Assistant Professor in Human-Computer Interaction

Purdue University
Indiana, United States
Competitive Salary
Nov 24, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

At Purdue University, the Department of Computer Graphics Technology (CGT) is one of six units in the Purdue Polytechnic Institute. We grant Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees and are a world-renowned public land grant institution. The department includes majors in game development and design, animation and visual effects, data visualization, building information modeling, virtual product integration, and UX design. For additional information, please visit:

The Department of Computer Graphics Technology at Purdue University is seeking to fill multiple tenure-track positions on the West Lafayette, Indiana campus, beginning in August 2021. CGT balances undergraduate and graduate education with a strong research and engagement agenda. We are a research-intensive department focused on applied research informed by close engagement with industry.

Qualifications: An earned doctorate in a field related to Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), completed by August 1, 2021 Focus areas may include interactive computing, computer science, digital media, information sciences, engineering, computational media, information design, tangible and embodied interaction, AR/VR/xR, interactive media development, user experience, and visualization. Evidence of the ability to pursue interdisciplinary funded research and work with and teach diverse groups of students is required.

Job Description: The Department of Computer Graphics Technology at Purdue University (CGT) seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). The faculty member will engage in research and teaching in HCI, including technical aspects of HCI; interaction design; human-centered design; wearable, mobile, and ubiquitous systems; human-centered AI; programing of interactive applications; and/or visualization. The prospective faculty will support the undergraduate majors in CGT, advise master’s and doctoral students, develop and conduct an actively funded research program, and provide service and engagement work.

Duties: Commitment to teaching, scholarly activity, and the building of an active research program are required. Demonstrating active learning pedagogies; scholarly research, and funded activities for an active research program; teaching and developing graduate and undergraduate courses, and mentoring are expected. Applicants must be committed to all aspects of diversity in learning, discovery, and engagement.

Application Process: All candidates need to apply through the Success Factors link found here: Review of applications will begin no later than December 1, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates are requested to submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching, research philosophy statement, a diversity statement, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

Purdue University's Department of Computer Graphics Technology is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in a separate Diversity and Inclusion Statement, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.A background check will be required for employment in this position.

Any questions about this position should be sent to the search committee chair:

Dr. Bedrich Benes (
Department of Computer Graphics Technology
Polytechnic Institute
Purdue University

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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