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Job Title: Assistant Professor in Data Visualization, Data-Driven Storytelling, and Civic Media
Company Name: Emerson College
Location: Boston, MA United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 12/05/2019
Expire Date: 02/05/2020
Job Categories: Collegiate Faculty, Staff, Administration
Job Description
Assistant Professor in Data Visualization, Data-Driven Storytelling, and Civic Media
The Department of Journalism in the School of Communication at Emerson College seeks a scholar with professional experience in data visualization, data-driven storytelling and civic media, with an emphasis on work in and about diverse communities. This is a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor rank. This full-time faculty member would work with the undergraduate and graduate programs in Journalism and the graduate program in Media Design. The appointment begins August 20, 2020.
Qualifications & Requirements
Emerson College is committed to an active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversityóin people, in the curriculum, in the co-curriculum, and in the collegeís intellectual, social, cultural, and geographical communities. Emerson endorses a framework of inclusive excellence, which recognizes that institutional excellence comes from fully engaging with diversity in all aspects of institutional activities.

The ideal candidate will have a portfolio of work in data visualization, design and civic-oriented work that intersects with journalism practice and inquiry as well as effective teaching experiences with a diverse student community. The Department of Journalism is seeking a faculty member who will lead its efforts to extend data storytelling and media design in all facets of its forward-thinking, learner-centered, multimedia curriculum as well as expand the School of Communicationís graduate media design programís civic engagement work.
Candidates with experience in participatory and human-centered design methods, and journalism practice and research that focuses on innovative design practices, especially with underrepresented communities, are preferred.

At a minimum, candidates must have a Masterís degree in Journalism, Digital Design, Communication, Civic Media, or in a related discipline. Candidates with a Ph.D. are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate will have college-level teaching experience especially in working with diverse student communities as well as at least five years of professional experience in journalism, data visualization, digital design, or related areas. We expect candidates to have a vibrant professional practice and/or research agenda that they will continue to pursue in keeping with the departmentís tenure standards, ideally in ways that can potentially include students. Members of historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae/resume, evidence of teaching effectiveness and contact information for three references through the online application system HERE. Each material should be saved as a separate PDF or Word doc. and uploaded into the upload section where it requests your CV. Although the upload section just shows "upload CV" - you should upload all materials in this section as the separate documents.

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