[Infovis] Tenure Track position in Data Visualization at the University of Minnesota, College of Design (second try)

Victoria Interrante interran at cs.umn.edu
Sat Dec 8 23:29:12 CET 2012

Dear Colleagues,

I apologize for the previously dropped attachment.

The College of Design at the University of Minnesota is seeking  
candidates for a tenure-track faculty position in Graphic Design with  
a specialization in Data Visualization. Details are specified below:

Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) in Graphic Design with a Data  
Visualization focus, Twin Cities Campus.  Nine-month, 100 percent  
time, academic year appointment.

The successful candidate will develop a research component in data  
visualization and will teach and develop  undergraduate and graduate  
courses in graphic design with a focus on the communication of data  
via digital  modeling using data visualization software and  
information design methods. Research agenda will include the   
perceptual and sociological aspects of data visualization and/or  
development of interactive systems for  exploring data. The candidate  
will develop interdisciplinary connections with other programs of the  
College of  Design, collaborate with faculty across the university,  
and will establish ties to local, national and international   
enterprises (business, civic and/or cultural) to leverage their  
research and teaching activities. The candidate  will disseminate work  
in peer-reviewed venues and will pursue external funding to support  
their research  agenda. The candidate will teach existing courses in  
the graphic design and/or foundations curriculum. The  candidate will  
advise graduate students, will mentor undergraduate students and will  
participate in faculty  governance at the program, department, college  
and university levels. Contribute to and support the mission  of the  
land grant institution.

Required Qualifications:
Terminal degree earned by the start date with at least one degree in  
graphic design or a closely related field.  Focus in data  
visualization. Professional and teaching experiences in the field.  
Expertise in computer programs for  graphic and data visualization.  
Ability to teach courses in one or more of the areas in the graphic  
design  curriculum such as foundations and/or graphic design studio  
courses. Ability to develop an active research or  creative  
scholarship program and the ability to procure grants to support the  
program. Attention to cultural  diversity in teaching and research.  
Strong collaborative and interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability  
to work  effectively with faculty, staff, and students. Ability to  
support interdisciplinary initiatives in teaching and research  with  
related fields in the College of Design (architecture, apparel design,  
graphic design, housing studies, interior  design, product design,  
retail merchandising or landscape architecture). Ability to forge  
productive connections  with business, related professions, cultural  
institutions and communities beyond the University. Demonstrated or   
potential leadership skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
In addition to required qualifications: A record of creative activity  
or scholarly research in areas related to  data visualization. A  
record of innovative teaching via effective learning environments that  
attend to students’  diverse cultural, educational and learning  
styles. Experience in program and curricular development in   
undergraduate or graduate education. International visibility in  
graphic design and data visualization or  related areas. Evidence of  
collaboration with academic departments in multiple disciplines.  
Record of  achievement in integrating design and business, and work  
that supports development of the design disciplines  and society.

Salary and Rank:
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Expected Start Date:
August 26, 2013

Application Procedure:
Required application procedure is on-line at: http://www.umn.edu/ohr/employment 
   (Requisition # 181382).   Please complete the application and  
submit the following required attachments: 1.) cover letter; 2.)   
curriculum vitae; 3.) transcripts of your graduate work (may be  
unofficial transcripts at time of application);  4.) statement of  
vision for creative or research work in data visualization; and  
statement of vision for teaching  in graphic design/data  
visualization; 5.) portfolio of original design scholarly work,  
creative practice, student  work, and recent teaching evaluations  
(this attachment should be no more than 10 pages total); 6.) contact   
information for three references.

Attachments must be submitted as PDF’s in the on-line employment  
system.  Process questions to Carrie  Vigen, HR Specialist, PH:  
612/624-1721; Email: cvigen at umn.edu. Content questions to Dr. Barbara  
Martinson,  Search Committee Chair, PH: 612/624-4239; Email: bmartins at umn.edu 

Review of applications will begin January 2, 2013.  For more  
information, please visit our web site at http://dha.cdes.umn.edu.

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all  
persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and  
employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national  
origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance  
status, veteran status, or sexual orientation. To request disability  
accommodations, please contact Julie Hillman, Department of Design,  
Housing, and Apparel, 240 McNeal Hall, 1985 Buford Avenue, St. Paul,  
MN 55108, 612/624-7721. 

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