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LINGUIST List 19.3631

Wed Nov 26 2008

Jobs: Human Computer Interaction: Researcher, University of Maryland

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        1.    Lisa Lepore, Human Computer Interaction: Researcher, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA


Message 1: Human Computer Interaction: Researcher, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA
Date: 26-Nov-2008
From: Lisa Lepore <lleporecasl.umd.edu>
Subject: Human Computer Interaction: Researcher, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA
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University or Organization: University of Maryland
Department: Center for Advanced Study of Language
Job Location: Maryland, USA
Web Address: http://www.casl.umd.edu
Job Rank: Researcher

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Human Computer Interaction


Description:

The University of Maryland Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL) is
seeking to expand its research team in Human-Computer Interaction. The
ideal candidate will have experience with:
- Task evaluation techniques including affordance analysis, focus group
surveys, task analysis, task modeling, and functional analysis.
- Processes for creating excellent user-centered interfaces including
contextual design, iterative prototyping and design, participatory design,
rapid prototyping, and scenario-based design.
- Usability assessments of existing interfaces including field-use
evaluations, contextual inquiry, heuristic evaluations, scenario testing,
and cognitive walkthroughs.

Qualifications: Candidates must have an earned Ph.D. in Cognitive Science,
Computer Science, Linguistics or a related field, or equivalent experience
with specialization in HCI; excellent written and oral communication
skills; the ability to work both independently and as part of a team; and
preferably prior experience with project management. The Center is seeking
people who will play a leading role in the strategic direction of CASL and
will participate in multiple research projects in their field. The
successful applicant will work with a multidisciplinary team on research
projects that enable government employees, especially foreign language
professionals, to improve language oriented applications, including
language productivity tools and second language acquisition programs.

Appointments to CASL are as members of the research faculty of the
University of Maryland under renewable three-year contracts, with highly
competitive salary (12 months) and benefits.

Candidates must hold U.S. citizenship and be willing to obtain the
appropriate security clearance.

Application: For consideration, apply online at the URL provided below and
submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three writing samples.
References will later be requested from short-listed candidates. The
position will remain open until a suitable candidate is selected.
Application may also be mailed to the address provided below.

The University of Maryland is an affirmative action, equal opportunity
employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.
Mailing Address for Applications:
Chair
(HCI)
CASL, University of Maryland
7005 52nd Avenue
College Park, MD 20742
USA
Web Address for Applications: https://careers.casl.umd.edu/openings.aspx
Contact Information:
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Email: jobquestionscasl.umd.edu

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