Paris Lodron University Salzburg and Salzburg University of Applied Sciences invite applications from excellent candidates to investigate (the design of) meaningful human-technology relations in a new doctoral programme. By radicalising notions of situatedness and context towards an entangled view that sees humans and technologies as discursively interwoven in socio-material networks, we aim to gain new perspectives on designing desirable technological futures. Each PhD project is situated in a specific field of action:
- Mobility: Unobtrusive Interaction with of Digital Data in Motion
- Health: Sustainable Behaviour Change for Prevention and Rehabilitation of Cardiovascular Diseases Through Ambient Technologies
- Play: Reframing Hybrid Play – A Body- and Material-Centred Perspective
- Education: Opportunity Spaces for Informal Education
- Work: Spaces of Work – Hybrid Realities in the Home Office
Applicants must target one or more of the above-mentioned topics in their application. More Information on the topics can be found at https://hci.sbg.ac.at/doc-hci.
- First deadline for application: April 20, 2022
- Intended date of beginning: to be negotiated (latest October 1, 2022)
- Planned duration: up to 4 years
- Extent of employment: 30 hours per week
- Salary: approx. 32.204.- € per year (gross, more details about this aspect can be found here)
The profile of the candidate:
- Master’s degree in Human-Computer Interaction, Interaction Design, Computer Science, (Product, Interface, Service) Design, Psychology, Humanities, Social Sciences, or any other programme related to HCI
- Excellent skills and/or practical experience in one or more of the following research areas: Human-Computer Interaction, Interaction Design, Tangible Interaction, Design Fiction, Empirical Research, Science and Technology Studies, etc.
- Experience in working across disciplinary boundaries
- You have excellent communication skills in spoken and written English
- Willingness to work both independently as well as in a team
- Skills to conceptualize, design and prototype digital and/or physical interactive artefacts
- Willingness to engage in scientific writing
The application should be send until 20 April 2022 at firstname.lastname@example.org and should include the following documents:
- Comprehensive CV incl. list of publications (if any)
- Motivation letter (max 2 pages) including a statement that clarifies preferences and rationales for one or more of the 5 aforementioned PhD projects
- Portfolio / website / master thesis / bachelor thesis / publications (if available based on your background)
- Up to 3 names who could provide a reference (no reference letters required)
- Contact information.
For further information regarding this position, please contact email@example.com.
More information about the HCI doctoral programme “Designing Meaningful Human Technology Relations” are available here.