IMS Hiring

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The Interactive Media Studies program, a part of the College of Creative Arts at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio invites applicants for three open Assistant Professor positions in the areas of (1) 3D & Virtual Reality (2) UX Research and (3) Interaction Design. Applications will be reviewed until each position is filled.

Given the interdisciplinary nature of IMS at Miami University, applicants are welcome from a variety of backgrounds.

  • Assistant Professor, area of 3D & Virtual Reality, requires Ph.D in computer science, psychology, or related discipline by date of appointment; teaching, research, or industry experience in the area of virtual reality research and development. Consideration may be given to candidates with: an accomplished research and teaching record, including a record of significant peer-evaluated scholarship and successful grant writing; experience mentoring students individually on games, virtual reality simulations, and undergraduate/graduate thesis work in virtual reality, games design, development, and studies; experience administering a virtual reality laboratory and overseeing staff and student assistants; working knowledge of both CAVE and HMD-based virtual reality systems; experience with multiple game engine and motion tracking technologies; experience and/or keen interest in online teaching.
  • Assistant Professor, area of UX Research, requires Ph.D digital marketing, Informatics, human-computer interaction, or related discipline by date of appointment; teaching, or research, or industry experience in Human-Computer Interaction research, Digital Marketing or User Experience. Consideration may be given to candidates with: an accomplished research and teaching record; experience mentoring students on undergraduate/graduate research. 
  • Assistant Professor, area of Interaction Design requires MFA in design-related field or Ph.D in information/data visualization, or web/mobile design/development or related discipline by date of appointment; teaching, or creative achievement, or industry experience in the area of interactive media design and development. Consideration may be given to candidates with: an accomplished research and teaching record, including a record of significant peer-evaluated scholarship and successful grant writing; experience working in the area of information/data visualization and web/mobile interface design and development; experience and/or keen interest in online teaching. 

For more information on any of our current openings, contact search committee chair Glenn Platt

Please note: there are three positions here. If you wish to be considered for more than one, you must apply separately for each position. Applications will require a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and teaching philosophy.

About IMS and Miami University

IMS is a cross-disciplinary program that works with students and faculty from across Miami University offering undergraduate, graduate certificate and graduate programs exploring the intersections of design, technology, and business, examining the transformative impact of digital technologies. Miami is committed to preparing undergraduate and graduate students for the opportunities that interactive media present through theoretically and research-informed project-based courses and experiences where students are encouraged to experiment, innovate and collaborate.

Our current faculty includes representatives from all five of Miami’s colleges and from disciplines such as Business, Computer Science and Engineering, Graphic Design, Education, English, Music, Robotics, Architecture and more.

IMS also boasts labs and technology like the Smale Visualization (VR) Lab, UX/eye-tracking labs, multiple interaction design labs, a game design lab, a digital art lab, and an Esports Arena. Miami is celebrating its 8th year as US News & World Report’s #1 public college for commitment to teaching, and our games program was ranked in the top 25 by Princeton Review.

The College of Creative Arts, one of the University's five academic divisions, includes five departments: Architecture/Interior Design, Art, Music, and Theater. IMS is an innovative degree-granting program driven by emerging interactive technologies and a cohort of collaborative faculty who build “horizontal” curriculum and research across campus. As a member of CCA and IMS, these positions offer the opportunity to forge innovative partnerships. Located in Oxford, Ohio, within an hour of both Cincinnati and Dayton, Miami – among the nation’s top public universities – is a selective, mid-sized public university that combines the academic and cultural benefits of a large university with the values of a small liberal arts college.

Miami University, an EO/AA employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for all reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to ADAFacultyStaff@miamioh.edu or 513-529-3560.

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