Postdoc position in Human-Computer Interaction, Sweden

    Postdoc position in Human-Computer Interaction, Sweden

    Postdoc position in Human-Computer Interaction with a specialization in IT for a sustainable and secure society, at Department of Information Technology, Uppsala University, Sweden

    Deadline to Apply

    May 28, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    PositionPostdoc position
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research Area– Human-Computer Interaction
    – Sociology
    – Human geography
    SalaryAccording to standard norms
    WorkplaceDepartment of Information Technology
    Uppsala University
    Contract Period2 Years
    Starting dateAs soon as possible


    To qualify for an employment as a postdoctoral you must have a PhD degree or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree in human-computer interaction; or a PhD degree which addresses energy/sustainability from a related field such as design, sociology or human geography. The PhD degree must have been obtained no more than three years prior to the application deadline. The three year period can be extended due to circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave, duties in labour unions, etc. Proficiency in English (spoken and written) is required.

    Responsibilities/ Job Description

    The Division of Visual Information and Interaction host research activities ranging from social robotics, image processing, and human computer interaction (HCI), and the proposed postdoc will be instrumental in building the division’s profile in HCI and sustainability.  Research will include fieldwork and critical analysis on topics such as online services, thermal comfort, smart devices, or rural communities.  Equally, the postdoc will contribute to the development of research at the intersection of digital technologies, everyday practices and energy demand/carbon emissions.

    The position is focused on research in the described research project, and includes a limited amount of teaching and departmental duties, but not more than 20 %.

    How to Apply?

    To apply, please click the link “Login and Apply” mentioned above

    Documents Required

    • A cover letter briefly describing your motivation for applying for this position and project, and the earliest possible employment date (max 1 page).
    • A curriculum vitae (CV).
    • A copy of relevant diplomas and transcripts (translated into Swedish or English).
    • A list of publications.
    • Up to five selected publications in electronic format.
    • A research statement describing your past and current research (max 1 page) and a proposal for future activities (max 1 page).
    • Contact information for two references.

    About Research project

    Sustainability in Information Technology encompasses both the direct impacts on the environment of IT and the environments where IT is used. For example, the power consumption and emissions generated by operating computing devices (including data centres, mobile devices, embedded devices, and communications networks) as well as the global supply chains that deliver and maintain them, should be studied from a sustainability perspective. IT also plays a key enabling role in sustainability for industry, civil infrastructure, healthcare, and traffic control by improving efficiency. The Faculty of Science and Technology at Uppsala University ( has selected sustainability as one of its key focus areas.

    Security in Information Technology addresses the challenge of protecting from disruptions the people, places, and societal infrastructure that rely on computer systems for data storage and processing. This disruption can come from malicious actors or as side-effects of unexpected interactions. Security research at the Department covers all aspects from speculative hardware attacks to software practices and proof systems for guaranteeing safety and reliability of codes and systems (

    About Department of Information Technology

    The Department of Information Technology has a leading position in research and education in a wide spectrum of areas, from construction of computer systems, via programming of computers, storage and handling of data, to information retrieval and methods for applying computers in a variety of contexts. The Department currently has about 280 employees, including 120 teachers and 110 PhD students. More than 4,000 students take one or more courses at the department each year. More info:

    Two very important aspects of Information Technology are sustainability and security. To support research in these directions, the department is recruiting up to five postdocs across a range of projects.


    Robin Strand

    eller Mike Hazas

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    Postdoc in Human-Computer Interaction with a specialization in IT for a sustainable and secure society

    Post expires at 8:59am on Saturday May 29th, 2021 (GMT+9)