be employed is the one who has
demonstrated educational skill, has obtained a doctorate in subjects such as
Human Computer Interaction, Interaction Design or equivalent, or has
equivalent scientific competence or any other skill that is important in the
view of the content of the employment and the duties that are to be included.
In the appointment, equal scrutiny will be given to the degree of scientific-
and teaching aptitude.
Scientific proficiency must be documented through international scientific
publication in the field of Human Computer Interaction and Interaction Design,
such as for example CHI, MobileHCI, NordiCHI, CSCW. The applicant should have
documented experience working with design or development of new services and
artefacts, where experience within health and well-being are a merit.
Assessment of scientific proficiency includes the ability to independently
plan, initiate and conduct research, the ability to collaborate in development
and research as well as contribute to a research environment and the
international scientific community. Successful work on obtaining external
funds is a merit.
When assessing pedagogical skills , special emphasis is placed on work with
teaching within HCI, Interaction Design and related areas. Assessment of
pedagogical skills will include the candidate's experience of planning,
implementation, management, evaluation, supervision and examination, as well
as course development and development of educational materials and similar
educational activities. Both pedagogical and educational skills and experience
must be well documented so that quality also can be assessed.
Formal training in higher education teaching or equivalent is a merit.
Applicants who lack formal training in higher education teaching or
equivalent, are expected to undergo such, or to gain equivalent knowledge,
within one year from the date of employment.
Documented ability and skill to collaborate with others and to lead and
administer teaching and research, and to inform, to cooperate with the
surrounding community and to work for the utilization of the university's
research will be deemed meriting.
We are looking for an independent person who is analytical, driven and
Applicants should have very good knowledge of English, both written and oral.
Documented experience of teaching in English is a requirement. Applicants who
don´t speak Swedish are expected to work actively to learn Swedish since the
work is conducted in an environment characterized by internationalization but
with Swedish as the official language.
The university will through this recruitment make a holistic assessment of
aptitude and skills and select the applicant which is deemed to have the best
pre-requisites to conduct and develop current tasks of the position, interact
and collaborate with other staff, as well as contributing to a positive
development of the division, the teaching at the department and the work in
For more detailed descriptions of the assessment criteria, see the University
of Gothenburg´s employment scheme “Anställningsordning för lärare vid
Göteborgs universitet” bullet 18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124.
The position is a permanent employment at 100 % of full-time, with placement
at the Department of Applied IT, the Division of Human-Computer Interaction.
Probationary employment is applied for all permanent employments.
Start date 1st of February 2022 or according to agreement.
In addition to expert reviews, interviews, trial lectures and references can
be a part of the following recruitment process.
For further information
- Regarding the position please contact Alexandra Weilenmann, Head of
division: +46 31- 786 56 34
- Regarding the appointment procedure, please contact Emil Fägerwall Ödman,
Human Resources Officer, +46 31 786 29 04
Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg:
https:// www. gu.se/english/abouttheuniversity/job-opportunities/union-
How to apply
In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to
register an account in our online recruitment system, start by clicking the
button “Apply”. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the
application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job
advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of
candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the
application. Any documents that are not available in electronic format should
be mailed to: IT Faculty Office, Lindholmsplatsen 1, S-417 56 Gothenburg, in
three copies, no later than 2021-11-16.
The application is to be written in English.
The following documents are to be attached:
Resume / CV and data
Degrees and diplomas, certificates or other documents
Letter of intent of maximum one A4 page, where you state what you want to
work with if you are offered the employment
Presentation of scientific merits containing a list of the (maximum) 10
scientific papers cited, justification for the selection and a concise
statement of scientific achievements.
Presentation of educational credentials containing educational training, a
list of the (maximum) 10 pedagogic / teaching materials cited and
concise statement of educational activities and reflection. Qualitative
reviews, course evaluations or equivalent should be included or referenced
in the appendices.
Summary of leadership and administrative qualifications and cooperation
Two references to managers
Closing date: 2021-11-16
In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment
channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors,
recruitment and staffing companies.