The Creative Interactions Lab at Carleton University is seeking a talented and motivated postdoctoral fellow to conduct research on human computer interaction research on novel wearables for accessibility.

We are interested in HCI candidates who have expertise or interests in wearables, deformation user interactions, shape-shifting interfaces, e-textiles, tangible user interfaces, digital fabrication. Candidates with accessibility research experience are encouraged to apply, independent of technical experience.

Our lab is a dynamic and interdisciplinary environment dedicated to novel interaction techniques with deformable and wearable devices. We’ve been recently featured in the Day in the Lab series from Interactions Magazine — check out the pictures of the lab.

The postdoc will initiate new projects based on their unique background and expertise, and contribute to the leadership of ongoing projects. The postdoc will also have the opportunity to co-supervise graduate and undergraduate students, participate in outreach activities with the community, connect with industry partners, attend workshops from strong training programs in accessibility (READi) and usability (CLUE), write grants and scholarship proposals.

If you find the lab interesting, please get in touch – we can talk about exciting ideas that you have in mind!

Qualifications
A successful candidate has:

  • a PhD in HCI, computer science, IT/systems/computer/electrical/mechanical engineering, or a related field
  • track record of publication in high-quality venues related to human-computer interaction
  • creativity, independence
  • excellent team working and communication skills, and high motivation for research at the intersection of HCI and new technologies

Start date: Anytime (so likely Winter 2021); negotiable/flexible depending on your Ph.D. degree completion.

Position length: 1 year, extensions possible.

Location: Carleton is located in Ottawa, Canada. In-person is preferred, but remote postdocs are possible (especially given the quarantine).

Carleton University’s location in the nation’s capital – an urban area of about one million – provides many opportunities for research with public and private sector institutions that reflect the diversity of the country. Minutes from downtown, Carleton University is located on a beautiful campus, bordered by the Rideau River and the UNESCO World Heritage Rideau Canal.

Informal inquiries are welcome and may be made to audrey.girouard@carleton.ca.

To apply, please submit the following information to audrey.girouard@carleton.ca: CV (including publication list), research statement, names, and contact information of three references. Including PDFs of three selected publications would be appreciated.

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.