Kent State University

Kent State University’s School of Information (iSchool) invites applications for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor.

The iSchool is part of the College of Communication and Information (CCI), a unique collaboration that brings together five distinct but interrelated fields of study – media, design, communication, information, and digital technologies. CCI faculty are creative, dynamic, and interdisciplinary and the iSchool seeks candidates that fully embrace the opportunities that the College offers for transdisciplinary collaboration among our fields. The iSchool features the same interdisciplinarity and collaborative spirit in our approach to research and teaching. Examples of Duties: Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following: The iSchool seeks a new faculty member with research and teaching interests in one or more of the following areas: • Human-computer interaction; • User experience research and design; • Interaction design; • Industrial design; • Human factors psychology; • Related areas. Candidates should demonstrate potential for developing a sustained record of outstanding scholarship including publication and grant writing. Service to professional organizations, the school, and the university is expected. The ideal candidate will provide evidence of a strong interest in or track record of teaching excellence, including demonstrated commitment to student success through mentoring and advising. Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must have an earned Ph.D. (official notification of completion of the degree must be received by August 15, 2020) in a field related to user experience research and design, human-computer interaction, or human factors psychology. Preferred Qualifications – if applicable: • Professional experience in the practice of user experience research and design, human-computer interaction, or human-systems design; • Experience with online teaching or experience working with remote collaborative online teams; • Research and/or design experience in specialized areas including, but not limited to augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), multi-modal interaction, conversational / artificial intelligence (AI) interaction, game design, service design, and hardware interfaces. Assessments: Asterisk (*) indicates knowledge, skills, abilities which require assessments Working Conditions / Physical Requirements: Light work-Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Incumbent must be able to communicate with others. Incumbent may be required to travel from building to building frequently and off campus occasionally. Special Instructions Summary: For priority consideration applications should be submitted by December 15, 2019 but will stay open until the position is filled. The starting date is August 17, 2020. A letter of interest, curriculum vitae, research statement, and teaching portfolio (including philosophy of teaching, sample syllabi, and evidence of peer/student feedback) should be submitted online at Names of at least three references should be provided with the application. For additional information, questions, or nominations, interested parties should contact: Karen F. Gracy, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair Associate Professor School of Information Email: Phone: 330-672-0049 Additional Information: Kent State is a comprehensive graduate and undergraduate, residential, Carnegie Doctoral Research Extensive University. Founded in 1910, the university is the third largest in Ohio, with an enrollment of approximately 39,000 students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. The Chronicle of Higher Education identifies Kent State as one of the Great Colleges to Work For. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching ranks Kent State among the nation’s top 74 public high-research universities, and U.S. News & World Report ranks Kent State in the coveted top-tier of Best Colleges. Kent is a small but vibrant college-town with close proximity to the cultural, dining, and professional sports activities of Cleveland and other Northeast Ohio cities, along with the recreational opportunities of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and the many lakes in the region. The School of Information offers MS degrees in user experience design, health informatics, knowledge management, and an MLIS in library and information science. All iSchool graduate programs are offered online, including the User Experience Design (UXD) MS, and attract students from across the U.S. and internationally. All degree programs in the iSchool receive university resources for instructional design support, including UXD. The iSchool faculty also teach in an undergraduate, face-to-face UXD minor, in partnership with the School of Visual Communication Design. Kent State University is committed to the creation and nurturing of a diverse community of individuals through inclusive excellence. Diversity involves recognizing the value of differences and the inclusion of all members of the community. This is one of several core values we embrace as we strive for a culturally diverse student body, faculty and staff that reflect the multicultural nature of Ohio, the nation, and our world. The successful candidate for this position is committed to diversity, inclusion, and advocacy. The successful candidate for this position is committed to diversity, inclusion, and advocacy. Additional information about the iSchool and the UXD program is available at: Salary is competitive and benefits are excellent (KSU offers a full range of benefits: Must pass a security check. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For official job descriptions, visit Kent State University is a Smoke-Free, Tobacco-Free University effective July 1, 2017. Smoking and tobacco is not permitted on any of Kent State’s campuses or other locations and properties that are owned, operated, or leased by Kent State, both domestic and international. For additional details, visit

Faculty Tenure Track-9 Mo – User Experience Design (UXD)