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Kent State University

Faculty Tenure Track-9 Mo

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Work Type: Faculty

Location: Kent Campus – Kent, OH

Category: Full-time

Home Org/Dept: iSchool MS Other – Kent Campus [100987]

Job Title:

Faculty Tenure Track-9 Mo

Physical Location:

Kent Campus – Kent, OH


Basic Function:

Kent State University’s nationally-ranked School of Information (iSchool) invites applications for a full-time associate/assistant (tenure track) faculty position in User Experience starting in fall 2023.

Additional Basic Function – if applicable:

We value candidates who will advance the school’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEI&B) through research, creative activity, teaching and student-centered engagement. We hold diversity as a core value as we work toward a culturally diverse student body, faculty, and staff reflecting the multicultural nature of Ohio, the nation and our world. Diversity involves recognizing the value of differences and the inclusion of all members of the community. Candidates who demonstrate a commitment to best practices in DEI&B are strongly encouraged to apply.

Examples of Duties:

Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following:

This position involves online and/or face-to-face teaching and advising to prepare students for careers and professional contributions in the field of user experience. Service to professional organizations, the school, and the university is expected.

Additional Examples of Duties – if applicable:

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates must have an earned doctorate at time of application or substantial completion of doctorate with expected official notification of completion of the degree by August 17, 2023. We are interested in candidates from a broad range of disciplinary backgrounds, including human factors; human-computer interaction; information, communication, social, and psychological sciences; computer-supported collaborative work; and related research or industry areas. The successful candidate will have demonstrated a collaborative approach to advance a research agenda and/or contribute to curriculum development. Demonstrated potential for or a sustained track record of outstanding scholarship, original research, or creative activity, leading to publication and grant writing Candidates for the associate position will have a strong track record of high-quality published research and/or creative outputs. We seek candidates who are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications – if applicable:

Preference will be given to candidates with:

Strong interest in, or track record of, excellence in university teaching or industry training, as well as commitment to student success

Experience in industry or an interest in applied product research and/or user-centered approaches using qualitative or quantitative methodologies

Experience with learning management systems such as Canvas or Blackboard


Asterisk (*) indicates knowledge, skills, abilities which require assessments

Working Conditions / Physical Requirements:

Light work-Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Incumbent must be able to communicate with others. Incumbent may be required to travel from building to building frequently and off campus occasionally.

Special Instructions Summary:

For priority consideration applications should be submitted by March 27, but the search will stay open until the position is filled. The starting date is August 17, 2023.

Reference POS 997000

Applicants must submit a detailed curriculum vitae and a letter of interest in the posted job (indicate associate/assistant), including information about creative, professional, and/or research activities. Candidates who advance to the next stage will be asked provide:

a teaching statement;

a statement on research, creative, and/or professional activity;

names and contact information for three references;

and a statement detailing demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging within their current institution, the discipline, and/or local community.

For additional information, questions, or nominations, interested parties should contact:

Catherine L. Smith, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair

Associate Professor

School of Information

Email: csmit141@kent.edu

Phone: 330-672-2116

Additional Information:

The School of Information offers MS degree programs in user experience, health informatics, and knowledge management; an MLIS in library and information science; and an MLIS in school library media K-12. The school ranks 20th in the U.S. News & World Report ranking of Library and Information Science programs. Programs in User Experience (UX) include an online Master of Science (MS) and an undergraduate minor taught in partnership with the School of Visual Communication Design. The UX MS program attracts students from across the U.S. and internationally. The iSchool faculty values interdisciplinarity and a collaborative spirit in our approach to research and teaching.

The iSchool is part of the College of Communication and Information (CCI), a unique collaboration that brings together five distinct but interrelated fields of study – media, visual design, communication, information, and digital technologies. CCI faculty are creative, dynamic, and interdisciplinary. The College offers opportunities for transdisciplinary collaboration among our fields, and offers a dynamic interdisciplinary doctoral program. Kent State is classified as a Carnegie R1 research university. Candidates may be interested in the university-wide design innovation initiative which brings together students, faculty, and community from diverse disciplines to address technology and society through design.

Must pass a security check.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For official job descriptions, visit www.kent.edu/hr.

Kent State University is a Smoke-Free, Tobacco-Free University effective July 1, 2017. Smoking and tobacco is not permitted on any of Kent State’s campuses or other locations and properties that are owned, operated, or leased by Kent State, both domestic and international. For additional details, visit www.kent.edu/smoke-free<http://www.kent.edu/smoke-free>.

Kent State University is committed to the creation and nurturing of a diverse community of individuals through inclusive excellence. Diversity involves recognizing the value of differences and the inclusion of all members of the community including those that experience discrimination or under representation. This is a core value of the organization as we strive for a culturally diverse student body, faculty and staff that reflect the multicultural nature of Ohio, the nation, and our world.


The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted to describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position. Directly related experience/education beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of the Appointing Authority. Kent State University reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and responsibilities.

To apply for this job please visit jobslist.kent.edu.

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