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Assistant Professorship in Interacting with Data (Non-Tenure Track)

University of Zurich, Department of Informatics
Zürich, Zurich 8050

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

Assistant Professorship in Interacting with Data (Non-Tenure Track)

starting in 2019.

Candidates should hold a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science with specialization in Interactive Data Analysis, Visual Analytics, Information Visualization or related areas and have an excellent record of academic achievements in the relevant fields. A strong motivation to teach both at the undergraduate and the graduate levels as well as an interest in human and societal aspects of managing data are highly beneficial.

The successful candidate is expected to establish her or his research group within the Department of lnformatics, actively interface with the other groups at the department and the faculty, and seek collaboration with researchers across faculties within the Digital Society Initiative of the University of Zurich.

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 at


before November 30, 2018.

Documents should be addressed to Prof. Dr. Harald Gall; Dean of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics; University of Zurich; Switzerland.

For further questions regarding the profile of the open position please contact Prof. Renato Pajarola (pajarola@ifi.uzh.ch).



  • Educational Services
Posted: 2018-09-25 Expires: 2018-11-24

University of Zurich, Department of Informatics

The Department of Informatics

At the Department of Informatics (Institut für Informatik, IfI) 14 professors, 16 post-doctoral researchers, and more than 80 PhD students are teaching, studying, and performing first-class research. Our topics include:

  • People-oriented Computing
  • Computing and Economics
  • Big-Data Analysis

Information and communication technologies permeate data-driven economies and societies. Therefore, we dedicate a large part of our research efforts on human-centered informatics.

The results of our research are constantly being disseminated in our teaching. This allows us to offer up-to-date, sustainable study programs that meet the highest quality standards. About 550 students – 400 in the Bachelor programs, 150 in the Master programs – currently benefit from these efforts (as of fall semester 2017).

We are committed to our students by preparing them for a promising career. And we stay in touch with our graduates through UZH Alumni Informatik.


The Department of Informatics was founded in 1970 and is part of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics at the University of Zurich.

The Institute of Computational Linguistics is affiliated to the Department of Informatics. It is a joint institute of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics and the Faculty of Arts.

The University of Zurich offers the widest range of study courses in Switzerland and is the country's biggest university.

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Assistant Professorship in Interacting with Data (Non-Tenure Track)

University of Zurich, Department of Informatics
Zürich, Zurich 8050

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