Computational Media: Assistant Teaching Professor: Human Computer Interaction (Open Until Filled; Initial Review 01/30/19)


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University of California Santa Cruz
Computational Media

Computational Media: Assistant Teaching Professor: Human Computer Interaction (Open Until Filled; Initial Review 01/30/19)

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZ

DEPARTMENT OF Computational Media

Assistant Teaching Professor, Human Computer Interaction

The Department of Computational Media https://www.soe.ucsc.edu/departments/computational-media at the University of California, Santa Cruz invites applications for a tenure track (Assistant Teaching Professor) in Human Computer Interaction (HCI), The Assistant Teaching Professor title confers the rights and responsibilities of membership in the Academic Senate and has the payroll title of “Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment” (LPSOE). An LPSOE is eligible for promotion to “Security of Employment,” which is analogous to tenure. We seek outstanding applicants who have demonstrated record of teaching and professional and/or scholarly achievement and activity in scientific, technical or design aspects of HCI, considered broadly, including user experience, human-centered design, social computing, computer- supported cooperative work, social media, collective intelligence, interaction design, and/or the design and evaluation of wearable, mobile, robotic or ubiquitous systems. The successful candidate is expected to develop and teach courses within the graduate and undergraduate curriculum, advise professional MS students on their projects and career aspirations, maintain an active profile of professional and/or scholarly achievement and activity in the discipline of HCI, especially as they relate to instruction and pedagogy, perform university, public, and professional service, and be able to work with students, faculty, and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. This position is one of six faculty associated with a proposed Professional MS program in HCI (2 faculty) and the existing Professional MS programs (4 faculty) in (a) Games and Playable Media and (b) Serious Games. These programs are located in the UCSC Silicon Valley Campus in Santa Clara, California, where the majority of teaching and student mentoring will take place. The primary office for this position is located in Santa Clara, due to the expectation of teaching and mentoring students in this location. Space for PhD students for this position is also located in Santa Clara. This position is expected to spend multiple days per week in Santa Clara, and is also expected to spend on average one day per week on the Santa Cruz campus (more during Santa Cruz teaching quarters). The ability for on-demand transportation between Santa Clara and Santa Cruz with or without accommodations is essential. Teaching duties will typically involve teaching five graduate classes each year in Santa Clara and one undergraduate class each year in Santa Cruz.

LINK TO THE FULL FLIER: https://organization.soe.ucsc.edu/sites/default/files/inline-files/HCI Assistant Teaching ProfessorJPF00678-19.pdf

ACADEMIC TITLE

Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment (LPSOE)

SALARY

Commensurate with qualifications and experience; academic year (9-month basis).

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

S../B.A./B.F.A., or equivalent foreign degree at time of application, and ten years of industry experience relevant to HCI; or M.S./M.A./M.F.A., or equivalent foreign degree at time of application, and five years of industry experience relevant to HCI; or a Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree in Computer Science, Digital Media, Human Computer Interaction, Computational Media or other relevant field, expected to be completed by June 30, 2019; demonstrated record of teaching experience and professional and/or scholarly achievement and activity.

POSITION AVAILABLE

July 1, 2019 (with academic year beginning September 2019), contingent upon final budgetary approval. All Ph.D. requirements must be completed by June 30, 2020 for employment beyond that date.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system; all documents and materials must be submitted as PDFs.

APPLY AT http://apptrkr.com/1345962

Please refer to Position # JPF00678-19 in all correspondence.

Documents/Materials

• Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications and interest in the position

• Curriculum vitae

• Statement addressing contributions to diversity through professional and/or scholarly achievement, teaching, and/or service (required). Guidelines on diversity statements can be viewed at https://senate.ucsc.edu/committees/caad-committee-on-affirmative-action-and-diversity/DivStateGuidelines.pdf.

• A minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 selected works that document professional and/or scholarly achievement and activity, including creative activity, especially as they relate to instruction and pedagogy

• Statement of teaching interests and experience

• 3 confidential letters of recommendation*

Please note that your references, or dossier service, will submit their confidential letters directly to the UC Recruit System.

*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm.

RECRUITMENT PERIOD

Full consideration will be given to applications completed by January 30, 2019. Applications received after this date will be considered only if the position has not been filled.