Area: Human-Computer Interaction, Programming, Interface- and Interactiondesign

Deadline for application: September 23th, 2020

Intended date of beginning: October 2020

We offer a PhD position at the project CodeAbility Austria. CodeAbility Austria creates teaching and learning environments in order to enable students of all subjects ot receive high-quality and individual programming training. The goal of the project is to develop a platform for the exchange of teaching materials in programming training and promote networking and further education for supervisors.

Applicants support the project in the area of interface- and interaction design, as well as in the area of creating didactic concepts.

Employment requirements: Master degree or diploma studies in Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction, Interaction Design, Media Technology or a related discipline you consider relevant for the CodeAbility project.
Programming skills, experience with web design and mobile User Interface Design. English spoken and written, admission to relevant PhD studies at the University of Salzburg.

Desired additional qualifications: Programming skills ins Java and Python, knowledge in the area of didactics and programming education; knowledge in the area of persuasive technologies and gamification.

Desired personal characteristics: technical understanding; analytical understanding; creativity and inventiveness; perseverance; accuracy; intellectual curiosity; team spirit; willingness to travel to project meetings in Austria and international conferences

Further information:

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)

Please send your application including cover letter, detailed academic CV, portfolio if applicable, and contact details of academic references to not later than September 23th, 2020 (please state the reference number in your application: GZ A 0087/1-2020.

Contact: Lisa Reisenzan