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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Human-Computer Interaction, Computer science – NTNU, Norway


The postdoctoral fellowship position is a temporary position where the main goal is to qualify for work in senior academic positions, at Department of Computer Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway


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General Info

Position: Postdoctoral Fellowship
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 3-4 Years
Salary: 553 500 NOK/Year

Department of Computer Science
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)


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Qualification Details

  • You must have a PhD degree in Information Systems (or what corresponds to that, e.g., Computer Supported Cooperative Work, Human-Computer Interaction) that demonstrates a sound grasp of the sociotechnical context together with knowledge about AI methods.
  • You must documented knowledge and academic skills of working with interpretative research methods.
  • You must submit selected, relevant publications.
  • You must provide a 4-5 pages project description outlining their theoretical and methodological approach to the challenges addressed by EXAIGON.
  • You must have excellent English skills, written and spoken, are required. Applicants from non-European countries where English is not the official language must present an official language test report. The following tests can be used as such documentation: TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE). Minimum scores are:
    • TOEFL: 600 (paper-based test), 92 (Internet-based test).
    • IELTS: 6.5, with no section lower than 5.5 (only Academic IELTS test accepted).
    • CAE/CPE: grade B or A.

The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants and national guidelines for appointment as PhD, post doctor and research assistant.

Preferred selection criteria

  • Mastering a Scandinavian language, written and spoken selection criteria
  • Documented experience with research projects including generating external
  • Documented, relevant work experience

Personal characteristics

  • Collaboratively oriented
  • Engaged
  • Committed also to practical usefulness

Responsibilities/Job Description

  • Contribute to the research in the EXAIGON projct
  • Publish in relevant reputable outlets
  • Supervise master students in EXAIGON

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Documents Required

The application must include :

  • CV, certificates and diplomas.
  • Transcripts and diplomas for PhD degrees.
  • Academic works - published or unpublished - that you would like to be considered in the assessment (up to 10 items).
  • A 4-5 pages project description outlining their theoretical and methodological approach.
  • Name and address of three referees.

About the Project

EXAIGON aims at creating an XAI ecosystem around the Norwegian Open AI-Lab (NAIL), including researchers with diverse background and strong links to the industry. The project is supported by 7 key industry players in Norway who will provide the researchers with use cases, including data, models and expert knowledge. EXAIGON is a collaborative research effort by the Departments of Computer Science and Engineering Cybernetic around the Norwegian Open AI-lab. All involved researchers will work closely with each other, the industry partners, and researchers already working on relevant topics at NTNU, hence maximizing the project’s impact and relevance to the real world. Against this backdrop, the postdoc position is to address the following. For all their merits and compelling results, the uptake of AI methods till date into actual, consequential decision-making in organisations have been uneven. The theme of the postdoc is to analyse technical, social, organisational, and institutional conditions that enable and hamper uptake of AI methods in general and XAI ones in particular. Put differently, the postdoc will in line with the field of Information Systems identify and analyse social conditions for the uptake of AI in organizations. An understanding of such conditions is fed back into the ongoing development of improved methods and techniques for XAI by other EXAIGON research partners.

The EXAIGON research partners will explore techniques from reinforcement learning, supervised learning and Bayesian networks to enhance the transparency and thus, potentially, the explainability of decision support. The focal theme of the postdoc is to analyse how these different methods are perceived, understood and used by different users in the partner companies of EXAIGON to evaluate their relative merit. In other words, the postdoc will require a deep analytic and empirical understanding of the organizational context together with knowledge and interest into the details of different AI methods.

The postdoc position will rely predominately on qualitative or interpretative research methods as empirical data will comprise observations, interviews and trace data of users.

The postdoc will have the option for a research stay abroad during their studies. Potential destinations are the USA and Australia, where EXAIGON has established scientific collaborators.  You will report to Head of Department

About the Department

We are the leading academic IT environment in Norway, and offer a wide range of theoretical and applied IT programmes of study at all levels. Our subject areas include hardware, algorithms, visual computing, AI, databases, software engineering, information systems, learning technology, HCI, CSCW, IT operations and applied data processing. The Department has groups in both Trondheim and Gjøvik. The Department of Computer Science is one of seven departments in the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering.

About the Employer: Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU

Note or Other details

Please submit your application electronically via with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered. Diploma Supplement is required to attach for European Master Diplomas outside Norway. Chinese applicants are required to provide confirmation of Master Diploma from China Credentials Verification (CHSI).

As a Postdoctoral Fellow (code 1352) you are normally paid from gross NOK 553 500 per annum before tax, depending on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The successful candidate will be appointed for a period of 3 years, with possible extension to a fourth year given the candidate and Department of Computer Science agree on teaching related duties.

If you are invited for interview you must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number 2020/9110 when applying.

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Contact details

If you have any questions about the position, please contact professor Eric Monteiro, email or Head of the Department Heri Ramampiaro, email:  If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact Kenneth Hågensen, e-mail: 

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