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Assistant Professorship in Digital Media Use and Users

IT-Universitetet i København

Storkøbenhavn
12-03-2019
Expires
10-04-2019

The Digital Design Department at the IT University of Copenhagen invites candidates for an Assistant Professorship in the areas of Digital Media, User Cultures and User Engagement. The proposed starting date is 1 August 2019 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 to contribute to the research profile of the department. The Digital Design Department consists of approximately 85 skilled and engaged educators and researchers with an interest in digital design. The research combines design thinking with technological tools, material exploration, digital media and co-design (see https://www.itu.dk/forskning/institutter/institut-for-digital-design-ny).

Job Description
The candidate should have a background in the Humanities, Psychology, Cultural Sociology, Philosophy or similar areas with strong theoretical, analytical and methodological qualifications regarding research into the socio-cultural aspects of the use of digital media. To be considered, candidates should be able to demonstrate research and teaching qualifications in one or more of the following areas:

  • Theories and methods related to the understanding of digital media use and users, including both quantitative and qualitative methods, preferably including knowledge of data-driven user analysis and cross-platform studies
  • Cultural theory and cultural studies, as applied to digital media formats and digital media uses
  • The interplay between digital service- and platform design, sociality and user behavior
  • The affective and emotional aspects of our everyday use of digital media in relation to social, cultural and institutional contexts
At the Digital Design Department, we have a broad understanding of digital media. In the context of this position, we understand digital media as social media services, computer games and mobile apps which facilitate communicative and social practices. We are looking for a candidate who has worked within at least one of these areas. A good candidate is generally interested in understanding what engages users in digital social interaction, and is continuously motivated to explore and map emerging trends in digital media uses and the impact this use may have on society at large.

Applicants should provide a research plan explaining the research they wish to pursue in the position as Assistant Professor. Applicants should also be able to carry out research-based teaching and supervision in a variety of subjects related to digital media, the interplay between media formats, (re)design and user practices, and context-based user studies in on- and offline environments, on both bachelor and master level.

The ideal candidate should document:
  • Publications of research at a high international level in well-respected peer-reviewed venues
  • Competences in developing and conducting teaching that is well received by students
  • A record of contributing to the goals of institutions in which he/she has worked, for instance participation in committees or boards.
In addition, candidates for the position should be able to:
  • Participate in and co-develop applications for external research funding
  • 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 academics. 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 commercialisation of IT.

Questions about the positions can be directed to Head of Department, Lone Malmborg, IT University of Copenhagen, malmborg@itu.dk or tel. 7218 5023.

The assistant professorship is a temporary position for up to 4 years with the possibility of extension. The position requires academic qualifications at PhD level.

Salary
Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC).

Application
The application must be in English and must include:
  • A motivated application, including a cogent argument for how qualified you are for the position and brief statements of research and teaching plans
  • 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 3-5 publications relevant to the position.
  • A numbered list of publications. The enclosed publications should be marked with an asterisk (*)
  • Documentation of pedagogical experience and teaching record within one or more of the teaching areas listed for the position
Applications without the above-mentioned documents will not be assessed.

The applicant will be assessed according to the Appointment Order from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of 25 April 2008.

The IT University may use shortlisting in connection to the recruitment process. In case of shortlisting, the Chairman 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.

Application procedure
You can only apply for this position through our e-recruitment system. Apply by pushing the button "Apply for position" in the job announcement on our website: http://en.itu.dk/About-ITU/Vacancies.

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

Application deadline: 10 April 2019, at 23:59 CEST.

Applications 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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