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Assistant Professor in Graphic Design – Data Visualization Focus (Tenure-Track Faculty)

  • Deadline:
    Jan. 2, 2013, midnight
  • Location:
    University of Minnesota, College of Design, 1985 Buford Avenue, 32 McNeal Hall, Saint Paul, Minnesota, 55108, US

The College of Design at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track faculty position in graphic design at the level of assistant professor. We seek candidates who 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. The assistant professor 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. Required qualifications include a terminal degree earned by the start date with at least one degree in graphic design or a closely related field, focus in data visualization and professional and teaching experiences in the field. Full position description available online at: http://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=107253

Position: Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) in Graphic Design with a Data Visualization focus, Twin Cities Campus. Nine-month, 100 percent time, academic year appointment. Expected start date is August 26, 2013. Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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@umn.edu. Content questions to Dr. Barbara Martinson, Search Committee Chair, PH: 612/624-4239; Email: bmartins@umn.edu.

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

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