2008-01-19: Job Offer: Tenured faculty position in HCI at the University of Zurich

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The Department of Informatics at the University of Zurich is inviting applications for a

tenured faculty position

in the area of

Human Computer Interaction.

We seek applications from outstanding candidates with a strong focus on concepts, algorithms and tools in human centered man-machine interaction problems. Research areas of central interes include but are not limited to graphical or multimodal user interfaces, novel interactive interaction concepts, or interaction in the large (interaction with groups and social networks).

Successful candidates should actively pursue research projects of their interest in the context of HCI and are encouraged to collaborate with current faculty in related areas such as for example CSCW, AI or graphics and multimedia. In accordance with the university's expectation on teaching involvement, the candidate should develop undergraduate and graduate courses in the area of his or her research interest as well as contribute to the basic computer science education.

Promising applicants have an excellent background and education in computer science or a closely related field. With respect to the level of the position, promising candidates have a proven track record in research and teaching commensurate with their academic experience. For this tenured faculty position, the usual academic hiring requirements have to be met (doctoral degree and additionally a habilitation or equivalent scientific qualifications in the area of expertise). Qualified female applicants are especially welcome.

The position is open for an associate or full professorship. In the former case, a promotion to full can be considered at a later stage, given sufficient qualifications. Excellent candidates in the early stages of their academic careers, with a strong research record but that do not readily qualify for a full professorship, are thus strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications should include a detailed resume, research and teaching statements, and the names and addresses of at least three references. Applications should be sent to:

 Dean of Economics, Business Administration and Information Technology
 University of Zuerich
 Raemistrasse 71
 8006 Zuerich
 Switzerland

Primary consideration will be given to applications received by March 15, 2008.

The University of Zuerich is the largest university of Switzerland and regularly ranked as a top international research universities. Additional information on the work place of the open position as well as research and education in informatics at the University of Zuerich can be found on the department's web pages http://www.ifi.uzh.ch.

Applicants can also directly contact the chair of the search committee Prof. Abraham Bernstein, Ph.D. (http://www.ifi.unizh.ch/ddis/bernstein.html).


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