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Assistant Professor of Emerging Media, Design, and Development

Employer
Ball State University
Location
Indiana, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 2, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Design & Graphic Arts, Communications, Digital Media, Media Studies, Other Communications, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Computer Sciences & Technology
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Title

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.

Inclusive Excellence Statement

At Ball State University, Inclusiveness and freedom of expression are a part of our enduring values and inform all of our efforts. We encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with our Inclusive Excellence Plan to learn more about our commitment and to identify how you might contribute to these efforts.

Benefits and Community

https://www.bsu.edu/about/administrativeoffices/humanresources/jobs/benefits-and-community/faculty

Relocation

https://www.bsu.edu/about/administrativeoffices/humanresources/jobs/working-at-ball-state/relocation

Appointment Type

Tenure-track

Length of Appointment

FT Academic Year

Description

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 2022. 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.
OR
MFA in user experience design, human-computer interaction, media informatics, information systems, computer science, visual communication or related field from an accredited institution.
OR
Master’s degree 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 AND a high level of professional proficiency and expertise in user experience design, human-computer interaction, media informatics, information systems, computer science, visual communication or related field as demonstrated by one of the following;

(1) high-quality portfolio and/or 5+ years of experience in relation to courses to be taught outlined in CV;
(2) evidence of leadership/management experience and/or evidence of professional
experience in highly competitive professional media environments;
(3) nationally recognized license or certification;
(4) significant professional awards;
(5) high-quality peer-reviewed scholarly and/or juried creative activities.

Authorization to work in the US

Employer will consider sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications

Ph.D. or MFA 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.

Required Certifications/Licensures

Pre-Employment Screening

Requires successful completion of a background check and education verification.

Position Title(s) Supervised

None

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, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

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. We engage students in educational, research, and creative endeavors that empower our graduates to have fulfilling careers and meaningful lives enriched by lifelong learning and service, while we enhance the economic, environmental, and social vitality of our community, our state, and our world.

Department

Journalism:400030

Department Information

Department Email or Phone Number

ktmoloney@bsu.edu

Posting Number

202100762F

Number of Vacancies

2

Desired Start Date

08/19/2022

Position End Date

Posting Date

08/02/2021

Applications Accepted Through Date

10/04/2021

Open Until Filled

No

Information regarding transcripts

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.

Special Instructions Summary

In the Applicant Documents section of this application, please provide a statement describing how you would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at Ball State University through your teaching, research, and/or service.

Search Committee Chair Name and Contact Information

For inquiries regarding this vacancy, please contact Kevin Moloney, ktmoloney@bsu.edu.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Inclusive Excellence Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Master's Transcripts
  2. Doctorate Transcripts


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