Professorship in Interaction Design

    Høgskolen i Østfold
    Computer scienceComputer systems
    Computer scienceInformatics
    Computer scienceSystems design
    Established Researcher (R3)
    25/09/2020 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
    Norway › Halden

About the position

The Faculty of Computer Sciences at Østfold University College is building an even stronger team. The research group for interaction design will now be strengthened by one professor. Interaction design is about designing digital solutions for the future, focusing on utility, communication and experience. How should digital artefacts be designed in support of what people, both individuals and groups, want to do in different situations and contexts?

The faculty has a good publishing track record in interaction design, with research on games, learning, health, collaborative work and digital media. Read more about the research group here: https://www.hiof.no/it/english/research/groups/interaction-design/

Work tasks

The right person will get a central role in the research group. In addition to research, teaching and supervision, the position will contribute significantly to strengthen the ongoing establishment of a PhD program tentatively called “The Digital Society”. A truly cross diciplinary undertaking, involving other faculties at Østfold University College, the program focuses on sensible digitalization in our society, where interaction design plays an important role.

Qualification requirements

Formal requirements

  • a PhD within the field of interaction design
  • a solid publication history in top interaction design journals and conferences
  • a good command of the English language, both orally and in writing

Desired skills and experience

  • documented experience with designing mixed reality interfaces and / or virtual environments for co-creation, communication and learning
  • documented experience with design-led research methods e.g. critical, generative and constructive design
  • documented theoretical understanding needed to address social aspects of technology design
  • documented success in funding and managing research projects
  • a good command of Norwegian or another Scandinavian language

General qualification requirements

There are general requirements for higher education, research qualifications/relevant practice and practical pedagogical competence. Read more about the requirements in the regulations on recruitment and promotion in teaching and research positions.

Permanent employment in the position requires educational qualifications. A position as assistant professor, senior lecturer or associate professor requires courses in university and university college pedagogy (200 hours) and qualifications in forms of digital learning (50 hours). A position as associate professor and professor requires additional pedagogical qualifications. See further description: Educational qualifications requirements at HiØ.

If you do not fulfil the requirement for pedagogical qualifications, the employment is provisional for up to two years. The university college offers a course of study in practical university college pedagogy and digital teaching forms.

Applicants with insufficient abilities in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language may be required to acquire the necessary oral and written skills over a three-year period. The language requirement is documented by the passing of the Bergen Test at level B2, or equivalent.

We offer

  • the position is remunerated as 1013 Professor between NOK 704 900 – 906 000. The salary scale will depend on qualifications, experience and a market assessment.
  • good insurance schemes, pension and loan opportunities in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • positive and educative working environment

Submission of applications

You shall submit your application via our recruitment system Jobbnorge. All accompanying documentation shall be in Norwegian, Scandinavian or English.

Describe your core areas of teaching and R&D that are relevant to the position. In addition, you must attach

  • CV
  • complete publications list in which the most central/relevant works are discussed
  • documentation of educational qualifications
  • relevant testimonials and diplomas

Relevant applicants will be asked to submit 10 publications and scientific works for expert assessment.

Contact details

For further information about the position, please contact

Useful information

Østfold University College practices an inclusive working life and conforms to the government’s inclusion efforts. This means that we welcome qualified applicants with disabilities, different national or ethnic backgrounds, and candidates who, for various reasons, are unable to document an unbroken professional career.

We practice open government in the state. If you require any confidential processing of your application, please note that information about you may still be disclosed. You will then be notified of this, cf. §25 of the Freedom of Information Act

If you state that you have disabilities, an immigrant background or gaps in your CV, your information may be used for statistical purposes.  

About us

Østfold University College is located in Fredrikstad and Halden; near the skerries and islands of the coast and close to great walking terrain, but at the same time not far from cities such as Oslo and Gothenburg.

We are a growing and developing university college that focuses on good, close cooperation with our students and across academic disciplines. We have a strong position in relation to the business community, and good relations with our local and regional partners. We offer a broad range of study programmes at bachelor's and master's degree level focusing on relevant research.

For more information about Østfold University College, visit our website at http://www.hiof.no//?lang=eng

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