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Ph.D. Position in Visualization and media technology at Linkoping Uni, Sweden 2022


Ph.D. Position in Visualization and media technology with a focus on critical data visualization studies is available for a master’s degree in computer science, data science, information science, design at the Department of Science and Technology, Linkoping University, Sweden 2022

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General Info

Position: PhD
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 4 Years
Salary: According to standard norms

Department of Science and Technology

Linköping University, Sweden


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Qualification Details

The position requires you to have a Master’s degree or completed courses corresponding to a total of 4 years of full-time university studies, at least 1 year of which must be in advanced courses in the fields of computer science, data science, information science, design, or related fields. Alternatively, you have gained corresponding knowledge in another way.A demonstrated knowledge of visualization theory and design practices is required, as is a demonstrated knowledge of new materialist and feminist theories and the ability to relate them to visualization design practice. Also required is experience in designing, developing, and deploying interactive visualization tools for collaborations with domain experts. A demonstrated ability to work with researchers from both visualization research and critical data studies is highly desirable. A demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate and communicate is required, with communication to general audiences as a priority.

As the communication of research results mainly takes place in English, this employment requires fluency in English, both spoken and written. Emphasis will be placed on personal qualities and suitability.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The focus of this advertised PhD position and the corresponding research project will be on critical data visualization studies, and specifically about applying new materialist and other feminist theoretical perspectives on the design and deployment of data visualizations. The PhD student will develop foundational methods and methodologies based on critical theories for designing data visualizations that are inclusive, responsible, and sustainable. This foundational work will be grounded in collaborative, visualization projects where the student will lead visualization design efforts within a variety of domains. The work will include: the development of web-based visualization tools; immersive collaborations with domain experts; and theoretical writings that apply critical theories to the visualization design process.

The PhD student is expected to produce research outputs relevant to the field of visualization. These outputs should include publications at international conferences, workshops, and journals. As this research is inherently collaborative, the PhD student should thrive within, and contribute to a vibrant interdisciplinary research environment.

As a doctoral student, you devote most of your time to doctoral studies and the research projects of which you are part. Your work may also include teaching or other departmental duties, up to a maximum of 20% of full-time.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: LiU-2022-01256

Application Procedure

Applications and documents received after the date above will not be considered.

Applications should include:-A cover letter or research statement motivating why you are interested in the position, why you are qualified for the position, and how you envision that your background will contribute to the research goals of the Visualization and Society Lab.-A CV including contact details, the dates of prior degrees and universities at which they were obtained, a list of peer-reviewed publications or other research artifacts, and a list of any public outreach efforts.-Certificates of degrees and transcripts with records of grades.

About the Department/Section/Group

Department of Science and Technology, at the university’s Norrköping campus, we provide education and conduct research in physics and electronics, communications/logistics and media- and information technology. The department is recognised for its work in fields including logistics, visualisation and organic electronics. We combine academic excellence with fruitful collaboration with the Community. Read more at

The PhD position will be based in the Media and Information Technology (MIT) division, belonging to the Department of Science and Technology at the university’s Norrköping Campus. MIT is an international leader in interdisciplinary, applied research with expertise in visualization, design, computer graphics, and learning science. The research nexus for the division is the Visualization Center C, a unique science center in Norrköping that engages the public through data-driven installations and 3D fulldome experiences. Read more at

The PhD student will be part of the newly established Visualization and Society Lab led by Prof. Miriah Meyer (

This position is funded through the Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP). WASP is Sweden’s largest individual research program ever, a major national initiative for strategically motivated basic research, education and faculty recruitment. The program addresses research on artificial intelligence and autonomous systems acting in collaboration with humans, adapting to their environment through sensors, information and knowledge, and forming intelligent systems-of-systems. The vision of WASP is excellent research and competence in artificial intelligence, autonomous systems and software for the benefit of Swedish industry.

The graduate school within WASP is dedicated to provide the skills needed to analyze, develop, and contribute to the interdisciplinary area of artificial intelligence, autonomous systems and software. Through an ambitious program with research visits, partner universities, and visiting lecturers, the graduate school actively supports forming a strong multi-disciplinary and international professional network between PhD-students, researchers and industry.

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Note or Other details

When taking up the post, you will be admitted to the program for doctoral studies. More information about the doctoral studies at each faculty is available at.

The employment has a duration of four years’ full-time equivalent. You will initially be employed for a period of one year. The employment will subsequently be renewed for periods of maximum duration two years, depending on your progress through the study plan. The employment may be extended up to a maximum of five years, based on the amount of teaching and departmental duties you have carried out. Further extensions can be granted in special circumstances.

Salary and employment benefits The salary of doctoral students is determined according to a locally negotiated salary progression.

More information about employment benefits at Linköping University is available here.

Union representatives Information about union representatives, see Help for applicants.

The majority of our PhD students within ITN are cisgender men, which is why precedence will be given to applicants with other gender identities in cases where qualifications are deemed otherwise equivalent.

Linköping University will continue to develop as an attractive and creative place of work, characterized by equal terms and actively works for equality and diversity.

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Contact details

Miriah Meyer, Professor, [email protected]

Martina Klefbeck, HR partner, 011-363166, [email protected]


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