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, tangible user interfaces, shape-shifting interfaces, e-textiles, 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. Our lab is equipped with 3D printers, laser cutters, sewing and embroidery machines, electronic prototyping equipment. Funding for additional equipment is available. We were 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 mentor and support graduate and undergraduate students. They will have the opportunity to participate in outreach activities with the community, connect with industry partners, 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!

Our lab is committed to employment equity and diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women; people from any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression; people of any races, including Indigenous peoples, visible minorities and racialized people; people with disabilities. Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and foreign nationals are all encouraged to apply.


A successful candidate has:

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


Salary: $50k + benefits. The postdoc will be considered unionized and will be a member of PSAC Local 77000 ( There are funds available through the grant for conference travel, as well as professional development funds that can be accessed through the postdoc union.

Target start date: Summer 2023, but negotiable/flexible depending on your Ph.D. degree completion.

Position length: 2 years.

Location: Ottawa, ON, Canada.
Department: School of Information Technology


Informal inquiries are welcome and may be made to

To apply, please submit the following information to Audrey Girouard: 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 begin March 15th, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.

Learn more about Dr. Audrey Girouard and her team:

About Carleton University

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. Carleton University is committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our university including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression. Furthermore, Carleton understands that career paths vary and interruptions will not prejudice the assessment process. We invite you to review our revitalized Indigenous strategy, Kinàmàgawin and visit our Department of Equity and Inclusive Communities for information about our commitment to leadership in the areas of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Accommodations and Accessibility

Should you require a copy of this posting in an alternate format, please contact us as soon as possible and we would be happy to get one to you in a timely manner. We believe in the importance of supporting on the-job success for the incumbent and are pleased to discuss and/or provide specific tools, resources or other requirements for day-to-day work requirements, as needed.