Post Doctoral Fellowship Position at the ISRG, York University: digital media research - deadline Nov. 20th 2009

**There is a really tight timeline for this + sorry, but only Canadian citizens or permanent residents are eligible for this
funding. Please pass this along to anyone you think might be a good fit. The emphasis in the ad is computer science,
but the succesful candidate will also have the opportunity to work in the Faculty of Fine Arts. I would love qualified people from the HASTAC communty to consider this position.

Post Doctoral Fellowship Position at the ISRG, York University

The Interactive Systems Research Group (ISRG) in the Department of
Computer Science and Engineering at York University in Toronto, Canada
invites applications for a postdoctoral position to work on innovative
digital media research. York University has identified Digital Media
as an area of strategic importance with a vision of further developing
its existing, cross-faculty repertoire of digital media research
programs. The Digital Media initiative is designed to create new
research and economic opportunities around an existing consortium of
industrial and academic partners existing in the York region
(CONCERT). see:

Applicants should have finished a relevant PhD, e.g. in interactive
visualization, 3D user interfaces, virtual worlds, 3D content
creation, augmented & virtual reality, tangible user interfaces, 3D
reconstruction & computer graphics. Fluency in both written and
spoken English, along with experience and a track record of writing
scientific papers is essential. Candidates should already have
published multiple papers in peer-reviewed conferences or
journals. Ideal candidates will have a proven track record that
demonstrates high-quality independent research. Applicants that have
already performed research in fully interactive 3D systems will be

The position is located in the ISRG in Toronto, a rich community of
students, researchers, and faculty investigating many aspects of Human
Computer Interaction. The ISRG is based within the Department of
Computer Science and Engineering in the Faculty of Science and
Engineering (FSE), and has established connections with the
Departments of Film, Design, and Visual Arts in the Faculty of Fine
Arts (FFA) and with the York University community of researchers,
which include artists, designers, kinesiologists, digital media
practitioners, and the world-renowned Centre for Vision Research. This
forms an ideal environment for young researchers. Moreover, Toronto
is a vibrant, safe, multi-cultural city that enjoys an easily
accessible location with direct flights to all major
destinations. Candidates will primarily work with Wolfgang
Stuerzlinger (FSE), Melanie Baljko (FSE), and Caitlin Fisher (Faculty of Fine Arts).

This position is funded for one year, starting no later than December 31, 2009.
Salary is fixed at CAD $50,000 per year in salary, benefits and research allowance.

For further details and information on how to apply, please see Applicants must submit
a curriculum vitae, including a publication list, in PDF form; three
samples papers, either PDFs or WWW links; and a statement of research
interests, including a plan for a research project to be
performed. Three reference letters should be sent independently to the
chair of the PDF search committee. For all communication, please email
pdf-ctte [at]

York University is an Affirmative Action Employer. The Affirmative Action
Program can be found on York's website at:,
or a copy can be obtained by calling the affirmative action office at 416-736-5713.
Only Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents are eligible for this funding.

Applications must be received by Nov 20th, 2009.


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