[Ieee_vis_open_positions] Endowed Chair/ Charlotte Visualization Center Director

Ribarsky, William ribarsky at uncc.edu
Tue Nov 19 18:19:23 CET 2013

Bank of America Endowed Chair and Director, Charlotte Visualization Center

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte and the College of Computing and Informatics invites applications or nominations for the Bank of America Endowed Chair in Information Technology. The Endowed Chair will reside in the Department of Computer Science and will also serve as Director of the Charlotte Visualization Center. The College seeks candidates who have outstanding research programs directed towards solving critical issues in visualization, analytics, and/or data science. The candidates must also show documented evidence of leadership commensurate with leading a major research center.

The Charlotte Visualization Center (VisCenter, www.viscenter.uncc.edu<http://www.viscenter.uncc.edu/>) has 8 core faculty members who lead research in visualization and/or analytics and 30 faculty members from disciplines across the university. Many students, both graduate and undergraduate, participate in VisCenter research. The VisCenter has taken an essential role in the college's and university's Data Science and Big Data Analytics Initiative. The Endowed Chair will take a leadership role in this initiative. The initiative involves major industries in the region as well as state and federal government entities. The focus is attacking and solving significant real-world problems with government and business partners with an emphasis on both basic research and applications of demonstrated value.

The Department seeks candidates who have exceptional research programs directed toward the critical issues in visualization with evidence of the ability to attack real-world problems and challenges. An emphasis on visual analytics or information visualization is a plus. Substantial resources will be available to help the successful candidate lead a significant research activity.


The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate, significant scholarship, and a history of funded research. In addition, a candidate should have a demonstrated interest in fostering collaboration, a commitment to teaching and mentorship, and be eligible for appointment to the rank of professor.

Department and University

The Department of Computer<http://ittakes30.wordpress.com/2011/04/29/full-professor-position-unccharlotte/www.bioinformatics.uncc.edu> Science is located in the College of Computing and Informatics. The department has over 1000 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The department has a broad and deep research program in many areas of computer science. The college comprises the largest computing program in the region and one of the largest in the country. The college and its departments have undertaken partnerships with major companies in the region including those in banking and financial services, large retail sales, energy, health care, biomedical research, and advanced manufacturing.

UNC Charlotte<http://www.uncc.edu/> is North Carolina's urban research university. The 1,000-acre campus serves a diverse and growing student body of over 26,000, including 6,000 graduate students, and a faculty and staff of nearly 3,000. The University has a sustained record in technology innovation and commercialization with regional partners in both business and government, including Bank of America, which is headquartered in Charlotte.


Charlotte is a dynamic, diverse region of over 2.3 million people with a strong, diversified economic base that supports outstanding cultural and recreational amenities, major health facilities, and a major international airport.

Applications and Nominations

Applications must be made electronically at jobs.uncc.edu<https://jobs.uncc.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/Welcome_css.jsp> (position #4654) and must include a cover, letter, a CV, a list of four references with contact information, and statements on research, teaching, and leadership. Applicants are also encouraged to contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. William Ribarsky (ribarsky at uncc.edu). Nominations should also be sent to Dr. Ribarsky at the Department of Computer Science. Review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. All inquiries and applications will be treated as confidential. The finalist will be subject to a background check. The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is an EOE/AA employer and an NSF ADVANCE Institution.

Dr. William Ribarsky
Bank of America Endowed Chair in Information Technology
Chair, Computer Science Department
Director, Charlotte Visualization Center
College of Computing and Informatics
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
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