[Ieee_vis_open_positions] Tenure Track Opening at Purdue

Parsons, Paul parsonsp at purdue.edu
Sat Dec 7 16:51:43 CET 2019

Dear colleagues,

We have a tenure-track opening at the Assistant Professor level at Purdue. This is a great opportunity for someone who takes a strong human-centered approach to visualization.

The Department of Computer Graphics Technology (CGT) at Purdue University invites applications for one tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of human-centered design and computing to start in August 2020. A full job announcement is included below, and applications can be made at the following link: https://careers.purdue.edu/job/West-Lafayette-Assistant-Professor-IN-47906/594924600


Qualifications: An earned doctorate in a field related to human-computer interaction, user experience design, or information science. Focus areas may include: human-centered design, user experience design, service design, information design, tangible embodied interaction, AR/VR/xR, interactive media development, visualization, social computing, or socio-technical systems. The ability to pursue interdisciplinary funded research, and the ability to work with and teach diverse groups of students, is required.

Duties: Commitment to teaching, scholarly activity and the building of an active research program are required. Demonstrating active learning pedagogies in a studio environment; scholarly research and funded activity for an active research program; teaching graduate and undergraduate courses, and mentoring are expected. Applicants must be committed to all aspects of diversity in learning, discovery, and engagement.

Job Description: The Department of Computer Graphics Technology at Purdue University (CGT) invites applications for one tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of human-centered design and computing. The faculty member will support the undergraduate major in user experience (UX) design as well as other undergraduate majors in the department, advise masters and doctoral students, develop and conduct an actively funded research program, and provide service and engagement work.

CGT: At Purdue University, CGT is one of six units in the Purdue Polytechnic Institute. It offers the BS and MS in Computer Graphics Technology, and participates in the Polytechnic Institute PhD program. CGT balances undergraduate and graduate education with a strong research and engagement agenda. For additional information, please see: https://polytechnic.purdue.edu/cgt. The department includes majors in game development and design, animation and visual effects, data visualization, building information modeling and product lifecycle management, and UX design. The undergraduate program in UX Design was started in 2015, and provides studio-based education to support a range of HCI and UX-focused careers. Graduates of this program engage in human-centered design work through a vertically-integrated undergraduate curriculum, and build a demonstrated ability to work in teams using excellent oral and written communication skills.

Rank and Salary are commensurate with experience for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with a 9-month appointment.

Application Process: All candidates need to apply through the Success Factors link found here: https://careers.purdue.edu/job/West-Lafayette-Assistant-Professor-IN-47906/594924600. Review of applications will begin no later than January 6, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates are requested to submit a cover letter, CV, statements of teaching and research philosophy, a diversity statement, and a list of three professional references with contact information (all in one PDF file).

Purdue University’s Department of Computer Graphics is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

A background check will be required for employment in this position.

Any questions about this position should be sent to the search committee co-chairs:

Dr. Bedrich Benes (bbenes at purdue.edu<mailto:bbenes at purdue.edu>) or Dr. Colin Gray (gray42 at purdue.edu<mailto:gray42 at purdue.edu>)
Department of Computer Graphics Technology
Polytechnic Institute
Purdue University

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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