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Full-Time Tenure-Track Faculty Position



Full-Time Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Emerging Media and Technology




The School of Emerging Media and Technology and College of Communication and Information at Kent State University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in emerging media and technology.


This position will be a joint appointment between the School of Emerging Media and Technology (, and one other school within the College of Communication and Information (CCI), depending on the successful candidate’s disciplinary background: the School of Communication Studies, the School of Information, the School of Media and Journalism, or the School of Visual Communication Design.


The School of Emerging Media and Technology is a cutting-edge interdisciplinary school designed to train tomorrow’s leaders in digital spaces. With an emphasis on teamwork, hands-on learning and collaboration across disciplines, students are equipped with the technical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills they will need to design and create solutions for an evolving world. Academic programs include undergraduate and master’s degrees as well as the interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Communication and Information.


CCI is the only college in the nation that combines emerging media and technology, design, information science, media, and communication in one interdisciplinary college. CCI and its schools offer a supportive and collaborative environment that values both research/creative activity and teaching.


This new faculty member will teach in our undergraduate and graduate programs introducing students to web programming/development. They will have the opportunity to develop curriculum in their specialization area. The successful candidate will also conduct research and/or produce creative/professional projects – whichever is appropriate to the candidate’s area of expertise and home discipline.


We are particularly interested in candidates with knowledge and expertise using JavaScript, React, and HTML/CSS and who apply these skills in any of the following creative contexts and/or research areas: web design and development, immersive storytelling (VR/AR), new media art, digital cultures, mobile development, user experience design, artificial/augmented intelligence, computational social science, data science, informatics, human robot/machine interaction, developing online communities and digital discussion.



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.



Kent State University is a comprehensive graduate and undergraduate, residential, Carnegie Doctoral Research Extensive University. Founded in 1910, the university is the third largest in Ohio, with an enrollment of approximately 39,000 students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. Kent is a small but vibrant college town close to the cultural, dining and professional sports activities of Cleveland, Akron and other Northeast Ohio cities, along with the recreational opportunities of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and the many lakes in the region.


The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education has awarded Kent State University the esteemed R1 status for research, which is the highest recognition that doctoral universities can receive. The Chronicle of Higher Education identifies Kent State as one of the Great Colleges to Work For, and U.S. News & World Report ranks Kent State in the coveted top-tier of Best Colleges.


Kent State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and committed to a diverse community. This institution offers benefits to same-sex and different sex domestic partners. We strongly encourage candidates from historically underrepresented groups, including women, members of racially minoritized groups and individuals with disabilities to apply.



To apply, please visit our job site at: and upload the following items: Letter of interest; Curriculum vita; and Contact information for three references. Review of applications begins on January 10, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled. We expect an employment start date of August 2024.


Specific questions may be addressed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Tang Tang at