Job: Assoc. Sr. Lecturer in Human-Centered AI with focus on health, autonomy and well-being at Umea University

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Associate Senior University Lecturer in Human-Centered AI with a focus on health, autonomy and well-being
Umeå University
Umeå, Sweden

Application deadline: 10 February 2021

We are looking for a researcher from a field relevant to human-centred AI, who wants to be involved in developing Umeå University’s AI profile with a focus on health, autonomy, and well-being. Together with the national research programme Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program-Humanities and Society (WASP-HS), Umeå University is investing in the study of artificial intelligence and autonomous systems and their effects on humans and society.

The position of Associate Senior University Lecturer is a tenure track position, in which the successful candidate is given the opportunity to develop her/his independence as a researcher and to acquire research and teaching qualifications in order to meet the requirements for promotion to Senior University Lecturer. The primary focus (at least 80 percent of working hours) of an appointment as Associate Senior University Lecturer is to acquire research qualifications; the rest of the time shall mainly be focused on acquiring teaching qualifications.

Research is thus the primary work responsibility, but tasks also include teaching and supervision within the field of human-centred AI, with a focus on health, autonomy and well-being. They also include the management of staff and activities, as the Associate Senior University Lecturer is expected to build and lead her/his own research group. The language of instruction is English but the university’s main language is Swedish, and part of the communication beyond teaching may be conducted in Swedish. Administrative tasks may also be included.

You will be based in Umeå, but work at other locations may occur.

Qualification Requirements:

A doctorate or equivalent academic competence is required for appointment as Associate Senior University Lecturer. Priority will be given to candidates who have completed their doctoral degree or equivalent academic competence no more than five years before the deadline of application. Special reason for considering applicants who completed their doctorate or equivalent competence earlier may be leave of absence due to illness, parental leave or other similar circumstances (see Chapter 4, Section 4a of the Higher Education Ordinance).

For this appointment in an interdisciplinary research field, the completed PhD may be in e.g. cognitive science, ethnology, informatics, nursing, occupational therapy, philosophy, physiotherapy, psychology, sociology or other disciplines relevant to how people – individually and in social contexts – perceive, make sense of and engage with AI-based tools that are developed and used to improve health, autonomy and well-being.

To be qualified for the position, the applicant must possess a mastery of good written and spoken English. Applicants who do not speak Swedish are expected to acquire the knowledge required to speak Swedish at an adequate level within three years in order to, for example, participate in administrative education planning within the faculty, as well as provide basic teaching in Swedish.

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