[Ieee_vis_open_positions] Open position in Visualization at Oregon State University

Cindy Grimm grimmc at onid.oregonstate.edu
Thu Nov 20 23:49:21 CET 2014


*Position Announcement: *

*Assistant or Associate Professor of Visualization*

/New Media Communications/*- **School of Arts & Communication*






*APPOINTMENT:*1.0 FTE, 9-month, tenure track

*QUALIFICATIONS*: PhD, MFA, or other terminal degree in visualization, 
information science, digital design, digital media, computer science, 
interactive design, 2D and/or 3D animation, gamification, virtual 
reality, augmented reality, or other related field; demonstrated 
excellence in teaching; record of scholarly achievement or scholarly 
promise in a program of research, evidence of commitment to school, 
university and community service; and a history of dedication to the 
establishment of a community of scholar/teachers. Qualifications include 
a demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

*POSITION:*Oregon State University's commitment to student success 
includes hiring, retaining, and developing diverse faculty to mentor and 
educate our undergraduate and graduate students from entry through 
graduation.  Our Strategic Plan 
(http://oregonstate.edu/leadership/strategicplan/phase3) articulates the 
strategies we believe critical to advancing and equalizing student 
success.  As part of this commitment, OSU has established a hiring 
initiative for 2014-15 that is designed to support these strategies.  In 
alignment with this initiative, the College of Liberal Arts (CLA) seeks 
to fill this position in New Media Communications.

The School of Arts and Communication (SAC) invites applications for an 
assistant/associate professor of Visualization in the New Media 
Communications (NMC) program.Primary areas of interest should include 
scientific visualization, visualization technologies and/or interactive 
media. Teaching and research/creative activities should pertain to 
visualization. The position is a 1.0 FTE, 9-month appointment.Beginning 
salary is competitive, and the benefits package includes several options 
for health/dental/life insurance and retirement. The tenure line will be 
in School of Arts and Communication with a home in New Media Communications.

The School of Arts and Communication includes programs in Art, Music, 
New Media Communications, Speech Communication, and Theatre.SAC is one 
of six schools in OSU's College of Liberal Arts.Founded in 1868, Oregon 
State is the state'sLand Grant 
and is one of only two universities in the U.S. to haveSea Grant 
<http://seagrant.oregonstate.edu/>,Space Grant 
<http://spacegrant.oregonstate.edu/>andSun Grant 
<http://sungrant.oregonstate.edu/>designations. Oregon State is also the 
only university in Oregon to hold both the Carnegie Foundation's top 
designation for research institutions and its prestigious Community 
Engagement classification.

New Media Communications focuses on historical patterns and current 
trends and future developments in media, the fundamentals of content 
creation, technological skills, knowledge of media and society, and 
media business acumen to produce tomorrow's media leaders. The NMC 
program offers BS, BA, and BFA degrees in Digital Communication Arts.All 
students explore media technology, media law and policy, and the social 
impact of media. NMC also provides students a foundation in production 
practices for good storytelling in an age of ever changing digital 
technologies. Building on these fundamental areas, students choose to 
study specific concentrations including media production, media 
management, and media and society.

*POSITION DUTIES:*50% Teaching, Advising & Mentoring

40% Research & Scholarship

10% Service

*TEACHING AND MENTORING EXPECTATIONS:*The typical teaching load across 
three academic quarters is six courses including introductory as well as 
upper division classes that contribute to the Digital Communication Arts 
major. Specifically, this faculty member will be responsible for 
creating and teaching courses in the theory and practice of 
visualization. The types of courses developed should provide 
demonstrable impact for citizens. The teaching of contemporary 
visualization technology and techniques will focus on the 
explication/illustration/narrative of data related to social, economic, 
environmental, or other research issues.

Teaching in the SAC requires educating and mentoring a diverse group of 
learners, which includes creating high-impact opportunities such as:

·Sponsoringstudent research or internships

·Developing study abroad opportunities, service learning courses, and/or 
using innovative pedagogies such as hybrid or online learning.

·Developing collaborative teaching opportunities with other disciplines.

Teaching in the SAC also requires mentoring undergraduate students as 
appropriate in their scholastic academic, research and professional 
development to support student success.Priority will be given to working 
with undergraduate Digital Communication Arts majors and connecting with 
majors in other SAC programs.

*RESEARCH & SCHOLARSHIP EXPECTATIONS:*The faculty member is expected to 
maintain interdisciplinary scholarly and/or creative activities in the 
area of expertise.This work may be generated both collaboratively and 
independently, should be validated by peer-review, and must be 
communicated in appropriate ways valuable to the school and discipline, 
such as:

·Journal articles and/or books recognized as relevant to visualization 

·Book chapters

·Professional/public presentations

·Creative work/art exhibitions

Scholarship and research of the successful candidate will strengthen 
connections to other academic units through support of interdisciplinary 
collaboration among SAC programs (art, music, speech communication, 
theatre), across CLA, and with other colleges conducting applicable 
research at OSU.

*SERVICE EXPECTATIONS:*School, college, and university service 
expectations include serving on program, school or college committees as 
appropriate, and participation in professional academic organizations 
outside the University, includingprofessional and community-based groups 
that advance OSU's goals of student success and diversity.


Over time, it is reasonable to expect an evolution of specific duties 
within the three major categories described above. As such, other 
specific duties, as assigned and agreed, will amend this position 



 1. PhD, MFA or other terminal degree in visualization, information
    science, digital design, digital media, computer science,
    interactive design, 2D and/or 3D animation, gamification, virtual
    reality, augmented reality, or other related field
 2. Demonstrated experience in teaching visualization
 3. Record of scholarly publications, presentations, creative
    exhibitions, or demonstrated scholarly potential commensurate with
    expectations for an assistant or associate professor at Oregon State
 4. Demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity


 1. Demonstrated ability to supervise undergraduate student research**
 2. Demonstrated ability to work with other faculty and students on
    interdisciplinary/collaborative projects**
 3. Dedication to the establishment of a community of scholar/teachers**
 4. Prior experience in teaching or working in a related professional


1. Letter of application

2. Current, comprehensive vita

3. Professional statement: teaching and research philosophy

4. The names, email addresses, and phone numbers of five (5) references 

as "Other Document")

6. Scholarly writing sample (e.g., published essay, conference paper)

7.Digital portfolio (upload as "Other Document")

8. Teaching evaluation summaries of undergraduate (and graduate, if 
available) courses, if applicable

*APPLICATION DEADLINE*: Screening begins December 20, 2014, and 
continues until a qualified candidate is hired.

Apply online at http://oregonstate.edu/jobs

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