Ball State University — Assistant Professor of Emerging Media, Design, and Development

Ball State University’s Department of Journalism invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Center for Emerging Media, Design & Development available August 2021. The teaching emphasis will be in user-centered experience design, interaction design, graphic design and web design and development.

The Center for Emerging Media Design and Development is Ball State’s interdisciplinary storytelling lab that combines human-computer interaction, usability and user experience, design thinking, and transmedia storytelling to develop innovative strategic communication projects. An in-person and hybrid-online master’s degree program and an undergraduate minor bring students from across disciplines to work collaboratively with diverse university departments and their communities. Faculty research interdisciplinary topics in usability and user experience, virtual and augmented reality, prosocial communication, and socially concerned storytelling both individually and cooperatively through the department’s Unified Research Lab. 

The ACEJMC-accredited Department of Journalism at Ball State University offers undergraduate majors in journalism, advertising and public relations, with concentrations in journalism graphics, photojournalism, magazine media, news, and journalism education, as well as graduate programs in journalism, public relations, and emerging media design and development. The department’s nationally recognized undergraduate journalism graphics program focuses on interaction design, information graphics and data visualization, and news design. The department is also home to the new Unified Research Lab where faculty and graduate students collaborate on research, which focuses on research in eye tracking, virtual reality, psychophysiology, and gaming studies.

Minimum Qualifications: ABD in user experience design, human-computer interaction, media informatics, information systems, computer science, visual communication or related field from an accredited institution by date of appointment; PhD from an accredited institution required within one year of appointment.

Employer will consider sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications: PhD in user experience design, human-computer interaction, media informatics, information systems, computer science, visual communication or other related field from an accredited institution by date of appointment; one year of professional experience in human-computer interaction, project design and client management, human-centered experience design, strategic communication or a related field; graduate-level teaching experience; record of creative endeavors with successful peer review or a scholarly research record with corresponding publications.

Apply online at: Include the following documents with your application: curriculum vitae and cover letter addressed to Kevin Moloney. The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earned is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted. 

Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through November 30, 2020.

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, approximately 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students enroll each year in diverse academic programs on and off campus.  Our students come from all Indiana counties, all 50 states and 68 countries to pursue knowledge in seven academic colleges offering 190 undergraduate majors, 130 undergraduate minors, 140 graduate programs and 200 study abroad programs.

The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.

The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave.  For further information regarding benefits please visit:

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.