The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Iowa ( https://ece.engineering.uiowa.edu ) invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of Augmented Reality (AR) or Virtual Reality (VR) to begin in fall 2018. We seek candidates with experience in developing AR/VR systems and a strong commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration in performing and visual arts (e.g., theater, dance, music, museum, ceramics, sculpture, photography, etc.). The position is part of a major multidisciplinary initiative establishing Public Digital Arts ( https://pda.uiowa.edu ) at the University. The University of Iowa offers an exceptional environment for interdisciplinary collaboration and has been a leader in integrating new digital technologies into artistic expression.
The successful candidate will be expected to participate actively in a newly formed multidisciplinary cluster in Public Digital Arts ( https://now.uiowa.edu//2013/06/new-faculty-cluster-public-digital-arts ) encompassing research and teaching. The faculty candidate will complement the existing core of seven faculty members in this ambitious initiative which aims to encourage work at the intersection of arts and technology. Participation in the initiative will be an important component of faculty performance evaluation. Required qualifications are: a doctoral degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science/Engineering or closely related areas, experience in developing AR/VR systems, a strong commitment to effective teaching and mentoring students in Computer Science and Engineering in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, potential to develop an internationally recognized AR/VR research program, excellent communication skills and a commitment to work towards a welcoming and inclusive environment.
Faculty responsibilities include effective classroom teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels including courses contributing to the PDA cluster initiative, developing curricula, laboratories, and performance spaces, supervising MS and PhD student research and/or creative work, demonstrating scholarly productivity by publishing journal papers and other creative work, developing and maintaining an internationally-recognized research program, and making appropriate service contributions.
The University of Iowa understands the link between diversity and excellence in education. We embrace our responsibility to create a welcoming and inclusive campus culture so that all community members are able to unlock their own potential and be prepared for their future. Faculty members in the College of Engineering contribute to this mission in all areas of faculty effort by designing curricula, research programs, and engagement opportunities that advance understanding of diversity and emphasize the value of global citizenship . Candidates are asked to provide a Commitment to Diversity statement addressing their experience, current activities, and/or future plans to advance diversity and inclusion in alignment with the University of Iowa's mission and values.
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