Lecturer in HCI / UX
University of Canterbury
New Zealand

Lecturer in HCI / UX

Te Tari Pūhanga Pūmanawa Rorohiko |Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering

Located in Ōtautahi | Christchurch, Aotearoa | New Zealand

  • Full-time at 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
  • Continuing (i.e. permanent) position

Āu Mahi | What You Will Do

We invite applications for a Lecturer position (equivalent to tenured Assistant Professor in the US System) in the area of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), user experience (UX), or related field.

You will contribute to teaching in undergraduate and postgraduate HCI subjects and other undergraduate subjects. You will develop a strong research programme, including supervising postgraduate students and seeking external research funding. You will also participate in Departmental and University administration. The appointee will be expected to collaborate with other academics in the department, and to develop links with the wider Computer Science and Software Engineering profession at local, national and international levels.

Mōu | Who You Are

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science or Software Engineering (or closely aligned discipline) and have a demonstrated record of published research in HCI (or closely aligned discipline). The successful candidate will have a commitment to excellence in teaching HCI courses and supervising research projects at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Mahi Ngātahi | Who You Will Work With

The Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering is a strong and forward-looking Department, dedicated to excellence in both research and teaching. Opportunities for collaboration within the Department are strong, with several research groups addressing fields relating to HCI, including intelligent tutoring systems, empirical software engineering, spatial interactive systems, computer science education, and semi-autonomous robotic systems. There are also opportunities for collaboration with other groups across the University, including the Human Interface Technology Lab (HITLab, predominantly interested in AR/VR) and the School of Product Design.

For more information about our Department and team, please visit our website.

Please take a virtual tour of our Engineering facilities.

Ngā Painga o UC | Why UC

Tangata Tū, Tangata Ora - Engaged, Empowered, Making a Difference.

At UC we value whanaungatanga, tiakitanga and manaakitanga. Ngā Uara | Our Values guide our decisions and behaviour. They provide a roadmap for how we do things and enable successful delivery of our strategy. They challenge and inspire us to be the best we can in our work and our interactions with each other. They make UC an even greater place to work through clearly articulating who we are and how we do things.

The University of Canterbury is committed to promoting a world-class research and teaching excellence. We are also committed to accessible higher education, service to the community and the encouragement of talent without barriers of distance, wealth, class, gender or ethnicity. We produce graduates and support staff who are engaged with their communities, empowered to act for good and determined to make a difference in the world. We recognise our obligation under the Treaty of Waitangi | Te Tiriti o Waitangi and are committed to supportingEquity and Diversity, recognising that a sense of 'belonging' is an integral part of university life. At the University of Canterbury we have a diverse, culture-rich, and cooperative environment with policies and practices that ensure all staff and students are given the opportunity and support to grow as individuals and as part of the wider community. Applications that promote our offering a diverse and inclusive workplace are especially encouraged.

Universities in New Zealand do not have a tenure system as compared to North American programmes and academic staff are continuing (i.e. permanent) employees upon appointment. Promotion to higher levels is based upon performance in all three keys areas: teaching, research and administrative responsibilities.

The University of Canterbury is a leading University in New Zealand, with over 18,000 students. We are located in Christchurch - the gateway to the South Island of New Zealand with easy access to the Southern Alps and renowned skiing, hiking, fishing, whale watching, mountain biking and other outdoor destinations and facilities to support a work-life-balance lifestyle.

We offer a range of fantastic benefits including flexible work practices, study opportunities and generous superannuation and leave provisions. For more information, please visit us: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/joinus

For more information about the University of Canterbury, please visit www.canterbury.ac.nz

The closing date for this position is: Monday 31st January 2022 (midnight NZ time)

Please note applications will be reviewed after the close date.

How to Apply

Applications for this position must be submitted online through our careers website and should include:

  • a cover letter;
  • a full academic CV with contact information of three academic referees;
  • a research statement highlighting recent research achievements and outlining future research plans (~2 pages); and
  • a teaching statement outlining your teaching experience and philosophy, particularly as related to HCI (~1 page).

We do not accept applications by email; however, we are happy to answer your queries in relation to the application process. Please forward these to WorkatUC@canterbury.ac.nz

For further information specifically about the role, please contact: Prof Andreas Willig, andreas.willig@canterbury.ac.nz.

Important Information

In response to COVID-19 the New Zealand Government have imposed travel restrictions and are currently only allowing New Zealand and Australian citizens and permanent residents to enter the country.

It is uncertain when these border restrictions will change, and this may alter the nature of the standard interview process for candidates, particularly at the on-site interview stage. To see how this might affect your application and for more information and updates on the border restrictions visit the Immigration New Zealand website or the New Zealand Government's official Covid-19 website

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