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Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) Faculty Position Available at University of Michigan School of Information

Faculty Position Postings
2010-11 Faculty Search Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

Human-Computer Interaction
Rank: Open

The School of Information at the University of Michigan seeks an outstanding tenure-track faculty candidate at any rank in the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). For this position, we aspire to recruit a skilled researcher who will contribute to teaching, research, and intellectual leadership in HCI. While we encourage applications from all areas of HCI, we are particularly interested in candidates with experience teaching design courses and whose research interests are related to the design of interactive systems, encompassing areas such as design methods, design tools, new forms of interaction, or designing for novel application domains. Successful candidates will be passionate about interdisciplinary work and be prepared to join a large and diverse community of researchers in the areas of interactive and social computing, with dozens of faculty and graduate students spanning several departments across the university. For more information about School of Information research and activities related to HCI and social computing, see misc.si.umich.edu.

The mission of the School of Information, where this position will reside, is to connect people, information, and technology in more valuable ways. The School is home to a dynamic and vibrant research and teaching program, with 35 FTE faculty, 49 doctoral students, and 380 students in its professional program, the Master of Science in Information. In partnership with other units, we recently launched an undergraduate informatics major. The School of Information is internationally recognized for its research strengths in social informatics, network analysis and text mining, human computer interaction, digital archives, cyberinfrastructure, digital preservation, and information seeking, sharing, and use. More about the School, its vision, and its activities can be found at the School's website: si.umich.edu

Founded in 1817, the University of Michigan has a long and distinguished history as one of the first public universities in the nation. It is one of only two public institutions consistently ranked among the nation's top ten universities. The University has one of the largest health care complexes in the world and one of the best library systems in the United States. With more than $1 billion in research expenditures annually, the University has the second largest research expenditure among all universities in the nation. The University has an annual budget of more than $1.4 billion and an endowment valued at more than $7.57 billion.

Qualifications:

* A Ph.D. (or nearing completion) in an area such as human-centered computing, design, computer science, sociology, psychology, computer-supported cooperative work, communication studies, or related fields concerned with human-computer interaction
* Demonstrated potential for successful teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level
* Demonstrated potential for high scholarly impact
* A strong commitment to teaching, interdisciplinary research, and cultural diversity

Review of applications will begin Nov. 1 and continue until the position is filled.

How to Apply:
Applicants should submit the following materials online:

* Cover letter
* Curriculum vita
* Statement of research
* Statement of teaching interests and experience
* Three representative publications
* Three letters of reference (required for junior applicants) or names of three references (senior applicants)


The School of Information at the University of Michigan seeks outstanding faculty candidates also in the following areas:

* Digital Environments/Digital Humanities. Rank: assistant professor, tenure-track.
* Information in Organizations. Rank: assistant professor, tenure-track.
* Health Informatics. Rank: associate/full professor.

The School's mission is to connect people, information, and technology in more valuable ways. The School currently has 35 FTE faculty; 49 doctoral students, and 380 students in its professional program, the Master of Science in Information. We have recently partnered with other units to launch a new undergraduate major in informatics as well. We encourage you to learn more about the School, its mission, and its activities at si.umich.edu.

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2010 and continue until the positions are filled.

All candidates should have completed or be nearing completion of a Ph.D. in a relevant field, and be committed to working in an interdisciplinary, culturally diverse environment. To apply, please see the individual job descriptions.

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action educator and employer.

Posted by kkowatch at October 7, 2010 03:12 PM

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