Halmstad University, School of Information Technology

Halmstad University

Work at a University where different perspectives meet!

Halmstad University adds value, drives innovation and prepares people and society for the future. Since the beginning in 1983, innovation and collaboration with society have characterised the University's education and research. The research is internationally reputable and is largely conducted in a multidisciplinary manner within the University's two focus areas: Health Innovation and Smart Cities and Communities. The University has a wide range of education with many popular study programmes. The campus is modern and well-equipped, and is situated close to both public transportation and the city center.

More information about working at Halmstad University: https://hh.se/english/about-the-university/vacant-positions.html

The School of Information Technology

Halmstad University consists of four interdisciplinary Schools and the current position is located at the School of Information Technology (ITE). ITE is a multicultural school with around 130 employees from 20 different countries. It is a strong research and education environment, with focus on smart technology and its applications. Students and researchers are working with everything from AI and information driven care to autonomous vehicles, social robotics and digital design. ITE offers education on all levels, from undergraduate to PhD education, plus education for professional. Research is conducted within aware intelligent systems, smart electronic systems, cyber physical systems and digital service innovation. These four areas constitute the four technology areas of ITE . An innovation centre for information driven care called Leap for Life is connected to ITE, as well as a collaboration arena for electronic development, Electronics Centre in Halmstad (ECH).

Informatics at Halmstad University develops the Scandinavian Informatics tradition, which integrates information Systems and Human-Computer Interaction research. We profile the research towards DigitalService Innovation (DSI). This implies a focus on how value is co-created with users, organizations, and society through combining, re-combining, and integrating resources into digital services. We also investigate how and why DSI may promote or create improvements in different societal actors' wellbeing by studying, for example, digitalization, stakeholder involvement in innovation processes, design methods, digital service logic and architectures, innovation ecosystems, and value network governance.

Research is often carried out interdisciplinary and in collaboration with companies and the public sector. The research on digital service innovation is one of the prioritized research areas where continued development of research strength is expected in order to reach excellence in international and national collaborations. This area, which is expected to attract considerable industrial interest also in the future, will be an important research area for the two research profiles at Halmstad University: Health Innovation and Smart Cities and Communities. Informatics at Halmstad University has two bachelor programs (Digital Design and Innovation, Enterprise Systems), an international master's program in Digital Service Innovation, and a doctoral school in Informatics.

More information about the School of Information Technology: hh.se/ite-en

More information about informatics research and Digital Service Innovation: Technology Area Digital Service Innovation

Appointment as Associate Senior Lecturer is a qualifying appointment to allow the employee to be promoted to Senior Lecturer. The appointment as Associate Senior Lecturer is for four years.

The recruited person will be part of research projects centered around design ethnographic research, participatory design, smart mobility, digital transformation, and ethics and sustainability in digital service innovation. The overall aim is to support and develop existing and upcoming research projects within the field of DSI. This is done by doing empirical studies and publishing research in high-quality outlets within informatics. Furthermore, the position enables the candidate to collaboratively apply for new research funds as well as take responsibility for leading certain research activities in our projects. The employment also includes teaching responsibilities corresponding to 20% full-time. The recruited person will have an opportunity to lead and develop bachelor's and master's level courses that focus on similar topics as the research areas described above, as well as supervision of bachelor's and master's theses as well as co-supervising Ph.D. student projects.

Principal duties

  • Undertaking informatics research related to design ethnographic research, participatory design, smart mobility, digital transformation, and ethics and sustainability in digital service innovation
  • Contributing to academic publications and conference papers in high-quality outlets
  • Conducting education at bachelor's, master's, and PhD levels in informatics
  • Contributing to research application work


The position is intended for applicants with a recent PhD degree in informatics or closely related fields (including human-computer interaction and information systems). The PhD degree should have been attained within last 5 years (parental leave, sick leave, or other similar circumstances will be accepted as an exception to this timeframe). The applicant needs to demonstrate a strong research profile in the fields related to topics of interest for this position, including recent activities with high impact. The scientific production is expected to be published in high-quality, peer-reviewed research journals and conferences within informatics. Documented experience from digital service innovation, digital transformation, and ethnographic research in an industrial environment is a strong merit. Furthermore, interest and experience within the fields of ethics and information systems are advantageous. The applicant should share the value that diversity and equality among researchers and teachers bring higher quality to research and education. Education is an important part of our work, and the applicant should be interested, engaged, and willing to explore new ways of teaching to enhance the student learning experience at all levels. Pedagogical training in teaching in higher education and experience from teaching at different levels in relevant subjects is a merit, as well as being able to examine students in both Swedish and English.

Assessment criteria
For appointment as an Associate Senior Lecturer, the following assessment criteria will be applied:

  • Ability to conduct research in informatics of high international quality
  • Experience from research in collaboration with industrial partners
  • Ability to conduct high-quality teaching in higher education and to develop courses at different levels
  • Experience in supervision of bachelor and master students

Salary is to be settled by negotiation. The application should include a statement of the salary level required by the candidate.


Applications should be sent via Halmstad University's recruitment system Varbi (see link on this page).
How to design your application

For further information, please contact Stefan Byttner(Stefan.Byttner@hh.se).

General Information
We value the qualities that gender balance and diversity bring to our organization. We therefore welcome applicants with different backgrounds, gender, functionality and, not least, life experience.

Read more about Halmstad University at http://hh.se/english/discover/discoverhalmstaduniversity.9285.html

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Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2023-08-01 or as soon as possible
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Halmstad
County Hallands län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2023/21
  • Stefan Byttner, +46729773601
Union representative
  • Camilla Soto, ST, 076-6087233
  • Anniqa Lagergren, OFR, 072-9773745
  • Olov Andreasson, Saco-S, 072-9773748
Published 17.Mar.2023
Last application date 06.Apr.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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