Founding Faculty Director of Data Visualization

Atlanta, Georgia
Aug 27, 2018
Data Visualization
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Founding Faculty Director, Data Visualization

The Agnes Scott College Data Visualization graduate certificate program invites applications for the position of a founding faculty director. The Data Visualization program prepares students to present complex ideas and large data sets rapidly and intuitively to diverse audiences through compelling visualization. The Data Visualization program builds on the momentum of five additional interdisciplinary graduate programs launched over the course of the 2019 and 2020 academic years.

The successful candidate will provide the conceptual leadership for the program, working with a faculty advisory group to develop the program’s curriculum, hire instructors as needed, teach up to three graduate and two undergraduate courses over the course of the year (fall semester, spring semester, and two summer sessions), maintain a program of scholarly research, and contribute to the life of the college. Graduate courses are offered weekday evenings and on Saturdays; undergraduate courses are offered during standard business hours.

Candidates must have a PhD or terminal degree in business, chemistry, economics, mathematics, physics, psychology, sociology, or another related liberal arts field, and demonstrated expertise in program administration. The director will have interdisciplinary research and teaching interests and a commitment to the liberal arts and sciences. Ability to contribute to other graduate programs in applied technology, evaluation and assessment methods, social innovation, or writing and digital communication is preferred. This is a three-year, renewable position (subject to performance) that is non-tenure track, with the possibility of converting to tenure track pending success of the program. Faculty appointment will be commensurate with experience, and departmental affiliation will be determined by the field of the terminal degree.

To apply, send a cover letter addressing your qualifications, a CV, and three recent letters of recommendation to Kelly Ball, Assistant Dean for Graduate and Extended Programs, at [email protected] with the term “DataViz” included in the subject line. Applications received by October 1, 2018 will receive full consideration (electronic submissions only).  Additional materials—such as sample publications, portfolios, syllabi, teaching evaluations, official transcripts, etc.—will be solicited from selected applicants later in the search process. Review of applications will continue until position is filled.

Agnes Scott College’s graduate studies enhance the intellectual life of the college by enabling graduate students to undertake advanced study and prepare for professional work while engaging the intellectual and social challenge of their times. Ranked the No. 2 most innovative college in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, this highly selective liberal arts college is known for its diverse and dynamic intellectual community. Students are drawn to Agnes Scott by its excellent academic reputation, exceptional faculty and metropolitan Atlanta location—offering myriad social, cultural and experiential learning opportunities. The college is committed to providing its faculty with a supportive academic environment that includes a balance of teaching, research, and service. An equal opportunity employer, Agnes Scott College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability or genetic information, gender identity, gender expression or any other characteristic protected by law in its employment. Agnes Scott College has a strong commitment to diversity and urges members of underrepresented groups to apply.

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