Tenure-Track: Assistant Professor of Interaction Design


Texas A&M University-School of Performance, Visualization, & Fine Arts
Texas A&M University-School of Performance, Visualization, & Fine Arts

The School of Performance, Visualization & Fine Arts (PVFA) at Texas A&M University invites applications for one (1) full time tenure-track Assistant Professor in Interaction Design with a nine-month academic appointment beginning Fall 2024. The Technical Art and Interactive Media Section of the School seeks candidates with expertise in interaction design and emerging creative technologies, and who demonstrate proficiency with the theory, state-of-the-art tools, processes, methodologies, and practices in such areas as:

·         interaction design,

·         UI/UX, mobile applications

·          information design

·         immersive media design

·         foundational design practice

The successful candidate will demonstrate an exceptional approach to their own creative research, developing and maintaining a national and international reputation through research, publication, exhibitions, lectures, and other creative outlets. Candidates will be expected to gain visibility through peer-reviewed academic research publications, juried creative works, or both. Priority will be given to faculty members who demonstrate the ability to pursue external funding to support their work. They will be able to develop and teach a variety of interaction design courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, playing fundamental roles in teaching, research, and service in building the future of the interactive design curriculum at Texas A&M University and its relationship to the local/global design community.

The School of Performance, Visualization & Fine Arts is a new School within the Texas A&M University System and has a diverse and dynamic mission with 60 faculty and over 15 staff members and a projected exponential growth in the next 5 years. The school was formed from three departments/programs spread across the university: the Department of Visualization, the Department of Performance Studies, and the Dance Science Program. The mission of PVFA places a heavy emphasis on faculty and student collaboration and interdisciplinary work in both scholarly and creative research. Texas A&M University leadership has charged the school with developing innovative research and creative works, public performances, and degree offerings at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels that build upon our strength in merging art and science, as well as the traditional fields of music, dance, art, and theater. Applicants should consult the school’s website to review our academic and research programs (https://pvfa.tamu.edu/).

Qualifications

Candidates must hold a terminal degree, Ph.D. (preferred) or M.F.A., in a related field as described above by the appointment start date. Candidates are expected to teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels and must have a well-developed research agenda that will inform and advance current trends in the field. Applicants should consult the school’s website to review our academic and research programs (https://pvfa.tamu.edu/), paying particular attention to our B.S., M.S., and M.F.A. programs in Visualization.

Application Instructions

Interested individuals should apply through Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/138559 and submit the following materials:

Cover letter
Curriculum vitae (embed links to your work, student work, etc.)
Personal Statement: Your statement should include your philosophy and plans for research, teaching, and service as applicable.
Names and contact information of five (5) professional references

Review of applications will begin 30 days after posting and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions should be directed to Dr. Donald H. House, Chair of Search Committee (email: d-house@tamu.edu).

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