Postdoctoral Researcher Position in Informatics – Halmstad University, Sweden, Apr 2022


Halmstad University invites applications for a Postdoctoral researcher position will be part of research projects centered around digital service innovation (DSI), smart mobility, digital transformation, and ethics and AI, Sweden – Apr 2022

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General Info

Position: Postdoctoral Position
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , , ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 3 Years
Salary: According to standard norms

School of Information Technology

Halmstad University, Sweden


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Qualification Details

The applicant must hold a doctoral degree in Informatics or related fields. The applicant needs to demonstrate a strong research profile in the fields related to topics of interest for this position, including recent activities with high impact. The scientific production is expected to be published in high-quality, peer-reviewed research journals and conferences within informatics (information systems). Documented experience from digital service innovation, digital transformation, and ethnographic research in an industrial environment is a strong merit. Furthermore, interest and experience within the field of ethics and AI are advantageous. The applicant should share the value that diversity and equality among researchers and teachers bring higher quality to research and education.Appointment to a post-doctoral position requires that the applicant has a PhD, or an international degree deemed equivalent to a PhD, within the subject of the position. The certificate proving the qualification requirement is met, must be received before the employment decision is made. Primarily should those who have graduated no more than three years ago before last application date, be considered.

For appointment as a postdoctoral researcher, the following assessment criteria will be applied:

  • Ability to conduct information systems research of high international quality within the field of digital innovation and digital transformation
  • Experience from ethnographic research in an industrial environment
  • Experience within the field of ethics and AI
  • Ability to conduct research independently
  • Dynamism, curiosity, independence, creativity, and good teamwork
  • Willingness to address opportunities and challenges within digital service innovation
  • Ability to conduct high-quality teaching and develop courses at different levels

Responsibilities/Job Description


This is a three-year postdoctoral researcher position. The recruited person will be part of research projects centered around digital service innovation (DSI), smart mobility, digital transformation, and ethics and AI.

The overall aim is to support and develop existing and upcoming research projects within the field of DSI. This is done by doing empirical studies and publishing research in high-quality outlets within informatics (information systems). Furthermore, the position enables the candidate to collaboratively apply for new research funds as well as take responsibility for leading certain research activities in our projects.

The employment also includes teaching responsibilities corresponding to a maximum of 20% of full-time. The recruited person will have an opportunity to advance in bachelor's and master's level courses that focus on ethics and artificial intelligence, academic writing and communication, digital transformation, and supervision of bachelor's and master's theses.

Principal duties

The duties will be:

  • To undertake information systems research and application development within DSI, smart mobility, digital transformation, and ethics and AI
  • To contribute to academic publications and conference papers in high-quality outlets
  • Conduct education on bachelor's and master's level courses in informatics

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: 2022/53

Application Procedure

Applications should be sent via Halmstad University's recruitment system Varbi (see link on this page).

The application package shall consist of:1) a cover letter stating the purpose of the application and a brief statement of why you believe that your goals are well-matched with the goals of this position, together with a description of future research plans

2) a CV that includes at least- a list of previous degrees, with dates and institutions- a complete list of publications with 2-3 most relevant ones for this position marked- a description of previous research and other work experience and links to online copies of the most important publications3) contact information for at least three references.

About the Department/Section/Group

The School of Information Technology

Halmstad University consists of four interdisciplinary Schools and the current position is located at the School of Information Technology (ITE). ITE is a multicultural school with around 130 employees from 20 different countries. It is a strong research and education environment, with focus on smart technology and its applications. Students and researchers are working with everything from AI and information driven care to autonomous vehicles, social robotics and digital design. ITE offers education on all levels, from undergraduate to PhD education, plus education for professional. Research is conducted within aware intelligent systems, smart electronic systems, cyber physical systems and digital service innovation. These four areas constitute the four technology areas of ITE. An innovation centre for information driven care called Leap for Life is connected to ITE, as well as a collaboration arena for electronic development, Electronics Centre in Halmstad (ECH).

Informatics at Halmstad University develops the Scandinavian Informatics tradition, which integrates Information Systems and Human-Computer Interaction research. We profile the research towards Digital Service Innovation (DSI). This implies a focus on how value is co-created with users, organizations, and society through combining, re-combining, and integrating resources into digital services. We also investigate how and why DSI may promote or create improvements in different societal actors' wellbeing by studying, for example, digitalization, stakeholder involvement in innovation processes, design methods, digital service logics and architectures, innovation ecosystems, and value network governance.

Research is often carried out interdisciplinary and in collaboration with companies and the public sector. The research on digital service innovation is one of the prioritized research areas where continued development of research strength is expected in order to reach excellence in international and national collaborations. This area, which is expected to attract considerable industrial interest also in the future, will be an important research area for the two research profiles at Halmstad University: Health Innovation, and Smart Cities and Communities.

Informatics at Halmstad University has two bachelor programs (Digital Design and Innovation, Enterprise Systems), an international master program in Digital Service Innovation, and a doctoral school in Informatics.

More information about the School of Information Technology: hh.se/ite-en

More information about informatics research and Digital Service Innovation:Technology Area Digital Service Innovation 

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Note or Other details


Salary is to be settled by negotiation. The application should include a statement of the salary level required by the candidate.

General Information

We value the qualities that gender balance and diversity bring to our organization. We therefore welcome applicants with different backgrounds, gender, functionality and, not least, life experience.Read more about Halmstad University at http://hh.se/english/discover/discoverhalmstaduniversity.9285.html

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Contact details

For further information, please contact Stefan Byttner([email protected]) or head of school Magnus Clarin ([email protected]).

Union representative

  • Kristina Hildebrand, Saco-S, 072-3734135
  • Camilla Soto, ST, 076-6087233
  • Anniqa Lagergren, OFR, 072-9773745

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