At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Computer Science, a postdoc position is available within the Computer Science study program at Aalborg University, commencing on February 1, 2023 or shortly thereafter. The duration of the position is three years. The selected candidate will be working on Human-Computer Interaction / Human-Centred AI within a project which aims to make AI-driven decision-making more transparent to the public. The project is funded by a Carlsberg Foundation Young Researcher Fellowship (‘Algorithmic Explainability for Everyday Citizens’ CF21-0159). The Department of Computer Science features a broad range of synergistic activities within research and education in the general area of computer science, including curiosity-driven research and targeted research in collaboration with industrial partners, as well as traditional university education, with a unique problem- and project-based focus, and continued education and knowledge dissemination. For more about the department visit www.cs.aau.dk/about For more information about living in Denmark and Aalborg University´s international staff support visit <a href=”http://www.isu.aau.dk”>www.isu.aau.dk</a>
In this project, we will establish a thorough understanding of the needs of citizens in making sense of explanations on algorithmic-driven decisions and contribute a software platform that supports this aim. As such, the project leans heavily on interdisciplinarity, which is expected to be reflected in the profile of the applicant. In particular, proven experience and/or interest in the area of Human-Centred AI is desired.
In addition to the postdoc, the team consists of three PhD students, a research assistant, and the principal investigator, Associate Professor Niels van Berkel. The project offers a large amount of freedom and autonomy in terms of research directions within the umbrella of Human-Computer Interaction. Scientific dissemination is expected to focus on venues such as CHI, CSCW, IUI, TOCHI, IJHCS, and the HCI journal.
For further information about the project, see here .
The selected candidate will be part of the Human-Centered Computing research group, an ambitious and supportive research environment in which we study the design, development, and use of interactive computer systems through empirical and experimental methods. The group operates at the intersection between psychology and the social sciences, on the one hand, and computer science and technology, on the other.
You can learn about the research group here .
The ideal candidate has:
The applicants with a PhD degree in Human-Computer Interaction, Computer-Supported Cooperative Work, or a closely related field are preferred. Outstanding spoken and written communication skills in English are essential.
Please inclose a research statement (project description) roughly within the frame of ‘Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence’ of max. 2 pages (excl. references). This description should outline the applicant’s thoughts and ideas on possible research directions within the context of the topic outlined above.
Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Professor Mikael Skov, Department of Computer Science, e-mail: [email protected] , regarding the scientific aspects of the position.
Appointment as Postdoc presupposes scientific qualifications at PhD–level or similar scientific qualifications. The research potential of each applicant will be emphasized in the overall assessment. Appointment as a Postdoc cannot exceed a period of four years in total at Aalborg University.
The application must contain the following:
- A motivated text (1 page max) wherein the reasons for applying, qualifications in relation to the position, and intentions and visions for the position are stated.
- A current curriculum vitae.
- Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and PhD). On request you could be asked for an official English translation.
- Scientific qualifications. A complete list of publications must be attached with an indication of the works the applicant wishes to be considered. You may attach up to 5 publications.
- Dissemination qualifications, including participation on committees or boards, participation in organisations and the like.
- Additional qualifications in relation to the position.
The applications are only to be submitted online by using the “Apply online” button below.
Shortlisting will be applied. After the review of any objections regarding the assessment committee, the head of department, with assistance from the chair of the assessment committee, selects the candidates to be assessed. All applicants will be informed as to whether they will advance to assessment or not.
AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.
For further information concerning the application procedure please contact Søren Kjelst Klausen by mail [email protected] or phone (+45) 9940 3939. Information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force and procedures can be seen here .
Employment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Finance’s current Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Employment and salary are in accordance with the collective agreement for state-employed academics.
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