Koç University, Media and Visual Arts

Position ID:KU-MAVA-MAVA [#10291]
Position Title: Fulltime Faculty Position in Interaction Design
Position Location:Istanbul, Istanbul 34450, Turkey [map]
Subject Area: Visual Studies / Visual Arts
Appl Deadline:2017/12/18 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2017/10/25, finished 2018/06/24, listed until 2018/12/18)
Position Description:    

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Department of Media and Visual Arts (MAVA) &

Arçelik Research Center for Creative Industries (KUAR)

Koc University, Istanbul

Koç University, Department of Media and Visual Arts (MAVA) and the Koç  University – Arçelik Research Center for Creative Industries (KUAR) invite applications for full-time faculty position of any rank in interaction Design.

At the time of employment, September 2018,  applicants are expected to have a PhD in interaction design in  one of the following areas and have a record of demonstrated research accomplishments,

  • design (product design, communication design, user experience design, architecture or similar),

  • engineering and sciences (electrical engineering, computer science, human computer interaction or similar),

  • social sciences (psychology, sociology, cognitive science or similar)

The successful candidate is expected to teach two courses per semester and have an active research agenda. The candidate will also be affiliated with KUAR. Applicants with interdisciplinary research agenda are highly encouraged. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Koç University is a foundation-funded, non-profit institution located in Istanbul, Turkey. The university is committed to the pursuit of excellence in both research and teaching. The medium of instruction is English.

MAVA at Koç University offers an interdisciplinary curriculum that emphasizes communications theory, media/arts management, and production. Students enrolled at the Department of Media and Visual Arts were ranked at or above the 99th percentile of the Central University Placement Exams in Turkey.

Founded jointly by Koç University and Arçelik A.Ş. (www.arcelikas.com) in 2015, KUAR aims to add value, via research, that increases the efficiency and international competitiveness of Turkish creative industries. A wide range of topics such as lifestyle, entertainment (game, performance, movies, drama, animation), cultural heritage (exhibitions, heritage, analysis), info-assistance, transportation, education, healthcare lie within the scope of research conducted at KUAR where research and development on conceptual/experimental/visionary prototypes, working prototypes, re-design prototypes of products, design guidelines is undertaken.

Deadline for submission of applications is December 18, 2017.

  • Cover letter summarizing research and teaching approach and goals

  • Curriculum Vitae including publications list

  • Three reference letters

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
Koç University
College of Social Sciences and Humanities
Department of Media and Visual Arts
Rumelifeneri Yolu Sariyer
Istanbul Turkey 34450

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