Assistant Professor/Associate Professor

Denton, TX
Feb 28, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

System Identification Number:

Posting Origination:

Learning Technologies (133300)

College of Information

Assistant Professor/Associate Professor

Job Summary/Basic Function:
Personal computing devices have profoundly changed how individuals interact with each other and with their surroundings. The industry is rapidly developing new capabilities for personal computing devices, e.g., virtual reality/augmented reality/gaming capabilities. One of the first areas to exploit these new capabilities is education, e.g., using VR/AR/gaming techniques in the development of realistic, immersive simulations, using AR/VR in the development of media-enhanced learning materials. Thus, the Department of Learning Technologies seeks a faculty member who is exploring how AR/VR/gaming can be used in design, development, and evaluation of next generation learning environments.
The new faculty will play a critical role in supporting the departments' expanding Distributed PhD program, as we anticipate that there will be an increasing demand from incoming students for research and training in the emerging area of personalized learning systems. Expanding a sustaining a first-class doctoral program is essential to maintaining the goal of continuing to be a Carnegie Tier I research University.
Normal responsibilities associated with this position includes two courses or equivalent service or research each long semester, serving on department and college committees, and engaging actively in scholarly efforts including publishing, research and seeking external funding. Each faculty member is expected to supervised graduate students and maintain an up-to-date summary in the university's faculty information system.

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.
The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Minimum Qualifications:
PhD in Learning Technologies or closely related field.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience in implementing and evaluating innovative technologies in support of learning. Strong publication record and grant experience highly desired.

Area of Specialty:
Innovative Digital Technologies

Position Type:

Tenure Status:
Tenure Track

Appointment Basis:
9 Months

Pay Frequency:

Non-Tenured Appointment Term:
No Response

Closing Date:
Open Until Search Closed

Review of Applications Begins:

Required Applicant Documents:
Curriculum Vita
Cover Letter
Unofficial Academic Transcripts (official transcripts due upon hire)


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