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Requisition ID:  22422

Assistant/Associate Professor in Interactive Media and Computer Graphics

Job Summary

Purdue University is a public land grant institution that is world-renowned for its research. The Department of Computer Graphics Technology (CGT) is one of six units in the Purdue Polytechnic Institute. CGT grants Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees. The department includes majors in game development and design, animation and visual effects, data visualization, web programming and design, and UX design. For additional information, please visit: https://polytechnic.purdue.edu/cgt.

The Department of Computer Graphics Technology at Purdue University is seeking to fill one tenure/tenure-track position on the West Lafayette, Indiana campus, beginning in August 2023. CGT balances undergraduate and graduate education with a strong research and engagement agenda. We are a research-intensive department focused on applied research informed by close engagement with the industry.

Qualifications:

An earned PhD in a field related to interactive media and computer graphics such as computer science, informatics, computer engineering, or similar, completed by August 1, 2023. Focus areas may include interactive and human-centered computing, AR/VR/xR, physical computing, computer graphics, information sciences, HCI, computational media, information design, tangible and embodied interaction, and visualization.

Job Description:

The Department of Computer Graphics Technology at Purdue University (CGT) seeks a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor in the field of interactive media and computer graphics. The faculty member will engage in research and teaching in some of the following fields:  interactive and human-centered computing, AR/VR/xR, physical computing, computer graphics, information sciences, HCI, computational media, information design, tangible and embodied interaction, and visualization. Candidates should be prepared to teach programming, application development, or related skills.

Duties:

Advising master’s and doctoral students, developing and conducting funded research programs, teaching and developing graduate and undergraduate courses, providing service and engagement work, and mentoring are expected.

Application Process:

All candidates need to apply through the Success Factors link found here: https://careers.purdue.edu/job-invite/22422/. Review of applications will begin no later than November 11, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates are requested to submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, research statement, a diversity statement, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

Purdue University, the Purdue Polytechnic Institute and the Department of Computer Graphics Technology are committed to free and open inquiry in all matters. Candidates are encouraged to address in their cover letter how they are prepared to contribute to a climate that values free inquiry and academic freedom.

Purdue University’s Department of Computer Graphics Technology is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in a separate Diversity and Inclusion Statement, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

A background check will be required for employment in this position.

Any questions about this position should be sent to the search committee chair:

Dr. Yingjie Chen,  victorchen@purdue.edu
Department of Computer Graphics Technology
Polytechnic Institute
Purdue University

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply


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