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Requisition # 71715

Position Basics

Type of PositionTENURE-TRACK
Advertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is Filled
Advertising Started on:Wednesday, September 27th, 2017
College:College of Engineering
Department:Electrical-Computer Engineering



Position Details

Full/Part Time Status:Full Time
Position Description:

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Iowa (https://ece.engineering.uiowa.edu) invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of Augmented Reality (AR) or Virtual Reality (VR) to begin in fall 2018. We seek candidates with experience in developing AR/VR systems and a strong commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration in performing and visual arts (e.g., theater, dance, music, museum, ceramics, sculpture, photography, etc.). The position is part of a major multidisciplinary initiative establishing Public Digital Arts (https://pda.uiowa.edu) at the University. The University of Iowa offers an exceptional environment for interdisciplinary collaboration and has been a leader in integrating new digital technologies into artistic expression.

The successful candidate will be expected to participate actively in a newly formed multidisciplinary cluster in Public Digital Arts (https://now.uiowa.edu//2013/06/new-faculty-cluster-public-digital-arts) encompassing research and teaching. The faculty candidate will complement the existing core of seven faculty members in this ambitious initiative which aims to encourage work at the intersection of arts and technology. Participation in the initiative will be an important component of faculty performance evaluation. Required qualifications are: a doctoral degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science/Engineering or closely related areas, experience in developing AR/VR systems, a strong commitment to effective teaching and mentoring students in Computer Science and Engineering in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, potential to develop an internationally recognized AR/VR research program, excellent communication skills and a commitment to work towards a welcoming and inclusive environment.

Faculty responsibilities include effective classroom teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels including courses contributing to the PDA cluster initiative, developing curricula, laboratories, and performance spaces, supervising MS and PhD student research and/or creative work,  demonstrating scholarly productivity by publishing journal papers and other creative work, developing and maintaining an internationally-recognized research program, and making appropriate service contributions.  

The University of Iowa understands the link between diversity and excellence in education.  We embrace our responsibility to create a welcoming and inclusive campus culture so that all community members are able to unlock their own potential and be prepared for their future.  Faculty members in the College of Engineering contribute to this mission in all areas of faculty effort by designing curricula, research programs, and engagement opportunities that advance understanding of diversity and emphasize the value of global citizenship. Candidates are asked to provide a Commitment to Diversity statement addressing their experience, current activities, and/or future plans to advance diversity and inclusion in alignment with the University of Iowa’s mission and values.

We are committed to recruiting and retaining the most talented and diverse faculty and staff, which involves providing opportunities for employees to “Build a Career | Build a Life.” For more information about local work/life resources, including dual-career support, please see:  https://worklife.uiowa.edu/.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and will be accepted until the position is filled.

***Note to applicants: Candidates must submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, teaching and research statements, a commitment to diversity statement, and names and addresses of three references.  An application that does not include all of these required elements will be considered incomplete.  Please address all required and desirable qualifications in your application materials.

Further inquiries regarding this position can be sent to ece@engineering.uiowa.edu with the subject line “AR/VR Search Committee Chair.”

Education Requirement:

Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science/Engineering, or closely related areas.

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience in developing AR/VR systems.

  • A strong commitment to effective teaching and mentoring students in Computer Science and Engineering in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

  • Potential to develop an internationally recognized AR/VR research program.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Commitment to a welcoming and inclusive environment of learning and scholarship.

Online Application Required Documents

 Curriculum Vitae
Name and Contact Information of References
Letter of Interest
Teaching Statement
Research Statement
Commitment to Diversity Statement
 Number of References:  3

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Contact Information

Contact:Reinhard R Beichel - ece@engineering.uiowa.edu
Cend-Electrical-Computer Engin
3312 SC
Department URL: https://ece.engineering.uiowa.edu/

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