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Assistant Professor of Data Visualization

University of Nevada, Reno Reynolds School of Journalism

Reno, NV

Sep 29
Job Description

The Reynolds School of Journalism, winner of AEJMC’s 2019 Equity and Diversity Award and ONA’s 2018 Grand Prize for Innovation in Journalism Education, seeks a creative and collaborative Assistant Professor of Data Visualization. The successful candidate will teach classes for graduate and undergraduate students in data visualization and information graphics, as well as other aspects of visual communication relating to the candidate’s background. In addition, our new colleague will also be expected to establish a research or creative agenda and seek grants for interdisciplinary research related to visual presentation and analysis of data for mediated communication.

Our Assistant Professor of Data Visualization will collaborate with and provide support for the Reynolds School of Journalism’s Hitchcock Project for Visualizing Science, an important interdisciplinary UNR initiative that prepares students to present science in visual creative forms. This colleague will also have the opportunity to teach in our new online master’s program in public relations and advertising strategy.

This position is a tenure-track, 9-month, academic-year appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. The starting date for the position is July 1, 2022.

The Reynolds School has built a reputation for curricular innovation, entrepreneurial learning and a collegial climate for both practitioners and scholars. We operate the Noticiero Móvil bilingual news service, the Reynolds Media Lab production center and the new Mick Hitchcock, Ph.D., Project for Visualizing Science, an interdisciplinary initiative that reimagines how science is communicated. The NPR-member stations and digital outlets of KUNR Public Radio are part of the Reynolds School.

Diversity is central to the mission of the School. Our faculty, staff and students strive to foster an environment that is conducive to exploring, engaging and expressing diverse perspectives and is respectful of diverse identities. Candidates should be prepared to address how their work contributes to advancing these goals.

The scenic campus of the University of Nevada, Reno, a Carnegie Research One institution, is located 45 minutes from Lake Tahoe and four hours from San Francisco and the Napa-Sonoma wine country. Reno is a recreational paradise, chosen by Outside Magazine as one of the nation’s Best Towns, with nearby world-class skiing and snowboarding, hiking, kayaking and mountain biking. The area is home to a burgeoning tech sector, with a vibrant food and arts scene.

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