Job: Postdoc Fellowship Position at York U in Toronto

From: Wolfgang Stuerzlinger

Post Doctoral Fellowship Position at the ISRG, York University

The Interactive Systems Research Group (ISRG) in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at York University in Toronto, Canada invites applications for a postdoctoral position to work on innovative digital media research. York University has identified Digital Media as an area of strategic importance with a vision of further developing its existing, cross-faculty repertoire of digital media research programs. The Digital Media initiative is designed to create new research and economic opportunities around an existing consortium of industrial and academic partners existing in the York region (CONCERT). see: http://www.yorku.ca/ylife/2007/03-March/03-1 /concert-031207.htm

Applicants should have finished a relevant PhD, e.g. in interactive visualization, 3D user interfaces, virtual worlds, 3D content creation, augmented & virtual reality, tangible user interfaces, 3D reconstruction & computer graphics. Fluency in both written and spoken English, along with experience and a track record of writing scientific papers is essential. Candidates should already have published multiple papers in peer-reviewed conferences or journals. Ideal candidates will have a proven track record that demonstrates high-quality independent research. Applicants that have already performed research in fully interactive 3D systems will be preferred.

The position is located in the ISRG in Toronto, a rich community of students, researchers, and faculty investigating many aspects of Human Computer Interaction. The ISRG is based within the Department of Computer Science and Engineering in the Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE), and has established connections with the Departments of Film, Design, and Visual Arts in the Faculty of Fine Arts (FFA) and with the York University community of researchers, which include artists, designers, kinesiologists, digital media practitioners, and the world-renowned Centre for Vision Research. This forms an ideal environment for young researchers. Moreover, Toronto is a vibrant, safe, multi-cultural city that enjoys an easily accessible location with direct flights to all major destinations. Candidates will primarily work with Wolfgang Stuerzlinger (FSE), Melanie Baljko (FSE), and Caitlin Fisher (FFA).

This position is funded for one year, starting no later than December 31, 2009. Salary is fixed at CAD $50,000 per year in salary, benefits and research allowance.

For further details and information on how to apply, please see http://www.digitalmedia.yorku.ca/

Applicants must submit a curriculum vitae, including a publication list, in PDF form; three samples papers, either PDFs or WWW links; and a statement of research interests, including a plan for a research project to be performed. Three reference letters should be sent independently to the chair of the PDF search committee. For all communication, please email pdf-ctte [at] digitalmedia.yorku.ca.

York University is an Affirmative Action Employer. The Affirmative Action Program can be found on York’s website at: http://www.yorku.ca/acadjobs/index.htm, or a copy can be obtained by calling the affirmative action office at 416-736-5713. Only Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents are eligible for this funding.

Applications must be received by Nov 20th, 2009.

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