Job: PhD position in IxD, Making & Design Research at U. of Salzburg

Open PhD position: IxD, Making & Design Research

Center for Human-Computer Interaction
University of Salzburg, Austria

Deadline for application: February 1, 2016
Intended date of beginning: preferably on or before April 1, 2016
Duration: to be negotiated (min. 1 year)
Extent of employment in hours per week: 30

The Center for Human-Computer Interaction (Department of Computer Sciences, University of Salzburg, Austria), directed by Manfred Tscheligi, is inviting applications for a PhD position in Human-Computer Interaction / Interaction Design with a focus on making, prototyping and design research around embodied interaction.

As part of our interdisciplinary team, you will conduct design and research activities in national and international research projects (e.g., on tangible interfaces for work environments). Together with our team you will explore, conceptualize, design and prototype screen-based, embedded and tangible interfaces and research novel approaches to embodied interaction design.


  • You are passionate about creating things and eager to make them work
  • Your interests and skills cover a distinct combination of programming, crafting, physical computing, hacking things together, prototyping, graphics, fine arts, or electrical engineering and their application in interaction design
  • You hold a degree in Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction, Interaction Design, Interface Design or a related discipline
  • You have a strong interest in HCI / Interaction Design
  • Preferably, you have a track record of research in the field of HCI / Interaction Design (at conferences such as TEI, CHI, UIST, ITS, MobileHCI).
  • Experience in empirical research is a plus
  • You have excellent communication skills in spoken and written English

The PhD position is offered in accordance with the University and Employee Law and with § 26 of the “Kollektivvertrag für die ArbeitnehmerInnen der Universitäten” (Collective Agreement for University Employees; group B1; the gross monthly salary is EUR 1.997,18, 14x per year).


For further information regarding this position, please contact Martin Murer.


Please send your application including CV, project portfolio, and references to not later then February 01, 2016.

Unfortunately, travel and accommodation expenses for job interviews will not be reimbursed.
Employment will be done in agreement with the University rules 2002 (UG) as well as the Employee rules.

Contact: Martin Murer


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