Job description: 

Job description:

The School of Arts, Media and Engineering (, part of the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University seeks outstanding candidates for a Clinical Assistant Professor beginning in fall 2020 in the area of Media Computing. Ideal candidates will have demonstrated experience in development of software/hardware systems for expressive applications in computational media arts and sciences. Specific areas of interest may include but are not limited to realtime gesture-tracking, realtime music, sound or video synthesis. We seek a faculty member who can bridge state of the art practice and techniques at a professional level with theoretical and technoscientific teaching and research.

The appointment will be in the School of Arts, Media and Engineering. We particularly welcome candidates interested in the transdisciplinary environment exemplified by AME’s undergraduate and graduate degrees in digital culture that train innovative, knowledgeable, skilled and forward-thinking artists, makers, and scholars. The successful candidate will teach courses related to areas in the expressive use and development of hardware and software systems used in realtime interactive systems as well as mentor innovative undergraduate capstone projects and graduate level applied projects. The candidate is also expected to enhance the collaborations between AME and partners in arts and design or in engineering, develop new undergraduate and graduate curriculum, and develop connections to professional practices.

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About ASU:

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

About the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts:

ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, the largest comprehensive design and arts school in the nation, is a vibrant example of the of the New American University philosophy. With more than 5,000 students, more than 400 faculty and faculty associates, 135 degree options and a tradition of top-ranked programs, the Herberger Institute is built on a combination of disciplines unlike any other program in the nation. The institute includes the School of Art, School of Arts, Media and Engineering, The Design School, School of Film, Dance and Theatre, School of Music, and the ASU Art Museum. Through recognizing that design and the arts are critical resources for transforming society and solving complex problems, ASU’s Herberger Institute is committed to positioning artists, scholars, designers, and educators at the center of public life.

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About the School of Arts, Media and Engineering:

The School of Arts, Media and Engineering is a leading transdisciplinary program in media arts and sciences. The appointee’s efforts will merge with efforts of other faculty for the achievement of significant advancements in experiential media and more broadly the relation between culture and computing. The appointee is expected to further existing research connections between the School of Arts, Media and Engineering in areas of common interest related to the appointee’s interests and strengths. The School of Arts, Media and Engineering offers a PhD in media arts and sciences, an undergraduate degree in Digital Culture ( with concentrations spanning the arts, design, sciences and engineering. The school has state-of-the-art facilities for the development of embodied interactive media systems with focus on rehabilitation, education, cultural networks and enactive art.

Required qualifications: 

Required qualifications:

  • PhD in Media Arts and Sciences, Computer Music, Digital Media, Art and Technology, or a field related to the stated research and teaching focus of this position, by the time of appointment;
  • Evidence of teaching excellence in the area of realtime media, analog-digital expressive devices, appropriate to the candidate’s rank;
  • Evidence of research potential appropriate to the candidate’s rank: papers, experiential systems, or similar;
  • Stated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
Desired qualifications: 

Desired qualifications:

  • Evidence of ability to integrate students in projects with collaborators from technology research;
  • Ability to mentor graduate students or advanced undergraduates in research projects; 
  • Evidence of ability and willingness to build experiential media systems based on computational  performance technologies;
  • Evidence of potential to obtain external funding for research-creation projects or PhD students.
Instruction to apply: 

Instruction to apply:

Please submit

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of research
  • Statement of teaching vision
  • Three to five representative publications and/or media products
  • Contact information for three to five references

All applications must be submitted electronically via

Application deadline: 

Application deadline:

The application deadline is January 5, 2020. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled.

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Additional ASU details: 

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