We seek a post-doctoral researcher to join an interdisciplinary team investigating collaborative learning and problem-solving, online community, and computer support for local communities (local non-profits and businesses, municipal government, neighborhoods). 

This is a full time, 12-month, non-tenure  position, renewable dependent upon performance. This position is in the College of Information Sciences and Technology at the Pennsylvania State University. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

Plan and conduct design research, field studies, and laboratory experiments addressing new kinds of support for collaborative and community activities and experiences. Help manage graduate and undergraduate research students. Teach one course per year in the College of Information Sciences and Technology.

Desirable qualifications:

-Ph.D. (or soon-to-be Ph.D.) in Computer Science, Information Science, HCI, or related field.
-Experience with user-centered design, participatory design, usability evaluation, and ethnographic field methods, as well as social computing and community informatics.
-Programming and database expertise in developing Web 2.0 and mobile applications.
-Experience and enthusiasm for communicating research results at scientific conferences and in academic journals. Desire to work in an interdisciplinary team developing computer technologies and applications, and engaging with and gathering data from users and other stakeholders.

To Apply:

Submit cover letter describing qualifications, CV, and names and contact information of 3 professional references to [log in to unmask]

John M. Carroll
Edward M. Frymoyer Chair in Information Sciences and Technology
Professor of Information Sciences and Technology, Computer Science and Engineering, Instructional Systems, and Psychology
The Pennsylvania State University
307H IST Building
University Park, PA 16802-6823
Phone: 1.814.863.2476; Fax: 1.814.865.6426
Web: http://jcarroll.ist.psu.edu/

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