Opportunity for Faculty Position at Keio Media Design



The Keio University Graduate School of Media Design, known as Keio Media Design or KMD, invites applications from qualified individuals for a tenure track faculty position. The preferred starting date is February 1, 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter.

KMD is a graduate program which educates creative global leaders who understand the core creative skills of design, technology, management, and policy. Education will take a practical, hands-on, and global approach by offering various projects grounded in practice by collaborating with international partner institutions and research facilities. KMD is planning to expand the current multi-location operation to incorporate transnational education. The formal languages are both English and Japanese, thus we welcome faculty, researchers, and students with English proficiency.

KMD invites collaboration-minded applicants with relevant qualifications, experience, and demonstrated excellence in innovative works combining two or more of the following areas:

・ Design Thinking
・ Experience Design
・ Fashion and Wearable Design
・ Food and Gastronomy
・ Health and Wellness Design
・ Hospitality Design
・ Information Aesthetics
・ Interaction Design
・ Responsive Architecture and Ambient Design
・ Multi-Sensory Design
・ Service Design
・ Singularity and Deep Learning
・ Smart Cities and Enchanted Homes
・ Sports Design
・ Transmedia Cinematography
・ Technology-based Agriculture
・ Cognitive Design

Qualified candidates should have a master’s and preferably a doctoral degree with a proven commitment to quality teaching at the graduate level, or professional equivalence in a related field. The salary is commensurate with experience, according to Keio University guidelines.

The successful candidate will undertake teaching duties, engage in projects (called “Real Projects”), and share some administrative tasks including joining committees and meetings. The successful applicant will be expected to teach theoretical and practical hands-on courses at the graduate level, build and lead a team of graduate students in collaborative projects, and secure corporate partnerships to conduct research that has social and economic impact. Education duties will be conducted mainly in Yokohama, Japan, with some additional teaching and project activities around Japan as well as overseas at international partner locations. Interested individuals should include the following in their application package:

• Letter of application (please tell us why you are interested in this position, and how you see yourself fitting into the program)
• Curriculum Vitae
• Statement of teaching and/or research philosophy
• 3-5 examples of published works (papers, design works, commercial products/services)
• 3 letters of reference:
Please arrange to have three letters of reference submitted via email directly by the referees by the deadline to kmd-search@adst.keio.ac.jp. The letter should be sent as a signed PDF file.

Firstly, please register your information from here.
Applications should be received by September 22, 2016 to receive full consideration. All application materials should be sent as PDF files via email to kmd-search@adst.keio.ac.jp.

For the second screening, short listed candidates will be invited to an interview session which can be arranged to be conducted remotely by a video conferencing system such as Polycom or Skype.

For more information about KMD, see http://www.kmd.keio.ac.jp/
Questions should be directed by email to the Search Committee at kmd-search@adst.keio.ac.jp.