[PET] Postdoctoral Fellowship in Human-Centered Journalism Security

Kelly Caine caine at clemson.edu
Mon Oct 5 21:21:21 BST 2015

Clemson University, in collaboration with Columbia University and the
University of Washington, has an opening for a postdoctoral fellow starting
January 1st, 2016.

The successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary team of researchers
from Clemson, Columbia and the University of Washington investigating
human-centered aspects of computer security and privacy in journalism. The
ideal applicant will possess a PhD in Human-Centered Computing,
Human-Computer Interaction, Engineering Psychology, Human Factors, Computer
Science, Communication, Journalism or a related field with a background in
user-centered research methods (e.g., interviews, usability studies) and/or
building tools or systems. Applicants should have experience conducting
independent research, analyzing statistical data, a record of communicating
research results via publications and presentations, and be enthusiastic
about participating on a collaborative, distributed and multidisciplinary
research team.

The ideal candidate will have a strength in either technical systems
building or human factors/usability with an interest in the complementary

Potential Activities:

- developing manuscripts

- planning study protocols

- building and evaluating tools or systems

- creating study materials (e.g., interview scripts)

- coordinating participant recruitment

- conducting user research including interviews and usability studies

- analyzing qualitative and/or statistical data

- mentoring undergraduate and graduate students

- collaborating with a multi-disciplinary team

Desired Qualifications:

- PhD in HCC, HCI, Human Factors, Industrial Design, Computer Science, or a
related field

- Knowledge and/or experience in user research methods (e.g, interviews,
usability studies) or in building technical tools or systems

- Excellent interpersonal communication skills and collaboration skills,
including the ability to converse about technical topics in clear,
accessible language

- Ability to work independently

- Experience and/or desire to work on a multi-disciplinary team

- Strong writing ability demonstrated by writing samples and/or publication

The position is full time, in residence at Clemson University in Clemson,
SC, with generous funding for project travel and the potential to spend
time working at partner institutions (UW and Columbia). The position is for
one year and will be under the mentorship of Professors Kelly Caine,
Franziska Roesner and Susan McGregor with support from the National Science

Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains surrounded by a lake
and its own forest, Clemson University — South Carolina’s land-grant and
highest-ranked institution — is committed to academic excellence, public
service, economic development and innovative research. Clemson boasts its
own 17,500-acre experimental forest, is home to the 295-acre South Carolina
Botanical Garden, and sits on the shores of Lake Hartwell, one of the
Southeast’s most popular recreation sites. Clemson is connected to
Greenville, SC, a thriving, walkable mid-size city that boasts a
rail-to-trail bike path, al fresco dining, and its own mid-city waterfall,
by public transportation. At Clemson it’s possible to do groundbreaking
research in the morning and enjoy hiking, biking or sailing in the evening.

Interested applicants should send their CV and a short email cover letter
highlighting relevant experience to caine at clemson.edu with “Application for
Post-doc” in the email subject line. Review of applications will begin
immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For full
consideration, please apply by November 6th.

Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged.
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