Regular Faculty

  • University of Idaho
  • Moscow, ID, USA
  • Jan 30, 2024
Full time Education: (i.e. Schools/Colleges of Education)

Job Description


University of Idaho

Regular Faculty

Location: Moscow

Division/College: College of Art & Architecture

Employee Category: Faculty

Pay Range: Commensurate with experience

FTE: 1

Full/Part Time:

Position Summary:
The Virtual Technology and Design (VTD) program at University of Idaho seeks a dynamic innovator (Tenure Track, Assistant Professor) who can utilize advanced technologies in combination with the design thinking process. The position will involve creating an inspiring curriculum for undergraduate and graduate students and conducting timely and relevant research. The successful candidate will have access to the resources of the Institute for Modeling Collaboration and Innovation (IMCI). Find more information about VTD at . Applicants are expected to have a strong research portfolio with experience in collaboration in biomedicine, molecular biology, or related areas. A strong commitment to teaching and mentoring is required. Candidates should have a passion for interdisciplinary collaboration, virtual world building, data modeling, information systems, new user experiences, online communities and the future of augmented virtual design. Additionally, candidates will contribute to the program and college vision in at least three of the following areas:
1. Designing and developing interactive virtual worlds for use in entertainment and non-entertainment activities (Information design, visualization, concept design, experience design, online education, architecture, and industrial design).
2. Data modeling, analytical tools, procedural design and AI.
3. Integration of simulation, visualization tools and the metaverse
4. Addressing the complexities of envisioning and creating artifacts and virtual environments for spatial visualization (information design, visualization, computer science)
5. Design Fabrication: Translation of virtual forms into physical artifacts and vice-versa. (industrial design, sculpture, computer science, concept design, architecture, engineering)
6. Software/Hardware implementation: Continuously re-evaluating and researching current and future technologies to assure that our production pipelines and tool sets are relevant.
7. Curriculum Evolution and Design: Addressing ever evolving instructing techniques as well as generational changes to ensure appropriate learning outcomes. Creation of creative and innovative ways to deliver information to students.

Start-up funding will be provided by the Institute for Modeling Collaboration and Innovation (IMCI)

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. or other terminal degree in a digital design-related discipline
  • Experience conducting research and dissemination in peer reviewed publications and conference proceedings .
  • Experience with technologies utilized in virtual collaborations, digital simulations, digital visualization, fabrication design and/or metaverse
  • Experience teaching virtual technology and design.
  • Experience conducting Biomedical research.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • A track record of acquiring extramural research funding.
  • Postdoctoral experience or a minimum of three years combined experience in a professional design field or data analytics and computational modeling.
  • Demonstrated experience with data analytics, Python or other programing languages,multiscale or geospatial visualization of data,or applications of AI/machine learning.
  • Innovation in trans-disciplinary design in industry or academic setting.
  • Experience in the use and application of production software and design tools including but not limited to Autodesk Suite of tools, ZBrush, Arnold, Adobe Suite of tools, Python, Unreal and Unity

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

Required Licensures, Certifications or other

Posting Number: F001186P

Posting Date: 10/27/2023

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:
We request a 1 to 2 page cover letter addressing the required and preferred qualifications; full curriculum vitae; copies of academic transcripts/degrees; a research statement of current and future research with a digital portfolio; a statement of teaching philosophy with and a portfolio showing examples of student work or lesson plans (Upload to Other Document 1); and contact information for three references.
The first consideration date for applications is 11/27/23.

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

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University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

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