Télécom Paris, a school of the IMT (Institut Mines-Télécom) and a founding member of the Institut Polytechnique de Paris, is one of the top 5 French general engineering schools. An institution on a "human scale" but with a strong international component, Télécom Paris is recognized for its proximity to companies. This public school guarantees excellent employability in all sectors and is the leading engineering school for the entire digital vertical (from hardware layers to uses).
With its excellent teaching and innovative pedagogy, Télécom Paris is at the heart of a unique innovation ecosystem, based on interaction and the importance of project mode in its training on the one hand, and its interdisciplinary research on the other. Its teacher-researchers are affiliated with two research laboratories: on the one hand, the LTCI laboratory, which is presented by the HCERES as a flagship unit in the field of digital sciences with remarkable international influence; and on the other hand, the i3 laboratory, Interdisciplinary Institute of Innovation (I3 - UMR 9217 of the CNRS), which pursues a multidisciplinary research program focused on innovation in the framework of a collaboration with the École Polytechnique and Mines ParisTech
Based in Palaiseau, at the heart of the Institut Polytechnique campus alongside the École Polytechnique, ENSTA, Télécom Sud Paris and ENSAE, Télécom Paris also has a Paris-based incubator at the heart of the French start-up ecosystem.
Télécom Paris is positioned as an open-air laboratory for all the major technological and societal challenges: artificial intelligence, quantum computing, IOT, cybersecurity, large-scale digital equipment (Cloud), 5G/6G, Green IT.
The selected candidate will join the DIVA team (Design, Interaction, Visualization, and Applications), a multidisciplinary research group in the LTCI research lab and the Computer Science & Networking department of Télécom Paris, which are a part of the Institut Polytechnique de Paris (IP Paris). It is a leader in the French and International HCI, Visualization, and VR communities. It publishes regularly in top-tier venues such as ACM CHI & UIST, and IEEE VIS & VR, and benefits from extensive academic and industrial collaborations.
The core DIVA team conducts research in a wide range of HCI and Visualization on topics including VR, gestural and mobile interaction, interaction techniques and devices, malleable software/end-user programming, sensemaking in visualization, and tools to support education at scale. It collaborates frequently with researchers in the social sciences, design, and broader computer science fields, within Télécom Paris and IP Paris, within the broader Paris region (Université Paris-Saclay, Sorbonne Université), nationally, and internationally.
PREFERRED SCIENTIFIC EXPERTISE
The successful candidate will lead HCI and/or Visualization research in VR/AR/XR and is expected to develop and reinforce the team’s leadership in these areas and to contribute to the team’s multidisciplinary focus. Candidates should have a track record of high-quality publications in HCI, Visualization, XR, and/or related fields.
Candidates who are experts in other areas of HCI or Visualization will also be considered, depending on their track record. Interested candidates who are in doubt are encouraged to make contact (see contact information below).
Secondary skills are a plus, but not required:
Required skills, experience, and knowledge:
Preferred skills, experience, and knowledge:
Other abilities and skills:
Candidates with one or more of the following required qualifications may apply:
ACADEMIC RANK & CAREER EVOLUTION
The proposed position is a permanent position. Depending on level of experience, the successful candidate will obtain the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor title. The latter is given to the candidates having the French habilitation diploma, HDR (Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches) or an equivalent international academic experience. To obtain the Full Professor title, one of the conditions is to obtain the HDR.
To apply, please attach the following documents