[Air-L] Job: Info Graphics and Data Viz at UNC Chapel Hill

paul jones pjones at metalab.unc.edu
Fri Nov 20 09:00:30 PST 2009

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*Working title/rank:*  Assistant or Associate Professor in Information
Graphics and Data Visualization

*Type of appointment:* Tenure-track faculty

*Position category:* Tenure-track faculty

*Department or school:* Journalism/Mass Communication

*Application deadline:* Open until filled (Applications will begin to be
reviewed on January 15, 2010)

*Proposed start date:* July 1, 2010

*Position summary*

The School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill is searching for an outstanding assistant or
associate professor specializing in information graphics and data
visualization.  The successful applicant will teach courses in information
graphics and visualization, which includes cartography and statistical
representation, 3D design, animated graphic storytelling and other
appropriate courses over time. All of the school’s graphic design courses
are taught in our state-of-the-art Macintosh labs.  The successful candidate
will teach a 2/2 course load and perform other customary duties of a faculty
member in the school’s research tenure track: research, advising, service
and teaching/advising students at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

*Education requirements*

A Ph.D. in journalism/mass communication or a relevant related field is
required.  ABD will be considered with a firm anticipated completion date.

*Experience and qualifications*

   - Preferred 7 years of full-time professional experience as an
   informational graphic artist/specialist.
   - Entrepreneurial and/or freelance work experience.
   - An outstanding, international award-winning professional portfolio that
   includes print and online journalistic work.
   - Proficiency in appropriate software including Adobe Illustrator,
   Photoshop and a 3D software program such as Maya or Lightwave.  Working
   knowledge of Flash and Dreamweaver. Proficiency in programming languages
   such as ActionScript and R.
   - A well-defined research agenda that addresses pertinent issues in
   information visualization and new technologies.
   - Ability to be an outstanding teacher.

*Special instructions*

Go to *http://jobs.unc.edu/1002162* <http://jobs.unc.edu/1002162> to apply.
Please submit a letter, vitae, names and contact information of least three
references and a link to online portfolio materials. Supporting documents
including course syllabi and other materials will be helpful in selecting
finalists and should be submitted as electronic attachments to the
application when possible.  Any other materials may be mailed to: Jo Bass /
Assistant to the Dean / School of Journalism and Mass Communication /
UNC-Chapel Hill / Campus Box 3365 / Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3365.

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