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Subject:

Post-Graduate Research Associate Position, Banff New Media Institute Advanced Research Technology Collaboration and Visualization Lab

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Pamela Jennings <[log in to unmask]>

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Pamela Jennings <[log in to unmask]>

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Mon, 8 Dec 2008 20:24:01 -0700

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*BANFF** NEW MEDIA INSTITUTE (BNMI)*

*ADVANCED RESEARCH TECHNOLOGY COLLABORATION AND VISUALIZATION LAB *

*POST GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSOCIATE *

http://www.banffcentre.ca/programs/program.aspx?id=843

* *

*Program Dates: *Negotiable, starting February, 2009.

*Application Deadline:* Review begins January 9, 2009, open until suitable
candidate is found.

* *

The Banff New Media Institute's Advanced Research Technology Collaboration
and Visualization Lab is accepting applications for a Post-Graduate Research
Associate to work on the ESPACER (Emerging Social Places and Collaborative
Environments Research) initiative.  The goal of ESPACER is the development,
dissemination and evaluation of collaborative technologies that promote
human interfacing and community awareness in the everyday lived spaces where
we work, play and learn. We employ hybrid research practices that integrate
methods from creative, critical and technical disciplines. Technologies and
methods explored in the Advanced Research Technology Collaboration and
Visualization Lab include large-scale participatory wireless networks,
tangible and organic interfaces and virtual and augmented environments.  Our
research platforms include personal area network technologies, physical
computing, mega-pixel and stereographic displays, multi-touch surfaces and
mobile devices.





*RESPONSIBILITIES*

The Post-Graduate Research Associate will work on collaborative research
projects with Banff New Media Institute researchers; work studies; and
visiting researchers.  This includes providing technical, conceptual, and
methodological support to researchers and projects within the lab.  Research
Associates will also have the opportunity to initiate collaborative projects
that align with the ESPACER initiative.

* *

* *

*QUALIFICATIONS*

Top candidates will be able to demonstrate through their portfolio of
projects; technologies; and/or published papers proficiency across
technologies and creative design methods used in human centered computing
and digital media.   They will also demonstrate the ability and willingness
to learn new technologies and creative methods as required for creative
research inquiry. Candidates must have strong oral and written communication
skills, excellent organizational abilities, excellent time management skills
including the ability to multi-task multiple projects.

* *

*Education*

Completion of Ph.D. or ABD (all but dissertation) status; or completion of a
Masters terminal degree in relevant fields including: Fine Arts,
Computational Media; Interaction or Industrial Design; Computer Science;
Electrical and Computing Engineer; Communications; or other appropriate
graduate degree programs.  Exceptional applicants with a completed
undergraduate degree will also be considered.



*Skills Clusters*

Top candidates will excel in* at least one* of the skills clusters listed
below.  Experience in other clusters is an added strength to their
application. Please see attached PDF or application website for additional
information.

http://www.banffcentre.ca/programs/program.aspx?id=843



*Cluster 1: Technology Development*

*Cluster 2: Creative Design Methods*

*Cluster 3: Human Centered Computing Research Methods:*





*POST GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSOCIATE COMPENSATION, TERMS and ACCOMODATIONS***

Please see attached PDF or the application website for additional
information.

http://www.banffcentre.ca/programs/program.aspx?id=843



*HOW TO APPLY*

All applications must include:

           A non-refundable application processing fee of $59 CDN/ $59 US
(non-refundable) or $31 CDN for Aboriginal applicants, and a completed
online application form;

           A curriculum vita, contact information for three references, URL
addresses to online documentation and/or demonstration of work.**

           Applicants can also submit digital documentation of their work
in the form of DVD,CD, video, or audio tape. Sample work must be limited to
10 minutes.**



*1.       **APPLY ONLINE *(required)*:*

http://www.banffcentre.ca/programs/program.aspx?id=843

* *

*2.       **SEND APPLICATION MATERIALS TO:*

Office of the Registrar
The Banff Centre
Box 1020
Banff, Alberta, Canada
T1L 1H5
Phone:  403.762.6180 | Fax: 403.762.6345 |Toll Free:  1.800.565.9989  |
Email: [log in to unmask]**





*ABOUT THE BANFF CENTRE and the BANFF NEW MEDIA INSTITUTE*

The Banff Centre is an internationally respected art, cultural and
educational institution in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains.  For
75 years, the Banff Centre has been internationally recognized as a leader
of creative thought, lifelong learning, the development and showcasing of
new work and advancement of applied research.  The Banff New Media Institute
(BNMI) is digital research innovation centre. Our programs are designed to
support creative pluralism, different modes of inquiry, the production of
new work, and the engagement of artists, producers, technologists, and
researchers with digital culture. Fundamental to BNMI is the belief that the
creative sector in collaboration with scientists, social scientists, and
humanists plays a critical role in developing technologies and content that
work for human betterment.

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