The Department of Design and Communication at the University of Southern Denmark invites applications for a position as professor in language and technology interaction. The position is placed at the Kolding campus of the University and is available from 1 August 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Through this professorship, the department seeks to strengthen its position as an interdisciplinary research environment that integrates humanistic theory and methods with empirical research in technology development, as well as with its focus on sustainability and the interplay between humans and technology. The research of the candidate should bridge empirical human-technology interaction research with perspectives from the humanistic research tradition. Furthermore, the professorship should serve to strengthen the collaboration between the department and established international research environments.
The successful applicant is expected to play an active role in the already established humanistic research and study environment at the department as well as contribute to the establishment of interdisciplinary collaborations and research projects. The professor is expected to contribute to the ongoing development of the research within language and communication science focusing especially on the study of human interaction with new technologies.
The successful applicant will be especially responsible for the development of the humanistic profile in the interaction with technical engineering. Consequently, the assessment will place emphasis on the applicant’s experience with interdisciplinary research involving technologically-oriented scientific competences. Furthermore, a contribution to the University’s focus on addressing issues in sustainability research and innovation is expected.
The professor’s teaching obligations relate primarily to the study programme Master of Science in Information Technology in Web Communication Design but may also involve teaching obligations in technology interaction at the Faculty of Engineering and in business communication programmes.
To fulfil the position, the successful applicant must: