James Madison University

Cross-Platform Data Visualist/Infographics Designer – 0406423

The School of Media Arts & Design (SMAD) at James Madison University (JMU) invites applications for a tenure-track or renewable-term assistant/associate professor position beginning in August 2015.

We seek a student-oriented colleague with expertise in the emerging specialty of data visualization and infographics across platforms such as web, video, print, and mobile. Professional experience in a persuasive or storytelling environment is preferred. The successful candidate will contribute to our upper-level visual communication design courses and to our foundations area. The successful candidate should also be able to teach other courses in her/his area of media expertise.

SMAD provides one of the finest media production facilities in the country. Its media labs offer instructional workspace for creating graphics, animation, audio, video, websites, and apps.

SMAD has four concentrations: Converged/Interactive Media, Integrated Advertising and Corporate Communication, Digital Video and Cinema, and Journalism. Our faculty represent a blend of professional and academic interests. The school has more than 20 faculty members and approximately 600 undergraduate majors. For more information about our program, go to http://www.jmu.edu/smad.

JMU is a vibrant university of more than 20,000 students. It is located in Harrisonburg, a Virginia Main Street community of about 50,000, in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. The university is approximately one hour from Charlottesville and two hours from Washington, D.C. and Richmond. JMU has been ranked as the South’s top, public master’s level university for 17 of the past 21 years by U.S. News & World Report. For more information, go to http://www.harrisonburgva.gov/.

All SMAD faculty are engaged in teaching, service, and research or creative activities. An MFA or Ph.D. is required for a tenure-track appointment; ABD applicants with the degree near completion will be considered. A master’s degree is required for a renewable-term appointment. Salary and rank are commensurate with education and experience.

To apply, complete the online faculty profile and upload the required cover letter, curriculum vitae and contact information for three references at https://joblink.jmu.edu/ (search for posting number 0406423). In your cover letter, please include the URL of your online portfolio.

Screening of applications will begin February 20, 2015 and continue until the job is filled.

James Madison University is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.