Associate Professor of Human-Centered Computing 211-0317/21-2E

The Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen, is seeking to strengthen its focus on Human-Centered Computing. We are hiring an Associate Professor in Human-Centered Computing. This position offers an opportunity to join a globally recognized, highly collaborative group of researchers working at the forefront of HCC. We are located in Copenhagen, consistently recognized as one of the world’s most livable cities, in the country of Denmark, ranked as one of the top three happiest countries in the world.

Research areas of interest include all aspects of human-centered computing, considered in the broadest sense. They include but are not limited to: human-computer interaction, computer-supported collaborative work, critical computing, health informatics, sustainable and green computing, games, interaction design, accessibility, usable security and privacy, and interaction with intelligent systems.

We anticipate that the associate professor will work in the section for Human-Centered Computing which currently houses seven faculty. Our section aspires to be an outstanding research environment that bridges technology, theory, and empirical studies. We regularly publish at CHI, CSCW, TOCHI, JCSCW, UIST, and UbiComp.

The Associate Professor must have an academic standing showing internationally competitive research that has had a significant impact. We expect that successful candidates will have had published consistently at high-ranking venues such as those mentioned above or comparable ones. Duties include the applicant’s own research, assessment tasks, grant applications, and research management such as supervision and training of research fellows and other staff. The successful applicant must also teach, supervise, prepare and participate in examinations, and perform other services requested by the Department.

The duties of an Associate Professor also include research-based teaching within the educational programs of the department (e.g., Computer Science, Communications & IT). Applicants are required to have university-level teaching experience, documented teaching competencies and must be able to explain and reflect upon their own teaching practice and portfolio. Pedagogical training or supervision equivalent to the University of Copenhagen teacher training programme for assistant professors is required.

There are good opportunities available to apply for funding in order to move to the University of Copenhagen and establishing oneself in Denmark. The Department of Computer Science assists in applying for funding. Further information on start packages and recruitment grants offered by Danish private and public foundations is available at

Assessment of applicants will primarily consider their level of documented, original scientific production at an international level, including contributions to developments in their field, as well as their documented teaching qualifications. Managerial and outreach qualifications of applicants will also be considered together with their ability to attract external funding.

Six overall criteria apply for Associate Professor appointments at the University of Copenhagen. The six criteria (research, teaching, societal impact, organisational contribution, external funding and leadership) are considered a framework for an overall assessment of the candidates. Furthermore, each candidate must be assessed according to the specific requirements stated in the job advertisement. Please read more at

Further information on the Department is available at Inquiries about the position can be made to Professor Kasper Hornbæk,, +45 30957883.

The starting date for the position is 1 September 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Terms of employment

The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

Commencing salary is currently up to DKK 481.303 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 82.302). Negotiation for salary supplement, and relocation expenses, is possible. Note that Denmark protects the economic, social, and physical well-being of its workers, which includes robust health care, child care, elder care, and other generous benefits. Thus, direct salary comparisons across nations are typically not meaningful. Furthermore, unlike some north American universities, University of Copenhagen appointments are 12 months in duration and thus require no need for faculty to procure summer funding.

The application including all attachments must be in English and submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae including information about external funding
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans
  • Description and documentation of teaching experience and qualifications according to university guidelines
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 5 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is 8th April 2021, 23:59 GMT +2.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

You can read about the recruitment process at

Interviews/trial lectures will be held on 25 June 2021

Please refer to the following no. in future communication in this case: 211-0317/21-2E

Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.


Application deadline: 08-04-2021
Employment start: 01-09-2021
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Department of Computer Science