Postdoctoral Fellowship

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Postdoctoral Fellowship

HCI, Specializing in Surface Computing to Support Collaboration

Department of Computer Science

Temporary full-time from December 1, 2017 to November 30, 2018

Hiring # 2017- 0562

The Collaborative Interactions Lab (CSL; csl.uwaterloo.ca) at the University of Guelph and the University of Waterloo is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to conduct research on surface computing, specifically on large interactive displays, public displays, and multi-surface environments. We are primarily interested in human-computer interaction candidates who have expertise or interests in building and studying surface computing environments that support co-located small-group collaboration.

Project
This position will focus on investigating surface computing environments that support small-group collaboration, such as collaborative analysis and collaborative problem solving. The postdoctoral fellow (PDF) will join ongoing projects on surface computing investigating the impact of multi-surface computing systems on collaborative process. This role will involve hands-on qualitative and quantitative analysis of existing study data, as well as potential design, execution, and analysis of new surface computing systems and/or user studies based on the PDF’s unique background and expertise. The PDF will contribute to the leadership of ongoing projects and have the opportunity to supervise graduate and undergraduate students. The Postdoc will assist the CSL Director, with the organization of the technical program of the International Conference of Interactive Surfaces and Spaces (ISS) 2018, to be held in Tokyo, Japan in November 2018, with related travel opportunities, given budgetary approval.

A successful candidate has:

  • A PhD in HCI, computer science, systems/computer engineering, or a related field
  • experience (or strong interest in) in the areas of software development, collaborative analysis, and HCI research
  • Track record of publication in high-quality venues related to human-computer interaction and/or computer-supported collaboration (in work, learning, or other group environments). Ability and willingness to design and execute independent scientific research articles.
  • Proficient oral and written communications skills.
  • Collaborates well in a team environment. Demonstrated supervisory skills.
  • High motivation for research at the intersection of HCI and social sciences.

Start date is flexible.

Applications including a CV, brief statement of research interests and three professional/academic references (with contact details) should be emailed or sent to:

Dr. Stacey Scott
School of Computer Science
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1
Email: stacey.scott@uoguelph.ca

Application deadline is December 1 or until a suitable candidate is found.

For more information:
University of Guelph: https://www.uoguelph.ca/
School of Comuter Science: https://www.uoguelph.ca/computing/

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. 

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

Posting Date: 2017 11 15
Closing Date: Until Filled