John M. Carroll

Spring 2017: Looking for 2 Post Docs

I am looking for two post docs to start this summer (July). Each will have an initial contract period of 1 year, both are 12-month, non-tenure, renewable positions with the College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) and Center for Human-Computer Interaction at the Pennsylvania State University.

One position is a research associate (technically, this is a junior-level, research-oriented faculty position). It includes teaching one course per year, and helping to manage and support my research group. To apply for this position, go to

The second position is a project-focused post doctoral scholar. It involves carrying out and coordinating field work with community partners, and does not include teaching responsibilities. To apply for this position, go to

Both post docs will be members of an interdisciplinary team investigating collaborative learning and problem-solving, online community, and computer support for local communities (local non-profits and businesses, municipal government, neighborhoods). Both will help me and my graduate students plan and conduct design research, field studies, and laboratory experiments addressing new kinds of support for collaborative and community activities and experiences.

Required qualifications:
-Ph.D. in Computer Science, Information Science, HCI, or related field.
-Experience in and enthusiasm for communicating research results at scientific conferences and in academic journals.
-Desire to work in an interdisciplinary team developing computer technologies and applications, and engaging with and gathering data from users and other stakeholders.

Desirable qualifications:
-Experience with user-centered design, participatory design, usability evaluation, and ethnographic field methods, social computing and community informatics.
-Software design, programming, and database expertise in developing Web 2.0 and mobile applications.

If you have questions, contact me (<>); to apply, please use the links embedded above.

The Pennsylvania State University is the land grant institution of Pennsylvania. University Park is the largest of Penn State’s 24 campuses, with undergraduate enrollment of approximately 44,000 students and offering more than 150 programs of graduate study. The campus is located in State College PA, ranked the 3rd safest metropolitan area in the United States by CQ Press, and the 8th best college town in the nation by Best College Reviews. The College of IST is Penn State’s iSchool; its faculty and students are dedicated to collaboration and applying knowledge to make human lives better.


    I am a faculty member in Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology studying HCI and Collaboration