Research Associate-Fixed Term

Job description

Job no: 711579
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Communication Arts Sciences
Department: Communication Arts And Sciences Dean 10010158
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Fixed Term Academic Staff, Research/Scientific, Non-Union, Full Time (90-100%)
Position Summary

This position will be joining a research team that is developing and testing a theoretical framework for the use and practice of trustworthy and compassionate Artificial Intelligence (AI) in human communication and decision-making. We seek to publish in Human Computer Interaction journals and computer science conferences. There are also opportunities for applicants to lead projects and be a member of an interdisciplinary team with researchers in the communication and computer science. The ideal candidate would share our research interests in artificial intelligence, machine learning, human communication, human-robot interaction, and algorithm supported decision-making.

Appointments are initially for one year. This position may be extended for an additional year based on performance and funding availability.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Communication, HCI, CMC, computer science, or a related discipline

Minimum Requirements

Applicants must be well trained in statistical analysis with knowledge of experimental design and hypothesis testing in communication, cognitive science, and psychology. This position is open to graduating Ph.D. students in communication, HCI, CMC, computer science, or a related discipline. Current postdoctoral fellows with postdoctoral experience can apply.

Desired Qualifications

Expertise in artificial intelligence and its implication on human communication.

Required Application Materials
  • Letter of interest
  • Graduate transcript
  • Current curriculum vitae with contact information for three references
Special Instructions

Applicants should include a letter of interest, graduate transcript, and a current curriculum vitae with contact information for three references.

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Advertised: Jun 2, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Jun 2, 2023 Eastern Daylight Time




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Job No:
Posted: 6/3/2021
Application Due: 6/2/2023
Work Type: Full Time