2 PhD positions in Human-Computer Interaction at the IT-University of Copenhagen

The IT University of Copenhagen invites highly motivated individuals to apply for a PhD position in Human-Computer Interaction starting 1 April 2023 or after agreement.

We invite applicants who want to contribute to the IT University’s vision of creating and sharing knowledge that is profound and leads to groundbreaking information technology and services for the benefit of humanity; and to contribute to the Digital Design Department’s research themes on care, creativity, participation, data and AI.

Two PhD positions are funded by a Horizon Europe grant led by Associate Professor Anders Sundnes Løvlie. The overall aim of the project is to explore how emerging technology may be used to innovate in the domain of craft – and to explore how craft and technology can contribute to developing a sustainable future and circular economy. The candidates will work together with a group of young craft makers in Bornholm and Venice to develop speculative designs that explore the future of craft.

We encourage candidates to apply who have an interest in working creatively with design in a close interdisciplinary research collaboration.

Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Speculative design
  • Design fiction
  • Mixed reality
  • Tangible and embodied interaction
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Digital/hybrid craft

Research environment

The successful candidate will work together with Anders Sundnes Løvlie and join Media, Art and Design (MAD), an interdisciplinary research group at the IT University of Copenhagen.

General information

The IT University of Copenhagen (ITU) is a teaching and research-based tertiary institution concerned with information technology (IT) and the opportunities it offers. The IT University has more than 160 full-time Faculty members. Research and teaching in information technology span all academic activities which involve computers including computer science, information and media sciences, humanities and social sciences, business impact and the commercialization of IT.

Qualification Requirements

The following qualifications are required:

  • 3 year programme: candidates should have an MSc (or equivalent)


Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC).


The application should be in English and should include:

  •  A motivated application, including a cogent argument for how qualified you are for the position and brief statements of research and teaching plans
  •  A full CV, including name, address, phone number, e-mail, previous and present employment and academic background
  •  Documentation of academic degrees (copy of degree certificates etc.)
  •  Copies of max. 5 different publications that are relevant to the position
  •  A numbered list of publications. The enclosed publications should be marked with an asterisk (*)

Applications without the above-mentioned required documents will not be assessed.

The applicant will be accessed according to the Appointment Order from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of 13 March 2012.

The IT University may use shortlisting in connection to the recruitment process. In case of shortlisting, the Chair of the hiring committee selects applicants for assessment in consultation with the hiring committee after the application deadline. All applicants are notified whether their application has been passed for assessment. The shortlisting of candidates for assessment is based on the criteria in the job posting.

Early contact with our factulty staff is encouraged.

Questions about the positions can be directed to Associate professor, Anders Løvlie, IT University of Copenhagen, at e-mail asun@itu.dk

Application procedure

You can only apply for this position through our e-recruitment system. Apply by pressing the button “Apply for position” in the job announcement on our website

Please read the guidelines for applicants carefully before filling in the application form. You can see the guidelines through this link

Applications should be written in English. All other documents such as transcripts should be accompanied by a translation in English or Danish.

Please note that all application material will be destroyed after the assessmet.

Application deadline: 1 Febuary 2023 at 23:59 CET/CEST.

Applications/enclosures received at ITU after the application deadline will not be taken into consideration. If you submit an application, it is your responsibility to ensure that it arrives before the deadline so please allow sufficient time for upload of publications and other documents.

The IT University invites all qualified researchers regardless of age, gender, religious affiliation or ethnic background to apply for the positions.