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Tenure Track Assistant Professor - UXD

Kent State University

Kent, OH

Oct 18
Job Description

Kent State University’s nationally-ranked School of Information (iSchool) invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position in User Experience Design. The iSchool seeks individuals with experience in one or more of the following areas:
• user experience design,
• human-computer interaction,
• human factors, or
• related research disciplines.

The iSchool is part of the College of Communication and Information (CCI), a unique collaboration that brings together five distinct but interrelated fields of study – media, design, communication, information, and digital technologies. CCI faculty are creative, dynamic, and interdisciplinary and the iSchool seeks candidates that fully embrace the opportunities that the College offers for transdisciplinary collaboration among our fields. The iSchool features the same interdisciplinarity and collaborative spirit in our approach to research and teaching.

The School of Information offers degree programs in user experience design, health informatics, knowledge management, an MLIS in library and information science, and an MLIS in school library media K-12. Programs in User Experience Design (UXD) include an online Master of Science (MS) and an undergraduate minor taught in partnership with CCI’s School of Visual Communication Design. The UXD MS program attracts students from across the U.S. and internationally.

This position involves online and/or face-to-face teaching and advising. Service to professional organizations, the school, and the university is expected.

Minimum Requirements:
Candidates for a tenure-track appointment must have an earned doctorate (official notification of completion of the degree must be received by August 21, 2022) in a field related to user experience design, human factors, human-computer interaction or a related research discipline with demonstrated potential for developing a sustained record of outstanding scholarship including publication and grant writing. The successful candidate for this position is committed to diversity and inclusion. All candidates must provide evidence of a strong interest in or track record of teaching excellence, as well as demonstrated commitment to student success.

Additional information about the iSchool and the UXD program is available at:

Kent State University:
Kent State is a comprehensive graduate and undergraduate, residential, Carnegie Doctoral Research Extensive University. Founded in 1910, the university is the third largest in Ohio, with an enrollment of approximately 39,000 students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. The Chronicle of Higher Education identifies Kent State as one of the Great Colleges to Work For. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching ranks Kent State among the nation’s top 74 public high-research universities, and U.S. News & World Report ranks Kent State in the coveted top-tier of Best Colleges. Kent is a small but vibrant college-town with close proximity to the cultural, dining, and professional sports activities of Cleveland and other Northeast Ohio cities, along with the recreational opportunities of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and the many lakes in the region.

Kent State University is committed to the creation and nurturing of a diverse community of individuals through inclusive excellence. Diversity involves recognizing the value of differences and the inclusion of all members of the community. This is one of several core values we embrace as we strive for a culturally diverse student body, faculty and staff that reflect the multicultural nature of Ohio, the nation, and our world.

Salary is competitive and benefits are excellent (KSU offers a full range of benefits: (

For priority consideration applications should be submitted by November 1, 2021, but the search will stay open until the position is filled. The starting date is August, 21, 2022.

Candidates must submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, research statement, and diversity statement online at Names and contact information for at least three references should be provided with the application.

For additional information, questions, or nominations, interested parties should contact:
Catherine L. Smith, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair
Associate Professor
School of Information
Phone: 330-672-2116