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ASU Faculty Position in Psychology for Media Arts and Sciences

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Psychology for Media Arts and Sciences

The Arts, Media and Engineering Program (AME) (http://ame.asu.edu ) and the Psychology Department (http://www.asu.edu/clas/psych) at Arizona State University are announcing an opening for a tenure-track, assistant professor in psychology for media arts and sciences.

AME is a joint program of the Fulton School of Engineering (FSE) and the Herberger College of Fine Arts (HCFA). The goal of AME is transdisciplinary research and education in the integrated development of experiential media systems. The program has established its own graduate interdisciplinary curriculum which includes AME concentrations in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Dance, Music, Theater and Visual Arts and is adding concentrations in Psychology, Bioengineering, Education and Kinesiology. AME has state-of-the-art media facilities.

The Department of Psychology is among the largest and most popular departments on the Tempe campus, with 51 faculty, nearly 120 graduate students and over 1700 undergraduate majors that participate across six basic training areas. The mission of the department is to foster an environment that both promotes innovative, cutting edge research and involves students at all levels of the University. Faculty and students are actively involved with a number of centers, institutes and research groups on campus that promote transdisciplinary approaches to issues of local and national significance, affording outstanding research and training experiences that extend beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries

The successful candidate will contribute significantly to the joint AME/Psychology research and education efforts on perception and modeling of experiential media systems and will strengthen the collaboration of the two programs. These efforts will be integrated with the work of the five key AME research areas: sensing; perception and modeling; feedback and interaction; experiential construction; and learning and knowledge. The appointee will mentor students in the Psychology/AME concentration and co-mentor students in the other concentrations. The teaching assignment will include specialized courses in multimodal perception and cognition for media, dynamic modeling as well as other related psychology courses. Three-fourths of the appointment will be with AME and one-fourth with Psychology.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Psychology OR Media Arts and Sciences OR closely related field and a scholarly record in psychology with emphasis on media applications.

Desired Qualifications: Interdisciplinary experience in research spanning Psychology and Media Arts and Sciences; teaching experience at the university level; leadership experience; evidence of funded research; effective communication skills.

Application Deadline: January, 10 2006; if not filled, every FOUR weeks thereafter until search is closed. Anticipated start date is August 16, 2006.

Application Procedure: Send a letter of interest, CV, representative publications or multi-media demos of related work and names, addresses and telephone numbers for three professional references to: Chair, AME/Psychology Search Committee, Box 878709, Tempe, AZ, 85287-8709. Background check required for employment. For more information, write to: ame-psychology@xxxxxxx .
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