Academic Opportunities in Human Computer Interaction (FIT) Monash University, Faculty of Information Technology Australia

Academic Opportunities in Human Computer Interaction (FIT)


Job No.: 579697

Location: Caulfield campus

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: Continuing appointment


Remuneration:  $95,297 - $113,166 pa Level B (plus 17% employer superannuation)
                          $116,737 - $134,606 pa Level C (plus 17% employer superannuation)
                          $140,565 - $154,853 pa Level D (plus 17% employer superannuation)


The Opportunity

The Faculty of Information Technology is in the top 70 in the world for computer science (2018 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 HCI and Creative Technologies 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 sciences, or a related field – plus several years of post-PhD research or work experience, commensurate with the 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 the broader community.


Experimental Labs & Design Spaces


The University has made recent strategic investments in facilities for prototyping innovative concepts, collecting and analyzing data, and displaying digital installations and interactive media—including SensiLab (supporting tangible, wearable, augmented and virtual reality, multimodal-multimedia, maker-space), Immersive Visualization 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 analyzing human multimodal interaction (e.g. whole-body activity, speech), and predicting users’ emotion, cognition, and health/mental health status.


Melbourne Area

Melbourne recently has been rated the #1 city worldwide for quality of life (see Economist & Guardian, and, 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 multiple surrounding wine regions.


To Apply

Submit application materials no later than December 15, 2018, 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 2019)
(2) Current CV with publication list, and research and teaching interests
(3) 3-5 references with email/phone contacts
(4) Graduate transcripts
(5) Three representative publications


Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to "How to apply for Monash Jobs".


The faculty is strongly committed to improving the diversity of our staff and students and promoting a culture of equity, fairness, respect and openness. We fully support the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter. Applications from female candidates and couples are strongly encouraged.



Professor Sharon Oviatt, Faculty of Information Technology,


Position Description

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Closing Date

Saturday 15 December 2018, 11:55 pm AEDT

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