Published on April 1, 2022

The Department of Information Design, Faculty of Business and Communication Studies at Mount Royal University invites applications for a tenure track position (closing date April 14th, 2022) which will commence July 1, 2022, subject to final budgetary approval, at the Rank of Assistant Professor. 

The successful candidate will demonstrate a primary commitment to undergraduate teaching and an ongoing research program. The focus will be on teaching courses in the Information Design program and developing senior-level courses in their area of expertise. Successful candidates are expected to develop a research program that may include undergraduate students. The ability to attract external funding, or the clear promise of it, is desirable.

Preferred candidates will hold a PhD or a doctorate in information or communication design, human-computer-design or interaction, digital humanities, with a strong UX or HCI specialization, or a doctorate in another discipline with experience deemed to be relevant. Candidates with master’s degrees may also be considered, masters degrees in design or design-related disciplines, combined with significant work experience in User Experience, Human Computer Interaction, that would enable the candidate to make an appropriate academic, and professional contribution. 

Outstanding candidates from other areas are also encouraged to apply. 

Candidates with industry experience are encouraged to apply.

Priority will be given to applicants who specialize in one or more of the following areas:

  • Information Design, User-Centric Design 
  • User experience (UX), Usability testing or research, HCI;
  • Content Management, Content Management Systems (CMS), Database systems, Information Architecture
  • Quantitative and Qualitative research methods, particularly as applied to Usability, User Experience    
  • Experience with structured and unstructured data 
  • Data manipulation, e.g. Tableau, PowerBI, Excel Power Query
  • Product Development, e.g. Agile, distributed teams, Life-Cycle Product Management. 
  • Prototyping Tools, e.g. Adobe XD, Figma 

The successful candidate will be expected to teach the following courses, among others

  • INFO 2667 Information Architecture
  • INFO 3600 Usability
  • INFO 3670 Project and Content Management

We are committed to user-centric design. We need someone who can help us to realize this commitment through our courses, through our research, and through our outreach. 

New faculty are hired into one of two work patterns. The teaching-scholarship-service pattern (TSS) has a focus on teaching with the requirement that the faculty member be involved in a research program as well as service to the Mount Royal community. The teaching-service pattern (TS) has a focus on teaching and service only. The successful candidate will be hired into the teaching-scholarship-service pattern (TSS). There is an option to change work patterns after tenure.

Our department is committed to removing barriers and fostering the inclusion of voices that have been historically underrepresented or discouraged in our society. In support of our belief that diversity in our faculty and staff enriches the work, learning, and research experiences for the entire campus community, we strongly encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply and self-identify.

For further information, contact Gilbert Wilkes, Chair, Department of Information Design