Job: Assistant Professor in HCI and Interactive Storytelling at National University of Singapore

Assistant Prof (Tenure Track) Position in HCI and Interactive Storytelling at National University of Singapore

The Department of Communications and New Media at the National University of Singapore has an opening for an assistant professor (tenure track) position in the area of HCI and interactive storytelling.

CNM’s “Interactive Media Design” area includes researchers and teachers concentrating on theoretical and production issues at the intersection of HCI concerns (usability, interface) and interactive arts/entertainment design (game design, cyberarts). Tenure-track faculty normally teach three courses per year and supervise honors and graduate research students. Compensation at NUS is highly competitive and includes eligibility for annual salary increments, performance bonuses, heavily subsidized housing, and other benefits, as well as generous research support.

We are seeking someone who conducts research, does creative work, and has teaching and/or industry experience at the intersection of HCI, interactive media design, and interactive storytelling.

The successful candidate is expected to be an excellent researcher who contributes regularly to relevant top-tier conferences and journals; a teacher able to teach a mix of theory and studio/design modules for both undergraduate and graduate students; and a supervisor of undergraduate and graduate research. The successful candidate will teach core CNM media design courses as well as courses in his/her area of specialization. Topics in the core design modules include HCI theory, user studies, design methods, prototyping, and evaluation. For a representative overview of relevant modules, see the “Interactive Media Design” offerings at

Candidates chosen for interviews will be expected to do a teaching presentation (to representative undergraduate and graduate students) as well as a research presentation to the faculty. A PhD in HCI or related field is required.

Qualified candidates should submit:

  1. CV (including education, employment history, public and professional service, honours and awards, and complete list of publications)
  2. Letters from 3 academic referees to be sent directly to Ms. Gayathri D/O Dorairaju (details below)
  3. A statement (of no more than 2 pages) of teaching philosophy and methodology
  4. Teaching evaluations where applicable
  5. A statement (of no more than 3 pages) of major accomplishments in research citing up to five significant publications, creative work or other scholarly contribution (Sample copies of these contributions should be provided)

To ensure consideration, applications should arrive by May 15, 2012. We strongly uphold the principle of non-discrimination and encourage every qualified individual to apply.

Enquiries and applications should be sent to Ms. Gayathri D/O Dorairaju, Department of Communications and New Media, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore, Blk AS6, #03-41, 11 Computing Drive, Singapore, 117416. Tel: (65) 6516-4670, Fax: (65) 6779-4911, email:

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