Job: Professorship(s) in Human-Centered Computing at University of Copenhagen

Assistant or Associate Professorship(s) within Human-Centered Computing

The Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark seeks 1-2 assistant or associate professors.

The Human-Centered Computing (HCC) group is concerned with computing as it relates to human activities, and focuses on how to understand, design, and implement systems where human needs are challenging and essential. The group works within the fields of usability/interaction design, computer-supported cooperative work, and software development. The HCC Group has at its disposal an Experience Lab, where human activities during use of information technology can be recorded and studied closely.

Current research areas are

  • adaptation of information visualizations to large displays for collaboration and interaction
  • computer-support for communication and collaboration in health care
  • object-oriented and dynamic software architectures
  • natural user interfaces, and
  • natural language processing

Further information about the HCC group is available from

About the Position(s)

Duties may include the successful applicant’s own research, development of the field, assessment tasks, grant applications, and research management such as supervision and training of research fellows and other staff. The successful applicant must also teach, prepare and participate in examinations, and fulfill other tasks requested by the Department.

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. While negotiation for salary supplement is possible, the starting salary is currently for Associate Professors – up to DKK 435,516 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 74,473) and for Assistant Professors – up to DKK 396,852 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 67,861).


Preferred applicants have an outstanding academic record within one or more of the following areas:

  • Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), in particular, in complex, distributed work environments
  • Human-Computer Interaction, in particular, design and evaluation of ubiquitous computing, natural user interfaces, and other advanced user interfaces
  • Software development with a focus on human-centered computing

Submission of Applications

More information, including requirements to the applications, can be found in the full announcement, which is available at The application must be submitted by e-mail to (Subject: Your last name, 211-0334) and be received no later than 1 September 2011 at 12.00 noon local Danish time.

In case of questions, please contact Associate Professor Erik Frøkjær, Head of Human-Centered Computing Group, Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, e-mail:, phone: +45 35321456.


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