2008-09-03: Job Offer: Tenure-Track Position in Interactive Visual Media at Arizona State University
Job Offer: Tenure-Track Position in Interactive Visual Media
The Arts, Media and Engineering Program (AME) (http://ame.asu.edu) at Arizona State University is announcing an opening for a tenure-track assistant professor in Interactive Visual Media.
AME is a nationally leading program for transdisciplinary research and education in media. The program has established digital media concentrations in the PhD and Masters degrees of ten different disciplines: Visual Art, Music, Dance, Theater and Film, Design, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Informatics, Bioengineering, Psychology, and Education. The program also offers a PhD in Media Arts and Sciences. Twelve AME faculty and thirty affiliated faculty from the participating departments work collaboratively with graduate students supported by research assistantships for the creation of innovative experiential media systems, models and applications. AME, a strategic initiative of ASU, has state of the art media facilities and diverse external support streams.
The successful candidate will take a leadership role in the design and development of the visual aspects of adaptive and responsive multimodal systems at AME and will also lead student training in this area. The individual hired will spearhead research in cutting-edge areas: interactive graphics and animation, dynamic information visualization, computational image generation and manipulation systems, visual displays for hybrid physical/digital applications. The appointee’s efforts will merge with efforts of other AME faculty for the achievement of significant advancements in interactive media. Teaching assignments are reasonable and will relate to the appointee’s interests, research and creation.
The appointee will have their tenure home with AME. They will further have the opportunity to place 25% of their appointment with the Intermedia division of the nationally ranked School of Art (SoA) at ASU (http://art.asu.edu). This will allow close collaboration with SoA faculty, supervision of SoA students and opportunities for special topics courses within SoA.
Doctoral degree in Media or Visual Art or closely related field OR master’s degree in Media or Visual Art or closely related field and a minimum of four years industry experience in computational media and/or visual graphics AND a creative and/or scholarly record with emphasis on visuals for digital media appropriate to rank.
Extensive experience in interactive graphics and/or information visualization; development of high-impact/high-use computational systems; interdisciplinary experience in research and creation spanning Media, Arts and Engineering; industry experience; funded research in visual media and/or related fields.
Application Deadline: November 25, 2008; if not filled, every FOUR weeks thereafter until search is closed. Anticipated start date is August 16, 2009.
Application Procedure: Send a letter of interest; CV; up to four (4) representative media products: demos of work or publications; and, names, addresses and telephone numbers for three professional references to: Chair, Interactive Visual Media Search, AME, Box 878709, Tempe, Arizona 85287-8709. Background check required for employment. For more information write to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arizona State University is an AA/EO employer