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Job: Postdoctoral Research Associate in HCI at Durham University

Call for Applications

Postdoctoral Research Associate (Job Number: 21001319)
Department of Computer Science
Durham University
Durham, UK
https://durham.taleo.net/careersection/du_ext/jobdetail.ftl?job=21001319&lang=en

Grade 7: – £34,304 to £40,927 per annum
Fixed Term – Full Time (this role is full time but we will consider requests for flexible working arrangements including potential job shares)
Contract Duration: 30 months
Contracted Hours per Week: 35

Closing Date: 3rd June 2022, 11:59:00 PM

DURHAM UNIVERSITY

Durham University is one of the world’s top universities with strengths across the Arts and Humanities, Sciences and Social Sciences. We are home to some of the most talented scholars and researchers from around the world who are tackling global issues and making a difference to people’s lives.

The University sits in a beautiful historic city where it shares ownership of a UNESCO World Heritage Site with Durham Cathedral, the greatest Romanesque building in Western Europe.… read more. “Job: Postdoctoral Research Associate in HCI at Durham University”

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Job: Postdoctoral position in trustworthy human-robot interaction at Uppsala University

Call for Applications

Postdoctoral position in trustworthy human-robot interaction
Uppsala Social Robotics Lab
Department of Information Technology
Uppsala University
Uppsala, Sweden
https://www.uu.se/en/about-uu/join-us/details/?positionId=505867

Application deadline: May 31, 2022

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

The Department of Information Technology has approximately 300 employees and conducts research and education in a spectrum of areas within Computer Science and Information Technology. The research is organized in five Divisions, and the research at the Division of Visual Information and Interaction is a unique combination of expertise in computerized image analysis and human-computer interaction.… read more. “Job: Postdoctoral position in trustworthy human-robot interaction at Uppsala University”

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Job: Research Associate in VR, Robotics, Sound and Experience Design at UWE Bristol

Call for Applications

Research Associate – VR, Robotics, Sound (sonification) and Experience Design
UWE Bristol, UK
Job reference: R04126
https://ce0164li.webitrent.com/ce0164li_webrecruitment/wrd/run/ETREC107GF.open?VACANCY_ID=091338HvRm&WVID=8433573cTb&LANG=USA

Application closing date: 24 April 2022

ABOUT THE VACANCY

A fantastic opportunity to take part in pioneering, interdisciplinary research that connects virtual reality, robotics, sound (sonification) and experience design, exploring questions of ethics and trustworthiness when technology is used to blur the boundaries between humans and robots.

The Research Associate will play a pivotal role in this research, developing a dynamic and immersive virtual environment and conducting a large-scale user study as part of a UKRI funded project, ‘Virtually There: Exploring Presence, Ethics And Aesthetics In Immersive Semi-Autonomous Teleoperation For Hazardous Environments’. This role is full time, fixed term and extends until the end of the project, 31 March 2023.

PROJECT OVERVIEW

UWE Bristol in collaboration with Sellafield Ltd are exploring the role of sound (sonification) in the context of semi-autonomous robotic teleoperation in VR.… read more. “Job: Research Associate in VR, Robotics, Sound and Experience Design at UWE Bristol”

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Job: Professor in Human Computer Interaction at University of Sussex

Call for Applications

Professor in Human Computer Interaction
School of Engineering and Informatics
University of Sussex
United Kingdom
https://www.sussex.ac.uk/about/documents/8062-fps.pdf

Hours: Full time. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Permanent
Salary: Competitive
Reference: 8062

Closing date: 09 May 2022. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: 31 May 2022
Expected start date: 01 September 2022

The School of Engineering and Informatics at the University of Sussex is appointing new academic staff in Computer Science and Artificial intelligence as part of a strategy to grow and complement the current strengths in the Department of Informatics.

This post is one of the five new positions created. We wish to appoint a Professor in Human Computer Interaction to work in the Department of Informatics and join our Creative Technology research group. Current research is concerned with the interfaces between humans and digital technology and how these are changing.… read more. “Job: Professor in Human Computer Interaction at University of Sussex”

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Job: Open Rank Professor in AR/VR, Media Arts and Social Engagement at Northeastern University

Call for Applications

Open Rank Professor in AR/VR, Media Arts and Social Engagement
College of Arts, Media and Design
Northeastern University
Boston, MA
https://careers.hrm.northeastern.edu/en-us/job/508605/open-rank-professor-in-arvr-media-arts-and-social-engagement

Complete applications received on or before January 21, 2022 will be guaranteed full consideration.

The Department of Art+Design in the College of Arts, Media and Design at Northeastern University invites applications for an open-rank (tenured or tenure-track) position in AR/VR, Media Arts and Social Engagement. We seek interdisciplinary candidates with international records of excellence in critically-engaged research and/or creative practice in virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality, and immersive media. Areas of secondary specialization may include interactive art installations, art games, indie games, interactive narrative, digital storytelling, digital sculpting, architecture, gamification, presence research, perceptual psychology, cognitive training, clinical training, rehabilitation, artificial intelligence, machine learning, natural language processing, procedural generation, sustainability, robotics, biomachine integration, social change, critical theory, resilience or (mis)information research.… read more. “Job: Open Rank Professor in AR/VR, Media Arts and Social Engagement at Northeastern University”

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Job: Open-rank professor in HMC/CMC at Michigan Technological University

Call for Applications

Open Rank Professor of Communication:
Specialization in the fields of Human-Machine Communication (HMC) or Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC)
Department of Humanities
Michigan Technological University
Houghton, Michigan
https://www.employment.mtu.edu/cw/en-us/job/492734

Review of applications for full consideration will begin on December 10, 2021

The Department of Humanities at Michigan Technological University invites applications for an Open Rank Professor of Communication to begin August 2022. Candidates should have a record of excellent teaching and scholarly work in Communication particularly linked to technology and communication in the public interest, with specialization in the fields of Human-Machine Communication (HMC) or Computer-Mediated Communication. Areas of research may include but are not limited to the intersection of human-machine communication and the following: AI, linguistics, interpersonal/group communication, organizational communication, disability studies, media and representation, culture and everyday life. We seek candidates leading empirical studies (qualitative, quantitative, interpretive, or mixed-methods) favoring a critical approach, who desire to be involved in interdisciplinary research, and who are committed to the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion within research and teaching.… read more. “Job: Open-rank professor in HMC/CMC at Michigan Technological University”

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Job: CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellowship in Human Trust in Collaborative Intelligence Systems

Call for Applications

CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellowship in Human Trust in Collaborative Intelligence Systems
Location: Sydney, NSW, AU; Melbourne, VIC, AU; Hobart, TAS, AU
Company: CSIRO
https://jobs.csiro.au/job/Sydney%2C-NSW-CSIRO-Postdoctoral-Fellowship-in-Human-Trust-in-Collaborative-Intelligence/804699500/?locale=en_GB

Applications Close: 22 November 2021

The Opportunity

  • Do you have a PhD in a relevant discipline area, such as Psychology, Human Factors, Social Sciences, Human-Computer Interaction or similar?
  • Exciting opportunity to develop the science that enables people and technology to seamlessly work together and augment each other across multiple domains
  • Join CSIRO – Australia’s leading scientific research organisation!

CSIRO Early Research Career (CERC) Postdoctoral Fellowships provide opportunities to scientists and engineers who have completed their doctorate and have less than three years of relevant postdoctoral work experience. These fellowships aim to develop the next generation of future leaders of the innovation system.

This is an exciting opportunity to be embedded in CSIRO’s new Collaborative Intelligence (CINTEL) Future Science Platform (FSP).… read more. “Job: CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellowship in Human Trust in Collaborative Intelligence Systems”

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Job: Tenure-track faculty position at Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts at U. of Nebraska-Lincoln

Call for Applications

Assistant Professor in Emerging Media Arts
Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
https://employment.unl.edu/postings/75282

Formal review of applications begins on January 10, 2022 and will continue until appointments are made

The Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Emerging Media Arts with experience in one or more of the following domains: game design, game development, storytelling, or virtual production.

The Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts, a newly established $57M interdisciplinary center, research facility, and academic degree at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is re-envisioning the university for the 21st century and how students co-create and learn. Current areas of research interests within the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts include interactive + immersive storytelling; experience + generative design; XR + VR + AR; games, play + performance; embodied cognition; machine learning + blockchain technologies; sonic + data arts; virtual production + real-time filmmaking; cinematic arts; and entrepreneurship + innovation.… read more. “Job: Tenure-track faculty position at Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts at U. of Nebraska-Lincoln”

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Jobs: 2 tenure-track positions in Game Design Sequence of Creative Technologies Program at Illinois State University

Call for Applications

2 open tenure-track positions
in the new Game Design Sequence of Creative Technologies Program
at Illinois State University

Initial review of applications begins November 15, 2021, and continues until the position is filled.

Assistant/Associate Professor of Creative Technologies and Game Design
https://jobsearch.illinoisstate.edu/en-us/job/512155/assistantassociate-professor-of-creative-technologies-and-game-design

The Wonsook Kim School of Art and Creative Technologies Program seeks a collegially minded digital creative with an emphasis in game design and development, along with a strong research agenda and creative scholarship plans. Applicants are expected to have a strong understanding of the basic concepts and core elements of game design, mechanics, rules, storytelling, player behaviors, and game production pipelines from concept to marketing. Additional research and interest areas could include games for activism, art, learning, and social impact; programming; animation and motion graphics; 3D modeling; AR/VR; building virtual environments; interactive design; and mobile game design and development.… read more. “Jobs: 2 tenure-track positions in Game Design Sequence of Creative Technologies Program at Illinois State University”

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Job: Assistant Professor in Human-Centered Design at Northwestern University

Call for Applications

Assistant Professor (Tenure Eligible) in Human-Centered Design
Department of Communication Studies
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL, USA
https://media.soc.northwestern.edu/socwp-aws-www/sites/5/2021/10/05095944/Human-Centered-Design-Assistant-Professor.pdf

Applications should be received by December 1, 2021

The Department of Communication Studies at Northwestern University is searching for a tenure-eligible faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of human-centered design. We seek to recruit an individual engaged in impactful and visionary lines of research in human-centered design as it relates to technology and communication. We welcome applicants with expertise in areas including, but not limited to, the following: human-computer interaction, online communication platforms, human-AI communication and interaction, and virtual collaboration. Our intention is to recruit individuals with a track record of, or potential to develop, cutting-edge programmatic research to move the field forward. The successful candidate will be expected to teach in the undergraduate, MS, and/or PhD programs within the department.… read more. “Job: Assistant Professor in Human-Centered Design at Northwestern University”

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