Halmstad University, School of Information Technology

“Our School and research environment is in a very exciting and expansive phase. It is a large research environment with a strong international character. The goal is to be a nationally leading environment within, among other things, applied AI” – Magnus Clarin, Dean of the School of Information Technology.

Halmstad University

Halmstad University prepares people for the future by creating values, driving innovation and developing society. Since the beginning in 1983, the University has been characterised as forward-thinking and cross-border. Today, the University has around 600 employees and 11,000 students. The range of education is wide and the research is internationally renowned. Halmstad University actively participates in social development through collaboration with both industry and the public sector. 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. The research is conducted within the research environment Embedded and Intelligent Systems (EIS). 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).

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

This short-term position (nine months) represents an opportunity to be part of a team that develops and applies innovative and interdisciplinary design and participatory design techniques to support the creation of sustainable lifestyles. The position is placed within the framework of several externally funded inter-disciplinary and collaborative projects, with a focus on tailoring interventional ethnographic research into design practice.

The researcher will contribute to developing applied research with impact, in collaboration with industry and city partners, as well as to academic scholarship and debate through publications. The applicant must have proven experience from working in these kinds of collaborative human-centered design-oriented projects with good reviews.

The researcher is expected to:

  • conduct and publish research of high international quality within the fields of design ethnography and smart mobility
  • contribute to developing research on Digital Service Innovation in an interdisciplinary setting
  • conduct high-quality teaching in higher education within the three educational programs in informatics at Halmstad University


  • The applicant must hold a doctoral degree in qualitative research within Informatics or related fields. Experience from tailored design ethnographic research practice is a merit.
  • The applicant must have proven experience working in collaborative human-centered design-oriented projects with good reviews. 
  • Experience from innovation, research and development within smart and future mobility is a merit.
  • The applicant should share the value that diversity and equality among researchers and teachers bring higher quality to research and education.

Salary is to be determined 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).

The application package shall consist of:
1) a cover letter stating the purpose of the application and a brief statement of why you believe that your goals are well-matched with the goals of this position, together with a description of future research plans

2) a CV that includes at least
- a list of previous degrees, with dates and institutions
- a complete list of publications with 2-3 most relevant ones for this position marked
- a description of previous research and other work experience and links to online copies of the most important publications

3) contact information for at least three references.

For further information, please contact Stefan Byttner(Stefan.Byttner@hh.se) or head of school Magnus Clarin (Magnus.Clarin@hh.se).

General Information:

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

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 220316
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Halmstad
County Hallands län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2021/138
  • Stefan Byttner, +46 729773601
Union representative
  • Kristina Hildebrand, Saco-S, 070-7721015
  • Camilla Soto, ST, 035-167242
  • Anniqa Lagergren, OFR, 072- 977 37 45
Published 12.Jan.2022
Last application date 25.Jan.2022 11:59 PM CET
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