Department Chair, Associate or Full Professor

Indianapolis, Indiana
Commensurate with experience
December 20 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing invites applications for a tenured Associate or full rank Professor to serve as faculty in, and chair of, the Department of Human-Centered Computing (HCC). The appointment will begin August 1, 2019. The school invites applications for this senior level leadership position from candidates who are dedicated to the advancement of undergraduate and graduate education, have a distinguished record of research and professional accomplishment, have strong leadership and management abilities, and a steadfast commitment to faculty development. This is an outstanding opportunity to impact the future direction of the department and its programs with the potential to guide the department’s ascension to among the premier departments of its kind in the nation. Well-established Professors and rapidly progressing Associate Professors whose work would merit promotion to Professor are encouraged to apply.

The Department of Human-Centered Computing is home to a dynamic and interdisciplinary group of 31 full-time faculty members and over 800 students across its Data Science, Human-Computer Interaction, Informatics, and Media Arts and Science programs. The Department offers a Bachelor and a Master of Science in Informatics with specializations in Data Analytics and Sports Analytics; a Bachelor and Master of Science in Media Arts and Science, an Undergraduate Certificate, Graduate Certificate, and Master of Science in Human-Computer Interaction, a Ph.D. in Informatics with a specialization in Human–Computer Interaction, and a Ph.D. in Data Science. The Ph.D. in Data Science is the first in Indiana and the first among the Big-10.

Faculty in the department conduct groundbreaking, externally-funded (e.g., NSF, Google) research in a wide variety of areas, including emerging media technologies, human-computer interaction design, ubiquitous computing, accessibility, human–robot interaction and android science, and healthcare user interfaces. HCC enjoys close collaborations with Departments of BioHealth Informatics and Library and Information Science—and with the Regenstrief Institute, a pioneering institution in healthcare information technologies. The strategic plan of the Human-Centered Computing Department is available at

The Department Chair responsibilities include, but are not limited, to: strategically lead the department’s programs, faculty and stature to new levels of visibility and accomplishment; oversee all faculty, students and managerial aspects of the department’s academic programs, in coordination with the school administration and program directors; work with faculty to oversee the processes of developing, and enhancing the programs’ curricula and course work in order to meet the ever-changing needs of the field; conduct faculty annual performance and tenure reviews of faculty according to department, school, and university policies; provide or coordinate professional mentoring to faculty at all ranks; prepare (or delegate) the department’s class schedules for every semester, ensuring all faculty teaching loads meet school policy, and coordinate updates and changes with the school recorder and campus Registrar; coordinate with the Career Services staff to form bridges with faculty to better connect HCC students with industry; lead and grow the department’s advisory board; represent the department to the campus and the community; coordinate efforts with the school’s recruiting and the communication offices to promote the accomplishments of the department to the broader community and prospective students.

IUPUI, the state’s premier urban research institution, is a national leader in life sciences research, civic engagement, service learning, first-year experiences, and assessment of institutional effectiveness. IUPUI’s nearly 30,000 students pursue Indiana University or Purdue University degrees across 17 distinct schools, ranging from Business and Liberal Arts to Engineering and Technology. Indianapolis, the state capital of Indiana, is the 14th largest city in the nation and is home to outstanding cultural institutions and several professional sports teams situated in a diverse regional economy.

IUPUI promotes the educational, cultural, and economic development of central Indiana and beyond through innovative collaborations, external partnerships, and a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. IUPUI has received the prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from Insight Into Diversity for seven consecutive years. We seek greater diversity in our faculty and staff to broaden students’ academic experience and to enrich our campus community. Candidates must be sensitive to the needs of and possess an interest in working in an academic community that is diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation or identity, disability status, and protected veteran status.

Indiana University is an equal employment and Affirmative Action Employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.

Basic Qualifications:

PhD degree in Human-Computer Interaction, Data Science, Informatics, Computer Science or related discipline. Candidates should already hold a tenured faculty rank and have a demonstrable record of leadership and management. Candidates must also have a strong record of funded research. Competitive applicants will also have experience mentoring junior faculty. Individuals with research agendas in the areas of Human-Computer Interaction, Informatics, Data Science, Computer Science and/or Digital Media are strongly encouraged to apply.

Department Contact for Questions:

Questions pertaining to the position may be position may be directed to Dr. Karl MacDorman, kmacdorm(at) Questions pertaining to the PeopleAdmin application process may be sent to Jeff Hostetler, jehostet(at) To apply, go to

Additional Qualifications:

Demonstrated people skills, principled decision-making, administrative leadership, executive ability, mentoring ability with a diverse range of faculty and students.

For Best Consideration Date: February 1, 2019 but position will remain open until filled.

Expected Start Date:            August 1, 2019