Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor of Digital Technology and Culture, Washington State University

December 15, 2019


  1. MFA, MDe, MAD, MGraph, or Ph.D. in Information Sciences, Data Analytics, Informatics, Information Design, Interactive Media, Visualization, Interdisciplinary Humanities, Digital Humanities or related area by time of appointment;
  2. Evidence of successful classroom and individual instruction; 
  3. Willingness to work collaboratively with faculty and to mentor students from a wide range of disciplines, cultures, and academic backgrounds;
  4. Evidence of a productive research program or creative production appropriate to projected rank and responsibilities.


The Digital Technology and Culture (DTC) Program is enthusiastically recruiting for an Assistant Professor. The incumbent will teach undergraduate courses with an emphasis on creative and critical data visualization; aid in the management and development of lab spaces; be an active part of the DTC core faculty; engage in creative production and/or conduct scholarly research leading to publications in areas of expertise; and support current and emerging research, teaching, and creative activities in digital research on campus and within the region.

The successful candidate will teach core courses in the DTC major along with specific courses in one or more of the three DTC degree options: Information Structures and Systems, Interactive Technologies and Development, and/or Digital Cinema, Sound and Animation. Candidates teaching, research, and/or creative production will emphasize data visualization, analysis, and storytelling with data in a global social/cultural context. The program is especially interested in candidates using data visualization and computational methods creatively and collaboratively to address significant cultural, social, political, and economic challenges faced by underrepresented populations on a national and/or global scale. 


Please visit the posting webpage for full application information. Please contact Program Director Dr. Kim Christen ([email protected]) with any questions.