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[Commlist] Assistant Professor of Immersive Media Psychology at the University of Oregon (Portland campus)
Tue Sep 03 18:25:32 GMT 2019
Assistant Professor of Immersive Media Psychology
Details and application:
The University of Oregon's School of Journalism and Communication
invites applications for a tenure track position for an Assistant
Professor in Immersive Media Psychology to begin in fall 2020.
We seek an individual whose research, expertise and skills in
virtual/augmented/extended reality and media psychology will create
innovative, interdisciplinary research exploring the cognitive
implications of immersive technologies in the context of communication.
This person's doctoral training may come from the fields of
communications, psychology, information science, and/or human-computer
interaction, with a research agenda focused on the uses, experiences,
and the effects of immersive media. This person will be qualified to
lead innovative, grant-funded research teams to advance theory and
bridge knowledge and practice.
This individual will provide graduate students in our Media Studies PhD
program with strong theoretical orientation on the role and impact of
immersive media from a psychological perspective, and will also be
prepared to offer courses that bridge academia and practice, teaching
undergraduates and professional masters students techniques for
immersive world-building and/or immersive story-telling grounded in an
understanding of uses and psychological effects of the medium. We seek a
scholar who can address enduring questions of human communication in the
context of immersive media, who can help develop new curriculum that
further positions the SOJC as a thought leader in immersive media, and
whose expertise is also cognizant of emerging industry trends.
This position will be based at the University of Oregon's Portland
campus and will take a leading role in supporting and shaping the Oregon
Reality (OR) Lab. Faculty members at UO Portland gain unique research
opportunities based on our "urban laboratory" environment and our
proximity to a tremendous variety of technology and creative firms.
This person will teach up to three courses per year for graduate
students in the Strategic Communication and Multimedia Journalism
programs in Portland, along with at least one course per year in the
undergraduate public relations sequence and/or graduate programs on the
Eugene campus. Specific courses to be taught may include research
methods for Strategic Communication and Public Relations; media theory;
and special topics courses in immersive media for strategic
communication and journalistic storytelling.
Candidates whose research programs focus on uses of immersive media with
respect to marginalized communities and/or in multicultural contexts are
especially encouraged to apply. We seek candidates who integrate
technological skills with an ongoing program of research and who
demonstrate excellence in teaching diverse students at the graduate and
Department or Program Summary
The School of Journalism and Communication is an ACEJMC-accredited
program with a century-long history at the University of Oregon, which
is a comprehensive research university and a member of the Association
of American Universities (AAU). Our program thrives as a journalism and
communication school known for innovation, ethics, and action. We offer
four undergraduate concentrations (in Advertising, Journalism, Media
Studies, and Public Relations), four professional and academic master’s
programs, and a doctoral program in Media Studies
PhD in Communication, Psychology, Information Science, human-computer
interaction, or a related field in hand by time of appointment;
demonstrated potential for teaching and research excellence; and a
record of scholarly accomplishments that include publication in high
quality academic journals in communication, psychology and/or related
Competitive applicants will have an established research profile, peer
reviewed publications, external funding experience, and a proven record
of teaching experience, along with skills and experience that bridge
research and practice in the field of immersive media (VR/AR/XR and/or
360 degree video).
About the University
The University of Oregon is one of only two Pacific Northwest members of
the Association of American Universities and holds the distinction of a
“very high research activity” ranking in the Carnegie Classification of
Institutions of Higher Education. The UO enrolls more than 20,000
undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students representing all 50 states and
nearly 100 countries. The University of Oregon is guided by a diversity
framework that involves a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
or all students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members. In
recent years, the university has increased the diversity of its student
body while raising average GPAs and test scores for incoming students.
The UO’s 295-acre campus features state-of-the art facilities in an
arboretum setting within the traditional homelands of the Kalapuya
people. The UO is located in Eugene, a vibrant city of 157,000 with a
wide range of cultural and culinary offerings, a pleasant climate, and a
community engaged in environmental and social concerns. The campus is
within easy driving distance of the Pacific Coast, the Cascade
Mountains, and Portland.
The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to
eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and
paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit
The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action
institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA.
The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does
not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran
and disability status. The University is committed to providing
reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities.
To request an accommodation in connection with the application process,
please contact us at (uocareers /at/ uoregon.edu)
<mailto:(uocareers /at/ uoregon.edu)> or 541-346-5112.
UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national
or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran
status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in
all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title
IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO
policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of
Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact
information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on
the statement of non-discrimination.
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