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Centre for HCI Design, City University London

3-year Doctoral Studentships
Closing date for applications: 31st January 2011

City University London is continuing its investment in academic
excellence by offering up to 75 fully-funded, full-time, 3-year
Doctoral Studentships commencing in October 2011.

As part of this exciting initiative, the Centre for HCI Design (HCID) in
the School of Informatics invites applications from well-qualified
candidates wishing to join our vibrant research community.  We are looking
for applicants who are interested in undertaking innovative and
inspirational research in areas including: 
- Novel interfaces: mobile and pervasive interactive systems,
  inclusive interaction for users with disabilities, intelligent
  user interfaces, tabletop and multi-touch interaction, evaluation,
  end-user programming of intelligent and recommender systems
- Creativity and innovation in design thinking, new digital design
  tools and techniques
- Collaborative work in domains including healthcare, creativity,
  social computing  
- Service centric systems, ubiquitous design tools, scenario-driven
  software engineering, creative requirements and software design,
  ubiquitous requirements engineering 
- Digital libraries, digital information use, information seeking, search
  engine usability 

The studentships include a full tuition fee waiver, an annual bursary
(15,000 pounds for 2011/12, expected to rise in line with inflation in
subsequent years) and a one-off allowance of 1,000 pounds for conference
attendance, equipment etc.  Continuation of the award after the first year
is  subject to confirmation of satisfactory progress.  Recipients will
usually be expected to undertake some form of teaching support activity in
their second and third years as part of the bursary arrangements, by
agreement with the School.  Support for the development of research skills
is also provided.


APPLICATIONS
Applicants should have at least a 2.1 Honours Degree or equivalent in a
relevant subject.  Applications should be made on the PhD application form
http://www.city.ac.uk/research/resdegrees/dps/forms/PhDApplicationFormGeneral.doc 
and should be accompanied by a CV, proof of academic qualifications, two
references and a research proposal.  Please state on the application form
that you wish to be considered for a University studentship.

Applicants are encouraged to discuss their application and their research
proposal with the Senior Tutor for Research in HCID, Stephanie Wilson 
[log in to unmask], in advance of submitting an application.  The
research proposal is an important part of the application and will be
considered during the selection process.  The proposal (maximum 3 sides
of A4 plus references) should include: abstract, clearly set out research
objectives, the methodology to be used in the research, brief review of
relevant research literature and an indication of what the proposed
research would contribute to the discipline, outlined workplan, statement
of why you wish to pursue the topic and what you will bring to it.

Completed applications should be sent to Robin Syred [log in to unmask]
at the School of Informatics, City University London, Northampton Square,
London EC1V 0HB, by the closing date of Monday 31st January 2011.   


FURTHER DETAILS
Further details of the studentships are available at:
http://www.city.ac.uk/research/resdegrees/studentships.html
Full details of PhD study in the School of Informatics are available at:
http://www.soi.city.ac.uk/research/phd/index.html
And information about the Centre for HCI Design can be found at:
http://www-hcid.soi.city.ac.uk/

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