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Page for academic job postings in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), Social Media/Computing/Technology, and related departments or fields. These postings should be for positions that begin during the academic year 2016-2017 (or Summer 2016).

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ILLINOIS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY (IL) – Visiting Assistant Professor of Digital HumanitiesEdit

Illinois Wesleyan University invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities, beginning August 1, 2017. This position is funded by an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant to support our Engaging Tomorrow’s Students initiative, which aims to catalyze curricular and pedagogical reform to enhance student engagement on our campus. The successful candidate will support faculty in developing their multimodal literacies and teaching strategies that bridge the divide between conventional and digital approaches. Edit

The Visiting Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities will work with faculty both individually and in groups to familiarize them with applications of the digital humanities and to develop pedagogical strategies in the classroom. Successful candidates will demonstrate strengths in the integration of digital humanities tools and methods in scholarship and undergraduate teaching. Examples may include but are not limited to experience/expertise in one or more of the following specific areas: analysis of datasets; linked data and the semantic web; network analysis; GIS; data visualization; and scholarly crowdsourcing/collaborative commentaries. Experience with the development of interdisciplinary courses tied to the humanities, as well as the teaching of digital humanities methods to colleagues, is strongly preferred. The teaching load is 2-2, possibly including a first-year writing seminar, team teaching, as well as offerings in our interdisciplinary Humanities Program.Edit

Applicants are expected to have completed a Ph.D. in a Humanities field by July 31, 2017. Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and teaching philosophy statement, as one PDF file to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Kristine Nielsen,  Candidates should arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent separately.  Review of applications will begin immediately. Candidates who submit their complete dossiers by December 1, 2016, will receive full consideration. The search will remain open until the position is filled.Edit

Illinois Wesleyan University is an Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to Inclusive Excellence. See for more information. Illinois Wesleyan University is a highly selective, small, liberal arts institution with approximately 1,800 undergraduates. It is located in central Illinois in the Bloomington-Normal twin cities of 130,000 inhabitants.Edit

University of Maryland, College Park -- Tenure-Track Assistant Professor (Human-Centered Design)Edit

The iSchool at University of Maryland, College Park seeks an assistant professor (tenure track) focused on human-centered design of information and technology, including but not limited to human-computer interaction, social computing, digital humanities, data visualization, and visual analytics. We are interested in candidates with superior research and scholarship potential as well as teaching ability. This is a 9-month tenure-track appointment, with opportunities for summer teaching and grant-funded summer research. Salary and benefits are competitive based upon qualifications and experience.

The iSchool is home to a dynamic set of centers and labs, including the world renowned Human-Computer Interaction Lab (, the Trace Center (, and the Digital Curation Innovation Center (, and more that conduct interdisciplinary research that transforms the way we connect with information and each other. The growing iSchool faculty work in a wide variety of domains and problem areas, and we are interested in faculty colleagues who evidence creative exploration of new areas and collaboration with others. We seek candidates interested in conducting interdisciplinary research within strategic application areas including but not limited to environmental sustainability, cybersecurity, smart and connected communities, youth learning and technology, big data management and curation, diversity, equity, information accessibility, and inclusive design.

Qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent in a related area at time of appointment; demonstrated research excellence; a research agenda with the potential to attract external support; interest in developing effective and innovative teaching.

Preferences: The ideal candidate will combine cutting edge, high impact research that shapes the information field with a desire to create an exceptional educational experiences for students within a diverse, interdisciplinary environment.

Applications: For best consideration, apply online by December 1, 2016 at Applications should consist of a cover letter, a CV, a research statement, a teaching statement, and names and contact information for at least three references.

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

University of Maryland College Park -- Assistant or Associate Professor -- Digital Media/Visual Communication best consideration date Nov 24 (says Nov 17 in ad but this is being extended) Edit

The Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland College Park invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor in Digital Media, with an emphasis on visual communication, to start in August 2017. We seek a scholar with a strong commitment to interdisciplinary research and excellence in teaching visual communication, including data visualization, design (including interaction design), visual media, virtual/augmented reality, and/or video storytelling. We are particularly interested in scholars whose work employing quantitative methods seeks to improve and advance journalistic practices and sustainability. The successful candidate will be able to translate research into teaching of journalistic practice to undergraduate and master’s students, as well as supervise Ph.D. students in Journalism Studies, and secure external research funding.

The Philip Merrill College of Journalism is dedicated to training excellent journalists and producing world-leading research in the field of Journalism Studies. Our college is a  limited-enrollment program at the University of Maryland and our high-achieving undergraduates and master’s students have an outstanding record of gaining jobs in the profession. In the past 10 years, 80 percent of our Ph.D. graduates have secured tenure-track jobs or are employed in the media or government agencies. As the most prominent journalism program in the Washington area, we provide students with unparalleled access to professional and research opportunities.

Ph.D. at date of hire strongly preferred. As a multi-disciplinary college, Merrill has professors with doctoral degrees ranging from American Studies to Computer Science. Our primary interest is whether the candidate’s research is related to journalism and the fields outlined above. Previous teaching and/or mentoring experience is preferred, as well as a demonstrated track record of external research/project funding.

Link to ad:

Informal inquiries to Sarah Oates, search head at (I'm the one who posted this) 

Deadline: Nov 24 2016

List updates here: 

University of Michigan

  • Department of Communication Studies and School of Information
  • Two positions: Cluster Hires in "Digital Futures" -- both Tenured Associate Professors of either Communication Studies or Information
  • social or behavioral sciences, computer science, or humanities 
  • especially interested in qualified applicants whose research addresses important social problems, opportunities, and questions associated with digital media
  • Topical areas include computer-mediated communication, social media, mobile media, ethics and policy, socio-technical systems, computational understandings of digital media generation, distribution, and access, and other important and innovative areas
  • Screening will begin Oct. 1, 2016, and may continue until the position is filled.
  • The anticipated starting date for these university-year appointments is September 1, 2017.
  • Link to Ad:
  • List Updates Here:

University of Washington (WA) - Assistant Professor, Human Centered Design & Engineering (2 positions)Edit

The Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) at the University of Washington seeks up to two top caliber researchers and teachers to join our growing and dynamic department in 2017. The department is seeking applicants at the Assistant Professor level. Applicants must have an earned doctorate by the date of appointment. We are interested in candidates whose research is outstanding in quality and originality. The specialty of the position is open; related areas include: Human Centered Data Science, Engineering & Computing, Visual Analytics, Collaborative Systems, Learning Technologies, Connected Devices, Tangible & Embodied Interaction, Inclusive Design, Game Design, Research-through-Design, Biologically Inspired Interaction Design, Human-Robot Interaction, Science & Technology Studies, and Technology Innovation. We are also interested in candidates who engage critically with theory and think globally in their research. Our department has a core interest in research-based approaches to design that place people at the center of activity.

HCDE is an interdisciplinary community that incorporates a range of research traditions. More information about our department can be found at We will consider candidates from a range of disciplinary backgrounds who use innovative methodological and theoretical approaches to address current challenges in human-centered design and engineering. We expect our new colleagues to be engaged with emerging research trends in their area(s) of expertise. Successful candidates are expected to develop substantial programs of research including peer-reviewed publications and external funding. Candidates should show evidence of strong promise in teaching as well as scholarship. HCDE offers BS, MS, and PhD degrees and is a founding contributor to three interdisciplinary graduate degrees: the Masters of Human-Computer Interaction+Design (MHCI+D), the Masters in Data Science (MSDS), and the Masters of Science in Technology Innovation (MSTI) as part of the Global Innovation Exchange (GIX). Candidates will teach undergraduate and graduate courses and will supervise doctoral dissertations. The yearly teaching load is three courses (one per quarter) plus supervision of research groups. Teaching opportunities will be based on our current course offerings and the individual's areas of scholarly expertise. Successful candidates will join a vibrant faculty conducting interdisciplinary research in human-computer interaction and the design of sociotechnical systems. Current faculty research includes work in human-computer interaction, data science, health and behavior change, visualization, computer-supported cooperative work, crowdsourcing, computer-mediated communication, research through design, ICT4D, STS, engineering design, scientific collaboration, infrastructure studies, emerging communication technologies, and engineering education. The department is the home of dynamic, collaborative faculty labs, and faculty members regularly collaborate with colleagues across campus.

Faculty members also routinely engage in research projects with affiliates from the region's noted high-tech industry. Seattle is home to many prominent technology companies, along with a robust startup and global health community.The University of Washington is building a culturally diverse faculty and encourages applications from women and minority candidates. Appointment begins in Autumn 2017. Review of applications will begin January 5, 2017.

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