Two Open Rank, Tenure-Track Positions at Department of Media and Visual Arts, Koç University

It is that time of the year again. We have two open-rank, tenure-track positions at Koç University, Department of Media and Visual Arts:  1) Computational Social Sciences, 2) Interaction Design.

Computational Social Sciences

We are looking for scholars specializing in computational social sciences or data science. Areas of expertise include critical data studies, social media research, natural language processing.

The ideal candidate should have applied experience in programming languages such as Laravel, Python, R. Prior experience of participation in interdisciplinary projects focusing on communication processes, critical algorithm studies, culture industries, and emerging media/ Related areas are also desirable. Awareness of and scholarly investment in how identity and social inequalities intersect with algorithms and big data is necessary.

Successful candidates will be expected to teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses and is expected to have an active research agenda. At the time of employment, candidates should have a Ph.D. We especially encourage applications from candidates whose research agenda is interdisciplinary. 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 media studies, communications theory, media/arts management, film, production, visual and interaction design.

Applicants can submit applications electronically via https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/15515

Deadline for submission of applications is 23December 2019·

  • Cover letter summarizing research and teaching approach and goals·
  • Curriculum Vitae·
  • Three reference letters

Interaction Design

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in interaction design or a related field (product design, communication design, user experience design, and HCI) and have teaching and research track record in any one of the following areas:

  • design (product design, visual communication design, user experience design, architecture or similar)
  • engineering and sciences (computer science, human-computer interaction, electrical engineering,  or similar)
  • social sciences (psychology, sociology, cognitive science or similar)

We are looking for an innovative and dedicated applicant who will strengthen the research and teaching profiles of the department nationally and internationally as well as contributing to Koç University’s core activities in the areas of research, teaching and supervision, talent development and knowledge exchange.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach two undergraduate and/or graduate courses, have an active research agenda, as well as to contribute and collaborate effectively in our research and teaching community.  Applicants with interdisciplinary research agenda and the ones who combine knowledge of design theory, methods and research techniques 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 media studies, communications theory,  media/arts management, film, production, visual communication, and interaction design.

Applicants can submit applications electronically via https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/15514

Deadline for submission of applications is 23 December 2019

  • Cover letter summarizing research and teaching approach and goals
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three reference letters