Teaching Specialist/Lecturer - Media Design/Data Visualization

Hubbard School of Journalism & Mass Communication

The Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota is part of the College of Liberal Arts and is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Founded in 1922, the School is among the foremost journalism schools in the United States supporting an undergraduate B.A. program; a professional M.A. program in strategic communication and five-year B.A. to M.A. program in health communication; and a master’s and doctoral program in mass communication. The HSJMC is located in Murphy Hall, a state-of- the-art facility built for cutting edge teaching and research. With more than 27,000 square feet across five floors, Murphy Hall boasts state-of- the-art multimedia classrooms; a 150-seat multimedia auditorium; a Digital Media Studio; labs for imaging, graphics and communication design; the Digital Information Resource Center/Sevareid Library; the Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and Law; a multimedia conference center; an eye-tracking research lab; and focus group facilities.


Position Details

Teaching Specialist/Lecturer - Media Design/Data Visualization
Minneapolis, MN

The Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota invites nominations and applications for a full-time, nine-month instructional position in media design and data visualization. Applicants should demonstrate expertise in the practice, and have knowledge in the history and theory of media design, which is using typography, data, graphics, illustration, sound, animation, user experience, and a marriage of words and images to create the overall look of storytelling across platforms.The school is especially interested in reviewing applications from individuals willing and able to teach three courses each term in intermediate and advanced journalism and strategic communication skills courses.

This is a 100%-time, annually renewable position over the nine-month academic year (late-August to late-May). This position begins Fall semester 2019 (08/20/2019). This is an academic professional position at the rank of teaching specialist or lecturer, consistent with University policy and depending on qualifications. Salary is competitive.

Lecturers and teaching specialists in the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication provide classroom teaching that supplement faculty offerings and expertise. Lecturers and teaching specialists develop and teach courses; advise students with regard to academic concerns and school-related organizations; provide service-related teaching duties; participate in the decisions relating to the policies, courses and programs in which there is involvement; contribute appropriate service to the school, college, and University; continue personal growth within the profession; and keep current with the field and broaden knowledge and expertise.

Required Qualifications: B.A. journalism or communications, or closely related field, with an expertise in design is required for appointment as a teaching specialist. Ph.D. or terminal degree (M.F.A., Professional M.A.) is required for appointment as a lecturer. Demonstrated successful undergraduate teaching in journalism, communication, or closely related field with an emphasis in design; and/or demonstrated successful professional work experience in graphic design, data visualization or similar professional work.

Preferred Qualifications: Minimum five (5) years of full-time successful professional experience in journalism strongly preferred. Two years of undergraduate teaching in graphic design, data visualization and/or journalism. Knowledge of CSS, HTML, javascript. Some coding experience ideal. Experience teaching animation and motion design a plus. Re

This position is subject to the Administrative Policy: Appointments of Academic Professional and Administrative Employees; the Administrative Policy: Academic Appointments with Teaching Functions, and the College of Liberal Arts Collegiate Plan for Implementation of Administrative Policy on Academic Appointments and additional policies and procedures.

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