Assistant/Associate Professor in Interactive Media and Computer Graphics

Employer
Purdue University
Location
Indiana, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Oct 1, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Computer Sciences & Technology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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At Purdue University, the Department of Computer Graphics Technology (CGT) is one of six units in the Purdue Polytechnic Institute. CGT grants Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees and Purdue is 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, digital enterprise systems, web programming and design, and UX design. For additional information, please visit: https://polytechnic.purdue.edu/cgt.

The Department of Computer Graphics Technology at Purdue University is seeking to fill three tenure/tenure-track positions on the West Lafayette, Indiana campus, beginning in August 2022. 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 PhD in a field related to interactive media and computer graphics such as computer science, informatics, computer engineering, or similar, completed by August 1, 2022. Focus areas may include interactive and human-centered computing, AR/VR/xR, physical computing, computer science, digital media, information sciences, HCI, computational media, information design, tangible and embodied interaction, and visualization. Evidence of the ability to pursue interdisciplinary funded research and work with and teach diverse groups of students is required. The candidate should demonstrate competence in teaching practical programming and software development skills.

Job Description: The Department of Computer Graphics Technology at Purdue University (CGT) seeks a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor in the field of interactive computer graphics. The faculty member will engage in research and teaching in interactive computer graphics; VR/AR; wearable, mobile, and ubiquitous systems; interaction design; human-centered AI; programming of interactive applications; gaming; or visualization. Candidates should be prepared to teach programming, software engineering and application development, or related skills. 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 teaching experience; scholarly research, and funded activities for an active research program; teaching and developing graduate and undergraduate courses, and mentoring are expected. Ideal competencies include but are not limited to research and development of physical and programming artifacts in HCI. 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: https://career8.successfactors.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=15976&company=purdueuniv. Review of applications will begin no later than November 1, 2021 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. Jorge Dorribo Camba  jdorribo@purdue.edu
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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