Vacancy:- Project Officer (RA): MANTCHI There is a vacancy for a Project Officer to support the technical aspects of the MANTCHI project (MAN-based Tutoring in Computer-Human Interaction). Candidates should have knowledge of WWW-based applications and good programming skills. Familiarity with any of the following would be an additional advantage: * Human-Computer Interaction * Computer Supported Collaborative Work * Computer Based Learning * Desktop Videoconferencing The starting salary will be in the range £ 14317 to £ 15986 on the Research Scale. The MANTCHI Project The MANTCHI project is funded by the Scottish Higher Education Funding Council (SHEFC) under the Use of MANs Initiative. The lead institution for the project is Glasgow Caledonian University. The other partners are Heriot-Watt University, Napier University and the University of Glasgow. The project has been funded for 19 months from January 1997 to July 1998. It will develop the technology to support collaborative task-based tutorial teaching over two Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs): ClydeNet covers the Glasgow metropolitan area, and EastMAN covers the east of Scotland. The technical development will be based on WWW-based implementations of Ackerman & Malone's Answergarden concept. These tools were trialled in two previous projects, INTERACT and MARBLE, each of which involved some of the partners in the present MANTCHI project. In MANTCHI we shall extend the work to remote online tutorials, and we shall use videoconferencing in conjunction with other hypermedia techniques. The Context The project builds on a strong established tradition in Human-Computer Interaction in the partner universities, in particular * GIST (the Glasgow Interactive Systems group) [Glasgow] * The CSCW and Distributed Applications Group [Caledonian] * The Centre for Learning and Teaching Innovation [Caledonian] * The Institute for Computer Based Learning [Heriot-Watt] and on the support for innovation in the use of broadband networks provided by SHEFC through TalisMAN. This combination will provide a stimulating and supportive environment for the project officer's work. The person appointed will initially be based at Glasgow Caledonian University until 31 Jan or 28 Feb 1998, and it is envisaged he/she would then transfer to Glasgow University for the remaining 5 months of the project. Further details of the project are at http://greenock-bank.clyde.net.uk/mantchi/ Further information about the post and about the research environment are at: http://www.cos.gcal.ac.uk/~newman/mantchi/rapost.htm Candidates wishing to discuss the project should contact Julian Newman ([log in to unmask]; 0141 331 3288). Additional information about the work at the Glasgow University Department of Computing Science may be obtained from Phil Gray ([log in to unmask]). Applicants should send CV, with names and email addresses of two referees, to Julian Newman, Department of Computing and Information Systems, Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow G4 0BA Fax: 0141 331 3277 or 3005 The closing date is 28th March 1997. Start date: 1st April 1997 or as soon as possible.