Opportunities for Faculty Position at Keio Media Design

Recruitment Information

Keio University Graduate School of Media Design, known as Keio Media Design or KMD, invites applications from qualified individuals for tenure track faculty positions at the associate or full professor rank. The preferred starting date is September 1, 2015, or as soon as possible thereafter.

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 innovative works combining two or more of the following areas:
・ Design Thinking
・ Emotional Product Design
・ Experience Design
・ Fashion and Wearable Design
・ Food and Gastronomy
・ Health and Wellness Design
・ Hospitality Design
・ Information Aesthetics
・ Interaction Design
・ Music technology
・ Responsive Architecture and Ambient Design
・ Sensory Design
・ Service Design
・ Singularity
・ Smart Cities and Enchanted Homes
・ Sports Design
・ Transmedia Cinematography

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

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 and secure 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 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

Firstly, please register your information from here.
Applications should be received by March 10, 2015 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/
Questions should be directed to Search Committee via email to kmd-search@adst.keio.ac.jp.

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