tenure-system assistant professor – computational/media arts and user-experience design

The Department of Art, Art History, and Design at Michigan State University invites applications for a tenure-system assistant professor with expertise at the intersection of the computational/media arts and user-experience design.


Potential areas of research and creative practice include interface politics, ethics of computing, artificial intelligence and machine learning, critical UI/UX, feminist data studies and feminist HCI, decoloniality in computing/ tech, physical computing, computer vision and the politics of surveillance, net art, tactical media, and robotics.


This position lies within the cross-disciplinary mission of the Experience Architecture (XA) degree program, which is a collaboration between the Department of Art, Art History, and Design (AAHD) and the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures (WRAC) and one of the fastest-growing majors in the College of Arts and Letters. The expected time percentage for this position is 40% research, 40% teaching, and 20% service.


We seek a motivated artist-scholar and teacher to play a key role in the ongoing curricular development of the XA major and to shape the future of AAHD. The normal teaching load will be 2-2, with the majority of teaching contributing to the XA major and Electronic Art and Intermedia area. The faculty member will also have opportunities for advising and teaching in AAHD’s MFA program. Through a synthesis of teaching and research, this faculty member will strengthen the connection between media art and design across the college, stretch the capabilities of students, and help to develop the XA program as an intellectual center in the College of Arts and Letters. The faculty member will be expected to participate in shared governance activities within the Department, the College, and the University.


This faculty position will be centered in the Electronic Art and Intermedia area within AAHD, but require significant engagement with the XA program. The ideal candidate will use this role as a jumping-off point for connections across the institution as part of their research and teaching practices.

Additional cross-campus faculty affiliations are possible depending on candidate’s expertise.


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Review of applications will begin November 15, 2019, but the committee will consider applications submitted past that date and encourages qualified candidates to apply.