Postdoctoral Fellow Opening


STREET Lab at the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto is seeking a researcher to join our interdisciplinary team as a Postdoctoral Scholar in the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) with a focus on accessibility, inclusive design, and data science. This position is part of a project in collaboration with the Campbell Lab. The project aims at leveraging inclusive design principles and machine learning to enhance accessibility and reduce barriers to entry with respect to data science.

About Us

STREET Lab is an interdisciplinary research collective at the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto, and housed at the Knowledge Media Design Institute (KMDI). The lab is focused on understanding and supporting the sociotechnical practices of marginalized communities around the world, with an emphasis on resistance, informality, and social justice.


  • Conduct HCI research to identify accessibility requirements and challenges.
  • Collaborate with experts to develop accessible and inclusive solutions.
  • Write and publish research papers for conferences/journals.
  • Attend and present work at international conferences.
  • Mentor junior researchers in the group.

In addition, they will also be provided support and encouragement to write papers and prepare grant applications on topics related to their own research agenda and career goals.


  • A Ph.D. in Human-Computer Interaction, Computer Science, Information Science, or a related field, with a focus on accessibility, inclusive design, or related areas.
  • Expertise in conducting user-centered research, and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Familiarity with machine learning, natural language processing, or related areas.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with a demonstrated ability to work effectively within interdisciplinary teams.

The successful candidate will have the freedom to shape their research and contribute to the field of HCI and accessibility research.

To apply, please submit the following documents to Prof. Priyank Chandra:

  • Curriculum vitae (CV) highlighting your educational background, research experience, and relevant publications.
  • A cover letter describing your research interests and relevant experience
  • Contact information for two references who can provide letters of recommendation upon request.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The normal hours of work are 40 hours per week for a full-time postdoctoral fellow, recognizing that the needs of the employee’s research and training and the needs of the supervisor’s research program may require flexibility in the performance of the employee’s duties and hours of work.

Employment as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto is covered by the terms of the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement. This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.