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Professorship in Human and Crowd Computing (Assistant/Associate/Full)
Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics
The Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics of the University of Zurich invites
applications for a
Professorship in Human and Crowd
starting in fall 2019.
Candidates should hold a PhD in Computer Science, Informatics or a related discipline, and
have an excellent research record in the area of "Human and Crowd Computing," ideally
with a focus in one or multiple of the following sub-areas: Social Computing, Human
Computation, Collective Intelligence, Human-Agent Interaction, Computer-Supported
Cooperative Work, Incentive Design/Mechanism Design, Information Elicitation, and the
Design/Analysis of Social Platforms. We expect the candidate to be committed to excellence
in teaching both at the undergraduate and the graduate levels. German language skills are
The successful candidate is expected to conduct high-quality research within the area of
Human and Crowd Computing and establish her or his research group within the Department
of Informatics and internationally. The successful candidate is also expected to actively
interface with the other groups at the department and the faculty, and seek collaborations
with researchers across faculties within the Digital Society Initiative of the University of
Zurich as well as internationally.
The Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics offers a stimulating research environment
and rich opportunities for collaboration. The Human and Crowd Computing professorship is
another step towards establishing the strengths of the Department of Informatics within its
three focus areas of people-oriented computing, computing and economics, and big data
The University of Zurich is one of the leading research universities in Europe and offers the
widest range of study courses in Switzerland to over 26,000 students. Through its educational
and research objectives, the University of Zurich aims at attracting leading international researchers
who are willing to contribute to its development and to strengthening its reputation.
The University of Zurich is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications
from female candidates.
Please submit your application, including a CV, contact information for at least three references,
three papers (published or unpublished), and a record of teaching effectiveness (taught
courses and evaluations) via https://www.facultyhiring.oec.uzh.ch/position/10092545
before 1st December, 2018.
Documents should be addressed to Prof. Dr. Harald Gall; Dean of the Faculty of Business,
Economics and Informatics; University of Zurich; Switzerland.