Tenure-track Faculty: Social /Behavioral Scientist & Design Researcher

Carnegie Mellon University in Pennsylvania

Deadline December 01, 2013
Date Posted November 21, 2013
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time


The Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University is pleased to announce a tenure-track faculty opening. The effective date of appointment is August 2014, and salary is dependent on rank and qualifications. The HCII prides itself on its record of innovative development and understanding of technology to better the condition of individuals and society. We seek candidates with an outstanding track record in research, strong academic credentials, a history of or interest in interdisciplinary research and a terminal graduate degree appropriate to their discipline. We expect to hire at the assistant professor level, but will consider more senior candidates as well.


We are particularly targeting candidates in the following two areas:


- a social / behavioral scientist with deep disciplinary expertise in one or more of the following: cognitive science, social psychology, learning science, ethnography, anthropology, linguistics, or cultural studies. The candidate's research should emphasize the study of how people behave socially and cognitively in interaction with technology. Candidates should be prepared to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in qualitative and/or quantitative research methods.


- a design researcher with disciplinary expertise in areas related to HCI; for example interaction design, product design, or service design. The candidate's research should explore design in the context of HCI; and may include for example theoretical contributions, empirical studies, ethnographic analyses, and a practice of artifact making. Candidates should be prepared to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in interaction design, visual design or product design.


The application process:


Applications must be in PDF format and include (1) curriculum vitae, (2) research and teaching interest statements, (3) a portfolio and/or 1-3 representative papers, and (4) the names and email addresses of three or more individuals who have been asked to provide letters of reference. Applications and references should be submitted at: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~scsdean/HiringPage/. Applications should indicate citizenship and, for non-US citizens, current visa status.


The HCII will begin review applications on as we receive them; however the final deadline to receive materials is December 1st.


If you have questions, please feel free to contact us at hcii-faculty-search@cs.cmu.edu


Carnegie Mellon University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, and other under-represented groups. CMU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples and is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies.

How To Apply

You can apply for this position online at http://www.cs.cmu.edu/%7Escsdean/HiringPage/