Postdoc of Human-Centered Computing

We are looking for a post-doctoral researcher to contribute to our work on human-computer interaction with fabrication devices and products. The ideal candidate has experience with building and evaluating new physical devices for HCI such as fabrication machines, shape-changing interfaces, or tangible interaction devices.

Why do a PostDoc at University of Copenhagen? 
We offer a research environment with much freedom: to a large extent, you shape the research you work on and the ideas you pursue. We are currently five faculty (Pernille Bjørn, Kasper Hornbæk, Daniel Ashbrook, Katarzyna Wac, Joanna Bergström) who individually and together work on human-computer interaction, computer-supported collaborative work, and medical informatics. Our section aspires to be a top research environment that bridges technology, theory, and empirical studies. We regularly publish at CHI, CSCW, TOCHI, JCSCW, UIST, and UbiComp; in 2018 our section published more than 50 papers in top-quality conferences and journals.


  • PhD (or soon-to-be PhD) in Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction, or a related field.
  • Skills in physical construction of electromechanical devices for human-computer interaction (e.g., tangible or shape-changing devices, novel 3D printers)
  • Publications in top HCI venues (e.g., CHI, UIST, TOCHI)

The postdoc’s duties will include research within Computer Science as well as teaching. The post may also include performance of other duties.

Further information on the Department is linked at Inquiries about the position can be made to Daniel Ashbrook (

The position is open from November 1, 2019 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.

The starting salary is currently up to DKK 430.569 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 73.627). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Letter of motivation (max. one page)
  • Curriculum vita including complete publication list
  • Copies of Master and PhD (if available) diplomas
  • Research statement (max. two pages): what research do you imagine you will do
  • Three publications enclosed in full text for evaluation
  • At least three references (either as letters or full contact details)
  • Assessment of PhD thesis (provisional or final)

The deadline for applications is 17 September 2019, 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


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