Associate/Assistant Professor in Interactive Media
School of Arts, Media and Engineering
Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
Arizona State University[/text]
The School of Arts, Media and Engineering (AME, 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 in Interactive Media at the associate/assistant professor level beginning fall 2013.
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 the 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; 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 at the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts is a nationally leading school for transdisciplinary research and education in interactive media. The successful candidate will take a leadership role in the design and theoretical grounding of interactive media in the school and will lead student training in this area. The appointee's efforts will merge with initiatives of the school and of other faculty for the achievement of significant advancements in interactive media. Teaching assignments will relate to the appointee's interests and research.
The School of Arts, Media and Engineering offers a PhD in Media Arts and Sciences as well as established digital media concentrations in disciplines including: Visual Art, Music, Dance, Theatre and Film, Design, Electrical Engineering, and Computer Science and Informatics. The school recently launched a new undergraduate degree in Digital Culture with nine different concentrations to educate 21st century students. Through its progressive curriculum, it encourages students to integrate both creative and technical approaches to build tangible skills in digital media. The school’s faculty work collaboratively with graduate students in the creation of innovative experiential media systems in areas such as health, education and creative art. The School of Arts, Media and Engineering, a strategic initiative of ASU, has state-of-the art technological facilities and diverse streams of external support.
Terminal degree in Media, Interactive Arts, Computer Science or closely related field; significant research record in interactive systems within industry and/or media and performing arts and a strong media theory background commensurate with the level of the appointment; strong external income and teaching record (for senior level appointments).
Extensive experience in interactive media design and/or development; record of interdisciplinary and collaborative experience in research and creation spanning fields in media, arts and engineering; funded research in interactive media and/or related fields.
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.
Send a letter of interest, CV, statement of research and teaching vision (consistent with the transdisciplinary nature of the School of Arts, Media and Engineering ), three representative publications and/or media products, and names, addresses and telephone numbers for three professional references, via one zipped attachment, to: email@example.com. 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 include only the above requested documents in order for the application packet to meet the requirements. For more information, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org .
ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses and certifications.
Arizona State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. See ASU's complete non-discrimination statement at www.asu.edu/titleIX/.