Assistant Professor of Interaction Design

Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Apr 06, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


I. RECRUITMENT PLAN

Posting Number: F001042 Academic Title: Assistant Professor of Interaction Design Rank: Assistant Professor Administrative Title: Discipline Humanities Specialty: Contract Type: Non-Tenure Track Required Licenses/Certifications and other Specific Requirements: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search, Prior Employment Verification Proposed Start Date: 08/01/2017 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Position Description Summary:

About the institution
The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design is focused on a question: How can we create an innovative and groundbreaking school of arts and design that promotes diversity of thought and experience, addresses critical social issues and educates the next generation of creative cultural leaders?
Part of the George Washington University's Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, the Corcoran School offers over 20 undergraduate and graduate degrees and functions as an incubator for artists, designers and scholars and with diverse courses serves to enrich students across GWU. The challenges society faces are diverse, requiring different modes of thought; the Corcoran provides a platform for engagement that bridges creativity and professional practice with the breadth and depth of the larger liberal arts education.
The Corcoran School embodies and exemplifies what Columbian College has defined as the Engaged Liberal Arts, which strives to link disparate fields and better prepare our graduates for rich, multidimensional careers in the 21st century.

About the program
Set to launch in Fall of 2018, the Interaction Design Program at the Corcoran is intent on building compelling relationships between people and the systems around them. Moving beyond screen interfaces, the Corcoran IxD Program is intended to be an incubator for design-based problem solving and the creation of interactive spaces, devices, systems and services. With an undergraduate BFA and a graduate MA with tracks in Public Policy and Entrepreneurship the Corcoran IxD Program will be a key driver for design and innovation in the broader GW community. The Corcoran invites applications for Assistant Professors in Interaction Design, who will serve as part of the founding team for this exciting new program at the Corcoran.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

Primary job responsibilities

The appointees will be expected to assume a key role at the Corcoran in mapping new directions in Interaction Design.

Generate and develop strategic partnerships with industry, government, and/or diverse community organizations;

Teach in the undergraduate and graduate IxD programs

Prepare and assessment of curriculum in the program

Serve the Corcoran and broader community
Contribute to the profession and/or discipline, both nationally and internationally

Develop collaborations and/or partnerships with faculty across the Corcoran and the broader GWU community

Minimum Qualifications:

A minimum of a Master's degree in an appropriately relevant field, which may include the development of projects that deal with: agile/mobile design, gaming, human centered design, internet of things, product design, research methods/ethnography, universal design, virtual/augmented reality, visual communication/graphic design, and wearable technology.

At least five years' experience teaching, with demonstrated experience at the undergraduate and graduate level

Demonstrated interest and experience in working in areas of sustainable practice, and/or design for social change which moves beyond screen-based interactions and applications

Advertised Salary: Other Benefits: Other Information: Special Instructions to Applicants:

Be sure to include your curriculum vitae and a cover letter.

The Corcoran School Director will appoint a committee of no more than five regular faculty of the Corcoran to review applications and conduct initial interviews. Finalists will be invited to make an on-campus presentation to the full faculty of the Corcoran, after which point a committee recommendation will be shared and a vote taken. The results shall be sent to the Director for appointment.

Only complete applications will be considered

Review of applications will begin on April 3, 2017.

Department Link: https://corcoran.gwu.edu/ Posting Close Date: Open Until Filled: Yes Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Quick Link http://www.gwu.jobs/postings/39224
Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * Do you posses the minimum of a Master's degree in an appropriately relevant field, which may include the development of projects that deal with: agile/mobile design, gaming, human centered design, internet of things, product design, research methods/ethnography, universal design, virtual/augmented reality, visual communication/graphic design, and wearable technology?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you posses at least five years' experience teaching, with demonstrated experience at the undergraduate and graduate level?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a demonstrable interest and experience in working in areas of sustainable practice, and/or design for social change which moves beyond screen-based interactions and applications?
    • Yes
    • No




Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Transcript
  2. Statement of Teaching Interest
  3. Statement of Research Interest

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