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Dear CHI community,

We have a new funded post-doctoral fellowship in the area of new video interfaces for education that is available starting as soon as possible. It is for one year with the possibility extension.

We are looking for a talented researcher with skills needed for investigating novel interaction techniques for personalized, shared video for education. The intent is that advanced video interaction will be supported by mobile, web and desktop to enhance learner and instructor engagement and learning outcomes. Using a user-centred design strategy, our research has been creating different prototypes to deploy at large and small scales to study how to improve the video experience for instructors and learners. The post-doctoral fellow will work with our industry and academic partners to create, design and empirically evaluate, at small and large scale, advanced video interaction techniques for educational video.   

Please pass along to anyone you know who would be interested. Please feel free to contact me for more information.

See you at CHI!

Thanks
Sid

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Sidney Fels, Professor
Head of the Human Communication Technologies Research Laboratory
Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
The University of British Columbia
2332 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6T 1Z4
phone: +1 604 822-5338  fax: +1 604 822-5949
email: [log in to unmask]
home page: http://www.ece.ubc.ca/~ssfels
lab page: http://hct.ece.ubc.ca/


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Post-doctoral Fellowship Position (Full-time):

Advanced Interactive Video Techniques for Education

Human Communication Technologies Laboratory

Electrical & Computer Engineering

University of British Columbia 

Appointment: One year with the possibility of extension for up to three years.

Expected Start Date: as soon as possible

Application Deadline: Mar 30, 2018 with applications being considered until a suitable candidate has been found 

The HCT laboratory at the University of British Columbia is seeking a talented researcher with skills needed for investigating novel interaction techniques for personalized, shared video for education. The intent is that advanced video interaction will be supported by mobile, web and desktop to enhance learner and instructor engagement and learning outcomes. Using a user-centred design strategy, our research has been creating different prototypes to deploy at large and small scales to study how to improve the video experience for instructors and learners. The post-doctoral fellow will work with our industry and academic partners to create, design and empirically evaluate, at small and large scale, advanced video interaction techniques for educational video.   

The post-doc fellow is expected to work closely with the investigators, Drs. Sidney Fels, Ido Roll, Dongwook Yoon, Negar Harandi, Luis Linares, Christina Hendriks as well as supervise graduate and undergraduate students working on the project. As well, the candidate will work closely with visiting professors and other researchers. The ideal RA/Post-doc fellow will be actively:

1.     Managing and conducting human computer interaction research on advanced video interaction.

2.     Publishing in top-quality journals and conferences;

3.     Developing research funding through grant writing, industrial liaison and other agencies;

4.     Managing the operations of the project with its academic and industrial partners; and,

5.     Participating in the day-to-day operation of the project’s administrative operations to ensure that deadlines are met, resources are used effectively, new opportunities are followed up and expectations are realized including co-supervision of students on the project. 

Important Requirements/Skills

There are a number of desirable skills that the research associate/post-doc is expected to bring to this project:

Required:

1.     Demonstration of research excellence through high quality publications and outcomes in one or more of the following areas:  human computer interaction, educational technologies, multimedia and software engineering.

2.     PhD in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Information Science, Educational Technologies or related field.

3.     Expertise in human computer interaction quantitative and qualitative evaluations methods; 

4.     Demonstrated skill in computer programming skills, with priority given to webapp oriented languages, such as Javascript and Typescript.

5.     Demonstrated skill with developing front and back-end for web-based programming and/or mobile platforms.

6.     Friendly and professional conduct when working with colleagues.

Considered an asset:

7.     Knowledge of state-of-the-art video interaction techniques; 

8.     Ability to delegate authority and responsibility while maintaining overall control of a variety of activities; and,

9.     Ability to cope with fast-paced and dynamic research projects.

Performance

The successful candidate is expected to publish and secure grant funding.  They are also evaluated on how many sub-projects that were facilitated through their participation. More information about the lab can be found at: hct.ece.ubc.ca.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement (1-2 pages) of technical interests and accomplishments, and names and addresses of three referees to Sid Fels ([log in to unmask]).

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. 

 

 



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