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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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Job: Assistant Professor of Health Communication and Persuasive Technology at University of California Davis

Call for Applications

Assistant Professor of Health Communication and Persuasive Technology
The Department of Communication
University of California Davis
https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF04337

Next review date: Wednesday, Oct 20, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Thursday, Jun 30, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

The Department of Communication at the University of California Davis invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, assistant professor in Health Communication and Persuasive Technologies:

The successful candidate must show promise of a strong, theoretically-driven research program in health communication primarily concerned with how health and behavior changes unfold in technology-mediated environments. Specific research interests can include but are not limited to, sensing technologies, chatbots, serious games, human-computer/artificial intelligence interactions, health informatics focusing on communication processes, virtual reality, augmented reality, or health campaigns/interventions deploying new technologies.… read more. “Job: Assistant Professor of Health Communication and Persuasive Technology at University of California Davis”

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Job: Associate Professor in Immersive Media at UWE Bristol

Call for Applications

Wallscourt Associate Professor – Immersive Media
University of the West of England (UWE)
Bristol, United Kingdom
Salary: Grade I £51,034 – £60,905
Ref: R02722
https://bit.ly/immersiveUWE

Application deadline: October 24th 2021

UWE Bristol is recruiting a Wallscourt Associate Professor – Immersive Media to join the network of researchers within the Digital Cultures Research Centre. This is a full time, permanent post. Overseas candidates are welcome to apply.

The Wallscourt Associate Professor will lead in developing cross-disciplinary research into immersive media, exploring the intersection between creative practice and emerging media technology.

Joining the team at the Digital Cultures Research Centre, candidates will have:

  • A background in research, teaching and publication on evolving media practices, and a research interest in immersion in its broadest sense.
  • The ability to develop and manage research with multiple creative industry and academic partners.
  • A vision for research that responds to the UK Government’s Plan for Growth & innovation strategy across Digital and Creative Industries.
read more. “Job: Associate Professor in Immersive Media at UWE Bristol”
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Job: Assistant professor in HCI at Tilburg University, Netherlands

Call for Applications

Assistant professor in Human-Computer Interaction
Department of Communication and Cognition
Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences
Tilburg University
Tilburg, Netherlands
Vacancy ID: 18446
http://tiu.nu/18446

Application deadline: October 18, 2021

The Department of Communication and Cognition in the Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences is looking for an enthusiastic new colleague as an Assistant Professor in Human-Computer Interaction.

The successful candidates are expected to initiate and conduct research in the Tilburg Center for Cognition and Communication (TiCC). Researchers in TiCC explore cognitive and social aspects of human communication through a multidisciplinary approach, combining careful experimentation with survey methods, corpus analyses and computational modelling. Core research domains include (in alphabetical order) communication and technology, cross-cultural communication, information visualization, language production, new media design, social media research, strategic communication and non-verbal communication. Candidates are expected to develop new lines of research fitting within TiCC on topics including but not limited to creativity and design, design research, eHealth/mHealth, games and storytelling, human-robot interaction, inclusive design, interactive data visualisation, participatory design, persuasive technology, social media design/use, or virtual reality.… read more. “Job: Assistant professor in HCI at Tilburg University, Netherlands”

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Jobs: Media Psychology Faculty Search – Fielding Graduate University

Call for Applications

Doctoral Faculty, Media Psychology Program
Fielding Graduate University
Reports to: Media Psychology Program Director
Location: Remote
Position: Regular, Full Time
Wage Range: DOE
FLSA Status: Exempt
https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=371bf4c2-8681-458c-8b35-722b1fc8d540&ccId=19000101_000001&type=MP&lang=en_US

Applications accepted for consideration until the position has been filled

Applications will not be considered complete unless both a CV and COVER LETTER are uploaded.

SUMMARY

Fielding Graduate University aspires to be a world leader in Media Psychology science and practice, and graduate training in Media Psychology. Toward this end, we seek to hire a full-time, core faculty member to join our dedicated team. The new core faculty member will teach graduate courses in Psychology and Media Psychology, mentor graduate students, serve on Dissertation committees, and advance their scholarship and/or practice related to Media Psychology. Applications for Doctoral Faculty in Media Psychology will be accepted for consideration until the position has been filled.… read more. “Jobs: Media Psychology Faculty Search – Fielding Graduate University”

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Job: Postdoctoral Research Associate for “Gesture: Modelling Virtual Humans” at University of Glasgow

Call for Applications

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Project: “Gesture: Modelling Virtual Humans”
University of Glasgow, Scotland
Vacancy Reference: 067467
https://my.corehr.com/pls/uogrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.display_form

Application deadline: 11 October 2021

We have an exciting opportunity for a Research Associate to make a leading contribution to the project Gesture: Modelling Virtual Humans.

Specifically, the post holder will research the design and realisation of virtual humans as well as evaluate the designs in human subject studies. Virtual humans are graphics based artificially intelligent characters that look and act like a person and can interact with a human using the same verbal and nonverbal behaviour that humans use. The work will specifically explore the relation in human face-to-face interaction between participants’ mental states and their nonverbal behaviour, use data-driven techniques to computationally model that relation, work with programmers to realise that model in a virtual human and experimentally evaluate its impact in interactions between humans and virtual humans.… read more. “Job: Postdoctoral Research Associate for “Gesture: Modelling Virtual Humans” at University of Glasgow”

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