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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor - User Experience Design (UXD)

Kent State University

Kent, OH

Nov 27
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Faculty Tenure-Track - 9 Mo. - User Experience Design (UXD)
User Experience Design
[Job 997000]
Kent Campus – Kent, OH

Kent State University's School of Information (iSchool) invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor. 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 MS degrees in user experience design, health informatics, knowledge management, and an MLIS in library and information science. All iSchool graduate programs are offered online, including the User Experience Design (UXD) MS, and attract students from across the U.S. and internationally. All degree programs in the iSchool receive university resources for instructional design support, including UXD. The iSchool faculty also teach in an undergraduate, face-to-face UXD minor, in partnership with the School of Visual Communication Design.

The iSchool seeks a new faculty member with research and teaching interests in one or more of the following areas:
• Human-computer interaction;
• User experience research and design;
• Interaction design;
• Industrial design;
• Human factors psychology;
• Related areas.

The School is also interested in individuals who may utilize professional experience in one or more of these areas in their research and teaching. Service to professional organizations, the school, and the university is expected. The position also involves online teaching and working with and/or coordinating remote collaborative online teams.

Minimum Requirements:
Candidates must have an earned Ph.D. (official notification of completion of the degree must be received by August 15, 2020) in a field related to user experience research and design, human-computer interaction, or human factors psychology. Candidates must also provide evidence of a strong interest in or track record of teaching excellence, demonstrate potential for developing a sustained record of outstanding scholarship including publication and grant writing, as well as hold a demonstrated commitment to student success through mentoring and advising

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. The successful candidate for this position is committed to diversity, inclusion, and advocacy.

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

For priority consideration applications should be submitted by December 15, 2019 but will stay open until the position is filled. The starting date is August 17, 2020.

A letter of interest, curriculum vitae, research statement, and teaching portfolio (including philosophy of teaching, sample syllabi, and evidence of peer/student feedback) should be submitted online at Names of at least three references should be provided with the application.

For additional information, questions, or nominations, interested parties should contact:
Karen F. Gracy, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair Associate Professor
School of Information Email: Phone: 330-672-0049
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