The Department of Human-Centered Computing at Indiana University’s Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering at Indianapolis invites applicants for a Tenure-Track faculty position in Extended Reality (XR). Exceptional researchers are being sought to join our fast-growing department.
Candidates must demonstrate an outstanding scholarly record of research, exhibited by high-impact peer-reviewed publications and a forward-looking, vigorous research agenda that will secure competitive, external funding. The ideal candidate will strengthen and complement faculty research in the department by using creative and innovative approaches to address fundamental HCI and informatics challenges with broader societal impact. Candidates will leverage the strengths of the IUI campus, including its well-connected urban campus, a civically engaged faculty, and interdisciplinary environments connected to nationwide leadership in the health and life sciences.
Indianapolis and the surrounding region has seen significant recent investment through public-private partnerships that bring opportunities for innovation to the Hoosier state. Within the last year, key partnerships in edge computing, industry 4.0, and chip manufacturing have created opportunities for the Luddy School to maximize its impact and research agendas in innovation within Indiana’s robust health, manufacturing, and sports ecosystems.
While we are seeking candidates in all areas of Human-Centered Computing, we are particularly interested in those with strong research experience and a commitment to graduate and undergraduate teaching in the areas of Extended Reality (XR) and emerging media, such as: Spatial Computing, Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), 3D, Human Factors, Tangible and Embodied Interaction, and Ubiquitous Computing. Application domains of interest include games for health and wellbeing, social computing, education/simulation/training, informal learning, and virtual production.
The appointment will begin August 1, 2024, on the Indianapolis campus.
As the state’s premier urban research institution, IU Indianapolis is committed to being a welcoming campus community that reflects and enacts the values of diversity, equity and inclusion that inform academic excellence. We seek candidates who will not only enhance our representational diversity but whose research, teaching, and community engagement efforts contribute to diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty. IU Indianapolis condemns racism in all its forms and has taken an anti-racist stance that moves beyond mere statements to interrogating its policies, procedures, and practices. We hope to identify individuals who will assist in our mission to dismantle racism so that everyone has the opportunity to succeed at IU Indianapolis.
About the Department of Human-Centered Computing https://luddy.iupui.edu/hcc/
The Department of Human-Centered Computing (HCC) is home to a dynamic and interdisciplinary group of 25 faculty members and over 800 students across its Media Arts & Science, Human-Computer Interaction, Informatics, and Applied Data Science programs. The Department offers a variety of degrees (B.S. to Ph.D.) across the disciplines of Media Arts & Science, Human-Computer Interaction, Applied Data Science, and Informatics. The faculty in the department conduct groundbreaking, externally-funded (e.g., NSF, Google) research in a wide variety of areas, including emerging media technologies, human-computer interaction design, ubiquitous computing, accessibility, human–robot interaction and android science, and healthcare user interfaces. HCC enjoys close collaborations with the Department of BioHealth Informatics and Computer Science within the school, the Regenstrief Institute, a pioneering institution in healthcare information technologies, the IU School of Medicine, IU School of Dentistry, Herron School of Art + Design, and the School of Sports, Tourism and Management.
For additional information about the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering at Indianapolis, including degrees, course descriptions, plans of study and faculty research, please see https://luddy.iupui.edu
Fostering an inclusive environment makes us stronger. The Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering at Indiana University Indianapolis draws on the strengths of a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff to enrich the educational experience, broaden participation in computing, and meet the needs of emerging technology. Luddy is committed to actively recruiting and retaining students, faculty, and staff from all backgrounds and cultures to join the next generation of innovators. We welcome what every individual brings to our learning environment—socially, geographically, and in thought and experience.
Review of applications begins immediately; however, the position will remain open until filled.
• Ph.D. in an area such as Human-Centered Computing, Human-Computer Interaction, Informatics, Information Science, Computer Science, Communications, Media/Game Studies, or related fields. Applicants must have completed their degree by the date of appointment.
• Demonstrated ability to develop a record of outstanding research productivity and impact. The ability to secure external funding will be considered a strong competitive advantage in assessing candidates.
• Demonstrated effective teaching to creatively adapt and diversify pedagogy for online, blended, or spatial learning environments.
Best consideration by January 2nd 2024.
Contact Andrew Miller andrewm(at)iu.edu for more information.
As the first school of its kind in the United States, the Indiana University Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering is an innovator in a fast-paced and dynamic field. Our school on the IU Indianapolis campus integrates computing, social science, and information systems design in unique ways.
More than 4,500 students—including over 1,400 at Luddy IU Indianapolis—study informatics on IU campuses. Our top-notch programs and highly regarded faculty prepare them for the power and possibilities in computing and information technology.
We explore how people use computing and technology to live, work, play, and communicate. At Luddy IU Indianapolis we apply our insights to developing innovative IT solutions that transform fields like health care, biology, business, law, entertainment, and media.