Please distribute to anyone you might think is interested. Research Associate position available in movement, computation and digital media in the School of Arts, Media and Engineering [http://ame.asu.edu/] at Arizona State University. Research focus themes: embodied interaction for rehabilitation and cultural networks. Qualifications include: • Computational background in programming, interest in movement and/or theory of new media systems and art practices • excellent research and scholarly writing skills in the domains of new technology art and digital culture as well as an ability to do research in realms of scientific literature, health and education. • Creative movement practice, background or critical interest for use in research, scholarly writing and development for system building for experiential media systems [see AME website for further details] • Ability to work with transdisciplinary teams as well as produce individual work that crosses traditional disciplinary boundaries in the arts and sciences. • Familiarity with studies and practices of embodiment [e.g. somatic practices and/or knowledge of kinetic, physiological, philosophical texts] Specific duties and responsibilities: ⁃ research and write for publication in scholarly journals in arts, media and science. ⁃ coordinate in the computational design and implementation of an overarching, hybrid approach to integrating systems building for arts practice [see echo::system project www.echo-system.org] ⁃ assume a leadership role in the design and implementation of an overarching, hybrid approach to the development of movement schema [physical and computational] and evaluation of Parkinson's' rehabilitation System and related programs. ⁃ coordinate and extend ongoing efforts that assess patients, tools and programs that integrate the arts, sciences and engineering ⁃ design new evaluation instruments that integrate computational models with both qualitative and quantitative measures Appointment period: Academic year appointment beginning in August 2010; 9 month, full-time post-grad appointment. Minimum degree requirements and specialty area: Minimum Master's degree in any of following disciplines; Computer Science, Media Studies, Critical theory. Specialty area or background in movement; Creative Practice, Embodiment studies, Somatic Movement, Physical therapy, Neuroscience. Application: ⁃ Please provide CV and two work samples of your choice for application to this position.