*Human Computer Interaction*
*Assistant or Associate Professor *
Iowa State University invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track
faculty position to enhance its growing academic and research program in
the field of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) beginning in August 2011.
HCI at ISU is an interdepartmental graduate program that has experienced
substantial expansion during its seven-year existence, with over 140
graduate students and 70 faculty members across all colleges. It
provides an ideal environment for interdisciplinary collaboration with
leaders in the field. To complement the existing strengths of the
program, candidates with a demonstrated interest and background in HCI,
including interface and interaction design, industrial design,
usability, learning sciences, behavioral science, social media, or
research methods in HCI are encouraged to apply. The research component
will build on interdisciplinary work already under way in the program
and at Iowa State University’s Virtual Reality Applications Center.
Position responsibilities include leading and implementing research
projects in HCI-related fields, seeking external funding, teaching
graduate courses on-campus and online, and advising Masters and Ph.D.
level students. Attractive start-up packages are available. The tenured
or tenure-track appointment will be made in one of the academic
departments participating in the HCI graduate program. Applicants
seeking appointment in the academic units of _Graphic Design_
_Computer Science_ <http://www.cs.iastate.edu/>, _Engineering_
<http://www.stat.iastate.edu/>, _Journalism & Mass Communication_
or _Management Information Sciences_ <http://www.business.iastate.edu/>
are particularly encouraged to apply.
Iowa State University, one of the nation’s leading land-grant
institutions, is located in Ames, Iowa. Ames is known for its
top-quality education from kindergarten to graduate school and has been
ranked within the top 20 places to live in America by several
publications. Ames is located 30 miles north of Des Moines and is 3-4
hours from Minneapolis, Omaha, and Kansas City. See
for more information on Ames, Iowa.
*Required Qualifications:* For the rank of Assistant Professor, the
successful candidate will possess (a) an earned doctorate in HCI or a
terminal degree appropriate to their discipline in an HCI-related area,
(b) a record of, or potential for, interdisciplinary scholarly research
and acquisition of external funding in an HCI-related field, and (c)
demonstrated teaching experience. Additional requirements for
appointment at a higher rank include an established record of scholarly
publications, external funding appropriate for a research-intensive
university, record of professional service, and evidence of leadership
or national visibility within the field.
*Preferred Qualifications:* Publication record with ACM SIGCHI or
equivalent HCI venues; experience designing and teaching online courses;
experience working with diverse populations; demonstrated
*Salary: *Commensurate with qualifications.* *
All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the
university’s verification of credentials and other information required
by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the
completion of a background check.
*To Apply:* All application materials must be submitted electronically
at _https://www.iastatejobs.com/_. Once on the website, search by
Vacancy ID # 100704 and apply by clicking on “Apply for this Vacancy”.
Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:
1. A letter of application addressing your qualifications for this
2. A complete curriculum vitae,
3. A scholarly manuscript (published, presented, or submitted)
(please attach as “Other Documents”) and
4. Contact information (include name, mailing address, phone number
and e-mail) for three references.
Further information can be found at _http://www.hci.iastate.edu_
Questions can be addressed to James Oliver, the Chair of the Search
Committee, at [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]> .
*Application Deadline:* Review of applications will begin on December
15, 2010 and will continue until the position is filled.