Tenure-track assistant Professor of Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) University of Copenhagen, Department of Computer Science Denmark

Tenure-track assistant Professor of Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) 

Department of Computer Science 

Faculty of Science 

University of Copenhagen 


The Department of Computer Science is expanding its research and educational activities and hereby invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship within the CSCW research area.  


The assistant professor will join the CSCW research group (cf. https://di.ku.dk/english/research/hcc/cscw) either as part of the department’s Human-Centred Computing Section (HCC) or the department's Software, Data, People & Society Section (SDPS). The HCC section's research is concerned with the theory and practice of how people engage with computing and spans research within CSCW, human-computer interaction (HCI) and information systems. The focus of the SDPS Section is research in technologies and methods for development of software systems which are suited for the people developing and using the software systems thereby creating value for society – often in an interdisciplinary setting.


Preferred candidates should have 

  • a PhD degree in computer science, a related field relevant for CSCW, or equivalent  

  • a track-record of research exploring the appropriation and use of collaborative technologies in complex and demanding cooperative settings such as architecture, global software development, and healthcare 

  • research experience in the area of CSCW 

  • concrete experience in setting up partnerships with stakeholders outside the university. Relevant professional or industry experience would be an added advantage. 

  • demonstrated impact within the CSCW field e.g. by a growing record at relevant venues including ECSCW, JCSCW, ACM CSCW, and CSCW-track at CHI. 


Relevant CSCW subareas include (but are not limited to): Transformation of cooperative work through data-driven technologies (e.g. sensor tracking and VR); Critical design & civic engagement (e.g. IoT and open design technologies); and Politics of information infrastructures & cooperative technologies. 


The tenure track assistant professor’s duties will primarily include research and teaching within, but not limited to, CSCW. The department values cross-disciplinary research and teaching and is actively involved in several cross-faculty research projects and educational programs. Thus, the preferred candidate must be capable of and interested in facilitating cross-disciplinary interactions both within the Department of Computer Science and across the university. The candidate must be prepared to engage in cross-disciplinary teaching, including courses for students with a non-technical background, e.g., the humanities or health sciences. 


The department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and international service. The tenure-track assistant professor must have an academic standing showing internationally competitive research, and/or have internationally recognized high potential to make a future impact. 


Assessment of applicants will primarily consider their level of documented, internationally competitive research. The ability to attract external funding will be considered together with outreach qualifications. Teaching qualifications are not mandatory but documented teaching qualifications and teaching experience will be considered. 


The position is open from 1 June 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. 


Further information on the department is linked at https://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/. Inquiries about the position can be made to Head of HCC Section, Associate Professor Sebastian Boring (sebastian.boring@diku.dk, cell phone: +45 5131 9672), Head of SDPS Section, Professor Thomas Hildebrandt (hilde@di.ku.dk, cell phone: +45 3142 5279) and Head of Department, Professor Mads Nielsen (mads@di.ku.dk, cell phone: +45 2460 0599). 


The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications regardless of personal background. 


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.  


The starting salary is currently up to DKK 424.526 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 72.594).  


Negotiation for salary supplement is possible. 


The tenure-track programme 

An assigned mentor will provide the tenure-track assistant professors with guidance related to career development, other academic topics and administrative procedures. 


Performance of the tenure-track assistant professor will be followed via internal yearly evaluations and a mid-term and final international evaluation by an assessment committee. If the ‘final appraisal’ is positive you will be promoted as associate professor. Performance and progression towards the criteria below will be evaluated with due consideration of differences between research fields.  


Criteria for promotion 

After a 6-year tenure-track period tenure-track assistant professors are expected to meet the following criteria: 

  • A strong publication track record within the specific field of research, including a significant number of corresponding authorships and at least some publications in high-ranked journals based on work carried out during the tenure-track period 

  • Strong external network of collaboration, including joint publications 

  • A track record of successful external research funding 

  • Establishment of a strong and internationally competitive research group demonstrating clear independence of former supervisors/mentors, or/and major contributions to the development of an existing research group demonstrating an ability to collaborate within the research group  

  • Completed https://www.ind.ku.dk/english/course_overview/up/ and established a teaching portfolio via participation in teaching, including preparation and development of departmental courses 

  • Successful supervision/co-supervision of MSc and PhD students  


The application including all attachments must be in English and submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below. 


Please include  

  • Curriculum vitae including: Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)  

    • Please describe and document international network and relations  
    • Please describe and document network and relations outside academia 
    • Please describe and document internationally based activities 
    • Positions held at universities/research institutions outside Denmark 
    • Outreach activities, i.e. popular lectures or other activities in the media 
    • Grants held, personal or in part. Career development grants. 


  • Research plan - description of current and future research plans  

  • If available, description and documentation of teaching and supervision experience and qualifications- please describe and document: Complete publication list 

    • Experience with supervision of BSc and MSc students 
    • Teaching experience 
    • Formal pedagogical training 


  • Separate reprints of up to 5 particularly relevant papers 

The deadline for applications is 1 January 2019, 23:59 GMT +1. 


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


You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.  


Interviews/trial lectures will be held on 21 March 2019 


Please refer to the following no. in future communication in this case: 211-0009/18-2N 

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