[ecoop-info] Professorship in Human-Oriented Software Systems, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Harald Gall gall at ifi.uzh.ch
Mon Jul 18 11:14:46 CEST 2016

The Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics of the University of Zurich 
invites applications for a

Professorship in Human-Oriented Software Systems <http://www.jobs.uzh.ch/jobDetail.php?jobID=6895>

starting in Fall 2017.

We seek a person with excellent track record in Human-Oriented Software Systems or in a
closely related area. The successful candidate addresses, with his or her research, core
concepts of software engineering that take human behavior into account. Depending on
prior experience, the professor will be employed as a tenured associate or full professor.
Applicants must have a PhD in computer science by the time of the appointment and 
should have proven their excellence in research with publications in the top international 
journals and conferences. They are expected to build up and lead their
own research group, integrating it with both the department and the faculty, and to raise
third-party funding.

Our notion of human-oriented software systems is broad and covers these areas: (1) human
aspects during software development: studying the technical, social, and physical working
environments in which software developers are most productive and can collaborate best;
(2) human aspects in the context of software usage: user feedback to improve the software
development and ultimately the software quality. These two areas are typically addressed in
the fields of user-oriented software development, software analytics, software quality,
software services, software development for mobility, product variants, model based
software development, adaptive systems, or the study of software engineering communities.

In teaching, the candidate will be responsible for courses related to "Human-Oriented
Software Systems" on all levels, which cover topics such as Software Engineering,
Programming, Requirements Engineering, Human-Oriented Design, or Software Quality. He
or she shall also take over some of the fundamental informatics courses offered by the
department. In addition, the supervision of master theses and dissertations will be part of
the candidate's duties. Therefore, the candidate should not only be a successful researcher
but also a passionate teacher. Undergraduate courses (on the Bachelor level) are typically
taught in German, advanced undergraduate and graduate courses (on the Master level) in

Apart from research and teaching, the applicants are expected to actively contribute to the
department's typical service activities, such as, for example, committees, student affairs,
strategic and financial planning, or representation services in various bodies.

The University of Zurich is the largest university in Switzerland and enjoys an excellent
international reputation. As a member of the League of European Research Universities the
University of Zurich is committed to outstanding research and teaching. The Department of
Informatics is part of the internationally renowned Faculty of Business, Economics and

Zurich as a research area and economic region provides not only an excellent site for
research, but also an outstanding quality of life with stimulating cultural offers and a family friendly

The University of Zurich is an Equal Opportunities Employer and strongly encourages
applications from female candidates.

Please submit your application via Web at https://www.facultyhiring.oec.uzh.ch/position/2031616
by August, 31st 2016: 

Prof. Dr. Harald Gall, Dean 
University of Zurich 
Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics <http://www.oec.uzh.ch/>
Raemistrasse 71
8006 Zurich

For further information regarding the position please contact the head of the search committee
Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schwabe (schwabe at ifi.uzh.ch).

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