[Air-l] Fwd: Positions at Georgia Tech
sjones at uic.edu
Sat Sep 16 18:20:23 PDT 2006
> Please circulate! Apologies for cross-posting.
> Georgia Tech's School of Literature, Communication, and Culture
> (LCC) is seeking to fill 2-3 positions at the rank of Assistant
> Professor in the emerging discipline of Digital Media. We seek
> practitioner/theorists who combine technical expertise with a
> strong grounding in the arts and humanities. Candidates should be
> prepared to teach at the undergraduate and graduate level in LCC's
> suite of programs in computational and digital media. A Ph.D. or
> terminal degree in an appropriate field is required, as is
> computational proficiency and a demonstrated capacity for
> significant original research/creative work. Evidence of
> significant potential in generating external funding is desirable.
> Preference will given to candidates who demonstrate expertise in
> one or more of the following fields:
> Digital Art and Design
> Practitioner in the use of digital technology for communication and
> expression. We particularly seek candidates in the area of visual
> design (graphic design, visual arts, moving image). Candidates
> should be prepared to situate their practice in the social and
> cultural contexts of new media. Preference will be given to those
> whose work relates to strengths of our department, such as
> experimental media, game design and critique, interactive
> narrative, tangible media, and mixed reality.
> Information Architecture/Information Design
> Designer/producer/researcher with a focus on the expressive
> application of emerging structures of information distribution and
> organization (e.g. media syndication widgets, google map mashups,
> folksonomies & tag clouds, social networking sites, semantic web)
> and the technologies of information abstraction that underlie them
> (e.g. relational databases, structured documents, XML metadata &
> controlled vocabularies, wikis).
> Interactive Narrative
> Practitioner/theorist of computational expression, with an emphasis
> on procedural approaches to interactive narrative in various media
> forms such as virtual/mixed reality, games, and interactive
> television. Specialties could include one or more of the following:
> interactive fiction, computational story systems, computational
> poetry, narrative and cognition, story generation, interactive
> documentary, narrative intelligence, and AI.
> Applicants should send a letter with a statement of research
> interests and pedagogical approach, a CV, one or two pages of
> screenshots, and/or a pointer to an on-line portfolio. (Requests
> for full dossiers and portfolios will be sent to selected
> applicants.) Applications should be addressed to Chair, Search
> Committee, LCC, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
> 30332-0165. Review of applications will begin October 15 and
> continue until the positions are filled. The Georgia Institute of
> Technology is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.
> Minority candidates are encouraged to apply. For more information
> about the School, please visit http://www.lcc.gatech.edu.
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