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Assistant/Associate Professor, School of Information at Pratt Institute, New York, NY

Location: New York, NY

Open Date: Oct 12, 2018
The School of Information at Pratt Institute (iSchool) seeks a full-time tenure-track assistant or associate professor to begin Fall 2019 who will support the teaching and research related to our Master of Science program in Information Experience Design. The prospective faculty member will teach courses such as Information Architecture and Interaction Design, Mobile UX, Visual Design, Advanced Design Research, and develop/revise courses as needed. The successful candidate's research and teaching will make connections to arts, culture and technology, which is part of the mission of the school.
Areas of Specialization (one or more of the following areas are sought):
  • Information Architecture
  • Interaction Design
  • Mobile UX
  • Emotional Design and Affective Computing
  • Voice User Interfaces (VUI)
  • Design Thinking
  • Service Design
  • Designing for new interaction modalities and contexts (wearables, VR/AR, etc.)
Located on Pratt's Manhattan campus, the School of Information is committed to building diversity in our curriculum and among our faculty, students and staff and seek applicants who can contribute to meeting these goals.
  • Teach three 3-credit courses per semester (fall and spring), with the first year at a reduced load (2 courses per semester).
  • Develop new courses and revise existing courses in area of specialization through work with the School Curriculum Committee.
  • Develop and maintain a coherent research agenda that addresses current questions and issues in the field.
  • Within field of specialization, be an active researcher able to produce a sustained record of research and publication in peer-reviewed journals and present peer-reviewed papers at conferences on a regular basis.
  • Serve on faculty, School and Institute committees, participate in related school activities, and provide service to the profession.
  • Serve as an advisor to iSchool students.
  • Contribute to the life of the school.
An earned doctorate in Human/Computer Interaction (HCI), Information Science, Human-Centered Design, or a related field. Teaching experience at the college level is required. 
SALARY and RANK are commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Application Instructions
Please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statements on research and teaching, and a list of names and contact information for three academic references via the Pratt website (
Review of applications will begin December 3, 2018.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, marital or domestic partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Pratt Institute recognizes and values the benefits of a diverse workforce.

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