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Faculty job opportunity

Tenure-track Assistant Professor, Artificial Intelligence – School of Arts, Media & Engineering + School of Electrical, Computer, & Energy Engineering Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts and the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering ASU

School of Arts, Media and Engineering


The School of Arts, Media and Engineering and the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering at Arizona State University (ASU) invite applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in artificial intelligence. The position is set to commence in fall 2024. The successful candidate will maintain a portfolio of research and teaching related to interdisciplinary applications of artificial intelligence. Candidates in the following areas are particularly encouraged to apply:

  • Computer vision
  • Natural language processing
  • Robotics
  • Human-centered AI
  • AI for social good (health, environment, education, safety, ethics)

The primary responsibilities for this position will be in the School of Arts, Media and Engineering artsmediaengineering.asu.edu/ with a joint appointment in the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering ecee.engineering.asu.edu/. The School of Arts, Media, and Engineering advances technofluency – its development, application, and implication – as its mission. The school houses artists, designers, engineers, computer scientists, and humanities scholars to leverage emerging technologies for public impact. This is an opportunity to influence a growing and recent area of emphasis in the school curriculum. The School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering, one of the eight Fulton Schools, houses a vibrant electrical engineering research community. We seek applicants who will contribute to our academic programs, promote transdisciplinary research and teaching, and help the university to achieve its aspirations, including enabling student success, transforming society, valuing entrepreneurship and conducting use-inspired research. We are especially interested in applicants who are dedicated to advancing the ASU Charter and realizing ASU’s Design Aspirations.

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 applications blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. In 2022, ASU was named a Hispanic-Serving Institution and in 2023, ASU joined the prestigious Association of American Universities. ASU is deeply committed to advancing in innovative ways while sustaining a welcoming, supportive, and empowering environment for all members of our community.

About the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts:

The Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, the largest comprehensive design and arts school in the country, is located within a dynamic research university focused on transformative change. Built on a unique combination of disciplines, the Herberger Institute comprises the Schools of Art; Arts, Media and Engineering; Music, Dance and Theatre; ASU FIDM; The Design School; and The Sidney Poitier New American Film School, and the ASU Art Museum. The Herberger Institute is committed to developing and scaling ideas that strengthen the role of designers and artists across all areas of society and culture and increasing the capacity of artists and designers to make a difference in their communities. For more information on the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, visit herbergerinstitute.asu.edu.

The School of Arts, Media and Engineering is a leading transdisciplinary program in media arts and sciences. The appointee’s efforts will merge with the efforts of other faculty for the achievement of significant advancements in experiential media and more broadly the relation between culture and computing. The School of Arts, Media and Engineering offers a Ph.D. in media arts and sciences, several master’s degrees, and an undergraduate degree in Media Arts and Sciences with concentrations spanning the arts, design, computer science, and engineering. The school has state-of-the-art facilities for the development of embodied interactive media systems with a focus on rehabilitation, education, cultural networks, and enactive art. For information about the School of Arts, Media and Engineering, visit artsmediaengineering.asu.edu/.

Required qualifications:

  1. Doctorate in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Media Arts and Sciences, or a related area.
  2. Demonstrated potential to establish and maintain an internationally recognized research program.
  3. Demonstrated evidence of commitment to teaching excellence.
  4. Demonstrated ability to publish scholarly articles in top venues relevant to the areas of interest for this search.

Desired qualifications:

The desired qualifications represent our intention to recruit a wide pool of candidates who meet the required qualifications above and who want to join a connected, mission-driven, hard-working team of practitioners and researchers driven by creativity and curiosity.

  1. Experience working in a collaborative environment and across disciplines.
  2. Demonstrated success in teaching a dynamic and broad group of learners with multiple disciplinary interests and engaging them in multiple modes of learning.
  3. Track record of external sponsorship for research.
  4. Professional activities connected to the professions, industry, and/or community-engaged work.

This search is part of ASU’s engagement with Arizona’s New Economy Initiative (NEI), a bold effort to ensure that Arizona leads the new economy that will rely on engineering, computing and technology to drive sustainable growth, resilience and opportunities for all. NEI investments in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering will grow our world class faculty to accelerate research outcomes and to broaden student access to our programs; will establish Science and Technology Centers to foster the growth of new economy Industries; and will expand experiential learning and workforce training opportunities.  For more information about the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering, visit ecee.engineering.asu.edu/

Application deadline:

The application deadline is November 2, 2023. 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.

Instruction to apply:

Please submit the following materials as separate items:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Research
  4. Statement of Teaching
  5. Name and contact information of three references

All applications must be submitted electronically via apply.interfolio.com/132728.

For additional information regarding position specifics, please contact the search committee chair, Professor Pooyan Fazli via email at pooyan@asu.edu.

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