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Open Rank Professor in Education Innovation and Extended Reality (XR)

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Feb 8, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Media Studies
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Open Rank Professor in Education Innovation and Extended Reality (XR)

About the Opportunity

Northeastern University's College of Arts, Media and Design (CAMD) invites applications for an open-rank, tenured or tenure-track position in the thematic area of Education Innovation and Extended Reality (XR). Within this broad theme, we are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in learning analytics; educational data science; technology-mediated personalized/adaptive learning; human computer interaction focused on educational settings; extended reality (AR/VR/MR); serious games; and/or embodied learning.

The position will have a primary tenure home in one of CAMD's six schools and departments (Architecture, Art + Design, Communication Studies, Journalism, Music, and Theater). Joint appointments and/or affiliations with other colleges and institutes at Northeastern University are strongly encouraged and will be considered as appropriate. We have a particular interest in candidates with a home in Art + Design (XR and Serious Games).

This opportunity is part of a broader Education Innovation and Extended Reality thematic search. If interested in other opportunities under the Education Innovation and Extended Reality theme, click here: Open Rank Faculty Search: Cross Disciplinary Search- Education Innovation and Extended Reality (XR)


Faculty members at Northeastern are expected to develop independent research programs that attract external funding; teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate level; supervise students and postdocs in their area of research; and participate in service to the department, university, and discipline. Candidates interested in conducting high-impact research programs and committed to teaching excellence in the broad areas above are encouraged to apply.


A PhD or terminal degree (e.g. MFA) in the candidate's field (design, AR / VR, XR, games, education, or a field relevant to the home department) is required by the appointment start date. The College is seeking to give excellent candidates across all demographics of society the opportunity, resources, and support to establish innovative and impactful research careers. This includes candidates at the earliest stages of their careers as well as those who are more established. For select candidates, there may be an option of a 1- to 2-year CAMD funded, mentored post-doc Fellow position, to allow candidates to ramp up their research programs before starting on the tenure track.

Additional Information

The College of Arts, Media and Design is a collaborative, diverse community, acting as a catalyst for research, inspiration, and discovery across the University. It brings together a unique combination of disciplines, including Architecture, Art + Design, Communication Studies, Journalism, Media and Screen Studies, Music, and Theatre, and is home to three interdisciplinary research centers: the Center for the Arts, the Center for Design, and the Center for Communication, Media Innovation, and Social Change. (See:

All applicants have the right to accessibility support and accommodations. To request accessibility support and accommodations, please contact Julie Newmeyer,, Associate Director of Faculty Affairs and HR Administration for the College of Arts Media and Design.

Please include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a research statement, and contact information for at least three references. Candidates may be invited at a later date to provide a link to a portfolio of research and professional outcomes, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a diversity statement.

Applications received on or before November 15, 2022 will be guaranteed full review and consideration. These positions will remain open until filled. Preferred start date is for the 2023-2024 academic year.

Inquiries may be directed to: Meg Heckman, Assistant Professor (

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus. Our locations—in Boston; Oakland, San Francisco and Silicon Valley, CA; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; Seattle, WA; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Positions will primarily be on the Boston campus but may be available at any of our 14 campus locations. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research. Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs — in a variety of on-campus and online formats — lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 230 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an e-Verify Employer.

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Additional Information

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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