Assistant Professor, Digital Technology and Culture Program
Employee Type: Faculty
Position Number: 70233
Work Location: Pullman
Summary of Duties: The Digital Technology and Culture (DTC) Program in the College of Arts and Sciences is enthusiastically recruiting for an Assistant Professor. The incumbent will teach undergraduate courses with an emphasis on creative and critical data visualization; aid in the management and development of lab spaces; be an active part of the DTC core faculty; engage in creative production and/or conduct scholarly research leading to publications in areas of expertise; and support current and emerging research, teaching, and creative activities in digital research on campus and within the region. The successful candidate will teach core courses in the DTC major along with specific courses in one or more of the three DTC degree options: Information Structures and Systems, Interactive Technologies and Development, and/or Digital Cinema, Sound and Animation. Candidates teaching, research, and/or creative production will emphasize data visualization, analysis, and storytelling with data in a global social/cultural context.
Required Qualifications: 1. MFA, MDe, MAD, MGraph, or Ph.D. in Information Sciences, Data Analytics, Informatics, Information Design, Interactive Media, Visualization, Interdisciplinary Humanities, Digital Humanities or related area by time of appointment; 2. Evidence of successful classroom and individual instruction; 3. Willingness to work collaboratively with faculty and to mentor students from a wide range of disciplines, cultures, and academic backgrounds; 4. Evidence of a productive research program or creative production appropriate to projected rank and responsibilities.
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with i...ts Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.