Opportunities for Project Faculty Position at KMD (ACCEL program)

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Keio University Graduate School of Media Design, known as KMD, invites applications from qualified individuals for project (non-tenure track) faculty positions at the senior assistant or assistant professor rank. The preferred starting date is April 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. The formal languages are both English and Japanese, thus we welcome faculties, researchers and students with English proficiency.

In December 2014, KMD started a new research project called “Construction and Deployment of Embodied Media Technology based on Haptic Primary Colors” under the JST (Japan Science and Technology Agency) ACCEL program, which aims to develop an integrated haptic sensor and reactor based on the principle of haptic primary colors, and construct Embodied Media platform and Embodied Telexistence platform that enables to create and deliver the embodied experiences with haptic sensations, and then deploy the technology to the society in collaboration with companies.

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

・Haptic Interfaces
・Embodied Interactions
・Virtual Reality
・Telexistence
・3D Interactions
・Interaction Design
・Media Informatics

Qualified candidates should have a masters and preferably doctoral degree with a proven commitment to quality researching and teaching at graduate level. The salary is commensurate with experience, according to Keio University guidelines.
The research and education will be conducted mainly in Tokyo and Yokohama, Japan.

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 project)
・Curriculum Vitae (including publication list)
・3 examples of published works (papers, design works, commercial products/services)
・Portfolio or Summary of your research activities
・Name and contact information of 2 reference

Applications should be received by February 6, 2015 at noon (JST) to receive full consideration.
All application materials should be sent as PDF files via email to kmd-search-accel@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-acccel@adst.keio.ac.jp.

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