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Humanist Archives: July 31, 2022, 8:07 a.m. Humanist 36.114 - positions: user experience; cultural heritage (Pratt)

              Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 36, No. 114.
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        Date: 2022-07-30 08:46:24+00:00
        From: Darcy Krasne <dkrasne@GMAIL.COM>
        Subject: Job: 2 FT Tenure-track faculty positions, Pratt School of Information

Assistant/Associate Professor (two positions)
Pratt Institute School of Information
New York, NY

A top-ranked college with opportunities in art, design, architecture,
liberal arts and sciences, and information studies, Pratt offers nearly
50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

The Institute’s impact expands beyond its 25-acre residential campus in
Brooklyn to cutting-edge facilities throughout the borough, a landmark
building and public gallery in Manhattan, as well as an extension
campus, PrattMWP College of Art and Design in Utica, New York. Since its
founding in 1887, Pratt has prioritized diversity and inclusion,
welcoming students from all walks of life while developing and
sustaining pathways to more equitable workplaces and careers.

The School of Information (SI) at Pratt Institute has been educating
information professionals for over 130 years. SI, one of six schools
within Pratt Institute,  offers rigorous, interdisciplinary,
student-centered programs at the intersection of information, knowledge,
and culture. We enroll approximately 300 graduate students in our
Masters programs in Library and Information Science, Information
Experience Design, Museums,and Digital culture, and Data Analysis and
Visualization.We pride ourselves on providing a vibrant and diverse
community of scholars, designers, and learners committed to using
information and technology to improve lives and communities.. We seek
faculty members who will help advance our mission to lead the
information field, through teaching and research, and in making
connections with arts, culture, and technology.

Today, Pratt is committed to advancing social justice, environmental
sustainability, and accessibility through our curriculum as well as
increasing diversity in the ranks of our faculty, students, and staff.
We seek applicants who can contribute to the furtherance of these goals
as well as advancing antiracism and decolonization efforts.

Position Summary:

The School of Information (SI) at Pratt Institute seeks to hire two
full-time tenure-track faculty members at the assistant or associate
professor levels, one primarily in user experience (UX) and one
primarily in digital cultural heritage. Individuals with a special focus
and interest in the following are noted below.

User Experience (UX)

   * Inclusive/Universal Design
   * Digital Accessibility
   * Ethics and Social Justice in HCI/UX
   * Critical Making
   * Designing Immersive Experiences (e.g., AR/VR)
   * Other related areas

Digital Cultural Heritage

   * Archives and Cultural Heritage
   * Information + Art History (e.g., Artist Archives)
   * Digital Preservation
   * Conservation Studies
   * Digital Curation
   * Community Archives and Memory
   * Collections as Data
   * Interactive Exhibits
   * Museum Information Management
   * Other related areas

Cross-over interests are always welcome, but not required.

Position Responsibilities:

   * Teach three 3-credit courses per semester (fall and spring)
   * Work with the School Curriculum Committee to maintain the curriculum
     in areas of specialization, including the possibility of developing
     new courses and revising existing courses.
   * Within the field(s) of specialization, be an active researcher able
     to produce a sustained record of research and publication in
     peer-reviewed journals and present peer-reviewed papers at
     conferences on a regular basis.
   * Serve on faculty, School, and Institute committees, participate in
     related school activities, and provide service to the profession.
   * Serve as an advisor to School of Information graduate students.
   * Contribute to the life of the school.


An earned doctorate in Information Studies, Library and Information
Science, Archival Studies, Human/Computer Interaction (HCI),
Human-Centered Design, Science and Technology Studies (STS), or a
related field is required. Candidates must also have teaching experience
at the college level and demonstrated commitment to DEI.

SALARY and RANK are commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae,
statements on research and teaching, and a statement describing how you
have worked to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in your career
and how you would continue to do so at Pratt, and a list of names and
contact information for three academic references.

Review of applications is expected to begin on September 1, 2022.


Anthony Cocciolo | Dean, School of Information
144 West 14th Street | 6th Floor | New York, NY 10011-7301 (Mannahatta,
Lenapehoking <>)
phone: (212) 647-7702 | fax: (212) 367-2492 |> | 

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