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Assistant Professor of Informatics

Department of People and Technology, Roskilde University, invites applications for a position as assistant professor of Informatics from August 1st 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is limited to 3 years.

The Department produces research at a high international level that feeds into our educational programmes, while simultaneously leveraging our research to impact social, economic and political change. A realization of this objective requires that research and educational activities are based on openness to the outside world, collaboration, inclusiveness and knowledge sharing. The tension embodied in the name of the Department, between people and technology, is a key feature of the Department's research.

IT systems have become a vital part of the infrastructure of modern human society. The design, construction, validation and evaluation of systems of ever-increasing complexity and sophistication brings research challenges, both basic and applied, that are addressed by the research groups "Sustainable Digitalization" and "Programming, Logic and Intelligent Systems".

Read more about Informatics at Roskilde University at

Responsibilities and tasks

The assistant professor’s work will primarily include research, including obligations with regard to publication/scientific communication and research-based teaching with associated examination obligations within Informatics. In addition to research and research-based teaching, the position also requires sharing of knowledge with society – including participation in public debate. To a limited extent, this may also include performance of other activities.

The ideal candidate is expected to:

  • Develop a field of expertise by adding new significant elements to the doctoral thesis
  • Demonstrate a steady rate of publications and publications at high international level
  • Present papers at leading international conferences
  • Take part in generating external funds for own projects
  • Take active part in a research group
  • Develop familiarity with principles and methods of problem-oriented project learning (PPL)
  • Actively work with pedagogical development
  • Actively contribute to the research environment by a visible and physical presence at the department
  • Perform minor administrative tasks related to teaching and research
  • Engage in and contribute to everyday life of the department by attending seminars, meetings etc.
  • Complete the educational training program for assistant professors at Roskilde University (up to 220 hours).

The candidate is expected to be able and willing to broadly undertake teaching and tutoring in several of the department’s education programs: 

The candidate is expected to teach web-based it systems and modelling of complex user domains in several of our study programmes.


Applicants must hold a PhD degree or equivalent within Informatics or a related field. The successful candidate is expected to become affiliated with the research group Sustainable Digitalization ( We are specifically looking for applicants with a research profile that can contribute to the development of the group’s new profile sustainable digitalization, and you are requested to relate your research to the research of this group.

Digitalization describes the use of digital technologies to drive transformation of society, private and public organizations and other types of organized practice. Digitalization creates new value producing opportunities and, in line with UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, research is increasingly oriented towards its impact on important societal developments at a global scale as well as locally within countries and regions.

We address two overall aspects of Sustainable Digitalization: First, we explore and contribute to the creation of digital technologies that support sustainable developments within healthcare, social equality, and environmental sustainability, as well as studies of the social impact of digitalization. We mainly engage in projects in Denmark and other Nordic countries. Second, we study how digitalization efforts themselves can sustain in order to make a lasting impact. This include research on user-driven innovation processes and project management, and how this is conditioned by a sustainability agenda.

Our research is guided by five general topics: Projects, People, Participation and Process, as well as interaction with Praxis.

The ideal candidate is enterprising and possesses good communication skills. He or she would be an active, involved participant in the department's daily activities, in addition to being willing to engage in disciplinary and interdisciplinary collaboration across the department.

Applicants must:

  • Master Danish (or Swedish/Norwegian) to the degree that you can teach and supervise in Danish and participate in on-going administrative and collegial cooperation. If you do not master Danish, you are expected to follow classes and reach an acceptable level of Danish within a period of two years.
  • Master English to the degree that you can teach and supervise in English.


In the assessment of the candidates, consideration will be given to:

  • research topic,
  • scientific production,
  • research prospective and the ability to promote and utilize research results,
  • experience in teaching and education,
  • other academic experience e.g.from organizing research conferences or seminars,
  • ability to contribute to development of the department’s internal and external cooperation.


For further information about the position, please contact Head of Department Anders Siig Andersen, or telephone (+45) 6020 1562.

Terms of employment

The employment is on full time, 37 hours per week and you will refer to Head of Department Anders Siig Andersen.

The position will be filled according to the Agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) and Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities.  

Application procedure 

After the deadline for applications the Head of Department will shortlist applicants for assessment with assistance from the recruitment committee including the chairperson of the assessment committee.

Shortly after the application deadline all applicants will be notified whether or not their application has been selected for assessment.

The shortlisted applicants will be informed about the composition of the assessment committee, and each applicant will be given the opportunity to comment on the composition of the committee and - later on - their assessment.

Once the recruitment process is completed, all applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application.


To apply for the position go to "apply online". 

Only applications in English are accepted. 

Applications must include: 

  • Cover letter 
  • CV 
  • Documentation of education 
  • Teaching portfolio (read more about teaching portfolio at Roskilde University here
  • A 1 or 2-page description of how you can contribute to the teaching obligations and the research profile
  • A complete list of publications 
  • A maximum of 5 relevant scientific works that you want included in the assessment. 
    If any of the publications that you want included in the assessment are the result of a joint effort, the extent and the nature of your contribution to each individual work must then be clarified in a co-author statement (find template here).

Please submit your application no later than April 23, 2019. 

Material received after this date will not be taken into consideration. 

Roskilde University wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background. 

Roskilde University’s foremost task is to engage in experimental and innovative forms of learning, research and problem-solving that contribute to progress in society. We educate skilled, interdisciplinary graduates and produce scientific results of the highest quality through transparency, engagement and knowledge-sharing. 
Roskilde University has 9000 students, 880 employees and an annual turnover of DKK 740 million.

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