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Postdoctoral Researcher Position in Human Factors of Information Technology Privacy

| | 2011.02.24. 12:24:00  Székely Iván  


The School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University seeks a highly qualified postdoctoral scholar/researcher to conduct research in Human Factors issues associated with preserving privacy in information technology.

The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary team of researchers investigating human centered aspects of privacy in computing. The purpose of this project is to investigate people’s perceptions of privacy including individual understanding of how personal information is collected, accessed, and what contextual variables influence self disclosure online.

Applicants should possess a PhD in Engineering Psychology, Human Factors, Human Centered Computing, HCI, Computer Science, Cognitive Science, Media Studies, Communication or a related field with a strong background in usable security and privacy, research methods (e.g., experimental design), statistics, and/or mobile application development. Applicants should have experience conducting independent research, a record of communicating research results via publications and presentations, and be willing to participate in collaborative, interdisciplinary research while at residence at Indiana University.

The position is full time, in residence at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, with a salary of $40,000   $50,000 plus generous benefits and funding for project travel. Preferred start date is June 1st, 2011. The position is for 1 year and will be jointly supervised by Dr. Kelly Caine and Dr. Apu Kapadia. Review of applications will begin early March 2011 and will continue until the position is filled.

The IU Bloomington School of Informatics and Computing is the first of its kind and among the largest in the country, with a faculty of more than 60 full time members, and more than 400 graduate students. The School has received public recognition as a “top ten program to watch” (Computerworld) thanks to its excellence and leadership in academic programs, interdisciplinary research, placement, and outreach. Located in the wooded, rolling hills of southern Indiana, Bloomington is a culturally thriving college town with a moderate cost of living. It is renowned for its top ranked music school, performing and fine arts, historic campus, cycling traditions, active lifestyle, and natural beauty.

When applying, please submit a cover letter, CV, and a relevant sample of published or submitted work. All application materials should be sent either via email or by mailing a hard copy:

Kelly Caine
Principal Research Scientist
School of Informatics and Computing
Indiana University

Mailing address:
Kelly Caine, Informatics West, 901 E. 10th Street, Bloomington, IN  47408

Indiana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged.

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