The School of Engineering, Computer Science and Informatics

The School of Engineering is one of four schools within Jönköping University. We offer attractive technical education at undergraduate and graduate levels and conduct advanced research in several technological areas. The School of Engineering is able to award doctorates in the area of industrial product realization. We collaborate with the surrounding society to develop new technology and spread knowledge to strengthen the competitiveness of companies. Working with us, you are close to colleagues in an international environment with great opportunities to influence and develop.

At the department of Computer Science and Informatics research is conducted in the field of computer science and informatics. The newly established Jönköping AI Lab (JAIL) consists of two full professors, three associate professors, assistant professors and affiliated PhD students and laboratory engineers. The main research area is applied artificial intelligence (AI) in collaboration with the surrounding society and industry. The focus is on theory and method from data mining, machine learning and semantic technologies. JAIL is currently the largest research group in the department and is developing and growing stronger.

The newly established HCI Lab at the department is a prioritized environment in which research on human and technologies is conducted in the broadest sense. As an experience is created on different levels related to a technology, the lab focuses on different interaction-based touch points that creates an experience to the user. This involves research on design aspects (e.g., graphical design) as well as technical aspects, and other aspects within this continuum related to HCI, UX and new media design. To facilitate the research, the lab is equipped with tools that can help to gain deeper user insights (e.g., eye-tracking, EEG) and to create innovative solutions (e.g., VR and AR).

Read more about the lab:

Human Computer Interaction (HCI) Lab



In the employment as assistant professor you will be teaching and do research within the main subject area of Informatics with a focus on Human Computer Interaction (HCI). You are expected to build and maintain an academic and industrial network, actively apply for research funding, play a key role in research projects, and co-supervise PhD students. You will keep yourself updated in your research area and the industrial and societal development of relevance for our department and keep our courses and programmes contemporary. To be an active part in the institutional work at the department and at the school will require presence at the workplace on regular basis.


You should have a PhD in relevant area, or comparable scientific competence, and pedagogical merits according to the Appointments Procedure at Jönköping University. The candidate should also have documented skills in teaching in English. Ability to teach in Swedish is of advantage, as is industrial experience from the area. Experience from research projects, especially in cooperation with industry, is of advantage.

The domain-specific requirements include knowledge and real-world implementation skills in one or both of the following areas.

HCI/ HCMI, which may include:

  • interaction design and front-end development;
  • adaptability and personalisation based on user and application models, data analytics and social media analytics;
  • visualisation and interpretation of information;
  • cognitive science, UX, human factors.

Skills in web programming:

  • HTML5, CSS, JavaScript;
  • programming for the client-side, e.g. in JavaScript;
  • development tools for the Android and iOS platforms.

It is meritorious if you have:

  • Programming skills for the server-side, e.g. in Python, PHP, C#, Java;
  • implementation skills in graphic design or motion graphics (Illustrator, Sketch, Adobe XD, Adobe After Effects).

You are development and quality oriented, responsible, and pedagogically skilled. You must be able to adapt your teaching to students with various cultural and thematic background. You should also be a strong team player and still be able to work autonomously and independently. It is advantageous if you perform well in an interdisciplinary environment and have strong critical and analytical skills.


  • A permanent position in a dynamic working environment at a collaborative, internationally connected and globally oriented university;
  • a leading role in a research projects and a career development plan;
  • teaching in one of the universities most popular programmes;
  • a workplace in the city center of Jönköping, near airport, public transport, and nature;
  • help to relocate and be settled in Jönköping.


It is a full time position until further notice, the employment starts as agreed upon. Collective agreement is applicable.


Welcome with your application, no later than November 15th, 2020.

The application should include:

  • Cover letter;
  • cv;
  • publication list;
  • pedagogical portfolio;
  • attested copy of PhD degree certificate;
  • research and education statement (future research plan and education interest);
  • any other document needed to prove the qualifications according to the Appointment Procedure at JU.

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Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As agreed upon
Salary Monthly
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Jönköping
County Jönköpings län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2020/3978-221
  • Anders Arvidsson, +46 36-10 1572
  • Ulf Seigerroth, +46 36-10 1785
  • Bruce Ferwerda, +46 36-10 1000
  • Martin Lindh, +46 36-10 1923
Union representative
  • Thomas Axelsson, ST, +46 36-10 1076
  • Mikael Palmgren, Saco-S, +46 36-10 1647
Published 20.Oct.2020
Last application date 15.Nov.2020 11:59 PM CET

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