Job: Assistant/Associate Professorship in Interdisciplinary Media Arts and Technology, UC Santa Barbara

Assistant/Associate Professorship in Media Arts and Technology Interdisciplinary Engineering, the Sciences and the Arts
University of California, Santa Barbara

Job #JPF01126

  • College of Letters & Science – Humanities and Fine Arts – Media Arts and Technology Program
  • College of Engineering – Media Arts and Technology Program


Open date: October 31st, 2017

Next review date: January 10th, 2018
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: February 1st, 2018
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Media Arts & Technology Program at UC Santa Barbara invites applications for a Broad Search position (Assistant or Associate Professor level) in Media Arts & Technology. The position will be available July 1, 2018.

The department seeks exceptional candidates who will establish a vigorous research and teaching program at the intersections of engineering, the sciences and the arts.

The candidate is expected to have a proven record of engagement in fields such as, but not limited to: distributed or autonomous systems, robotics, high-dimensional data, cybernetics, aerospace, large scale sensing, bioengineering, applied machine learning, embedded computing, media systems, biomimetics, and immersive, interactive, distributed or networked systems.

The successful candidate will be expected to actively engage in interdisciplinary research, creative work and teaching in engineering, the sciences and the arts.

Media Arts and Technology (MAT) is a trans-disciplinary graduate program situated in both the College of Engineering and the College of Letters and Science (Division of Humanities and Fine Arts). MAT offers Master’s and PhD degrees and has approximately 41 graduate students and 9 faculty members, several with joint appointments in engineering and the arts. Areas of expertise include human-computer interaction, haptics, electronic music and sound design, computational visual and spatial arts, performance, multimedia signal processing, and responsive, interactive and autonomous systems. Offices and labs are housed in the California NanoSystems Institute building at UCSB, which includes a unique research facility called the Allosphere, a three-story spherical immersive environment and several other labs. Additional information about MAT is found at

To be given serious consideration for this position, applicants are expected to hold a doctoral degree in one of the fields that are of special interest for this position, such as, but not limited to Media Arts and Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Bioengineering, Materials, Physics, Media Engineering or Architecture and have demonstrated excellence in research together with a strong commitment to creative activities, teaching and interdisciplinary scholarship. Prospective candidates who pursue interdisciplinary research are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae (resume), research and teaching statements, contact information for three to five letters of reference. Also required is a document with links to projects (at least one) and publications. All materials must be submitted electronically via For primary consideration apply by January 10, 2018. The program is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service. Inquiries about your application may be directed to:

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Santa Barbara, CA


More information about this recruitment:



  • Cover Letter – Letter to search committee stating objectives
  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Statement of Research – An up to date overview of your research
  • Statement of Teaching – Description of teaching experience and philosophy
  • Misc / Additional – A document with links to projects (at least one) and publications uploaded to application
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity – Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. (Optional)


3-5 references required (contact information only)


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