[Air-l] Fwd: Positions at Georgia Tech

Steve Jones 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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