Canada Research Chair in Multisensory and Responsive Design at York University

Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in – Multisensory and Responsive Design

We are seeking an outstanding researcher to be nominated for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair. The successful candidate will be appointed to a tenure track position in AMPD at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, with appointment to commence on September 1, 2015.

This pan-­faculty position will attract a newly established research-practitioner with an innovative and stellar programme of research, and a significant track record in creative practice in the areas of information design and multisensory experience/interaction design. The successful candidate will be a practicing artist/designer, creative coder and technologist (i.e., able to work across a range of methodologies, software tools and programming languages utilized in information and multisensory design), within a strong theoretical framework. She or he will participate across the knowledge domains of the arts, media, performance and design, and/or possibly integrate other research areas such as health, biology, computer science, engineering, industrial design, architecture or urban planning. We invite applications from candidates with demonstrable expertise in one or more of the following: development of artistic tools and methodologies for embodied data exploration, dynamic visualizations of live interactive systems, interface design, user experience design (UX), design for virtual environments and massive multi-­user systems, and HCI. We are especially interested in strong cross-­disciplinary approaches to information design and multisensory experience/interaction design.

Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs have five‐year terms, once renewable, and are intended for exceptional emerging researchers (less than 10 years post terminal degree) who have the acknowledged potential to lead their field of research. Information about the CRC program can be found at <>.

For complete job description and application details, visit Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval. Applications must be submitted by April 20, 2015 to

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The School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design (AMPD) at York University in Toronto, Canada is one of North America’s leading schools for the arts, offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Dance, Design, Digital Media, Film, Music, Theatre, Theatre and Performance Studies, Visual Arts, Art History, and Media Studies.