[Air-L] Associate / Assistant Professorships in Digital Media and Design at IT University of Copenhagen

richard.ling at telenor.com richard.ling at telenor.com
Sat Aug 15 11:15:00 PDT 2009

Hello all,

The following job announcement is open at the IT University of Copenhagen. Please feel free to contact us and ask about details or to apply.


Rich L.

The IT University of Copenhagen invites applicants for associate / assistant professorships starting in January 2010.The IT University is starting a new bachelor program in Digital Media and Design from September 2009. The applicants will be part of a new team developing and conducting courses and new educational formats for this program. Part of the program is offered in collaboration with a university in US. The program covers two main areas: Media and Communication and Interaction Design. Successful candidates should be competent in one of the two areas and must be enthusiastic about: 

* conducting research at the highest international level

* developing and conducting excellent and inspiring graduate and under-graduate teaching

* actively taking part in developing the IT University and its relations with external partners

Furthermore, faculty on associate professor level are expected to draw in external funding for research and be capable of, and prepared to supervise Ph.D. Students. Applicants in the area of Media and Communication should be competent in a broad selection of topics from the area of digital media and communication, including humanistic, social and cultural aspects of digital technologies. A disciplinary background in the humanities, communication or social sciences is preferred, although others are not excluded if the candidate can document work within the area. Topics of interest are: digital communication (Internet/mobile), academic communication and writing, digital media theory, digital rhetoric, methodologies in the study of communication, strategic communication, cultural and sociological approaches to the study of digital media, digital culture and cultural policy, digital literature, digital aesthetics, art and design, historical perspectives on digital media and design, and visual communication. Moreover, it will be an asset if the applicant engages in creative digital practice. Applicants in the area of Interaction Design should be competent in a broad selection of topics from the area. Topics of interest are: methodologies, methods and techniques for interaction design, contextualized philosophy of science and historical aspects of digital design, techniques and tools for sketching, modeling and prototyping, ethnographic approaches to design, methods for user-driven design, digital aesthetics, pervasive computing, location-based services and gaze interaction.

General information:

The IT University is a multi-disciplinary, research-based institution with 30 faculty drawn from computer science to the humanities. We provide graduate education to 1500 students in a range of areas.

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