The School of Engineering, Computer Science and Informatics

The School of Engineering is one of four schools within Jönköping University. We offer attractive education at undergraduate and graduate levels and conduct research in several areas. As a collaborative school, we spread knowledge to the surrounding society and co-develop new technology. We have been awarded the accreditation “Engaged University” by the international organization ACEEU (Accreditation Council for Entrepreneurial and Engaged Universities).

The Department of Computer Science and Informatics (CSI), provides academic programmes in subjects ranging from software engineering and embedded systems to user experience design and cyber security, and is also conducting research in associated areas. Our education programmes are developed in close collaboration with the surrounding industry and have a yearly intake of about 300 students. Computer Science is an expanding area at the School of Engineering, and we are hiring several Assistant and Associate professors, PostDocs and doctoral students. For more information, visit

We are looking for passionate and innovative researchers and teachers who want to contribute and expand our group! For this position, we are looking for a doctoral student in Computer Science with a focus on Human-Centered AI.


Job description

The newly established Human-Centered Technology group at CSI focuses on designing, developing and evaluating technologies that make our lives easier and better with us, the end user, in mind. Overall, we carry out fundamental and applied research in different areas of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), such as visualization, human-centered design, privacy, graphical design, and human-centered AI. To facilitate the research, the group hosts the HCI Lab, a well-equipped environment with tools that can be utilized to gain deeper user insights (e.g., eye-tracking, EEG) and create innovative solutions (e.g., virtual and augmented reality).

In this case, we seek applications from enthusiastic individuals who are strongly motivated to do their PhD-studies in the area of Human-centered AI. The research for the advertised position will be within the project XPECT (How to Tailor Explanations from AI Systems to Users’ Expectations), funded by the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet). In this project, we tackle the challenge of building explanations from AI systems tailored to human expectations.

As a PhD student in Computer Science, you devote most of your time to your doctoral studies, particularly, within the research project XPECT; a supervisory team led by Prof. Maria Riveiro will advise you. Your work may also include teaching or other departmental duties, up to a maximum of 20% of full-time; and you will complete coursework for 60 ECTS.



We invite applications from outstanding individuals with an MSc (or equivalent) in any field relevant to the project, that is, Computer Science, Cognitive Science, Human Computer Interaction or Artificial Intelligence. To be eligible for the position, you have a Master’s degree or have achieved at least 240 credits/ECTS, of which a minimum of 60 credits/ECTS must have been achieved at the second cycle level, or otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge in Sweden or abroad.

You should have experience in programming, preferably Python. Due to the international working environment, fluency in both written and spoken English is expected.

For full eligibility requirements for a position as a Doctoral Student at Jönköping University, see Admission and employment regulations for doctoral students at Jönköping University

It is meritorious if you have experience in:

  • usability studies, user experience design,
  • adaptability and personalization based on user models.



We offer a full-time employment. The starting salary is 32 400 SEK per month; salaries are set according to the salary scale for PhD students at the School of Engineering, Jönköping University.

The start date of the employment is 2023-10-01 or as agreed upon.

The employment as a doctoral student normally covers five years, of which four years (80%) consist of full-time doctoral studies. The employment is extended annually based on the individual study plan. The salary is regulated according to a special doctoral student ladder. Annual working time for teachers according to the university’s collective agreement.

The School of Engineering encourages applications of both female and male applicants. We are actively working for a more balanced distribution between male and female researchers/teachers. We value having an organization made up of diverse skills, experiences, and abilities, which is why we encourage applications from all backgrounds. We are committed to equality and diversity within our organization.


Welcome with your application, no later than 2023-08-15.

Your application is preferred in PDF format through our recruitment system and should include:

  • personal cover letter motivating your interest and suitability for the position
  • CV
  • certificates and PhD-diploma

We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts.

Jönköping University is a modern institution, characterized by internationalization and an entrepreneurial spirit. We attract highly qualified, inventive and enterprising people from all around the world. We develop new knowledge and share our expertise through solid collaborations with industry and business, the public sector and other higher education institutions. We offer an equal and inclusive workplace, and we welcome applicants with diverse backgrounds. For more information, visit

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2023-10-01 or according to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Jönköping
County Jönköpings län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2023/2468-211
  • Anders Arvidsson, +4636-101572
  • Maria Riveiro, +4636-101578
Union representative
  • Mikael Palmgren, Saco-S, +4636-101647
  • Thomas Axelsson, ST, +4636-101076
Published 17.May.2023
Last application date 15.Aug.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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