Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, technology-related mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society. The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our eight Areas of Advance; Building Futures, Energy, Information & Communication Technology, Life Science, Materials Science, Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 3,000 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!

PhD position in Human-Computer Interaction

WASP-HS
The vision of WASP-HS is excellent research and competence on the consequences and challenges of artificial intelligence and autonomous systems for humanities and society. This knowledge will be for the benefit of Swedish society and industry. URL: https://wasp-hs.org/
WASP-HS research and graduate education: https://wasp-hs.org/people/introduction

Responsibilities and tasks
We are looking for two PhD students with qualifications that can be complementing in the project. Below we present a suggestion of responsibilities and related qualifications, but we are open for other related or alternative competencies.

Phd student 1 should have experience on social science and humanistic research perspectives. It is preferable that you have experience or appreciation of how these perspectives figure in design and human-computer interaction research. You will be expected to acquire a detailed understanding of design research and technical topics for autonomous systems, conduct user studies, and synthesize technical and critical perspectives. Relevant research approaches include: user experience research; lab and field studies; cultural probes; thematic analysis; critical design; design anthropology; ethnography and autoethnography.

PhD student 2 will contribute with human-centered design skills from the start. You will be expected to learn and apply sophisticated research methods from the social sciences and humanities, and become intimately acquainted with humanistic as well as technical perspectives on autonomous systems, AI, and related technologies. Relevant research approaches include: constructive design research; research through design; critical design; autobiographical/autoethnographic design; human-centered design; experience prototyping; activity-centered design; video sketching; cinematic prototyping.

Your qualifications
To qualify as a PhD student, you must have a master's level degree corresponding to at least 240 higher education credits in a relevant field. Relevant competences include one or more of the following: human-centered design and design thinking methods, prototyping, interviewing, graphic design, information visualization, filmmaking, photography, illustration, and anthropological research.

Chalmers continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Contract terms
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of five years.

Our offer to you
Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the dynamic city of Gothenburg
Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20190676 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

CV: (Please name the document: CV, Family name, Ref. number)
• CV
• Other, for example previous employments or leadership qualifications and positions of trust.
• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
1-3 pages where you:
• Introduce yourself
• Describe your previous research fields and main research results
• Describe your future goals and future research focus

Other documents:
• Copies of bachelor and/or master’s thesis.
• Attested copies and transcripts of completed education, grades and other certificates, eg. TOEFL test results.

Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).

Application deadline:

F
or questions, please contact:
Professor Morten Fjeld
fjeld@chalmers.se, +46 31 7721027

*** Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position. *** 

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