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2013 Tenure Track Position in Information & Interaction
Jan 21, 2013  |  Read: 3,564
2013 Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Information & Interaction, Yonsei University

The Underwood International College (UIC) of Yonsei University invites applications for a full time tenure-track faculty position beginning in Fall 2013 at the level of Assistant Professor of Information and Interaction Design to teach at the International Campus in Songdo, Incheon, located within the greater Seoul metropolitan region in South Korea.

The successful candidate will have working knowledge of the underlying academic disciplines and professional practices in the area of communication/information design, digital interactive media, interaction and user experience design, or human-computer interaction. The candidate will develop and deliver core courses in Information and Interaction Design.

We are particularly interested in those with strong teaching, professional, and research experience in one or more of the following areas:
• Communication design, information design
• Interaction design, user experience design
• Service design • Digital media, Interactive visualization, physical computing
• Human-computer interaction

The successful candidate should have
• An advanced degree (Ph.D) in design or the associated fields of converging design, art, technology, or engineering.
• As part of Yonsei University’s continuing effort to increase faculty diversity, we are only accepting applications from non-Korean citizens.
The appointment will begin September 1, 2013. Teaching responsibilities are 6 credit-hours (2 classes) per semester and the successful candidate will be expected to teach fundamental and advanced courses at the undergraduate level in English. Compensation includes competitive salary, health insurance and other benefits, fully-subsidized housing (for up to 6 years), and a generous relocation and start-up package.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, a current and through C.V. of academic and professional activities including a list of references, and a maximum of 10 one-sided 8.5” x 11” pages of selected design work (if collaborations, then applicant’s role should be clearly stated project by project) as pdf files or a link to online portfolio by email (uic@yonsei.ac.kr). Please indicate the specific position you are applying for in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed starting Feb 28, 2013 with review continuing until the position is filled.
Prof. Soojin Jun
Program Chair of Information and Interaction, Techno-Art Division, UIC

About the Information and Interaction Program, Techno-Art Division
The Information & Interaction Major aims to prepare our students to realize their potential as designers and agents of social change who can respond to the problems and challenges that are constantly emerging in our daily lives. As the new technologies are revolutionizing our communication process and information landscape, designers of today are expected to tackle the more complex problems in the conception, planning, and production of effective information systems and the exploration of new forms of interaction. We believe that designers of the future are not mere form-givers to 2D screen or 3D objects; they are creative thinkers who are able to discover new possibilities and meticulously shape form of the behavior of products, services, environments, and systems that embrace real-world challenges. Based on the principle of human-centered design, the Information & Interaction Major enables our students to become mediators in diverse contexts, leveraging their roles through the synthesis of creative design approaches, relevant technology, and a rigorous and systematic thinking through research. 

Techno-Art Division (TAD) is a pioneering interdisciplinary undergraduate program that brings together instruction in Design, Culture, Technology and Management. The division’s goal is to educate global leaders who will translate creativity into innovation by conceptualizing, designing and managing new products and services for innovative user experience and value creation based on Information & Communication Technology (ICT). The TAD also aims to educate students in creative leadership and entrepreneurship to become experts in convergence and integration. TAD students will acquire the managerial skills that can allow them to become creative innovators in design, culture and technology. The TAD currently offers three different majors: Information & Interaction, Culture Design & Management, and Creative Technology Management.

About Underwood International College (UIC)
Yonsei University’s Underwood International College is a highly competitive program at South Korea’s most prestigious private university. UIC combines the intimate atmosphere and low student-faculty ratio of a liberal arts college with the resources of a major research university. All instruction is in English, and the student body consists of only native and near-native speakers of English drawn from over 42 different countries. For more information, please see: http://uic.yonsei.ac.kr

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