Job: Professor of Interaction Design at Newcastle University, UK

Professor of Interaction Design
Newcastle University, UK

Closing date for applications: Monday 20th January, 2020

From Prof David Kirk
Professor of Human-Computer Interaction
Director of Open Lab
School of Computing
Newcastle University

Dear All,

The School of Computing at Newcastle University, UK, is recruiting a Professor of Interaction Design. The position is aligned with Open Lab, one of the school’s largest research groups.  Open Lab is a world-leading Interaction Design and Ubiquitous Computing research group with a reputation for cutting edge research in the human-centred design of digital technologies, and is comprised of a team of 70+ researchers (including 7 academic staff). Open Lab is at the forefront of research in the area of digital social innovation and currently hosts an EPSRC Digital Economy Research Centre (DERC) and Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Digital Civics. The lab is highly interdisciplinary, and supports a broad portfolio of collaborative research.

The Professor of Interaction Design will join the Lab’s new Director (Prof. David Kirk) to evolve and develop the lab into its next stage of life. We are looking for candidates with an international outlook who have a strong background in Interaction Design, Human-Computer Interaction, or Ubiquitous Computing. Deep understanding of design theory as it pertains to interaction design is particularly welcome. We are also particularly interested in growing expertise within the lab in areas around Human-Data Interaction, collaborative technologies and sustainable HCI (social and/or environmental).

Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains staff from all sectors of society. We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.

Full details for applying can be found here:

Informal enquires about the post can be made to Professor John Fitzgerald, Head of Newcastle University School of Computing at

For more information about Open Lab, see here:

Closing date for applications: Monday 20th January


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