Assistant professor in Human-Computer Interaction

Updated: about 2 months ago
Deadline: 18 Oct 2021

The successful candidates are expected to initiate and conduct research in the Tilburg Center for Cognition and Communication (TiCC ). Researchers in TiCC explore cognitive and social aspects of human communication through a multidisciplinary approach, combining careful experimentation with survey methods, corpus analyses and computational modelling. Core research domains include (in alphabetical order) communication and technology, cross-cultural communication, information visualization, language production, new media design, social media research, strategic communication and non-verbal communication. Candidates are expected to develop new lines of research fitting within TiCC on topics including but not limited to creativity and design, design research, eHealth/mHealth, games and storytelling, human-robot interaction, inclusive design, interactive data visualisation, participatory design, persuasive technology, social media design/use, or virtual reality.
Moreover, the successful candidates contribute to one of the leading programs in the Netherlands in Communication and Information Sciences (CIS, bachelor  and master ), consisting of three tracks: Business Communication and Digital Media (BDM), Communication and Cognition (CC), and New Media Design (NMD). Annually, the CIS program attracts approximately 130 new bachelor students, 350 new premaster students, and 300 new master students. The successful candidate will contribute in particular to courses in the New Media Design track, such as User Experience Design, Human-Computer Interaction, Human-centered Design, and/or Rapid Prototyping.

In the recently opened Media Design Lab (part of the DCC labs ), researchers, designers, instructors, and students can conduct research and teach in a creative and innovative environment. With a creative space, a living room lab, a virtual reality lab and several smaller and larger observation rooms, the Media Design Lab facilitates a wide range of research and design activities The lab is equipped with state-of-the-art tools, such as a 3D printer, several robots (NAO), hardware for gaming research, apparatus to measure psychophysiological measurements, fEMG, eye-tracking, etcetera.  

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