Postdoc Position in Information Technology – Digitalization Job – Sustainable Digitalization and Green IT

    Postdoc Position in Information Technology - Digitalization Job - Sustainable Digitalization and Green IT

    Postdoc Position – Sustainable Digitalization and Green IT is available at Department of People and Technology, Roskilde University, Denmark. (Digitalization Job)

    Deadline to Apply

    May 27, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    PositionPostdoc Position
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research Area– Information Technology
    – Design Science
    SalaryAccording to standard norms
    WorkplaceDepartment of People and Technology,
    Roskilde University,
    Contract Period17 Month
    Starting dateAug 01, 2021


    • PhD or equivalent within information systems, human-computer interaction and/or design science research. Qualifications within the following scientific areas are preferred
      Qualitative methods and Ethnographic work
    • The ideal candidate is a skilled academic writer, who possess good qualitative research skills and can document international publication in journals relevant to the research fields listed above, in addition to being willing to engage in disciplinary and interdisciplinary collaboration across the department.


    In the assessment of the candidates, consideration will be given to;

    • scientific production and research prospective,
    • the ability to promote and utilize research results,
    • experience in teaching and education,
    • ability to contribute to development of the department’s internal and external cooperation,

    Responsibilities/ Job Description

    • To change behavior focusing on what actually causes change in households. There will be amble opportunity to publish both alone and with colleagues in the project. You will be closely involved in all stages of the research process; design, state-of-the-art, theoretical discussions and outline of key-concepts and approach, field work and production of empirical material, coding, analysis and writing up results in accordance with the projects’ publication plans.
      The post.doc.-position is closely connected to a project;
    • Project Intelligrid (in collaboration with partners in Denmark and Germany). The purpose of the project is to design something that makes Danish and German households consume electric energy in a more sustainable way. In short the Intelligrid design currently consist of three parts:
      (1) An Internet of Things (IoT) plug
      (2) A central controller unit, and
      (3) An App for a smartphone.
    • In a household, one or more  plug(s) can be installed on electricity consuming appliances.

    How to Apply?

    To apply, please click APPLY ONLINE button mentioned above.

    Documents Required

    • Cover letter 
    • CV 
    • Documentation of education 
    • Teaching portfolio (read more about teaching portfolio at Roskilde University here
    • A complete list of publications 
    • A maximum of 5 relevant scientific works that you want included in the assessment  
    • If any of the publications that you want included in the assessment are the result of a joint effort, the extent and the nature of your contribution to each individual work must then be clarified in a co-author statement (find template here)

    About Research project

    The project is designed as collaborative projects that tightly connects research and practice development and therefore involve close collaboration with private households and external partners in the project. The project is financed by the European Union’s Interreg funding and it runs from 2020 to end of 2022. The project is headed by Professor Jan Pries-Heje. Two other colleagues at Roskilde University also work on the project.

    The position is based in the research area in Sustainable Digitalization, which is one of the main focus areas of the department.

    The research will be grounded in the research areas of Information Systems and Design Science Research with an interdisciplinary link to behavioral economics and nudging.


    • The employment is 37 hours per week and you will refer to Dean Andreas de Neergaard.
    • After the deadline for applications the Dean will shortlist applicants for assessment with assistance from the recruitment committee including the chairperson of the assessment committee.
    • Shortly after the application deadline all applicants will be notified whether or not their application has been selected for assessment.
    • The shortlisted applicants will be informed about the composition of the assessment committee, and each applicant will be given the opportunity to comment on the composition of the committee and – later on – their assessment.
    • Once the recruitment process is completed, all applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application.


    Professor Jan Pries-Heje
    Tel: +45 23 47 44 63

    Dean Andreas de Neergaard
    Tel: +45 46 74 27 98

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    Postdoc of Sustainable Digitalization and Green IT

    Post expires at 8:59am on Friday May 28th, 2021 (GMT+9)