The School of Arts, Media and Engineering (AME) and the School for the Future of Innovation in Society (SFIS) at Arizona State University seek a diverse pool of dynamic thinkers and creators for a joint, full-time, tenure-eligible associate professor appointment focused on visualizing futures and worldbuilding, which will play a central role in the ASU at Mesa City Center emerging media technologies center opening in fall 2022. This position will have a leadership role in the development and running of the MS in Futures and Design, a cross-disciplinary degree program focused on leveraging emerging/XR technologies and practices to imagine, analyze and create discourse/engagement around futures scenarios and alternate realities. This position will begin Fall 2022.
The primary responsibilities for this jointly appointed position will be developing and running the MS in Futures and Design and teaching in and collaborating with the other programs of ASU at Mesa City Center; these make up a cross-disciplinary trio of graduate programs bringing together researchers, designers and engineers to leverage XR technologies and practices for public impact. In addition to leading the MS in Futures and Design program, the successful candidate will be expected to develop an independently funded and collaborative research program; teach and mentor students; participate in professional and university service; engage stakeholders in the university and the community, and demonstrate national and international leadership in their field. ASU at Mesa City Center serves a community and a university that represent a broad range of racial, cultural, and other forms of diversity. We enthusiastically welcome applications from individuals of all races, cultures, nations of origin, abilities, and gender identities.