Assistant Professor in Digital Media/Interaction Design

The School of Literature, Media, and Communication (LMC) at the Georgia Institute of Technology invites applicants to fill a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Digital Media with an emphasis on Interaction Design, effective August 2022. We particularly welcome applications from candidates whose work engages with issues of social justice broadly conceived.

We seek an interdisciplinary practitioner and theorist whose research explores the design of interactive digital artifacts through humanistic perspectives. Preference will be given to candidates whose research relates to one or more of the following current areas of focus in LMC: Educational Technology, STEM/STEAM Education, Media Arts, Civic Media, Black Media Studies, Critical Cultural Studies, Feminist or Queer Science and Technology Studies (STS), or Environmental Justice. Collaboration with faculty and students working in these and other related fields across the school and the institute is encouraged.

The teaching load for this position is two courses per semester. Teaching responsibilities include courses at the undergraduate and graduate (MS and PhD) level that cover fundamental and specialized methods in Interaction Design and associated areas, such as Information Design, Media Arts, or Human-Computer Interaction. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to participate in the ongoing development of programs meant to prepare students for careers in interaction design, information design, UI/UX, experience design, and media arts, as well as cultural and critical approaches to digital culture.

As a member of LMC, the candidate will contribute to the above programs as well as the highly interdisciplinary and collaborative GVU Center. The successful candidate will have access to shared laboratory and/or studio space associated with the Digital Media graduate programs, as well as other collective resources for research in the Technology Square Research Building.

Required Qualifications:

Ph.D. or a terminal degree in an appropriate discipline

Preferred Qualifications:

The School of LMC believes diversity is foundational to creating the most intellectually vibrant and successful academic communities. Therefore, we seek candidates whose demonstrated commitment to diversity and excellence in teaching, research, professional activities, and community service will make them vital contributors to our shared programmatic vision. We are especially interested in applicants who will work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds, including racial and ethnic minorities, women, individuals who identify with LGBTQIA+ communities, individuals with disabilities, individuals from lower income backgrounds, and/or first-generation college graduates. Women and members of underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Required Documents to Attach:

  • Application letter should state how your teaching, research, service, and/or life experiences prepare you to advance our school’s commitment to inclusion, equity, diversity, and justice.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 3 Letters of Reference

Apply Before Date:

Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Contact Information:

Yanni Loukissas

Associate Professor

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Tech provides equal opportunity to all faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including applicants for admission and/or employment, contractors, volunteers, and participants in institutional programs, activities, or services.  Georgia Tech complies with all applicable laws and regulations governing equal opportunity in the workplace and in educational activities. Georgia Tech prohibits discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, on the basis of race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or veteran status in its programs, activities, employment, and admissions.  This prohibition applies to faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including affiliates, invitees, and guests.

Special Applicant Instructions:

Presidential Executive Order 14042 requires most federal contractors, including federal contractors within the University System of Georgia, to comply with Covid-19 guidance from the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force (“Task Force”). Details of the order can be found here ( Georgia Tech must ensure that all employees covered under the Executive Order (“covered employees”), including those working remotely in the United States, are fully vaccinated by January19, 2022 or by their first day of work in a covered role.

This position is covered by the Executive Order. Accommodations or exemptions for medical conditions can be requested by individuals who would otherwise be covered but have a disability, medical condition, or sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance.

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