Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Human Computer Interaction

Monash University



The Opportunity

The Faculty of Information Technology is in the top 60 in the world for computer science (2019 QS global rankings). We have over 130 academics working in Human-Computer Interaction and Creative Technologies, Artificial Intelligence and Language Technologies, Data Science and Machine Learning, Cybersecurity, and Organisational and Social Informatics. Our growth has accelerated rapidly this past year, including establishing new groups in HCI, Human-Centred AI, Spoken and Multimodal Dialogue, Assistive Technologies, Artificial Intelligence, and Digital Health—led by international leaders in the field Sharon Oviatt, Phil Cohen, and Patrick Olivier, and others.

Multiple Faculty Openings are available at a Level B Lecturer (equivalent to Assistant Professor in North America), Level C Senior Lecturer (equivalent to Associate Professor in North America) or Level D Associate Professor (equivalent to Professor in North America), with a preference for the following areas of expertise:

(1) Multimodal-multisensor interfaces and data analytics for predicting user cognition and health/mental health status
(2) Multimodal-multisensor machine learning and fusion-based systems
(3) Spoken and multimodal conversational dialogue interfaces 
(4) Brain-computer interfaces and adaptive interfaces

The successful candidate will join a rapidly expanding multidisciplinary group in the above areas. When applying, please indicate your research area of interest above. Professor Sharon Oviatt, Director of Human Centred A.I. and ACM Fellow, is the contact person and supervisor.

The successful incumbent should be an energetic and innovative academic, with a PhD in computer science, engineering, information sciences, cognitive or linguistic or health sciences, or a related field – plus several years of post-PhD research or work experience, commensurate with level of appointment. The candidate also should have strong methodological skills, and an interest in pioneering in emerging research areas. All candidates must have a strong publication record in top conferences and journals, excellent teamwork and communication/writing skills, and teaching/mentoring experience. Evidence of grants and industry partnerships is preferred.

Faculty are expected to make significant contributions to teaching, and are responsible for conducting and fostering excellence in research, teaching and mentoring, and professional activities. More senior faculty also are expected to contribute to policy development in their field across the Faculty of IT, Monash University, and broader community.

Experimental Labs & Design Spaces

The University has made recent strategic investments in facilities for prototyping innovative concepts, collecting and analysing data, and displaying digital installations and interactive media—including SensiLab (supporting tangible, wearable, augmented and virtual reality, multimodal-multimedia, maker-space), Immersive Visualisation platform and Analytics lab, Centre for Data Science, and ARC Centre of Excellence on Integrative Brain function (pioneering new multimodal imaging techniques for data exploration). The university currently is investing in HCI group facilities for prototyping and developing new mobile, multimodal-multisensor interfaces, capturing and analysing human multimodal interaction (e.g. whole-body activity, speech), and predicting users’ emotion, cognition, and health/mental health status.

Melbourne Area

Melbourne has recently been rated the #2 city worldwide for quality of life (see Economist & Guardian), with excellent education, healthcare, infrastructure, low crime, and exceptional cuisine, cultural activities, and creative design. The regional area is renowned for its dramatic coastline, extensive parks, exotic wildlife, and the Yarra Valley wine region.

To Apply

Submit application materials no later than November 15, 2019, including:

(1) Cover letter (indicating area of expertise, planned future research & date of availability; Start date is negotiable, but preferably between February and July of 2020)
(2) Current CV with publication list, and research and teaching interests
(3) 2-3 references with email/phone contacts
(4) Graduate transcripts
(5) Three representative publications

For instructions on how to apply, please refer to "How to apply for Monash Jobs".

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

At Monash University, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation. This position at the University will require the incumbent to hold a valid Working with Children Check.


Professor Sharon Oviatt, Faculty of Information Technology, Sharon.oviatt@monash.edu

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