Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Interactive Computing

Position ID:GaTech-School of Interactive Computing-RESEARCHASSISTANTPROFESSOR [#27667]
Position Title: Research Assistant Professor of Sustainability
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Atlanta, Georgia 30332, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Computer Science / Graphics, Artificial Intelligence, Computational Perception, computer animation and virtual environments, Computer Science Education, Health IT, Human-Computer Interaction, Information Visualization, Learning Science and Technology, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Social Computing, Visual Analytics
Appl Deadline:2024/08/31 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2024/05/20, listed until 2024/11/20)
Position Description:    

Research Assistant Professor of Sustainability

The School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology is seeking to hire a Research Assistant Professor (non-tenure track) to advance collaborative research efforts at the intersection of sustainability, and Human Computer Interaction. The candidate will be key to pushing forward the School’s vision and leadership in this area, and will work closely with faculty and leadership in the department to envision, execute, and evaluate convergent research programs.

Human-caused climate change continues to cause harm to ecosystems, communities, and individuals. Computing and AI have often been positioned as a solution; however, extraordinary challenges remain in inventing, applying, and evaluating computing technologies that responsibly address or mitigate the harms of climate degradation. As we rethink traditional scientific approaches, the School seeks to employ a Research Assistant Professor who can actuate convergent research on sustainability and human computer interaction, bringing together intellectual, technological, and methodological tools from different fields to address complex global challenges that threaten ecological stability and human well-being. This candidate will engage in use-inspired research that blends insights in socio-technical systems with deep understanding of artificial intelligence, computer systems, and computer interfaces. This candidate will be a multiplying force for research programs at this nexus of human centered computing and sustainability.

The Research Assistant Professor will report to Josiah Hester (Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Center for Advancing Responsible Computing) and Shaowen Bardzell (Professor and Chair of School of Interactive Computing).

We welcome applications from a variety of disciplines, including human-computer Interaction, engineering and computer science, philosophy, design, information science, Science and Technology Studies (STS), communication and culture, media studies, anthropology, and the humanities. Teaching in the School may be an option, depending on availability and interest. We encourage applications from backgrounds traditionally marginalized or underrepresented in the field.


             Advance a novel and impactful research agenda in alignment with the School’s strategic priorities around sustainability.

             Engage in effective management of an emerging, multi-lab, multi-investigator research enterprise around these topics.

             Actively publish in top venues in computing (i.e., CHI, UbiComp, CSCW) and impactful multi-disciplinary venues (Nature, JAMA, IEEE Spectrum, etc).

             Actively pursue grant opportunities to fund research initiatives.

             Provide mentorship to junior researchers and students.

             Contribute to teaching efforts, as applicable.

             Perform service duties to the School and the broader academic community.


             A Ph.D. in Computer Science, Human-Centered Computing, or a closely related field.

             A proven publication record demonstrating impactful research in highly regarded venues.

             Strong capabilities in collaborative research project management.

             Keen interest in research fundraising.

             Experience in mentoring and advising undergraduate and graduate student researchers.

             (Optional) Ability to contribute to both undergraduate and graduate teaching programs.

About Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech is a top-ranked public research university situated in the heart of Atlanta, a diverse and vibrant city with great economic and cultural strengths. The Institute is a member of the University System of Georgia, the Georgia Research Alliance, and the Association of American Universities. Georgia Tech prides itself on its technology resources, collaborations, high-quality student body, and its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Georgia Tech is organized into six Colleges. The School of Interactive Computing resides in the College of Computing along with the School of Computer Science, the School of Computational Science and Engineering, the School of Cybersecurity and Privacy and the School of Computing Instruction.

Georgia Tech provides equal opportunity to all faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including applicants for admission and/or employment, contractors, volunteers, and participants in institutional programs, activities, or services. Georgia Tech complies with all applicable laws and regulations governing equal opportunity in the workplace and in educational activities. Georgia Tech prohibits discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, on the basis of race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or veteran status in its programs, activities, employment, and admissions. This prohibition applies to faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including affiliates, invitees, and guests.

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School of Interactive Computing
Technology Square Research Building
85 5th Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30332-0760