Deadline for application: August 15, 2017
Intended date of beginning: October 1, 2017

As part of our interdisciplinary team at the Center for Human-Computer Interaction at the University of Salzburg, Austria, you will conduct design research activities in national and international research projects. You will complement our team of designers, engineers, social and natural scientists with your extraordinary design skills and research novel approaches to embodied interaction design.

Your profile

  • You hold a degree Interaction Design, Industrial Design, Interface Design, Human-Computer Interaction, or a related discipline
  • You are passionate about designing for humans’ relations to technology
  • You like to conceptualize and prototype interaction designs for empirical research, (i.e. mock-ups, video-prototypes, paper-prototypes, experience prototypes)
  • Your interests, skills, and experience cover several of the following areas:
    • Interaction design methods and tools
    • Rapid prototyping tools and materials
    • User-centered / participatory design methods and approaches
    • Interaction and interface design for mobile applications
    • Physical Computing
  • Preferably, you have a track record of research in the field of HCI / Interaction Design (at conferences such as TEI, CHI, UIST, ITS, MobileHCI).
  • You have excellent communication skills in spoken and written English

What we offer

  • An interdisciplinary, vibrant group of researchers
  • An extraordinary research facility that supports individual styles of working
  • The possibility to enroll in the HCI PhD program at the University of Salzburg
  • An international, well-established network of industry and research partners

Deadline for application: August 15, 2017
Intended date of beginning: October 1, 2017
Duration: to be negotiated
Extent of employment in hours per week: 30

The PhD position is offered in accordance with the University and Employee Law and with § 26 of the “Kollektivvertrag für die ArbeitnehmerInnen der Universitäten” (Collective Agreement for University Employees; group B1; the gross monthly salary for 30 hours is EUR 2048,30, 14x per year).

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Please send your application including CV, portfolio and contact information of up to two references, to not later than August 15, 2017 (please state the reference number in your application: HCI_2017_ID). 

Unfortunately, travel and accommodation expenses for job interviews will not be reimburse; if applicable, remote interviews can be arranged. Employment will be done in agreement with the University rules 2002 (UG) as well as the Employee rules.

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Contact: Martin Murer