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PhD Position in Experience Design with Museum’s collections – ITU, Denmark – Dec 2021

Denmark, IT University of Copenhagen (ITU)

In collaboration with the MUNCH museum’s Audience Lab, ITU is inviting applications for a PhD position to work with Experience Design with the museum’s collections. This project builds on previous collaborations between the museum and ITU, notably in the GIFT project (gifting.digital) as well as two ongoing projects exploring immersive art experiences and image recognition. The proposed starting date is 1 February 2022 or soon thereafter.

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General Info

Position: PhD Position
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: Feb 01, 2022
Contract Period: 3 Years
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Workplace:
MUNCH museum's Audience Lab
Digital Design Department
IT University of Copenhagen (ITU)

Rued Langgaards Vej 7, Copenhagen S, ,

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Qualification Details

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

The successful candidate should have experience in some of the following topics:

  • Experience design
  • Research through design
  • Digital art and aesthetics
  • User-centred methodologies

The ideal candidate should also have:

  • Commitment to work collaboratively on an interdisciplinary project
  • Good publication record
  • Hands-on technical skills (required for prototyping and implementation)

Responsibilities/Job Description

In Munch’s inventive and inclusive spirit, the MUNCH Audience Lab creates engaging technology-based experiences for and with people from all types of backgrounds.

Our aims are to:

  • engage and co-create with a broad and diverse audience
  • be experimental, captivating, playful and inclusive
  • expand the outreach and relevance of Edvard Munch’s artistry
  • explore user needs and create innovative new experiences and technologies
  • generate new knowledge and research
  • develop new business models and collaborations across different sectors

We believe in the potential of bringing together people with a broad range of skills to work towards a common goal. In our experimental practice, the audience and the public become participants and co-creators. Reaching out across various sectors, the interdisciplinary team behind the MUNCH Audience Lab collaborates with artists, designers, researchers, and funding partners, to name but a few. Our common goal is to move our audiences in unexpected ways and to immerse them in new dimensions of the MUNCH universe.

How to Apply?

Online Application through "Apply Now" Button from this page

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

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Documents Required

The application must be in English and must include:

  • Curriculum Vitae, which must include contact information for two professional/academic references.
  • A cover letter (max. 2 pages) noting why you are interested in the position, and how your profile fits the position.
  • A research proposal (max. 5 pages excluding references) which provides evidence of independent thinking, novelty and originality, and a state-of-the art grasp of the targeted research field.
  • Documentation of academic degree(s) including grade transcripts that documents outstanding academic achievement.
  • Applications may also include up to 3 relevant scientific publication written by the applicant.
  • A numbered list of publications. The enclosed publications should be marked with an asterisk (*)

About the Project/Department

The successful candidate will work together with the MUNCH Audience Lab as well as the Media, Art and Design group (MAD), an interdisciplinary research group at the IT University of Copenhagen (see https://mad.itu.dk/). The candidate is expected to spend time both at the University, and at MUNCH. Candidates will be expected to stay and work at MUNCH in Oslo for at least one year.

The position is offered on the condition of an agreement of co-financing between MUNCH and ITU.

We aim at building a diverse team. All applications are welcome, especially those from members of underrepresented groups are encouraged.

About Digital Design Department

Digital Design: Within the Digital Design Department, we research as well as teach the design of digital technologies and services. We focus especially on the impact that digital design will have on society, the environment, and industry in domains such as the public sector, health care, welfare, and games. The central themes of the Digital Design research agenda are care, creativity, participation, data and AI. As IT is increasingly a part of everyday life, these themes are critical to society, the environment and industry in the future.  The Digital Design Department applies critical, ethical, and sustainable perspectives to all aspects of IT in society to inform our design processes. Our research and teaching approaches are based on diversity, inclusiveness, interdisciplinarity, and collaboration.

About the Employer:

Note or Other details

Please, read the guidelines for applicants carefully before filling in the application form. You can see the guidelines through this link: https://en.itu.dk/research/phd-programme/available-phd-positions/guidelines-for-applicants

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Contact details

Questions about the positions can be directed to

Associate Professor, Anders Sundnes Løvlie
IT University of Copenhagen,
asun@itu.dk

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