Tuesday, 7 February 2012

KTH Associate Professor in Human Computer Interaction with focus on computer graphics Job in Sweden

KTH in Stockholm is the largest and oldest technical university in Sweden. No less than one-third of Sweden’s technical research and engineering education capacity at university level is provided by KTH. Education and research spans from natural sciences to all branches of engineering and includes architecture, industrial management and urban planning. There are a total of just over 15,000 first and second level students and more than 1,600 doctoral students. KTH has almost 4,300 employees.

KTH Computer Science and Communication is Sweden’s leading research and education institution in Information Technology, with activities at both KTH and Stockholm University. The activities of the school focus on higher education and research within the traditional core areas of numerical analysis and computer science; from theory building and analysis of mathematical models to algorithm construction, implementation and simulation. Other core areas of growing importance are technology and methods for the support of human communication and computer mediated cooperation. The applied research includes scientific computing, computer science, computer vision, robotics, neuroinformatics and neural networks, human-computer interaction, media technology, and communication through speech and music. For more information, go to www.kth.se/csc and follow the link to our “international website”.

KTH School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC) announces an Associate Professor in Human Computer Interaction with focus on computer graphics

The department of Media technology and interaction design is a cross disciplinary group that performs research and education within e.g. media technology and graphic production, human computer interaction and interaction design. Connected to the department is the two centra in visualization and in sustainable communication.

The positions include teaching at the undergraduate and master levels as well as supervision of doctoral students and project financed research. The division of time between research and teaching is not a priori fixed and is subject to negotiations on an individual basis.

Subject area
Human Computer Interaction with focus on computer graphics

Subject description
Human Computer Interaction with a focus on computer graphics includes the study of the interaction between humans and computer systems with the purpose to design the technology to reach high usability and effective use. Central areas within the subject are computer graphics and graphical interfaces as well as techniques for object orientation, interaction based on sensors, visualization, virtual reality and haptic.

Eligibility requirements
Persons eligible for employment as Associate Professor are those who have been awarded a doctor’s degree, or possess scientific expertise of a corresponding nature. Pedagogical knowledge assimilated at the academic level, or corresponding abilities acquired by other means, is also required. In addition, personal pedagogical ability must have been demonstrated. The applicant’s ability to apply and receive funding for research projects, and the ability to lead education and research activities are special eligibility requirements.

Assessment criteria
Of special importance are scientific skills within the subject area, documented through presentations and publications at leading conferences and journals. Equal weight will be placed on the applicant’s ability to pursue teaching at both undergraduate, graduate and post graduate level.

The experience and the ability to develop and renew education within the subject is of great importance as well as the ability to supervise master theses. Of importance is also the ability to collaborate with the society at large and the ability to externally communicate information about research and academic development. Industrial experience of relevance to the position as well as the ability to collaborate with other research groups within and outside KTH is of great importance.

The candidate should be able to teach in both English and Swedish. The candidate that is not able to teach in Swedish from the start is expected to obtain the capability during the first two years of appointment.

Form of employment: Permanent position.
Work time: Full time.
Start date: According to agreement.
Number of positions: 1.

Last day of application: 29 February 2012
Kindly, quote the reference number: VL-2011-0121

The application should be sent via ordinary post to

Registrar’s office
Valhallavägen 79
S-100 44 Stockholm

For more information about the application procedure, please see the instructions which should be followed as closely as possible, “CV template concerning the application for employment as and promotion to professor/associate professor” www.kth.se/en/om/work-at-kth/cv-mall-avseende-ansokan-om-anstallning-som-och-befordran-till-professor-lektor-1.2112?l=en_UK .

Complete applications should be received no later than 29-02-2012. The applications, including publications (maximum number 10), should be submitted in three identical packages when applying for an associate professorship. Each package is to be marked with the reference number VL-2011-0121.

For information about KTH see www.kth.se .

For further questions about the application procedure, please contact:
Kia Vejdegren,
Phone: +46 8 790 69 32,
E-mail: kiav@kth.se

Ann Lantz, Associate professor and director of the department
Phone: 08-790 68 71
E-mail: alz@kth.se

Cristian Bogdan, Associate professor and director of studies
Phone: 08-790 91 56
E-mail: cristi@kth.se

Eva-Lena Åkerman, HR Manager, Queries concerning employment at KTH
Phone: +46 8 790 9106
E-mail: ela@csc.kth.se

Trade union representatives:
David Spangenberg, SACO
Phone: +46 8 790 94 37
E-mail: davidspa@kth.se

Niclas Carlsson, ST
Phone: +46 8 790 84 16
E-mail: nc@kth.se

Per-Ove Öster, LO/SEKO
Phone: +46 70 690 83 82
E-mail: perove@admin.kth.se

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