Job: Carnegie Mellon University, Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Design

Game designers are welcome and encouraged to apply for this position.

The Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University is pleased to announce a tenure-track faculty opening. The effective date of appointment is August 2015, and salary is dependent on rank and qualifications. The HCII prides itself on its record of innovative development and understanding of technology to better the condition of individuals and society. We seek candidates with an outstanding track record in research, strong academic credentials, a history of or interest in interdisciplinary research and a terminal graduate degree appropriate to their discipline. We especially encourage applications from candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to studying and/or mentoring under-represented minority groups such as women, minorities, people with disabilities, and SES groups. We will consider candidates at Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level.

While we encourage top candidates in any area to apply, we are particularly interested in researchers who will contribute to the HCI Institute’s pioneering use of design research in HCI, with work in areas such as creativity, designing new products, services, and systems to codify the current state of the world and to suggest an improved future state. Candidates should have a background in areas that prepare them to contribute to these efforts. Candidates should be prepared to teach design studio and seminar courses.
The application process:

Applications must include (1) curriculum vitae, (2) research and teaching interest statements, (3) a portfolio and/or 2-3 representative papers, and (4) the names and email addresses of three or more individuals who have been asked to provide letters of reference. Applications and references should be submitted at: Applications should indicate citizenship and, for non-US citizens, current visa status.

The HCII will review applications as we receive them; however the final deadline to receive materials is January 5th, 2016


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Carnegie Mellon University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, and other under-represented groups. CMU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples and is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies.


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