Joint Faculty Appointment in Industrial Design & Interactive Computing

Location: Atlanta, GA Posted: Oct 3

Job Description

The Schools of Industrial Design and Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia seek to fill a joint tenure-track appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank. The position will support the growth of academic programs leading to Masters in Industrial Design and Master of Science in Human-Computer Interaction with a focus on fostering collaboration between the two Schools and the MS-HCI Program. The home department will be Industrial Design.

The Master of Science in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) degree program is a unique interdisciplinary cooperative effort of the School of Interactive Computing; the School of Literature, Media and Communication; the School of Industrial Design, and the School of Psychology. The program provides students with the practical and interdisciplinary skills and theoretical understanding they will need to become leaders in the design, implementation, and evaluation of human-computer interaction in the future.

We are searching for candidates who place a strong emphasis on human-centered design and user experience along with a strong track record and commitment to design, research, and teaching. A PhD with a combined background in industrial design and human-computer interaction is required. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Successful candidates will be expected to develop a strong collaborative research agenda. They will be required to teach courses in areas such as design theory, design methods, interaction design, interactive environments, and/or teach an integrated design studio involving the two Schools and the MS-HCI Program.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Application review will commence on December 1st with initial teleconference interviews planned for early 2018. The start date is negotiable.

If interested, please submit all documentation in one PDF including:
• A letter outlining your interest with an overview of your approach to design, research, and teaching;
• A curriculum vitae;
• Selected portfolio samples (5 pages max); and
• Up to three research papers/publications in support of your qualifications
• Names and addresses (including email) of three academic/professional references

Please submit applications to the ID Search Website at:
idsearch2017-computing@t-square.gatech.edu

If you have further questions please contact:
Amy Fortson, Academic Program Manager, School of Industrial Design at:
Amy.Fortson@design.gatech.edu

More information may be found on the School’s website: http://www.id.gatech.edu
Georgia Tech is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.

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