Kent State University

Job Title

Tenure Track Assistant Professor – UXD


School of Information


Opening Date: 10/15/2021
Closing Date:  01/15/2022

Job Description

Kent State University’s nationally-ranked School of Information (iSchool) invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position in User Experience Design. The iSchool seeks individuals with experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • user experience design,
  • human-computer interaction,
  • human factors, or
  • related research disciplines.

Job Duties

This position involves online and/or face-to-face teaching and advising.
Service to professional organizations, the school, and the university is expected.


Minimum Requirements:

Candidates for a tenure-track appointment must have an earned doctorate (official notification of completion of the degree must be received by August 21, 2022) in a field related to user experience design, human factors, human-computer interaction or a related research discipline with demonstrated potential for developing a sustained record of outstanding scholarship including publication and grant writing.

The successful candidate for this position is committed to diversity and inclusion.

All candidates must provide evidence of a strong interest in or track record of teaching excellence, as well as demonstrated commitment to student success.

Supplementation Information

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, design, communication, information, and digital technologies. CCI faculty are creative, dynamic, and interdisciplinary and the iSchool seeks candidates that fully embrace the opportunities that the College offers for transdisciplinary collaboration among our fields. The iSchool features the same interdisciplinarity and collaborative spirit in our approach to research and teaching.

The School of Information offers degree programs in user experience design, health informatics, knowledge management, an MLIS in library and information science, and an MLIS in school library media K-12. Programs in User Experience Design (UXD) include an online Master of Science (MS) and an undergraduate minor taught in partnership with CCI’s School of Visual Communication Design. The UXD MS program attracts students from across the U.S. and internationally.

Additional information about the iSchool and the UXD program is available at:

How to Apply

Apply online at

Candidates must submit:

  • A letter of interest
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Research statement
  • Diversity statement
  • Names and contact information for at least three references should be provided with the application

For priority consideration applications should be submitted by November 1, 2021, but the search will stay open until the position is filled. The starting date is August, 21, 2022.

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

Catherine L. Smith, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair
Associate Professor
School of Information
Phone: 330-672-2116



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