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Assistant Professor of Interaction Design


Assistant/Associate Professor

Interaction Design and Development

School of Fine Arts, Digital Media & Design Department

University of Connecticut


The University of Connecticut School of Fine Arts Digital Media & Design department invites applications for a full-time nine-month, tenured or tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor in the area of Interaction Design. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate-level classes within the context of a new BA/BFA/MFA interaction design program, in addition to supporting faculty and grant based collaborations in interaction design and implementation through the Digital Media Center ( The position begins 8/22/2013.

 The successful candidate will have working knowledge of the underlying academic disciplines and professional practices involved in interactive media, interface and user experience design and development including graphic design and animation, human interface design, human-computer interaction, and mobile application development. This candidate will develop and deliver core courses in interactive media design. These courses may include “Interface & Interactive Environment Design,” “Mobile App Development,” and “Advanced Visual Programming.” The candidate will have a foundational role in building the interaction design coursework for the University of Connecticut, and will participate in building collaborations across the disciplines intersecting with interactive media design and mobile computing, including the fields of business; art; design; education; science; engineering; as well as the humanities and social sciences. Excellent communication skills and a collaborative predisposition are essential.


Salary is competitive and based on qualifications and professional experience. The successful candidate’s primary academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus with the possibility of work at UConn’s Stamford campus.

Provide a cover letter, CV, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a digital portfolio of professional and experimental work. Three letters of recommendation should be sent to the Chair: Interaction Design Search Committee, Digital Media and Design Program. Review of applications for this position will begin December 1st, 2012.  The University of Connecticut is an EEO/AA employer.

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