Assistant/Associate Professor in Digital Transformation

Department of People and Technology, Roskilde University, invites applications for a position as assistant/associate professor of Digital Transformation from October 1, 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The Department of People and Technology is the largest department at RUC, and covers a range of subject areas, broadly focused on human–society–technology interactions and covering e.g., sustainable transition, social entrepreneurship, urban planning, psychology and learning, sustainable digitalization, work, and health studies, etc. The position is linked to the research group Sustainable Digitalisation working within the research areas of Information Systems (IS), Participatory Design (PD), Design Science Research (DSR), and/or Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW).

We are looking for an applicant with a strong research profile related to one and preferably more of the following themes:

  • Projects – how organizations can improve management of IT projects from a need to organisational change.
  • People – workplace studies to investigate collaborative and communicative practices in complex organizational settings.
  • Participation – specification and evaluation of effects of IT usage and how effects can play a prominent role in IT management and governance.
  • Process – how organizations can improve their digital design and development processes.
  • Praxis – solving real-world problems in practice through design, construction, evaluation, and reflection on artefacts.

We expect an applicant that apply action research, design science research or other types of qualitative research concerning these themes. The ideal applicant has documented experience in attracting and managing external project funding from national or international funding bodies with connected scientific publications in reviewed international scientific journals. We encourage candidates from transdisciplinary research environments possessing the ability to collaborate with researchers from multiple fields of research to apply for this position.

The applicant is expected to teach at both the undergraduate Informatics programmes and the Digital Transformation graduate programme. It will also be advantageous if the applicant can teach in the executive master programme in project management and organisational change. The teaching tasks consist partly of course teaching and partly of project supervision.

Responsibilities and tasks
The assistant/associate professor’s work will primarily include research, including obligations concerning publication/scientific communication and research-based teaching with associated examination obligations within the Informatics undergraduate programme and Digital Transformation graduate programme. In addition to research and research-based teaching, the position also requires share of knowledge with the rest of society – including participation in public debate. To a limited extent, this may also include the performance of other activities.

An assistant professor is required to complete the educational training programme for assistant professors at RUC (up to 220 hours). An associate professor is expected to already hold a certificate of teaching in higher education.

The ideal candidate is expected to be able and willing to teach and tutor in several of the department’s education programs:

The candidate should be qualified to teach courses and supervise projects within the following areas:

  • Digital transformation and/or sustainable digitalisation
  • Digital leadership
  • Implementation and organisational change
  • Digital design, interaction design and speculative design
  • Agile methods and design sprints
  • IT and enterprise architecture
  • Process innovation
  • IT strategy, governance, enterprise architecture, and IT procurement

The applicant must participate actively in the activities organized by the research group and contribute to the development of problem-oriented and transdisciplinary research projects with colleagues as well as external partners.

The applicant must contribute to the ongoing development of the problem-oriented problem-learning model and be part of strengthening the interdisciplinary, exemplary, and collaborative approach, characteristic of the teaching environment at Roskilde University.

Applicants must hold a PhD degree or equivalent within Information Systems (IS), Participatory Design (PD), Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), or similar fields. The successful candidate will be embedded with the research group Sustainable Digitalisation and should relate his or her research to the group (see more atæredygtig-digitalisering).

Applicants are referred to the university’s Faculty expectations for specifications on the required level of qualifications within research, teaching, networking, fundraising, impact, and outreach, etc.

The ideal candidate shall possess good cooperative skills, be visible, and actively participate in the daily activities of the research group and the connected teaching programmes. The candidate should be willing to engage in disciplinary and interdisciplinary collaboration across the department.

In the assessment of the candidates, consideration will be given to;

  • relevance of research expertise for the position and research group,
  • experience in teaching and education development and management,
  • relevance of teaching expertise for the educational programmes.
  • scientific production and research potential at an international level,
  • the ability to create, promote and utilize research results,
  • the ability to create an engaged and interactive learning environment that motivates and inspires students to develop all aspects of their profiles,
  • the ability to attract external funding and manage research projects in collaboration with external partners,
  • networks, experience from research environments and collaborative abilities

Please note that in order to be assessed for the position as associate professor, you need to have passed an educational teaching programme and have extensive scientific production.

The candidate is expected to master Danish (or Swedish/Norwegian), be able to teach and supervise in Danish and participate in ongoing administrative and collegial cooperation. If the candidate does not master Danish, he or she is expected to learn the language within three years of employment.  

Experiences with problem-oriented project supervision and teaching at the university level are an advantage.

For further information about the position, please contact head of research-group professor Jan Pries-Heje on tel. (+45) 23 47 44 63 or, or head of studies Nina Boulus-Rødjel on tel. (+45) 61 95 12 51 or

Terms of employment
The employment is on full time, and you will refer to Dean Bjarke Oxlund. The position will be filled according to the Agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) and Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities.  

Application procedure 
After the deadline for applications the Dean will shortlist applicants for assessment with assistance from the recruitment committee including the chairperson of the assessment committee.

Shortly after the application deadline all applicants will be notified whether or not their application has been selected for assessment.

The shortlisted applicants will be informed about the composition of the assessment committee, and each applicant will be given the opportunity to comment on the composition of the committee and - later on - their assessment.

Once the recruitment process is completed, all applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application.

To apply for the position go to 

Only applications in English are accepted. 

Applications must include: 

1. Cover letter 

2. CV 

3. Documentation of education 

4. Teaching portfolio (read more about teaching portfolio at Roskilde University here

5. A complete list of publications 

6. A maximum of 5 relevant scientific works that you want included in the assessment  

If any of the publications that you want included in the assessment are the result of a joint effort, the extent and the nature of your contribution to each individual work must then be clarified in a co-author statement (find template here


Please submit your application no later than August 1, 2024.

Material received after this date will not be taken into consideration. 

Roskilde University wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background. 

Application due date

Institut for Mennesker og Teknologi/ Department of People and Technology

Videnskabelig personale (VIP)
Jan Pries-Heje
Nina Boulus-Rødje

Roskilde University

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Deadline: 2024-08-01
Location: Denmark, Roskilde
Categories: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Information Systems, Technology,


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