Assistant Professor of Emerging Media, Design, and Development

Ball State University

Muncie, IN

ID: 7071576 (Ref.No. BSU22877)
Posted: October 29, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Department of Journalism invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Center for Emerging Media Design & Development available August 2021. The teaching emphasis will be in user-centered experience design, interaction design, graphic design and web design and development.
The Center for Emerging Media Design and Development is Ball State’s interdisciplinary storytelling lab that combines human-computer interaction, usability and user experience, design thinking, and transmedia storytelling to develop innovative strategic communication projects. An in-person and hybrid-online master’s degree program and an undergraduate minor bring students from across disciplines to work collaboratively with diverse university departments and their communities. Faculty research interdisciplinary topics in usability and user experience, virtual and augmented reality, prosocial communication, and socially-concerned storytelling both individually and cooperatively through the department’s Unified Research Lab. The ACEJMC-accredited Department of Journalism at Ball State University offers undergraduate majors in journalism, advertising and public relations, with concentrations in journalism graphics, photojournalism, magazine media, news, and journalism education, as well as graduate programs in journalism, public relations, and emerging media design and development. The department’s nationally-recognized undergraduate journalism graphics program focuses on interaction design, information graphics and data visualization, and news design. The department is also home to the new Unified Research Lab where faculty and graduate students collaborate on research which focuses on research in eye tracking, virtual reality, psychophysiology, and gaming studies.

Job Function:

The Department of Journalism invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Center for Emerging Media Design & Development available August 2021. The teaching emphasis will be in user-centered experience design, interaction design, graphic design and web design and development.

Minimum Experience:

ABD in user experience design, human-computer interaction, media informatics, information systems, computer science, visual communication or related field from an accredited institution by date of appointment; PhD from an accredited institution required within one year of appointment.

Preferred Experience:

PhD in user experience design, human-computer interaction, media informatics, information systems, computer science, visual communication or other related field from an accredited institution by date of appointment; one year of professional experience in human-computer interaction, project design and client management, human-centered experience design, strategic communication or a related field; graduate-level teaching experience; record of creative endeavors with successful peer review or a scholarly research record with corresponding publications.


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