JTH, Department of 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 https://ju.se/en/about-us/school-of-engineering/organisation/departments/computer-science-and-informatics.html

For this position, we are looking for a PostDoc in Computer Science with a focus on Human-Centered AI to join our team.


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). We are looking for passionate and innovative researchers and teachers who want to contribute and expand our group!

In this case, we seek applications from motivated individuals who want to continue their research career doing a PostDoc within 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 adapted to human expectations.

As a postdoc within the XPECT project, you will be expected to conduct high-quality research (80%), provide support supervising PhD-students and be a part of the research team with, among others, Prof. Maria Riveiro. Your work includes teaching or other departmental duties, up to a maximum of 20% full-time.



We invite applications from outstanding researchers with a doctoral degree (not older than three years) in any field relevant to the XPECT project, i.e., Computer Science, Cognitive Science, Human-Computer Interaction or Artificial Intelligence. You should have experience in programming, preferably Python. Due to the international working environment, a good level of the English language, both written and oral, is expected.

For complete eligibility requirements for a position as an PostDoc at Jönköping University, see the applicable parts of the Regulations for the employment of teachers at Jönköping University.

Further competencies that are considered meritorious are:

  • experience in usability studies
  • experience in user experience design
  • adaptability and personalization based on user models
  • ability to supervise students in Swedish


Employment starts October 2023, or as agreed upon. The position is full-time (100%) and temporary for two years.

As an employee, you are entitled to favourable benefits regulated in Swedish law and agreements, as well as the benefits offered by Jönköping University. Collective agreements and individual salary settings are applicable.

Please note that individuals close to obtaining their doctoral degree are also welcome to apply if they have a date set for their dissertation defense.  

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
  • publication list and a brief description of research interests
  • doctoral degree title
  • teaching skills and pedagogical courses.

We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts.

Jönköping University is a modern institution, characterised by internationalisation 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 www.ju.se

Anställningsform Tidsbegränsad anställning
Anställningens omfattning Heltid
Tillträde 2023-10-01 or according to agreement
Löneform Månadslön
Antal lediga befattningar 1
Sysselsättningsgrad 100%
Ort Jönköping
Län Jönköpings län
Land Sverige
Referensnummer 2023/2465-211
  • Anders Arvidsson, +4636-101572
Facklig företrädare
  • Thomas Axelsson, ST, +4636-101076
  • Mikael Palmgren, Saco-S, +4636-101647
Publicerat 2023-05-17
Sista ansökningsdag 2023-08-15

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