Job: Assistant Prof for Emerging Media Design and Development, Ball State University

Assistant Professor for Emerging Media Design and Development, Department of Journalism
Ball State University
Muncie, Indiana, USA

Application deadline: January 31, 2017

Ball State University is inviting applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position, with an emphasis in human-computer interaction, programming for digital media, user experience, and emerging media design and development available August, 2017, in the ACEJMC-accredited Department of Journalism.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:  The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in the Emerging Media Design & Development Center’s Master’s degree program.  Assigned course topics in human-computer interaction may include theories and frameworks in HCI, usability and user-experience evaluative methods, design thinking, information management, and/or emerging media design and development.  Tenure-track faculty must also actively present juried/peer-reviewed creative endeavors and/or publish scholarly research in areas related to emerging media design and development, human-computer interaction, design thinking or related areas; serve on department, collegiate and university committees as assigned; and perform other duties as assigned by the department chairperson.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Earned doctoral degree in information systems, computer science, human-computer interaction, digital journalism, media informatics, or other related field by time of appointment; ability to teach usability and user-experience methods, theories and frameworks in human-computer interaction, design thinking and/or emerging media design and development a defined scholarly research agenda and/or external juried/peer-reviewed creative endeavor plan.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Professional experience in computer science, human-computer interaction, strategic communication or a related field; proficiency in front-end web and mobile development; knowledge of coding languages specific to communication design; evidence of teaching in the area of computer science, human-computer interaction, emerging media or related fields; graduate-level teaching experience; scholarly research record with corresponding publications and/or successful record of external juried/peer-reviewed creative endeavors.

The Department of Journalism in the College of Communication, Information, and Media has approximately 1,000 majors.  The department is housed in state-of-the-art facilities with the latest professional technology in the classrooms and labs (

The Center for Emerging Media Design & Development is the home for Ball State University’s storytelling lab and master’s degree designed for the 21st century.  The center is a holistic learning environment that pairs a traditional graduate curriculum with a hands-on lab experience in which students work with public and private partners to solve real problems.  The Center’s mission is to advance students’ creative problem-solving skills and developing an advanced, graduate-level workforce that has practical experience in storytelling, applied research, and development in digital strategic communication design (

Email cover letter, current vita, digital portfolio relevant to interaction design and/or information visualization, copy of official transcript of highest degree earned and the names and contact information for at least three references to:

Mrs. Arlene Shirk
Administrative Coordinator
Department of Journalism
Ball State University
Muncie, IN  47306

Applications will be accepted until January 31, 2017.

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 190 undergraduate programs.  We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation.

Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.  The university offers an excellent benefits package.

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