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Job: Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Digital Platforms and Ethics

Call for Applications

Tenure-Track Faculty Job: Digital Platforms and Ethics
University of Oregon
Eugene, OR, USA
https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/527570/assistant-professor-of-media-studies

Application deadline: September 24, 2021

Dear colleagues,

I just wanted to send a reminder of this open TT faculty position in Digital Platforms and Ethics here at the University of Oregon. The deadline for applications is Sept. 24th.

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The School of Journalism and Communication (SOJC) at the University of Oregon is looking to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor Digital Platforms and Ethics within our Media Studies program. The job ad is at https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/527570/assistant-professor-of-media-studies. Dr. Nicole Dahmen and I are co-chairing this search, and we welcome questions as well as recommendations or virtual introductions to strong candidates who may be interested in this job. A portion of the position description from the job posting is copied below:

“The University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communication seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor with a research and teaching emphasis in the area of Digital Platforms and Ethics.… read more. “Job: Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Digital Platforms and Ethics”

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Job: Post-doctoral fellowship in Canada: Technology, Work and Family

Call for Applications

Post-doctoral Fellowship – Technology, Work and Family

At UQAM (L’Université du Québec à Montréal) School of Management, MONTREAL RESEARCH UNIT: International Network on Technology, Work and Family (INTWAF), ESG UQAM (https://intwaf.esg.uqam.ca/en/home/)

With Professor Ariane OLLIER-MALATERRE and members of the INTWAF research team (https://sites.google.com/site/olliermalaterre/home)

Recruitment will close when the position has been filled,=

DATES AND MODALITIES

  • As soon as possible, over a period of 7 to 8 months (e.g., October 2021-June 2022), extendable upon receiving a FRQ or SSHRC scholarship.
  • 20 hours per week, compensation according to the candidate’s profile.
  • Remote work from anywhere in Canada is possible (a work permit will have to be processed if the applicant is not already a resident).
  • Applicants are encouraged to also apply for a FRQ (deadline October 13) or a SSHRC postdoctoral fellowship (deadline September 15) to extend the initial period of the post-doctoral fellowship.
read more. “Job: Post-doctoral fellowship in Canada: Technology, Work and Family”
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Jobs: 1-3 research positions in POSTEMOTION Social VR project, Tampere University

Call for Applications

Researcher / Doctoral Researcher / Postdoctoral Research Fellow (1-3 positions):
Social VR: Tactility, embodiment, psychophysiology)
Tampere University
Tampere, Finland
https://tuni.rekrytointi.com/paikat/?o=A_RJ&jgid=3&jid=1107

Application deadline: September 19, 2021

We have 1-3 open positions in the new Academy of Finland project “POSTEMOTION: Socio-emotional augmentation of human exodus to virtual” in the Gamification Group, Tampere University. We are looking for applicants who will complement the existing team and bring on new expertise, perspective, and interests.

GAMIFICATION GROUP (GG):

Gamification Group (GG) at Faculty of information Technology and Communication Sciences, Tampere University (headed by Prof. Hamari) is internationally revered for seminal academic and societal contributions in the areas of novel technologies such as motivational information systems (e.g. gamification, game-based learning, quantified-self, persuasive technologies), internet commerce (e.g. crowdsourcing, crowdfunding, sharing economies, game economies), new media (e.g. esports, streaming, immersive journalism) as well as human-computer interaction (VR / AR, wearables, transhumanism, user interfaces).… read more. “Jobs: 1-3 research positions in POSTEMOTION Social VR project, Tampere University”

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Job: Research Fellow in Trustworthy Conversational Systems and HRI at Heriot-Watt University

Call for Applications

Research Fellow in Trustworthy Conversational Systems and Human-Robot Interaction
Heriot-Watt University – School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £41,526 to £49,553 grade 8
Hours: Full Time
Contract: Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 23rd August 2021
Job Ref: 1427
https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/CIM832/research-fellow-conversational-systems-and-human-robot-interaction

Application deadline: 17th September 2021

Heriot-Watt University is looking for an experienced Research Fellow to lead a body of work looking at trust and how it manifests in language and human-robot interaction. This work will be part of the UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Node on Trust, with collaborators the University of Manchester and Imperial College London, researching into how trust can form between robots and humans through interaction (see http://trust.tas.ac.uk for more details). The successful applicant will be based at our Edinburgh, UK campus and be affiliated with the Edinburgh Centre of Robotics, the new National Robotarium opening in early 2022 and the Interaction Lab.… read more. “Job: Research Fellow in Trustworthy Conversational Systems and HRI at Heriot-Watt University”

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Job: Lecturer / Senior Lecturer post in Games and HCI at University of Lincoln (UK)

Call for Applications

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Computer Science – Computer Games and HCI
School of Computer Science

Lincoln University
Lincoln, UK
Reference:  COS234B
https://jobs.lincoln.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=COS234B

Closing Date: Sunday 12 September 2021
Interview Date: Friday 01 October 2021

Hi everyone,

We are looking for a new colleague to join us at the University of Lincoln (UK) as a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Games and HCI (equivalent to Assistant Professor). The post is based in the School of Computer Science, and the postholder will also be part of our Interactive Technologies research group (www.intLab.co.uk) which encompasses related research themes such as player experience, games design, and virtual reality. Full details and online application are available at:

https://jobs.lincoln.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=COS234B

If you’d like an informal chat about the post, please do drop me a line at pdickinson@lincoln.ac.uk. Applications close on 12th September.

Thanks, Patrick Dickinson


Dr.… read more. “Job: Lecturer / Senior Lecturer post in Games and HCI at University of Lincoln (UK)”

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Job: Asst. Prof. in Communication Studies (Comm. and Technology) at DePaul University

Call for Applications

Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Communication Studies (Communication and Technology)
College of Communication
DePaul University
Chicago, Illinois, USA
https://academics.depaul.edu/faculty-jobs/Pages/position-detail.aspx?dpusearchbyid=322923

Review of applications will begin October 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled

The College of Communication at DePaul is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of Communication Studies with an emphasis in communication and technology in an intercultural context. Candidates should focus on social media and social networks, virtual reality and other emerging technologies, digital communication, and/or other technologies that link to intercultural communication.

The candidate will conduct research and teach graduate and undergraduate communication studies courses explicitly related to the use of technology in intercultural communication contexts. Candidates with research expertise and/or production experience in issues of identity and representation, social change and social justice, the construction of culture, and/or health communication contexts are especially encouraged to apply.… read more. “Job: Asst. Prof. in Communication Studies (Comm. and Technology) at DePaul University”

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Job: Project Manager for study of VR and older adults at Rendever/UCSB

Call for Applications

Project Manager at Rendever, Inc. based at the University of California, Santa Barbara
NIA-funded study of technology (VR) in older adults
With Professors Tamara Afifi and Nancy Collins

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled [posted July 26, 2021]

The Departments of Communication and Psychological & Brain Sciences at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) are recruiting a Project Manager to collaborate with Professors Tamara Afifi and Nancy Collins on an NIA-funded study of technology in older adults.

The study examines how virtual reality (vs. a Zoom control group) increases quality of life, reduces caregiver burden, and fosters family bonds among older adults in senior living communities and a family member who lives at a distance. The project is an exciting partnership between UCSB and Rendever, an innovative virtual reality platform for older adults designed to increase social connection through the power of virtual reality and shared experiences.… read more. “Job: Project Manager for study of VR and older adults at Rendever/UCSB”

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Job: Assistant Professor in Gaming Studies, Human Augmentics and AI at UIC

Call for Applications

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in
GAMING STUDIES, HUMAN AUGMENTICS AND AI
Department of Communication
University of Illinois at Chicago
https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=149814

Review of applications will commence September 15, 2021

The Department of Communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago invites applications for an Assistant Professor tenure-track position in Gaming Studies, Human Augmentics and AI. The position focuses on gaming, game studies, mobile interfaces, wearable technology/smartwear and interfaces of the future. Emphasis is placed on technologies that are prevalent now and on the ability to work with AR/VR interfaces that may dominate future media ecology. Parallel/complementary areas of emphasis include the politics of AI, algorithmic bias, augmented and virtual systems of representation, human machine communication (HMC), human augmentics, and sentient technologies/robotics.

The candidate will have earned a doctorate in Communication or a related field, will demonstrate strong promise of scholarly achievement and teaching success (at the undergraduate and graduate levels) appropriate for appointment as Assistant Professor, will show good prospects for external research funding, and will demonstrate commitment to multidisciplinary scholarship.… read more. “Job: Assistant Professor in Gaming Studies, Human Augmentics and AI at UIC”

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Jobs: 2 Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor positions in HCI at University of Bath

Call for Applications

Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Human-Computer Interaction (2 posts)
The Department of Computer Science
University of Bath
Bath, England
https://www.bath.ac.uk/jobs/Vacancy.aspx?ref=CC8423

Closing date: Sunday 15 August 2021

The Department of Computer Science is interested in recruiting two outstanding academic faculty with a growing international reputation for work in Human-Computer Interaction.

We are open to excellent candidates across the breadth of HCI, but applicants are encouraged with expertise that intersects with current strengths at Bath including interaction techniques, virtual reality, fabrication, health, exergaming, hardware and haptics. You will be join the HCI group within the Department of Computer Science, and your research interests might also intersect with the other groups in the Department: Visual Computing, Artificial Intelligence and Mathematical Foundations. What you will do as a faculty member:

Research – You’ll work with colleagues, students and researchers to develop and publish papers.… read more. “Jobs: 2 Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor positions in HCI at University of Bath”

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Job: Postdoc – AI in Human Communication and Decision-Making at Michigan State University

Call for Applications

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Artificial Intelligence (Ai) In Human Communication and Decision-Making
Michigan State University
College of Communication Arts and Sciences

Applications are being accepted now and will continue until the position is filled.

POSITION:

Postdoctoral Research, starting Fall 2021.

SETTING:

Michigan State University (MSU), located in East Lansing, is the nation’s pioneer land-grant institution. This research team is housed within MSU’s world renowned College of Communication Arts and Sciences.

PRIMARY ACTIVITIES:

You will be joining a research team that is developing and testing a theoretical framework for the use and practice of trustworthy and compassionate Artificial Intelligence (AI) in human communication and decision-making. We seek to publish in Human Computer Interaction journals and computer science conferences. There are also opportunities for applicants to lead projects and be a member of an interdisciplinary team with researchers in the communication and computer science.… read more. “Job: Postdoc – AI in Human Communication and Decision-Making at Michigan State University”

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