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Notice

AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

two tenured or tenure-track faculty positions in Human-Centered Computing, Indiana University, USA


The Indiana University School of Informatics invites applications for two tenured or tenure-track 
faculty positions in its new (as of July 1, 2013) Department of Human-Centered Computing. The 
appointment will begin August 1, 2013 at the Indiana UniversityPurdue University Indianapolis 
(IUPUI) campus. Exceptional researchers are being sought to join our new, fast-growing, dynamic 
department. Candidates must demonstrate an outstanding scholarly record and excellent research 
credentials, exhibited by original peer-reviewed publications in highly-selective international 
venues, and a forward-looking, vigorous research agenda that will secure competitive, external 
funding. While we are seeking candidates in all areas of Human-Centered Computing, we are 
particularly interested in those with strong research and teaching experience in one or more 
of the following areas: humancomputer interaction, ubiquitous and pervasive computing; digital 
gaming theory, applications, and simulations; interactive visualization and discovery environments 
for big data, especially in the health and life sciences. Highly qualified candidates at all 
ranks will be considered.
Qualifications:
 Ph.D. in an area such as human-centered computing, humancomputer interaction, information 
science, computer science, communications, design, informatics, or related fields. Applicants 
must have completed their doctorate degree by the date of appointment.
 Demonstrated ability to develop a record of outstanding research productivity and high scholarly impact
 Demonstrated ability to secure external research funding
 Proven ability to exhibit effective teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level
 A strong commitment to teaching, mentoring, interdisciplinary research, and cultural diversity
The Department of Human-Centered Computing is home to a dynamic and interdisciplinary group of 21 
faculty members and over 500 students across its Informatics, Media Arts & Science, and 
Human-Computer Interaction programs. The Department offers a Bachelor of Science in Informatics, 
a Bachelor and Master of Science in Media Arts and Science, an Undergraduate Certificate, Graduate 
Certificate, and Master of Science in Human-Computer Interaction, and a Ph.D. in Informatics, 
HumanComputer Interaction Track. The faculty in the department conduct groundbreaking research 
in the areas of emerging media technologies, human-computer interaction design, ubiquitous 
computing, collaborative decision-making, computer-mediated communication and cross-cultural
 cognition, humanrobot interaction and android science, and biomedical visualization.

The Indiana University School of Informatics, founded 12 years ago, is the first completely new 
school in the United States devoted exclusively to Informatics and a range of its subdisciplines. 
With its formative national role in creating the nations largest informatics program on the 
Bloomington and Indianapolis campus, the School is the broadest and one of the largest 
information/computing schools in the U.S. At IUPUI, the School offers three Ph.D. programs 
(HumanComputer Interaction, Bioinformatics, and Health Informatics), four Masters programs 
(Bioinformatics, Health Informatics, and HumanComputer Interaction), three Baccalaureate programs 
(Media Arts & Science, Informatics, and Health Information Administration), and several 
undergraduate and graduate certificate programs. The School also has strong ties with the health 
and life sciences in the areas of health data exchange, clinical decision support, consumer health 
informatics, integrated health information systems, and interactive health
information technologies. The School provides top-notch, state-of-the-art facilities including 
fully equipped classrooms, media and gaming labs, humancomputer interaction research labs, 
usability and mobile development labs, ample research facilities, studios for sound design and 
interactive media production. Access to advanced, high-resolution wall-sized displays, and virtual 
environments are also available within the Informatics and Communications Technology Complex. For 
additional information about the Indiana University School of Informatics, including degrees, 
course descriptions, plans of study and faculty research, please see

http://www.informatics.iupui.edu.

The IUPUI campus, with over 30,000 students, is located on a large tract of land adjacent to 
downtown Indianapolis. IUPUI offers a full range of academic programs, with degrees from both 
Purdue University and Indiana University. Indiana University is an academic leader in the 
development and use of information technology. The School of Informatics is situated on the 
academic Medical Center Campus, home to the Indiana University School of Medicine, the second 
largest medical school in the US. During FY 2011, Indiana University spent over 0M on research, 
much of it in the health and life sciences. The School has formed several key research partnerships
with the IU School of Medicine and the Regenstrief Institute, an internationally recognized medical
informatics research center. The School also enjoys collaboration with the Roudebush VA Medical 
Center, Clarian Health (one of the largest health care organizations in the Midwest), the Schools 
of Nursing, and the Purdue Schools of Engineering and Technology and Science. In June 2009, The 
Economist stated, Although every state wants to be a hub for life science, Indiana really is one.
Indianas comprehensive strengths and leadership in health and health information technology are 
coordinated by BioCrossroads, a statewide initiative, which partners with research institutions, 
global companies, philanthropic organizations and government to advance growth and innovation. The 
School of Informatics faculty enjoy state-of-the art computing resources. When commissioned in 2006, 
Big Red was one of the most powerful university-owned computers in the US, and one of the 50 
fastest supercomputers in the world. Indiana University is currently replacing Big Red with Big Red
II, the next-generation Cray XK, the fastest university-owned supercomputer in the US, capable of 
one thousand trillion floating-point operations per second. Also available to all faculty are the 
IU Scholarly Data Archive which provides extensive capacity (15 PB) for storing and accessing 
research data and Quarry which serves as a Virtual Machine hosting environment for the Extreme 
Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE), the National Science Foundations largest 
advanced cyberinfrastructure facility.

Submit PDF files containing (1) curriculum vita, (2) cover letter explaining your interest in this 
position, (3) research statement and philosophy of teaching, and (4) the names and contact 
information of three references to:

Teresa Stukey, Human Resources Coordinator
Email: informhr@iupui.edu
To ensure full consideration, please submit your application materials by December 1, 2012. 
However, the position will remain open until filled.