Job: SFI Professorship in HCI at University College Cork, Ireland

University College Cork, Ireland
SFI Professorship in Human Computer Interaction (HCI)

Job Posted:  31 Jul 2014
Closing Date for Applications:  22 Sep 2014
Contract Type:  Permanent Whole-Time

Full details available:

UCC seeks to recruit a Research Professor in Human Computer Interaction (HCI) to drive and expand the university’s commitment to human-centred design of digital futures, with a particular focus on health and wellbeing. The pivotal position of user experience in understanding the current use of health and wellbeing-related technologies and in imagining future uses is widely acknowledged in research and in commercial application. This Professorship will provide strategic leadership in developing the scientific and design knowledge and practice required to realize technologies that are sensitive to user experience.

The successful candidate will be based in UCC’s School of Applied Psychology, a highly active centre of research, graduate education and accredited undergraduate formation. The Research Professor will play a leadership role in strengthening the School’s internationally-recognised research and deepening the School’s international academic and industrial relationships in HCI. The successful candidate will build on the School’s research strengths in experience-centred design of IT, including in health and ageing contexts. Candidates should have demonstrated vision and leadership in relevant areas of HCI, ability for interdisciplinary leadership, and a record of achievement in areas related to HCI, health, and wellbeing. Excellence in attracting research funding, developing a research team, and in research training is expected. Most of all, we seek candidates with the imagination, energy, and commitment to making a game-changing contribution to human-centred design of IT for health and wellbeing.

The Professorship appointment in each instance is dependent on success within the SFI Targeted Professorship Programme which provides €1,000,000 per annum in direct costs for five years to support the work of the Professor and their research group. For more information see

For further discussion on the above post, please contact:  Professor John McCarthy ( For further information on the SFI Research Professorship Programme, please contact

Professor in Psychology (Human Computer Interaction) – Candidate Information (195kB)

To Apply:

Each candidate must complete a CV for the post which will include an outline of education, training and qualifications (including year of PhD) and professional experience; a list of selected publications, patents and previous funding; and other relevant items (5 pages max.).  CV’s must be returned to:

Department of Human Resources, University College Cork
Tel:  +353-21-4903603
Fax.  +353-21-4271568

The following is provided as an indicative timeline for the recruitment activity for this post:

Closing date – 22nd September (No late applications accepted)
Shortlisting – week of 29th September
Interviews – week of 20th October

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University College Cork is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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