[ 16. Oktober 2012 ]

STUDIUM – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York: Faculty Expansion Initiative

Von: Kevin Austin
Betreff: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York: Faculty Expansion Initiative
Datum: 16. Oktober 2012 02:37:14 MESZ


The School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY announce a Faculty Expansion Initiative in the Electronic Arts, Cognitive Science, Communication & Media, and Science & Technology Studies
The School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences is pleased to invite applications for faculty openings at all levels. We are recruiting for a faculty expansion initiative that cuts across the School’s interdisciplinary academic departments and focuses on the emerging domain of Immersive Intelligent Learning Environments. Candidates with interest and demonstrated expertise in relevant disciplines are strongly encouraged to apply.
Candidates for all levels, including tenure-track Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and full Professor with tenure, are needed in areas that support conceptualizing, designing and building immersive learning environments populated with cognitively intelligent agents that support a new generation of technologically-mediated learning in a variety of specific disciplinary content areas. Please note some full Professor positions may be considered for Department Head. We encourage candidates who can offer the relevant expertise identified below:


– Visual arts with substantial experience in 3D animation, new visual technologies, and/or visual and sonic dimensions of game design
– Music theory and composition, music cognition, improvisation, and music and cultural studies that impacts and directions in music technology and 21st century musicianship


– Cognitive Neuroscience
– Cognitive Psychology
– Cognitive Robotics
– Computational Linguistics
– Semantic Science and Technology with expertise in the development and study of ontologies and semantics from cognitive science perspective


– Writing for video games, virtual worlds, and associated new media
– Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) with emphasis on mobile/ubiquitous computing, social computing, user-experience, or user-centered design.
– New/Digital Media with an emphasis on digital or new media theory, cultural impact of new media; social media; mass media (film and television); media globalization; and discourse studies.
– Mandarin Language and Culture with demonstrated interest in computer-assisted language instruction


– Interdisciplinary expertise in Design and Innovation
– Community Informatics and/or GIS
– Impact of New Media on environmental and social justice and global health access

Founded in 1824, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is the nation’s oldest technological university. Institute programs serve undergraduates, graduate students, and working professionals around the world. Nearly 27 percent of undergraduate students this year are from areas outside of the Northeast. First-year students hail from 42 states, in addition to the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and 14 foreign countries.

Rensselaer offers more than 145 programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. Students are encouraged to work in interdisciplinary programs that allow them to combine scholarly work from several departments or schools. The university provides rigorous, engaging, interactive learning environments and campus-wide opportunities for leadership, collaboration, and creativity.

We welcome candidates who will bring diverse intellectual, geographical, gender, and ethnic perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

To apply, please submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae by December 1 to:

Dean’s Office ATTN: Ms. Kim Osburn

Immersive Intelligent Learning Environments Faculty Expansion

School of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
110 8th Street
Troy, NY 12180