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William Hudson <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 29 Jun 2010 08:03:37 +0000
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Posted on behalf of Karon MacLean [mailto:[log in to unmask]] 

Post-doctoral Fellow in Human-Computer Interaction and Haptics Human Centered Technologies Group, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
The Human Centered Technologies Group in the Department of Computer Science at the University of British Columbia is seeking applications for 2 two-year post-doctoral fellow positions.

There are several ongoing projects, of which a post-doctoral fellow could join one or more. These projects span the following areas:

Project Area 1: Implicit, low-attention, eyes-free control of  applications and devices, drawing on affective and haptic channels.

Project Area 2: Technologies for older users and for users with cognitive impairments.

Project Area 3: Personalized user interfaces that support learnability.

Two positions are available and the selection of candidates will depend on the fit of applicants to these project areas.

Application Criteria:
Start dates are flexible, but ideal candidates will be able to start between August 2010 and January 2011.

Skills or experience specific to one or more of the project areas, demonstrated by a corresponding publication record, include:
- affective and/or haptic interaction design
- attentional processing
- experience working with older users or special populations

Skills or experience required for all project areas include:
- some experience with both quantitative and qualitative methods,  and deep experience in at least one of them
- practice in iterative design and prototyping
- evidence of independent work and strong team skills
- excellent communication skills

Interested applicants should send the following information to [log in to unmask]:
- a brief letter of application, clarifying the projects area(s) of interest and fit to the area(s)
- a curriculum vitae
- list of publications with links to pdf versions of the three most relevant publications
- three reference letters (to be sent separately)
- please use subject line "hct postdoc <applicant name>" for all components

We will begin reviewing applications immediately.

Information about UBC's HCT group can be found at

Information about the Department of Computer Science can be found at:

Information about Vancouver, which is recognized as one of the most livable cities in the world, can be found at

Prof. Joanna McGrenere - [log in to unmask] Prof. Karon MacLean - [log in to unmask] Department of Computer Science University of British Columbia

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