Assistant Professor of Emerging Media, Design, and Development

Indiana, United States
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Oct 28, 2020
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Full Time
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Assistant Professor of Emerging Media, Design, and Development

Additional Information

The Center for Emerging Media Design and Development is Ball State’s interdisciplinary storytelling lab that combines human-computer interaction, usability and user experience, design thinking, and transmedia storytelling to develop innovative strategic communication projects. An in-person and hybrid-online master’s degree program and an undergraduate minor bring students from across disciplines to work collaboratively with diverse university departments and their communities. Faculty research interdisciplinary topics in usability and user experience, virtual and augmented reality, prosocial communication, and socially-concerned storytelling both individually and cooperatively through the department’s Unified Research Lab. The ACEJMC -accredited Department of Journalism at Ball State University offers undergraduate majors in journalism, advertising and public relations, with concentrations in journalism graphics, photojournalism, magazine media, news, and journalism education, as well as graduate programs in journalism, public relations, and emerging media design and development. The department’s nationally-recognized undergraduate journalism graphics program focuses on interaction design, information graphics and data visualization, and news design. The department is also home to the new Unified Research Lab where faculty and graduate students collaborate on research which focuses on research in eye tracking, virtual reality, psychophysiology, and gaming studies.

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The Department of Journalism invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Center for Emerging Media Design & Development available August 2021. The teaching emphasis will be in user-centered experience design, interaction design, graphic design and web design and development.

Minimum Qualifications

ABD in user experience design, human-computer interaction, media informatics, information systems, computer science, visual communication or related field from an accredited institution by date of appointment; PhD from an accredited institution required within one year of appointment.

Authorization to work in the US

Employer will consider sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications

PhD in user experience design, human-computer interaction, media informatics, information systems, computer science, visual communication or other related field from an accredited institution by date of appointment; one year of professional experience in human-computer interaction, project design and client management, human-centered experience design, strategic communication or a related field; graduate-level teaching experience; record of creative endeavors with successful peer review or a scholarly research record with corresponding publications.

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EEO Statement

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

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About Ball State University

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.



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The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earned is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.

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For inquiries regarding this vacancy, please contact Kevin Moloney,

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  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
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  1. Doctorate Transcripts
  2. Master's Transcripts

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