Associate Professor of Interaction Design

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 02 Aug 2021

Duties and responsibilities
  • Teaching and coordinating courses in the area of interaction design at the BSc, MSc and PhD study levels.
  • Conducting independent research in the field of interaction design at the international level.
  • Publishing in reputable scientific journals and conference proceedings.
  • Participation in R&D projects and securing and leading R&D projects.
  • Supervising BSc, MSc and PhD students.
  • Performing at least one managerial task at the university is recommended.
  • Participation in promotion and implementation of the specialisation at the international level.  
  • Engaging in science outreach activities. 

See also job description .

Required qualifications

PhD or an equivalent qualification.

See also requirements for teaching and research staff .

Required experience
  • Significant university-level teaching experience in the area of interaction design.
  • Successful supervision of MSc students.
  • A research profile in the field of interaction design.
  • Strong international publication record.
  • Experience in participating or leading research projects.

Required language skills

Excellent command of the English language is required. Knowledge of Estonian is recommended but not required. According to the Language Act, academic staff with foreign citizenship working in Estonia must have acquired at least B1-level Estonian language skills after five years of work. The Centre for Professional Development offers foreigners and their family members the opportunity to participate in Estonian language courses.

Starting at 01.11.2021.

Workload: 1,00.

Salary: From 3500 to 4500 euros (gross) per month depending on work experience and qualifications. This amount is subject to taxation at a 20% flat tax rate. The total annual payroll is from 56 000 to 72 000 euros, which includes employer taxes.

See also UT salary rules .

Additional info

The starting date of the position can be negotiated.

Further information can be provided by Associate Prof Kuldar Taveter, .

The position is financed by the European Social Fund.

Application documents and notification of results

In order to be considered for the position, the candidate must submit to the UT Human Resources Office (email: ; employees of the UT should submit their documents via intranet ) following documents:

  • a letter of application to the Rector,
  • a curriculum vitae  in the established format,
  • a list of research publications (if necessary, enclosing copies or offprints of more important publications),
  • a copy of a document (including its annexes) which shows the candidate to hold the required qualification (with authorized translation into Estonian, English or Russian if the credential is not in Estonian, English, Russian, Finnish, Swedish, French, Italian, Ukrainian and Belarussian languages). A candidate can be required to submit the original or a certified copy of the document (including its annexes) showing the candidate to hold the required qualification. If the candidate has acquired the higher education in question abroad, he or she may be required to submit an assessment issued by the Academic Recognition Information Centre  (the Estonian ENIC/NARIC) of his or her qualification in respect of the qualification requirements for the position;
  • a statement not exceeding 1500 words of the aims to be achieved during the term in the position, and the outline of an action plan for achieving these;
  • other materials considered relevant by the candidate (a list of such materials must be included in the application or annexed to it).
  • Number of copies: 1

    See also Application documents and notification of results

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