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Job: Tenure-track faculty position in HCI at Queen’s University (Ontario, Canada)

Tenure-Track Position in Human-Computer Interaction
Queen’s University School of Computing
Kingston, Ontario
Canada
https://flux.cs.queensu.ca/employment/2019/09/12/tenure-track-position-in-human-computer-interaction-at-queens-school-of-computing/

Application deadline: October 31, 2019

The School of Computing in the Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen’s University invites applications for a Tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor with specialization in Human-Computer Interaction with a preferred starting date of July 1, 2020. In the instance that an exceptional candidate is identified, a tenured appointment at the rank of Associate Professor may be considered. Candidates with specialization in all areas of Human-Computer Interaction are encouraged to apply, including: interaction design, accessibility, playful interaction, user interface engineering, and novel interaction techniques including augmented and virtual reality, wearables, and bodily interaction.

Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related discipline completed at the start date of the appointment. The main criteria for selection are academic and teaching excellence.… read more. “Job: Tenure-track faculty position in HCI at Queen’s University (Ontario, Canada)”

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Job: Assistant Professor in Games and Virtual Environments at Northeastern U.

Assistant Professor – Games and Virtual Environments
Northeastern University
College of Arts, Media and Design
Location: Boston Main Campus
Position Type: Faculty Full-time (Tenure/Tenure Track)
Job no: 501799
https://careers.hrm.northeastern.edu/en-us/job/501799/assistant-professor-games-and-virtual-environments

Applications received on or before October 31, 2019 will be guaranteed full review and consideration

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Department of Art+Design in the College of Arts, Media and Design at Northeastern University invites applications for an Assistant Professor tenure-track position in Games and Virtual Environments. We seek candidates with a national/ international record of excellence in research and/or creative practice in one or more areas including but not limited to: virtual reality, augmented reality, animation, art games, interactive art installations, generative design, psychology of play, serious games, interactive narrative, and digital storytelling. The ideal candidate should have a strong track record of interdisciplinary research and collaboration in their fields of practice and be able to work across fields and disciplines.… read more. “Job: Assistant Professor in Games and Virtual Environments at Northeastern U.”

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Jobs: 3 faculty positions in VR/AR at The University of Texas at San Antonio

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) invites applications for three open rank (Assistant, Associate or Full Professor) positions, starting in Fall 2020.

Application deadline: November 22, 2019 (search will continue until position is filled or search is closed)

The first position will be appointed in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and/or the Department of Computer Science, aligning with UTSA’s current expertise in immersive technology applications areas. Joint appointments are preferred. For this position, applications must be submitted through a web portal at https://jobs.utsa.edu/postings/13855

The second position will be oriented to XR Human factors/Human Computer Interaction. Possible placements will be considered in the Departments of Psychology, Information Systems and Cyber Security, Electrical and Computer Engineering or Computer Science. Joint appointments are preferred. For this position, applications must be submitted through a web portal at https://jobs.utsa.edu/postings/13903

The third position will be oriented to Education with XR and will be appointed in the Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching.… read more. “Jobs: 3 faculty positions in VR/AR at The University of Texas at San Antonio”

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Job: UCL Research Fellow: Human factors and innovative technologies for surgical interventions

Research Fellow: Human Factors and innovative technologies for surgical interventions
University College London, Wellcome / EPSRC Centre for Interventional and Surgical Sciences (WEISS)
https://atsv7.wcn.co.uk/search_engine/jobs.cgi?owner=5041178&ownertype=fair&jcode=1828833

Starting Salary (Grade 7 up to spine point 33), ie. £35,965 – £40,062 inclusive of London Allowance

Application deadline: 8 November 2019

MAIN PURPOSE

Novel imaging technologies combined with advances in Artificial Intelligence and robotics are creating new possibilities for surgical interventions that exploit near-real-time imaging and imaging-informed information sources and new kinds of surgical tools that change the roles of the surgical team. Applications are invited for a Post-doctoral Research Associate position in the Wellcome / EPSRC Centre for Interventional and Surgical Sciences (WEISS) to investigate clinical needs and practices, including how new tools change the ways that the clinical team comprehend their task, how teams engage with innovative technologies, and how new technologies fit within and transform work.… read more. “Job: UCL Research Fellow: Human factors and innovative technologies for surgical interventions”

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Job: Assistant Professor of Immersive Media Psychology at University of Oregon

Assistant Professor of Immersive Media Psychology
School of Journalism and Communication (SOJC)
University of Oregon, Portland campus
Job no: 524127
Work type: Faculty – Tenure Track
Annual Basis: 9 Month
http://careers.uoregon.edu/cw/en-us/job/524127/assistant-professor-of-immersive-media-psychology

Application Deadline: To ensure consideration, please submit application materials (or nominations) by October 1, 2019. The position will remain open until filled.

The University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communication invites applications for a tenure track position for an Assistant Professor in Immersive Media Psychology to begin in fall 2020.

We seek an individual whose research, expertise and skills in virtual/augmented/extended reality and media psychology will create innovative, interdisciplinary research exploring the cognitive implications of immersive technologies in the context of communication. This person’s doctoral training may come from the fields of communications, psychology, information science, and/or human-computer interaction, with a research agenda focused on the uses, experiences, and the effects of immersive media.… read more. “Job: Assistant Professor of Immersive Media Psychology at University of Oregon”

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Job: Postdoc in Video Games for Cognitive Enhancement at Kochi University of Technology

Postdoctoral Position in Video Games for Cognitive Enhancement
Center for Human-Engaged Computing (CHEC)
Kochi University of Technology
Kochi, Japan

Application deadline: January 15, 2020

The Center for Human-Engaged Computing (CHEC) at Kochi University of Technology (KUT) is recruiting a highly motivated post-doctoral fellow (Research Associate) with a strong background in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) who is interested in multidisciplinary research (Video motion games, VR games, and neuroscience).

CHEC (http://xrenlab.com), directed by Prof. Xiangshi REN (http://xiangshiren.com), is one of the world’s leading HCI labs with a variety of research interests. HEC-related studies are concerned with the development of synergized interaction between humans and computers with a particular focus on human well-being. Currently, we focus on the study of engagement and aging issues. The fellow will lead studies on developing novel video motion and/or VR video motion games for elderly users and conducting neuroimaging studies.… read more. “Job: Postdoc in Video Games for Cognitive Enhancement at Kochi University of Technology”

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Job: Postdoc position in Human-Robot Interaction, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm

[Fyi, see also earlier post in ISPR Presence News. –ML]

Postdoc position in Human-Robot Interaction, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm

Application deadline: September 13, 2019

We are looking for a postdoc to conduct research in a multidisciplinary expedition project funded by Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP), Sweden’s largest individual research program, addressing compelling research topics that promise disruptive innovations in AI, autonomous systems and software for several years to come.

The project combines Formal Methods and Human-Robot Interaction with the goal of moving from conventional correct-by-design control with simple, static human models towards the synthesis of correct-by-design and socially acceptable controllers that consider complex human models based on empirical data. Two demonstrators, an autonomous driving scenario and a mobile robot navigation scenario in crowded social spaces, are planned to showcase the advances made in the project.… read more. “Job: Postdoc position in Human-Robot Interaction, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm”

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Job: Post-doctoral fellow at Human Interface Technology Laboratory (HIT Lab NZ)

Post-Doctoral Fellow Human Interface Technology Laboratory (HIT Lab NZ)
College of Engineering
University of Canterbury

Christchurch, New Zealand
https://www.findapostdoc.com/search/Job-Details.aspx?jobcode=8557

Application deadline: 17 August 2019

  • Full-time at 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
  • 2 Year fixed term opportunity

WHAT YOU WILL DO

The Human Interface Technology Lab New Zealand (HIT Lab NZ) at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, NZ has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral researcher.

This two-year position will focus on the design, implementation, evaluation, and deployment of multisensory feedback techniques in immersive Virtual Reality (VR) systems. The work will involve research into methods for generating and delivering multisensory cues in concert to produce user experiences that mimic real-world situations in high fidelity.

In addition, novel user interface techniques focusing on expressive, non-fatiguing interaction that can be used to support long-duration VR use will be designed and evaluated.

WHO YOU ARE

The successful candidate must have completed a PhD in a VR-related field, such as computer science, and have a history of successful work in conducting user studies in VR, as evidenced by publications in appropriate venues.… read more. “Job: Post-doctoral fellow at Human Interface Technology Laboratory (HIT Lab NZ)”

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Job: Assistant Professor of Emerging Media Studies at Boston University

Assistant Professor of Emerging Media Studies
Boston University College of Communication

https://bu.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobInfo&version=1&jobid=304242&jobboardid=101

Review of applications begins no later than October 1, 2019; early applications encouraged; open until filled

The Boston University College of Communication invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Emerging Media Studies position anticipated to begin fall of 2020. This position addresses social scientific aspects of new media with expertise in empirical analysis of large data sets, especially those drawn from social media. Although specialization is open, we seek to build strength in the areas of mobile communication, human-machine communication, data visualization, health communication, and augmented reality. This position is subject to budgetary approval.

The College of Communication is home to interdisciplinary research and applications. The Division of Emerging Media Studies interacts with the three departments within the College: Film & Television, Journalism, and Mass Communication/Advertising/Public Relations.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in mediated communication theory and research; supervising master´s theses and doctoral dissertations; and broadening the research profile of the Division of Emerging Media Studies.… read more. “Job: Assistant Professor of Emerging Media Studies at Boston University”

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Job: Postdoc position in AR/VR interaction at the University of Glasgow

Postdoc position

ERC ViAjeRo project
University of Glasgow
Vacancy Reference: 027939
Duration: 1/10/19 for three years (with potential for a further 2 years)
http://mig.dcs.gla.ac.uk/viajero-postdoc/

Closing Date: 28th September, 2019

Hi all

We have a postdoc position available in my group at Glasgow.

We are looking for an excellent and enthusiastic human-computer interaction researcher to join the ERC Advanced Grant ViAjeRo project (www.viajero-project.org). This is a new 5 year project which will radically improve all passenger journeys by facilitating the use of immersive Virtual and Augmented Reality to support entertainment, work and collaboration when on the move. We are particularly focused on autonomous vehicles.

We are looking for an HCI researcher with an interest in interaction techniques, AR/VR/mixed reality, and interaction across different forms of transport.

This post is part of the prestigious ERC Advanced Grant ViAjeRo (https://viajero-project.org/), which will investigate motion sickness, social acceptability and interaction in virtual and augmented reality passenger experiences.… read more. “Job: Postdoc position in AR/VR interaction at the University of Glasgow”

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