Assistant Professor of Human-Centered Computing
University of Copenhagen Department of Computer Science

Tenure-track assistant Professors of Human-Centered Computing

Department of Computer Science
Faculty of Science

University of Copenhagen

The Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen, is seeking to strengthen its focus on Human-Centered Computing. We are hiring up to two tenure-track assistant professors working with a focus on technologies for human-centered computing. These positions offer an opportunity to join a globally recognized, highly collaborative group of researchers working at the forefront of HCC.

Research areas of interest include, but are not limited to: mixed reality, ubiquitous computing, haptics, physical computing, social computing, intelligent user interfaces, fabrication, shape-changing interfaces, tracking and sensing technologies, interaction with intelligent systems, computational interaction, and mobile computing.

The University of Copenhagen was founded in 1479 and is the oldest and largest university in Denmark. It is often ranked as the best university in Scandinavia and consistently as one of the top places in Europe. Within computer science, it is ranked number 1 in the European Union (post Brexit) by Shanghai Ranking. The department offers a friendly and thriving international research and working environment with opportunities to build up internationally competitive research groups. Working conditions at the University of Copenhagen support a healthy work-life balance and Copenhagen is a family friendly capital city.

The tenure track assistant professors will work in the section for Human-Centered Computing. We are currently seven faculty (Pernille Bjørn, Irina Shklovski, Katarzyna Wac, Søren Kyllingsbæk, Kasper Hornbæk, Daniel Ashbrook, Joanna Bergström) who individually and together work on human-computer interaction, computer-supported collaborative work, and medical informatics. Our section aspires to be a top research environment that bridges technology, theory, and empirical studies. We regularly publish at CHI, CSCW, TOCHI, JCSCW, UIST, and UbiComp.

The duties of a tenure-track assistant professor include research and research-based teaching within the educational programs of the department (e.g., Computer Science, Communications & IT). The tenure track assistant professor must have an academic standing showing internationally competitive research, and have internationally recognized high potential to make a future impact. We expect that successful candidates will repeatedly have published at high ranking venues such as those mentioned above or comparable venues.

The 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 starting date for the position is January 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Further information on the Department is available at Inquiries about the position can be made to Head of  Section, Professor Kasper Hornbæk,, +45 30957883 and Head of Department, Professor Mads Nielsen,, +45 24600599.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates 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 437.843 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 74.871).

Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The tenure-track programme

Successful applicants will join a six-year tenure-track programme. An assigned mentor will provide the tenure-track assistant professors with guidance related to this programme, career development, other academic topics and administrative procedures.

Performance of the tenure-track assistant professor will be assessed via internal yearly evaluations and a mid-term and final international evaluation by an assessment committee. If the final appraisal is positive, the candidate will be promoted to associate professor.

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 substantial number of papers as first or last author based on work carried out during the tenure-track period.
  • Strong external network of collaboration, including joint publications.
  • Success with attracting external research funding.
  • Major contributions to the development of the section, demonstrating an ability to collaborate within the research group as well as independence from former supervisors and mentors.
  • Completed pedagogical training ( and established a teaching portfolio via participation in the department’s teaching activities.
  • Successful supervision/co-supervision of BSc, 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 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. Use a maximum of four pages.
  • If available, description and documentation of teaching and supervision experience and qualifications- please describe and document:
    • Experience with supervision of BSc and MSc students
    • Teaching experience
    • Formal pedagogical training
  • Complete publication list with a link to a Google Scholar or ORCID profile.
  • Separate reprints of up to 5 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is 16 August 2020, 23:59 GMT +2.

You can read about the recruitment process at

Interviews/trial lectures will be held on 27 November 2020.

Please refer to the following no. in future communication in this case: 211-0061/20-2N


Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.


Application deadline: 16-08-2020
Employment start: 01-01-2021
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Department of Computer Science

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