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Assistant Professor in Digital Media

Employer
Georgia Tech Literature, Media and Communications - Writing and Communication
Location
Atlanta, Georgia
Salary
N/A
Start date
Nov 28, 2023

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

Overview

Georgia Tech prides itself on its technological resources, collaborations, high-quality student body, and its commitment to building an outstanding and diverse community of learning, discovery, and creation. We strongly encourage applicants whose values align with our institutional values, as outlined in our Strategic Plan. These values include academic excellence, diversity of thought and experience, inquiry and innovation, collaboration and community, and ethical behavior and stewardship. Georgia Tech has policies to promote a healthy work-life balance and is aware that attracting faculty may require meeting the needs of two careers.

About Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech is a top-ranked public research university situated in the heart of Atlanta, a diverse and vibrant city with numerous economic and cultural strengths. The Institute serves more than 45,000 students through top-ranked undergraduate, graduate, and executive programs in engineering, computing, science, business, design, and liberal arts. Georgia Tech's faculty attracted more than $1.4 billion in research awards this past year in fields ranging from biomedical technology to artificial intelligence, energy, sustainability, semiconductors, neuroscience, and national security. Georgia Tech ranks among the nation's top 20 universities for research and development spending and No. 1 among institutions without a medical school.

Georgia Tech's Mission and Values

Georgia Tech's mission is to develop leaders who advance technology and improve the human condition. The Institute has nine key values that are foundational to everything we do:    

  1. Students are our top priority. We strive for excellence. We thrive on diversity. We celebrate collaboration. We champion innovation. We safeguard freedom of inquiry and expression. We nurture the wellbeing of our community. We act ethically. We are responsible stewards.                          

Over the next decade, Georgia Tech will become an example of inclusive innovation, a leading technological research university of unmatched scale, relentlessly committed to serving the public good; breaking new ground in addressing the biggest local, national, and global challenges and opportunities of our time; making technology broadly accessible; and developing exceptional, principled leaders from all backgrounds ready to produce novel ideas and create solutions with real human impact.

About The School of Literature, Media, and Communication

The School of Literature, Media, and Communication (LMC) supports undergraduate degrees in Literature, Media, and Communication and Computational Media, and graduate degrees in Digital Media, Human-Computer Interaction, and Global Media and Cultures. The School of LMC's location at a public technological university in Atlanta makes it an important international center for innovation at the intersection of the arts, media, and technology.  For additional information about the School, consult our website: https://www.lmc.gatech.edu/

Location

Atlanta, GA

Job Summary

The School of Literature, Media, and Communication (LMC) at the Georgia Institute of Technology invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Digital Media with a focus on humanities-based Human Computer Interaction (HCI). Applicants will be considered at the assistant professor level. We seek an interdisciplinary practitioner whose research explores humanities-based HCI. Preference will be given to candidates whose research relates to one or more of the following current areas of focus: Educational Technology, AI, STEM/STEAM Education, Media Arts, Civic Media, Critical Cultural Studies, Feminist or Queer Science and Technology Studies (STS), or Environmental Justice. Collaboration with faculty and students working in these and other related fields across the school and the institute is encouraged. Candidates are expected to demonstrate an exceptional commitment to the teaching and mentoring of students.

 

Responsibilities

The teaching load for this position is two courses per semester. Teaching responsibilities include courses at the undergraduate and graduate (MS and PhD) level that cover fundamental and specialized methods in HCI and associated areas, such as Information Design, Media Arts, Interaction Design, and Visual Design. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to participate in the ongoing development of programs meant to prepare students for careers in interaction design, information design, UI/UX, experience design, and media arts, as well as cultural and critical approaches to digital culture.

As a member of LMC, the candidate will contribute to the above programs as well as the highly interdisciplinary and collaborative GVU Center and Institute for People and Technology (IPAT). The successful candidate will have access to shared laboratory and/or studio space associated with the Digital Media graduate programs, as well as other collective resources for research in the Technology Square Research Building. The hired faculty will be expected to establish a successful research trajectory, advise PhD and MS students, and contribute service to the school, college, university, and profession.

Required Qualifications

Applicants should have a Ph.D. or a terminal degree in an appropriate discipline.  An earned doctorate or related terminal degree is required by the start of the appointment.

Preferred Qualifications

Applicants should be able to contribute to student success in our graduate and undergraduate programs which includes:            

  • The ability to teach and mentor a diverse student body The ability to promote an inclusive and welcoming educational/work environment The ability to design and teach curricula that are responsive to a diverse student body The ability to adopt teaching strategies that support the learning and success of all students The ability to engage students in experiential learning activities and pedagogy that support student success The ability to engage in high-impact practices that support deep learning for student success

Required Documents to Attach

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a research statement, a statement on their teaching interests as well as their advising/mentoring philosophy, and the names and contact information for at least three references.

Apply Before Date

Applications will be considered beginning January 2, 2024 and will continue until the positions are filled. 

Contact Information

Requests for information may be directed to the search chair, Dr. Brian Magerko (magerko+DMhire@gatech.edu). 

Equal Employment Opportunity The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. The University is committed to maintaining a fair and respectful environment for all. To that end, and in accordance with federal and state law, Board of Regents policy, and University policy, Georgia Tech provides equal opportunity to all faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including applicants for admission and/or employment, contractors, volunteers, and participants in institutional programs, activities, or services.  Georgia Tech complies with all applicable laws and regulations governing equal opportunity in the workplace and in educational activities.
 

 

Georgia Tech prohibits discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, on the basis of race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or veteran status in its programs, activities, employment, and admissions. This prohibition applies to faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including affiliates, invitees, and guests. Further, Georgia Tech prohibits citizenship status, immigration status, and national origin discrimination in hiring, firing, and recruitment, except where such restrictions are required in order to comply with law, regulation, executive order, or Attorney General directive, or where they are required by Federal, State, or local government contract.
 

 

All members of the USG community must adhere to the USG Statement of Core Values, which consists of Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values shape and fundamentally support our University's work. Additionally, all faculty, staff, and administrators must also be aware of and comply with the Board of Regents and Georgia Institute of Technology's policies on Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom. More information on these policies can be found here: Board of Regents Policy Manual | University System of Georgia (usg.edu).

 

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