[visionlist] Senior faculty position in areas related to AR/VR (Univ. of Rochester)

Tadin, Duje dtadin at ur.rochester.edu
Wed May 17 16:11:20 -04 2023

Dear colleagues,
Below is an ad for a senior level faculty position in areas related to AR/VR at the University of Rochester. Two members of the search committee (Michele Rucci, mrucci at ur.rochester.edu<mailto:mrucci at ur.rochester.edu>, and Duje Tadin, dtadin at ur.rochester.edu<mailto:dtadin at ur.rochester.edu>) will be attending VSS 2023 meeting and will be available to answer questions about this job search.
The University of Rochester seeks outstanding senior and mid-career candidates for an open-rank faculty position in areas related to augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR). Relevant areas of research range from optics, materials science, acoustics, data science/AI to the understanding of human perception and cognition, with emphasis on core technology, basic research and/or novel applications of AR/VR. This hire will be a key piece of a broader effort at the University of Rochester, with its world-class research in these component disciplines, to strengthen our position as an international leader in AR/VR. The faculty appointment will be in Arts, Sciences & Engineering. The primary home department will depend on the candidate's main research area, with additional appointments in related disciplines as appropriate.
Candidates will be expected to build on the University's tradition of excellence in collaborative research and to lead new initiatives with broad relevance to AR/VR and related research areas. The successful candidate will be immersed in an exceptionally rich environment for basic science collaborations, technology development, industry interactions, as well as applications in education, workforce, and medicine. Tenure upon initial appointment for qualified candidates will be granted, contingent on favorable review of the candidate's dossier by the department, the dean, and the Provost. Arts, Sciences, and Engineering at the University of Rochester is committed to hiring exceptional and diverse faculty and expanding research and educational programs in areas related to AR/VR. Key existing resources include AR/VR Initiative<https://www.rochester.edu/augmented-virtual-reality/>, AR/VR PhD Training<https://www.rochester.edu/augmented-virtual-reality/education/> and Studio X<https://studiox.lib.rochester.edu/>.
Candidates should have a Ph.D., an outstanding record of research, and a commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring. Candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to diversity and equity in STEM are particularly encouraged to apply.  Inquiries about the position should be directed to Profs. Duje Tadin (dtadin at ur.rochester.edu<mailto:dtadin at ur.rochester.edu>) and Nick Vamivakas (nick.vamivakas at rochester.edu<mailto:nick.vamivakas at rochester.edu>).
A complete application for all candidates will include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae including a list of publications, a research statement, a teaching/mentoring statement, a diversity statement, and names and contact information for at least three references. The candidates are encouraged to highlight their leadership roles in research. Online submission of applications will be through our Faculty Online Recruitment System: <http://www.rochester.edu/faculty-recruiting>  https://www.rochester.edu/faculty-recruiting
Applications will be reviewed beginning June 1, 2023 on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.
The University of Rochester has a strong commitment to diversity and actively encourages applications from candidates from groups underrepresented in higher education. The University of Rochester is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applicants from members of minority groups and women. All applications are considered.
EOE / Minorities / Females / Protected Veterans / Disabled

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