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Clinical Assistant Professor in Digital Fabrication and 3D Modeling

School of Arts, Media and Engineering

Job description:

The School of Arts, Media, Engineering (AME), part of the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University, seeks outstanding candidates for a Clinical Assistant Professor beginning in fall 2021 in the area of Digital Fabrication and 3D Modeling.  Ideal candidates will have demonstrated experience in Digital Fabrication and 3D Modeling.  Specific areas of interest may include but are not limited to media arts and sciences, computing sciences, and/or engineering sciences, and new interdisciplinary pedagogical methods. We seek faculty who can bridge state of the art practice and techniques at a professional level with theoretical and technoscientific teaching and research.  We particularly welcome candidates interested in transdisciplinary research and learning exemplified by AME’s affiliated labs and centers.  The successful candidate is expected to enhance the collaborations between AME and partners in performing arts or in engineering, develop new undergraduate and graduate curriculum, and develop connections to professional practices.

About ASU:

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

About the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts:

ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts is the largest comprehensive design and arts school in the country, built on a combination of disciplines unlike any other program nationally and located within a dynamic research university focused on transformative change. The Herberger Institute comprises the schools of Art; Arts, Media and Engineering; Music, Dance and Theatre; The Design School; The New American Film School, and the ASU Art Museum. The Herberger Institute is committed to redefining the 21st-century design and arts school through developing and scaling ideas to strengthen the role of designers and artists across all areas of society and culture and to increase the capacity of artists to make a difference in their communities. For more information on the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, visit herbergerinstitute.asu.edu.

About the School of Arts, Media and Engineering

The School of Arts, Media and Engineering offers a dynamic, cross-campus, student-customizable curriculum that prepares students with tangible skills in new media, AI, games, wearable technology and more. We believe the liberal arts degree for the 21st century needs to create citizens who are conversant with hard skills in emerging technology as well as with the soft skills that employers increasingly demand. The School of Arts, Media and Engineering prepares students to be socially aware, critically thinking global citizens who strive to bring about positive change, in a society that will be increasingly shaped by incoming revolutions in emerging and new technologies. For more information on the School of Arts, Media and Engineering, visit artsmediaengineering.asu.edu.

Required qualifications: 

Required qualifications:

  • PhD or Master’s degree in Media Arts and Sciences, Art and Technology, or a field related to the stated research and teaching focus of this position, by the time of appointment.
  • Evidence of teaching excellence in the area of interdisciplinary media arts and sciences, or a field related to the focus of this position.
  • Evidence of research potential appropriate to the candidate’s rank: papers, experiential systems.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
Desired qualifications: 

Desired qualifications:

  • Evidence of ability to co-define, co-lead research projects with collaborators from technology and other disciplines
  • Ability to mentor graduate students or advanced undergraduates in research projects. 
  • Ability to teach and to develop courses in both in-person and online formats.
  • Evidence of ability and willingness to develop public facing initiatives on behalf of department. 
  • Evidence of potential to obtain external funding for research-creation projects or PhD students.
  • Evidence of potential for scholarship in pedagogical methods.
Instruction to apply: 

Instruction to apply:

Please submit

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of research
  • Statement of teaching vision
  • Statement of commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Three to five representative publications and/or media products
  • Contact information for three to five references

All applications must be submitted electronically via http://apply.interfolio.com/81945.

Application deadline: 

Application deadline:

The application deadline is February 1, 2021; Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled.


ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions, which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses and certifications.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. See ASU's complete non-discrimination statement at https://asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html. See ASU’s Title IX policy at https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/.

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