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School of Interactive Arts and Technology: Simon Fraser University – Assistant Professor (2 positions available)

School of Interactive Arts and Technology: Simon Fraser University – Assistant Professor (2 positions available)

The deadline for applications is 1 December, 2009.

Position Type: Full Time

The School of Interactive Arts & Technology (SIAT) is accepting applications for two assistant professors in key instructional areas. One position specializes in media; the second in design.

In both positions we look for applicants who will make a strong contribution to our School. Successful applicants will have demonstrated excellence in research and teaching in one or more of the research areas above or a related area. We seek colleagues who are making significant scholarly contributions to their field(s), have a strong commitment to teaching and show potential for academic leadership. Applicants must demonstrate the ability and motivation to collaborate with scholars from other disciplines, and to advance their research methods to cope with the challenges of designing, building and evaluating technology-rich environments.

The School takes an interdisciplinary perspective on the study of human interactions with technology. We value excellence in research, teaching and service. We adapt research methods and models from art, cognitive science, computer science, design, engineering, humanities, social science, and philosophy. We work in areas such as computational design, computer games, interaction design, interactive arts, interactive video, sustainable design, virtual environments, and visualization and visual analytic systems.

SIAT offers degrees at a bachelor, master and doctoral level. The School currently enrols about 650 undergraduates, including the TechOne cohort first year programme, and approxmiately 100 graduate students, some 30 of whom work at the doctoral level.

Successful candidates will play key roles in developing SIAT curricula and in fostering relationships with industry. They should have teaching experience at the undergraduate level, have high potential for instructional innovation and show promise for successsfully mentoring graduate students to completion of advanced degrees. Applicants should have teaching experience in varied formats, possibly including team-based, computer-mediated and interdisciplinary approaches. They are expected to develop research programmes attractive to external funding and be responsive to collaboration with other faculty and graduate students. SIAT faculty must have a high degree of technological literacy regardless of their disciplinary background. As SIAT is a relatively new and expanding School, faculty are expected to demonstrate leadership and programme development expertise. They should have earned the highest academic or professional degree (in all but exceptional circumstances, the Ph.D.) in their specialty.

Simon Fraser University at Surrey, the University’s newest campus, is located in the greater Vancouver region of British Columbia, Canada. The area is home to Canada’s cultural and entertainment industry and much of its digital media production. The region’s rich cultural, natural and intellectual resources make it one of the world’s most desirable places to live and work.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is commited to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified men and women, including visible minorities, aborignal peoples and persons with disabilities.

The deadline for applications is 1 December, 2009.

Applicants should seek additional information about the School at its website to better understand the character of SIAT and their possible contributions within it.

How to Apply:

To apply, please send current curriculum vitae, evidence of research productivity, a statement on teaching philosophy and the complete names, addresses (including email), institutional affiliation and telephone numbers of three referees to:

School of Interactive Arts & Technology
Simon Fraser University
250 – 13450 102nd Avenue
Surrey, BC Canada V3A 0A3
Under the authority of the University Act personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see the Collection Notice.

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