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Job: Assoc. Sr. Lecturer in Human-Centered AI with focus on health, autonomy and well-being at Umea University

Call for Applications

Associate Senior University Lecturer in Human-Centered AI with a focus on health, autonomy and well-being
Umeå University
Umeå, Sweden
https://umu.varbi.com/en/what:job/jobID:369431/type:job/where:4/apply:1

Application deadline: 10 February 2021

We are looking for a researcher from a field relevant to human-centred AI, who wants to be involved in developing Umeå University’s AI profile with a focus on health, autonomy, and well-being. Together with the national research programme Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program-Humanities and Society (WASP-HS), Umeå University is investing in the study of artificial intelligence and autonomous systems and their effects on humans and society.

The position of Associate Senior University Lecturer is a tenure track position, in which the successful candidate is given the opportunity to develop her/his independence as a researcher and to acquire research and teaching qualifications in order to meet the requirements for promotion to Senior University Lecturer.… read more. “Job: Assoc. Sr. Lecturer in Human-Centered AI with focus on health, autonomy and well-being at Umea University”

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Jobs: Paid 2021 Summer Internships at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT)

Call for Applications

2021 Summer Internships at the University of Southern California (USC) Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT)
http://ict.usc.edu/academics/internships/

The official application process for 2021 ICT Summer Research Program is now open.

View the list of summer research program positions.
Apply now.

THE DEADLINE TO APPLY IS JANUARY 24, 2021

ICT offers select interdisciplinary paid internships for creative and technical students wishing to pursue careers in simulation, interactive media and virtual reality fields. ICT aims to create compelling immersive systems for effective learning for military, entertainment and educational purposes.

ICT will also be accepting applications for summer internships at the Army Research Lab West (ARL West), located in Playa Vista at the ICT facilities. ARL West positions will begin with “ARL” in the job title. The ARL West internships are paid through ICT/USC payroll.

ICT also offers another internship program, Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU), designed for undergraduates who are U.S.… read more. “Jobs: Paid 2021 Summer Internships at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT)”

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Job: Professor in Media and Health Communication at KU Leuven

[Note especially the fourth research area under “Duties > Research.” –Matthew]

Call for Applications

Full-time Professor position in Media and Health Communication
Leuven School for Mass Communication Research
Department of Communication Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences
KU Leuven (Belgium)
(ref. ZAP-2020-182)
https://www.kuleuven.be/personeel/jobsite/jobs/55921882?hl=en&lang=en

Application deadline: February 22, 202

The fulltime professor position (open-rank) will be held within the Leuven School for Mass Communication Research, a research unit within the Department of Communication Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, KU Leuven (Belgium). KU Leuven represents a leading academic institution in Europe that is currently by far the largest university in Belgium in terms of research funding and expenditure. The university’s mission is to provide excellence in academic education and research and to offer a distinguished service to society. Owing to KU Leuven’s cutting-edge research, KU Leuven is a charter member of the League of European Research Universities (LERU) and is consistently ranked among the top 10 universities in Europe.… read more. “Job: Professor in Media and Health Communication at KU Leuven”

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Job: Asst Prof in Emerging Communication Technologies and Social Media at The College of New Jersey

Call for Applications

Full-Time Tenure Track Assistant Professor Position in Emerging Communication Technologies and Social Media for Fall 2021
Department of Communication Studies
The College of New Jersey (TCNJ)
Ewing, New Jersey
(Position 20001246)
https://tcnj.taleo.net/careersection/00_ex_faculty/jobdetail.ftl?job=20001246&lang=en

Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), Ewing, New Jersey, is an engaged learning community that is committed to promoting a diversity of thought and experience. We believe that a diverse, equitable and inclusive campus and curriculum are critical to our educational mission. Tenure track faculty contribute to the College’s values of inclusive excellence through outstanding teaching, research/scholarship, and service to the department and college, and by providing academic advisement and mentoring to/for all students. Faculty are expected to engage deeply with their students to fulfill the campus mission to provide a personalized, collaborative, and rigorous education that engages students at the highest level within and beyond the classroom.… read more. “Job: Asst Prof in Emerging Communication Technologies and Social Media at The College of New Jersey”

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Jobs: Jr/Sr research positions at Immersive Realities Research Lab in Switzerland

Call for Applications

(Senior) Research Associate / Post Doc in AR/VR (50-100%)
Immersive Realities Research Lab
Lucerne School of Information Technology
Switzerland
https://recruitingapp-2678.umantis.com/Vacancies/2018/Description/1

Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis with interviews ideally taking place in mid-December 2020

The Lucerne School of Information Technology is the first school in a Swiss university of applied sciences to be devoted to IT. The new Zug-Rotkreuz campus offers bachelor degree programmes in Digital Ideation, Computer Science, Information and Cyber Security, International IT Management and Business Information Technology and master’s degree programmes in Engineering and Business Information Technology. Rounding out the School’s offer are attractive continuing education courses and applied research and services. It is one of six Schools making up the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts with its 1800-plus staff and 11,500 or so degree and continuing education students.

The Immersive Realities Research Lab was established in 2018 and investigates how people use augmented and virtual reality technologies.… read more. “Jobs: Jr/Sr research positions at Immersive Realities Research Lab in Switzerland”

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Job: Assistant Professor at Stanford’s Institute for Human-Centered AI

Assistant Professor (Research) Faculty Opening

Stanford University
The Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI)
https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/16840

Application Deadline: December 1, 2020

The Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI) at Stanford University invites applications for a fixed-term Assistant Professor (Research) faculty position. The appointment is for a non-renewable term of five years, beginning in September 2021. The selected candidate will be appointed in an appropriate disciplinary department (e.g., Communications, Computer Science, History, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology), and will be a Junior Fellow of the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence.

We are seeking applicants from all areas of research related to artificial intelligence, spanning theoretical foundations, systems, software, applications, and human or societal impact. We are particularly interested in researchers working at the frontiers of artificial intelligence and other disciplines, including but not limited to the humanities, business, education, law, medicine, and physical and social sciences.… read more. “Job: Assistant Professor at Stanford’s Institute for Human-Centered AI”

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Job: Junior Professorship in Human-Robot Interaction at University of Wurzburg

Call for Applications

Junior Professorship with tenure-track in Human-Robot Interaction
Institute for Computer Science
University of Würzburg
Würzburg, Germany
https://www.uni-wuerzburg.de/fileadmin/midas/2020/Ausschreibungen/2020-09-24_Ausschreibung_HRI_en.pdf

Application deadline: 4 November 2020

The Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science of the University of Würzburg has an open tenured position in the Institute for Computer Science starting at the earliest possible date.

The junior professorship is to be filled on a temporary basis as a civil servant for an initial period of three years. The temporary civil service relationship is to be extended on probation for a total duration of up to six years. The tenure and appointment as a university professor of grade W3 in a civil servant relationship for life shall only be granted if the junior professor has proven his/her worth in accordance with the university’s internal quality assurance concept. This tenure-track professorship is funded by the Bund-Länder Programme for the Promotion of Young Academics (Tenure-Track Programme).… read more. “Job: Junior Professorship in Human-Robot Interaction at University of Wurzburg”

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

Research Fellow: Human Factors and innovative technologies for surgical interventions
UCL Interaction Centre – Division of Psychology and Language Sciences – London
Hours – Full Time
Salary (inclusive of London allowance) £35,965 – £40,062 per annum
Ref: 1871388
https://atsv7.wcn.co.uk/search_engine/jobs.cgi?owner=5041178&ownertype=fair&jcode=1871388

Closing Date: 30 Oct 2020

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

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 Fellow 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: Research Fellow: Human Factors and innovative technologies for surgical interventions at UCL”

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Job: Postdoc on interactive machine learning and human-robot/agent interaction at Sorbonne U.

Call for Applications

Postdoctoral researcher on interactive machine learning and human-robot/agent interaction
PIRoS (Perception, Interaction and Robotique Sociales) team
of the Institute for Intelligent Systems and Robotics (ISIR)
at Sorbonne University (Paris)

Submission deadline: End of September 2020

The PIRoS (Perception, Interaction and Robotique Sociales) team of the Institute for Intelligent Systems and Robotics (ISIR) at Sorbonne University (Paris) is looking for a for a highly motivated and ambitious postdoctoral researcher to conduct research on interactive machine learning and human-robot/agent interaction.

The successful candidate will work on several EU projects including the HumanE-AI-Net (ICT-48-2020 – Towards a vibrant European network of AI excellence centres; www.humane-ai.eu) and the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network ANIMATAS (www.animatas.eu).… read more. “Job: Postdoc on interactive machine learning and human-robot/agent interaction at Sorbonne U.”

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Jobs: 2 Postdoc positions on “Ethical assessment and guidance of emerging technologies” at U. of Twente

The Department of Philosophy of the University of Twente is urgently looking for two postdoctoral researchers for six months (October 1st, 2020 – April 1st, 2021)

Position 1: Ethical assessment and guidance of emerging technologies, with particular attention to AI and robotics
Position 2: Ethical assessment and guidance of emerging technologies, with particular attention to human enhancement

Working from a distance is a possibility.

Application deadline: September 7th, 2020

Both positions are for the Horizon 2020 SIENNA project (https://www.sienna-project.eu/). The SIENNA project, carried by 12 international partners and coordinated by the University of Twente, aims to promote enhanced consideration of ethical and human rights issues in new and emerging technologies with major socio-economic impact and human rights relevance.

Tasks for position 1: You contribute to the development of a multi-stakeholder strategy and practical tools (like ethics by design methodologies, research ethics frameworks and policies) for ethical AI and robotics.… read more. “Jobs: 2 Postdoc positions on “Ethical assessment and guidance of emerging technologies” at U. of Twente”

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