Associate Professor in Human Computer Interaction

Associate Professor in Human Computer Interaction

Associate Professor in Human Computer Interaction

The School of Arts, Media and Engineering (ame.asu.edu) in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University invites applicants for a full-time tenure-track appointment at the associate/assistant professor level beginning fall 2013. The successful candidate will take a leadership role in the Human Computer Interaction group, and contribute significantly to the development of the education and research mission of the school.

Arizona State University’s model for the New American University dissolves the barriers
between disciplines and fosters collaboration among diverse units. We also assume major
responsibility for the economic, social and cultural vitality of the communities that surround us. ASU is a place where local solutions have a global impact. More than 72,000 students and 2,800 faculty make ASU their academic home in the metropolitan Phoenix area – the nation’s fifth largest city.

ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, welcoming students from all fifty
states and more than a hundred nations across the globe. The Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts is a vibrant example of the philosophy of a New American University. The institute is built on a combination of disciplines unlike any other program in the nation. In addition to the School of Arts, Media and Engineering, the Herberger Institute comprises The Design School, the schools of Art, Dance, Music, and Theatre and Film,
as well as the ASU Art Museum. The institute is part of a university community comprising four differentiated campuses, each positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves.

The School of Arts, Media and Engineering is a leading transdisciplinary program in media arts and sciences. The appointee’s efforts will merge with efforts of other faculty for the
achievement of significant advancements in experiential media. The appointee is expected to further existing research connections between the School of Arts, Media and Engineering and the Fulton Schools of Engineering (e.g. School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering and School of Electrical and Computer Engineering) in areas of common interest related to the appointee’s interests and strengths. The School of Arts, Media and Engineering offers a PhD in media arts and sciences, an undergraduate BA in Digital Culture (http://digitalculture.asu.edu) with concentrations in nine collaborating units spanning the arts, design, sciences and engineering.

The successful candidate is expected to enhance our connections to the Fulton Schools of Engineering, be involved in the development of new undergraduate and graduate curriculum in Digital Culture, and further develop our connections to industry. The school has state-of-the-art facilities for the development of embodied interactive media systems with focus on rehabilitation, education, cultural networks and enactive art. Significant federal, private foundation and industry support along with clinical, education and cultural partnerships contribute to the development and deployment of these systems.Required Qualifications PhD in Computer Science, Media Arts and Sciences, Electrical or Computer Engineering, or a closely related field; a scholarly record in human computer interaction with emphasis on media applications appropriate to rank; a strong external income and teaching record (for senior level appointments).

Desired Qualifications

Desired specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to, human-centered design and evaluation, visualization, interaction design and emerging areas such as user adaptation, embedded devices, mixed media systems, and display and interaction technologies etc.; a record of interdisciplinary collaboration in areas related to the school’s existing strengths such as healthcare and wellbeing, education, experiential systems and strategic areas including energy and sustainability; experience in research and education spanning sciences, engineering and the arts; a record of industry‐university collaborations; and expertise across multiple platforms (mobile, web, enterprise).

Application Deadline

Screening of candidates will begin immediately; for best consideration, application materials should be provided by December 5, 2012. If not filled, reviews will occur monthly thereafter until the search is closed. Application Procedure Send a letter of interest, CV, statement of research, statement of teaching vision (consistent with the transdisciplinary nature at AME), three to five representative publications and/or media products, and names, addresses and telephone numbers for three to five professional references, via one zipped attachment, to: hci-search@asu.edu. Zipped files sent to this email
address are limited to 10MB. For larger files, candidates may alternatively provide a URL to which the search committee may access the candidate’s materials. Please note that if a URL is provided, the site must only include the above requested documents in order for the application packet to meet the requirements.

For more information, please email: pturaga@asu.edu.

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