Skilled and committed employees are a crucial factor in the success of Linköping University. And we need more of them. Our core expertise comes from teachers and researchers, but a successful university requires experienced and motivated employees in many fields. Everyone is important. We need to recruit many new employees thanks to, among all, an expansion in our research activity. We need you here. We look forward to receiving your application!

At the Department of Science and Technology, at the university’s Norrköping campus, we provide education and conduct research in physics and electronics, communications/logistics and media- and information technology. The department is recognised for its work in fields including logistics, visualisation and organic electronics. We combine academic excellence with fruitful collaboration with the Community.

hereby advertises a position as

Professor in Information visualization
formally based at the department of science and technology

Description of the subject area
Information visualization is a fundamental area of ​​computer science. Visualization is one of our primary tools for analyzing the large and complex data sets that are created in a variety of research areas and in all sectors of society. Data is often high-dimensional and represents abstract phenomena. Within information visualization, we develop the methods required for turning this data into visual representations suitable for human analysis.

At the Department of Media and Information Technology (MIT), research in Information Visualization is a key area. The department has internationally led research in many areas of basic computer graphics and visualization as well as its applications in the basic science fields of medicine and biology and astronomy. There are also technical applications of our research in areas such as intelligent decision support systems in the transport sector and operator support in the process industry. The department works with large-scale visualization in immersive environments and within the framework of Norrköping Visualization Center C we develop visualizations for dome theaters and public exhibitions.


The duties assigned to teaching staff may comprise educational responsibilities or research, and administrative tasks. Teachers are also responsible for monitoring developments within their subject areas and developments in the wider community that are significant to their role as a teacher at a higher education institution. The holder of the appointment will participate in teaching at undergraduate, advanced and research levels, in both Swedish and English.

We now wish to strengthen and broaden our activity in this area by recruiting a leading researcher in information visualization with the responsibility of leading the department's research group in this area. Today we have a strong activity within management of, and interaction with, time-resolved information data of a categorical nature, and develops applications in operator environments in, for example. air traffic management system with dynamic and streaming data. We are therefore looking for a professor with expertise in these and neighboring areas and with a strong research profile in innovative visualization of large and complex amounts of information.

The position also involves supervision of doctoral students and responsibility for the research area Information Visualization, which entails staff responsibility for a number of researchers/teachers, doctoral students and technicians. In addition, there is overall responsibility for the content and staffing of the courses in Information Visualization and adjacent areas that the department provides at LiU. The teaching will be in Swedish and English.

As grounds for assessment when appointing a professor, the level of proficiency required to qualify for the appointment shall apply.

Grounds for assessment
Applicant assessment will be based on the level of proficiency that is required for the appointment as professor.

Equal attention shall be given to the assessment of teaching proficiency as to the assessment of scientific proficiency.

For this position special weight is given to scholarly proficiency, followed by administrative skills and leadership, in turn followed by teaching proficiency.

Scholarly proficiency must have been demonstrated through: original research resulting in publication, through planning and managing research and third-cycle courses and study programmes and through the ability to obtain research grants Scholarly proficiency can also be demonstrated through the ability to achieve results in research through collaboration with other teachers and through the ability to provide information about research.

Teaching proficiency is demonstrated through the ability to convey relevant knowledge and skills, to stimulate students such that they drive their own learning process, to create engagement and interest in the subject area, and the ability to structure and organise both the content and forms of work in relation to the goals of the subject area. In addition, the teaching proficiency must have been demonstrated through the ability to contribute to the development and renewal of education and the ability to reflect on their own attitude to education and the results of their work.

Administrative proficiency and leadership must have been demonstrated through the ability to plan, organise and develop activities and personnel.

Collaboration with society is an integral part of the research and educational mission of the higher education institution, where the ability to use collaboration with society as a means to raise the quality of the education and research, its relevance, dissemination, accessibility and application may constitute grounds for assessment.

Collaboration within research is demonstrated by the ability to disseminate, make accessible and benefit from research through the production and dissemination of popular scientific material, collaborative projects with external non-academic actors, commissioned consulting as expert, mobility projects, commercialisation, and activities undertaken within the framework of permitted secondary employment.

It is desirable that the successful candidate with another mother tongue than Swedish should be able to teach in Swedish within two years from being appointed.

Appointment procedure
The position will be appointed by the Vice-Chancellor of the University on the advice of the Appointments Board. A letter of intent will be required of the applicants who make the short list for the position.

Form of employment
Full time. Until further notice.
Starting date
By agreement.

The University applies individual salary scales based on the experience of the employee and the labour market.

Union representatives

To get in contact with union representatives, see below. 

Application procedure
Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must be received no later than 14th of April, 2020. 
Applications and documents received after the date above will not be considered.

Please attach your selected research publications electronically, in pdf or word format, in the application template. Research publications, e.g. monographs, which cannot be sent electronically should be sent in three sets by mail to the University Registrar at Linköping University, University Registrar, S-581 83 Linköping, Sweden. The publications must be received by Linköping University no later than the deadline for application.

In the event of a discrepancy between the English translation of the job announcement and the Swedish original, the Swedish version shall take precedent.

Equal Opportunities
A majority of our professors within the department of science and technology are men, which is why precedence will be given to women in cases where qualifications are deemed otherwise equivalent.

Linköping University will continue to develop as an attractive and creative place of work, characterized by equal terms and actively works for equality and diversity.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Linköping university has framework agreements and wishes to decline direct contacts from staffing- and recruitment companies as well as from vendors of job advertisements.

Contact person

Christina Hammarstedt

Secretary of the Appointments Board

+46 13 281528

Anders Ynnerman


+46 11 363309

Annelie Westerberg



Martina Klefbeck

HR manager

+4613 28 11 32