Opportunities for Faculty Positions

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Keio University Graduate School of Media Design, known as Keio Media
Design or KMD, invites applications from qualified individuals for
non-tenure track faculty positions at the assistant, associate and full
professor rank. The starting date is April 1, 2012, or as soon as possible
thereafter. The appointment is by annual basis, with possible extension
until March 31, 2016, contingent on performance and the continued
availability of external funding.

KMD is a graduate program to educate creative global leaders who
understand the core creative skills of design, technology, management, and
policy in the field of media design. Education will take a practical, hands-on,
and global approach to 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 trans-national education. The formal languages are both English
and Japanese, thus we welcome faculties, researchers and students with
English proficiency.

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

• Design theory/design thinking
• Design research
• Service design
• Media and entertainment design
• Design engineering
• Communication and information design
• Interaction design
• Design management

Qualified candidates should have a masters or doctoral degree with a proven
commitment to quality teaching at graduate level or professional
equivalence in a related field. A successful candidate will be expected to
teach theoretical and practical hands-on courses at the graduate level, and to
build and lead a team of graduate students in collaborative projects with
corporate partnerships. The education will be conducted mainly in
Yokohama, Japan, with some additional teaching and project activities in
Japan as well as at the international partner locations.
Interested individuals should include the following in their Application

• 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 examples of published works (papers, design works, commercial
• 3 letters of reference

Applications should be received by December 25, 2011 to receive full
consideration. All application materials should be sent as PDF files via email
to kmd-search@adst.keio.ac.jp.
For more information about KMD, see http://www.kmd.keio.ac.jp/en/

Questions should be directed to Search Committee via email to

Keio University Graduate School of Media Design 4-1-1 Hiyoshi Kohoku-ku Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan


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