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Faculty Tenure Track-9 Mo

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Work Type: Faculty
Location: Kent Campus
Category: Full-time
Home Org/Dept: Dean College Of Comm & Information - Kent Campus [100013]

Job Title:

 Faculty Tenure Track-9 Mo

Physical Location:

 Kent Campus - Kent, OH



Basic Function:


The College of Communication and Information at Kent State University invites applications for an open-rank, tenure-track and/or tenured position at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Full Professor in one of the following areas: web development/programming, emerging media or human-computer interaction.

Examples of Duties:

Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following: 

Teach in our undergraduate and graduate programs and conduct research and/or produce creative/professional projects – whichever is appropriate to the candidate’s area of expertise and home discipline. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to develop curriculum in his/her specialization area.

Minimum Qualifications:

A terminal degree in a related discipline or a minimum of 8 years professional experience related to the candidate’s field of expertise. The successful candidate will have a proven research record or a proven record of creative activity or evidence of significant professional experience; evidence of teaching excellence, if the candidate has prior university teaching experience; and a willingness and ability to advise, mentor, and teach undergraduate and graduate students. The ability to secure external funding is preferred, although not required.

Preferred Qualifications – if applicable:

We are particularly interested in candidates with knowledge and expertise in at least one of the following areas:

Web Programming/Development:
Proficient in HTML/CSS, Javascript, templating languages (for example, Twig), preprocessors (for example, SASS), task runners (for example, Gulp or Grunt), other languages and frameworks used in web development (for example, Ruby, React, PHP, etc.), website testing and version control.

Emerging Media:
Experience developing interactive or immersive media, published video games, and innovative mobile development. Proficient in Maya, Zbrush, Unreal UDK and Unity. Experience with asset development, pipelines, event scripting, particle effects, animation. Languages such as C++, Python, Blueprints, and Java is a plus. Experience with film and/or television, 360 video, augmented reality, and virtual reality is a plus.

Human Computer Interaction:
Experience in human computer interaction, artificial/augmented intelligence, human robot/machine interaction, and ubiquitous computing as well as in affiliated areas such as machine learning and deep learning algorithms employed to understand problems and create solutions.


Asterisk (*) indicates knowledge, skills, abilities which require assessments 

Working Conditions / Physical Requirements:

Light work-Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Incumbent must be able to communicate with others. Incumbent may be required to travel from building to building frequently and off campus occasionally.

Special Instructions Summary:

To apply, visit our jobsite at: and upload the following items: Letter of interest, curriculum vita and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. We expect an employment start date of August 2019.

Additional Information:

Must pass a security check.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Kent State University is a Smoke-Free, Tobacco-Free University effective July 1, 2017. Smoking and tobacco is not permitted on any of Kent State’s campuses or other locations and properties that are owned, operated, or leased by Kent State, both domestic and international. For additional details, visit<>.


The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted to describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position. Directly related experience/education beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of the Appointing Authority. Kent State University reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and responsibilities. 


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