PhD Position in Experience Design with the MUNCH Audience Lab


In collaboration with the MUNCH museum's Audience Lab, ITU is inviting applications for a PhD position to work with Experience Design with the museum's collections. This project builds on previous collaborations between the museum and ITU, notably in the GIFT project ( as well as two ongoing projects exploring immersive art experiences and image recognition. The proposed starting date is 1 April 2022 or soon thereafter.


About the MUNCH Audience Lab

In Munch’s inventive and inclusive spirit, the MUNCH Audience Lab creates engaging technology-based experiences for and with people from all types of backgrounds.

Our aims are to:

- engage and co-create with a broad and diverse audience

- be experimental, captivating, playful and inclusive

- expand the outreach and relevance of Edvard Munch’s artistry

- explore user needs and create innovative new experiences and technologies

- generate new knowledge and research

- develop new business models and collaborations across different sectors

We believe in the potential of bringing together people with a broad range of skills to work towards a common goal. In our experimental practice, the audience and the public become participants and co-creators. Reaching out across various sectors, the interdisciplinary team behind the MUNCH Audience Lab collaborates with artists, designers, researchers, and funding partners, to name but a few. Our common goal is to move our audiences in unexpected ways and to immerse them in new dimensions of the MUNCH universe.

The successful candidate should have experience in some of the following topics:

- Experience design

- Research through design

- Digital art and aesthetics

- User-centred methodologies


The ideal candidate should also have:

- Commitment to work collaboratively on an interdisciplinary project

- Good publication record

- Hands-on technical skills (required for prototyping and implementation)


Research environment

The successful candidate will work together with the MUNCH Audience Lab as well as the Media, Art and Design group (MAD), an interdisciplinary research group at the IT University of Copenhagen (see The candidate is expected to spend time both at the University, and at MUNCH. Candidates will be expected to stay and work at MUNCH in Oslo for at least one year.

The position is offered on the condition of an agreement of co-financing between MUNCH and ITU.

We aim at building a diverse team. All applications are welcome, especially those from members of underrepresented groups are encouraged.


General information

The IT University of Copenhagen (ITU) was established in 1999 and is Denmark’s leading university focusing on IT research and education. We deliver state-of-the-art teaching and research within computer science, business IT and digital design. Our ambition is to create and share knowledge that is profound and leads to ground-breaking information technology and services for the benefit of humanity.

The university collaborates closely with industry, the public sector and international researchers and is characterized by a strong entrepreneurial spirit among students as well as researchers. ITU’s modern campus in central Copenhagen is designed by the world-renowned Danish architect Henning Larsen. The campus is located at the south-eastern part of Copenhagen on Amager. It is close to the beach and several nature parks. Copenhagen is a vibrant city.


Qualification Requirements

The following qualifications are required:

- 3 year programme: candidates should have an MSc (or equivalent)



Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC).



The application must be in English and must include:

- Curriculum Vitae, which must include contact information for two professional/academic references.

- A cover letter (max. 2 pages) noting why you are interested in the position, and how your profile fits the position.

- A research proposal (max. 5 pages excluding references) which provides evidence of independent thinking, novelty and originality, and a state-of-the art grasp of the targeted research field.

- Documentation of academic degree(s) including grade transcripts that documents outstanding academic achievement.

- Applications may also include up to 3 relevant scientific publication written by the applicant.

- A numbered list of publications. The enclosed publications should be marked with an asterisk (*)

Applications without the above-mentioned required documents will not be assessed.

It is understood that even highly qualified applicants will satisfy these requirements to varying degrees, for example because of differences in publication cultures in various research fields.

The applicant will be accessed according to the Appointment Order from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of 13 March 2012.

The IT University may use shortlisting in connection to the recruitment process. In case of shortlisting, the Chair of the hiring committee selects applicants for assessment in consultation with the hiring committee after the application deadline. All applicants are notified whether their application has been passed for assessment. The shortlisting of candidates for assessment is based on the criteria in the job posting. 

Early contact with our faculty staff is strongly encouraged.  

Questions about the positions can be directed to Associate Professor, Anders Sundnes Løvlie, IT University of Copenhagen,


Application procedure

You can only apply for this position through our e-recruitment system. Apply by pushing the button "Apply for position" in the job announcement on our website:

Please, read the guidelines for applicants carefully before filling in the application form. You can see the guidelines through this link:

Applications must be written in English. All other documents, such as transcripts must be accompanied by a translation in English or Danish.

Please note that all application material will be destroyed after the assessment.

Application deadline: 14 February 2022, at 23:59 CET/CEST.

Applications/enclosures received at ITU after the application deadline will not be taken into consideration. If you submit an application, it is your responsibility to ensure that it arrives before the deadline so please allow sufficient time for upload of publications and other documents.

The IT University invites all qualified researchers regardless of age, gender, religious affiliation or ethnic background to apply for the positions.

You can only apply for this position through our e-recruitment system. Apply by pushing the button "Apply for position" in the job announcement on our website:

Posted On 
Tuesday, January 25, 2022