Deadline for application: September 23, 2019
Intended date of beginning: As soon as possible

The Center for Human-Computer Interaction at the University of Salzburg, Austria, is looking for a PhD candidate to join an international research project that focuses on tangible interactions for intergenerational relationships. Depending on the candidate’s background, these tangible interactions may be explored from a (constructive, material) design research viewpoint or a social / critical involvement.

Your profile:

  • You completed your master studies in Human-Computer Interaction, Interaction Design, Product Design, Humanities, Social Sciences, or a related program
  • You have excellent skills and practical experience in one or more of the following research areas: Human-Computer Interaction, Interaction Design Research, Tangible Interaction, Design Fiction, Empirical Research, Science and Technology Studies, etc.
  • 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 research and industry partners

Deadline for application: September 23, 2019
Intended date of beginning: As soon as possible
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 2.148,40, 14x per year). The successful candidate will first be offered a temporary position of one year with the option of renewal.

Details on the research project, which is funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), can be found here: https://hci.sbg.ac.at/retangent. For further information regarding this position, please contact verena.fuchsberger@sbg.ac.at

Application:

Please send your application including motivation letter, CV, portfolio if applicable, and contact details of academic references to office@hci.sbg.ac.at not later than September 23, 2019 (please state the reference number in your application: 2019 _PhD_retangent).

Unfortunately, travel and accommodation expenses for job interviews will not be reimbursed; 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.