Teaching Track Faculty in Behavioral and Design Research

Human-Computer Interaction Institute

Pittsburgh, PA


The Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University is pleased to announce a teaching track faculty opening in the area of Behavioral and Design Research! As the world’s leading human computer interaction education and research body, we seek candidates who share these values and possess an outstanding track record in executing and teaching user-centered research across software, hardware, and emerging technologies. The ideal candidate has deep experience directing generative and evaluative human-centered research projects in an interdisciplinary setting; has mastery over a wide range of methodologies; the ability to articulate when and how each method should be applied; finally, this individual has a deep understanding of the history and current state of the field as well as a strong viewpoint on where it is likely to go in the future.



Required Qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree or PHD in HCI, design, psychology, computer science, or a related field
  • A minimum of 7 years of experience in the field of behavioral and design research. The ideal candidate will have a mix of teaching experience at a major accredited university and industry product research and development experience.
  • A fundamentally interdisciplinary approach to their work and desire to collaborate
  • Demonstrable mastery of qualitative and quantitative research methods in addition to co-creation, workshop facilitation, and data-driven methods of behavioral and design research
  • A solid understanding of data driven generative and evaluative techniques including, but not limited to: capture and analysis of behavioral analytics, commonly used analytics platforms, A/B testing, as well as the interpretation and visualization of this data
  • Mastery of a wide range of visualization techniques including, data visualization, modeling, and the mapping of complex systems and concepts
  • The skills and passion to instruct students from the undergraduate to PHD level in the application of the aforementioned methods as well as the strategy around their usage
  • A commitment to continual learning and a desire to acquire new skills and techniques

Desired Qualifications:

  • A Master's degree or PHD in HCI, design, psychology, computer science, or a related field
  • 5 or more years of teaching experience at a major accredited university
  • Experience working in design and the intersection between design and research in a corporate setting
  • Experience in the application of natural language processing, machine learning, multivariate testing, and other AI systems to collect and understand user behavior
  • Experience selling the need for human-centered research and stakeholder management within large organizations


Application Instructions

Applications must include (1) curriculum vitae, (2) teaching statement and optional personal statement, (3) a portfolio describing interests and (4) the names and email addresses of three or more individuals who have been asked to provide letters of reference.

The HCII will review applications as we receive them; however, the final deadline to receive materials is June 30, 2018 or until the position has been filled.


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