Associate Professor in Computer and Systems Sciences

Stockholm University Department of Computer and Systems Sciences


Senior lecturer/Associate Professor in Computer and Systems Sciences specialized in Interaction Design and Extended Reality Stockholm

Ref. No. SU FV-4505-20


at the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences. Closing date: 1 February 2021.

Subject/subject description

Interaction design is a cross-disciplinary research area combining design research, social and behavioural sciences and computer science. The research area focuses amongst others on developing theories and practices concerning design, constructing of digital artifacts, exploring new digital materials and new opportunities for participation and collaboration with the aid of virtual, augmented, mixed and extended reality methods and techniques.

Main responsibilities

Main duties as senior lecturer include research, teaching and supervision at the undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate level as well as administrative duties. Examples of courses included here are design for creative and immersive technologies and design for emerging technologies. Taking care of the interaction lab is included as well.

The occupant of the position is expected to strengthen the education in the area of design for emerging technologies such as augmented, virtual, mixed and extended reality and haptics and take responsibility for the maintenance and procurement of equipment for the interaction lab concerning these topics.

The employment includes own competence and research time, which is stipulated by the local agreement for teachers.

Qualification requirements

Eligible applicants for the position of senior lecturer should hold a PhD in computer and system sciences or have equivalent research skills and have demonstrated teaching expertise.

Teaching proficiency should normally have been demonstrated through teaching experience at both the undergraduate- and master’s levels. Teaching proficiency should be well documented and in a manner that makes it possible to assess the quality of the teaching activities.

The applicant must have the ability to cooperate with colleagues as well as other abilities that are required in order successfully to meet the demands of the position.

Since the main part of the teaching is in English the applicant must have excellent skills in using English in spoken and written communication, for instance giving evidence of experience in teaching in English.

Assessment criteria

Special and equal emphasis will be placed on teaching and research skills in interaction design with a focus on immersive and emergent technologies

Special and equal emphasis will be placed on teaching and research skills in interaction design with a focus on maintaining an interaction design lab for immersive and emergent technologies

Strong emphasis will be placed on a documented ability to cooperate well with colleagues and fellow researchers.

Strong emphasis will also be placed on documented experience of pedagogical development concerning design projects and experiments for students

Emphasis will be placed on administrative skills and proven collaboration with the surrounding society and dissemination of research and development findings.

Emphasis will also be placed on having successfully planned, applied for and obtained research project funds from external research funding bodies.

Emphasis will also be placed on the applicant’s interest in and capacity for renewal of the research area.

It is a merit to have completed at least 15 higher education credits in teaching and learning in higher education or to have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge.

Additional information

The Faculty of Social Sciences strives for a gender balance, women are therefore encouraged to apply for this position.

An applicant who does not have at least 15 higher education credits in teaching and learning in higher education, and is not deemed to have acquired equivalent knowledge, must complete such training within the first two years of employment.

Proficiency in Swedish is not a requirement at the time of appointment, but the applicant has to be ready to take on administrative and pedagogical tasks that demand an understanding and usage of Swedish after two years of employment.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.


Further information about the position can be obtained from the Head of the Department, Uno Fors, tel +46 8-674 74 79, or Senior Lecturer Harko Verhagen, tel +46 8-16 16 94,

For questions regarding the application process, please contact administrator Johan Magnéli, telephone: +46 8 16 40 57,

Union representatives

Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64,, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89,, and (SEKO).


Apply for the position at Stockholm University's recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

We would appreciate it if your application is written in English. Since it will be examined by international experts, English is the working language.

The University’s rules of employment and instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position.

In the event of a discrepancy between the Swedish original vacancy and the English translation, the Swedish version takes precedence.

You are welcome to apply!

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Closing date: 01/02/2021


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