Professorship in Human and Crowd Computing

University of Zurich
Department of Informatics

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

Professorship in Human and Crowd Computing (Assistant/Associate/Full) 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 not required.

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 analytics.

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submit your application, including a CV, contact information for at least three references, three papers (published or unpublished), and a record of teaching effectiveness (taught courses and evaluations) via

before 30 November, 2018.

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

For questions regarding the open position please contact Prof. Thomas Fritz ( or Prof. Abraham Bernstein ( or Prof. Sven Seuken (