Position Overview:  The Department of Visual and Performing Arts invites applications for an adjunct position teaching the course Creating Information Graphics. This course is an interdisciplinary course between the program of Graphic Design and the Department of Data Science. Individuals should be interested in working within an exciting, growing academic environment, with a contemporary perspective on graphic design, data science, and data visualization. Applications will be accepted on an on-going basis, but there is immediate need for spring 2021.

Qualifications:

  • MFA, MA, PhD or equivalent terminal degree in Graphic Design, Statistics, Data Science or closely related field by contract start date

  • Thorough knowledge of discipline’s contemporary processes, theory, criticism, and technologies

  • College-level teaching experience, or other teaching experience that is equivalent

  • Professional demonstration of excellence in Graphic Design, Information Design and Data Visualization 

To Apply: Interested applicants should apply online and submit the following:

  • Letter of application

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Samples of relevant course syllabi

  • Contact information for three professional references 

  • Digital samples or a link to professional work

  • Digital samples or a link to student work

  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of the employment without assistance from the Institution. International candidates must hold a valid US working permit.

Merrimack College seeks to nourish and sustain our five core values of leadership, community, awareness, scholarship, and service. The College is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups. All candidates are encouraged to describe in their application previous activities or interest in building a culture committed to diversity and inclusive excellence, as well as how they will engage in fostering a culture that values diversity and inclusive excellence at Merrimack College.

About Merrimack: 

The only Catholic, Augustinian college in New England, Merrimack College is an independent, coeducational institution with more than 4,200 undergraduates and graduate students from 34 states and 36 countries, and comprises schools of liberal arts, science and engineering, health sciences, education and social policy, and business. The college’s 220-acre campus is approximately 25 miles north of Boston in North Andover and Andover, Mass. Merrimack is a Master’s Colleges & Universities/Medium Programs institution in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Merrimack recently placed 21st in the nation for “Colleges That Add the Most Value” in Money’s special Best Colleges report and was ranked as one of the top 10 colleges in the northern United States for the fourth year in a row — and the only regional college judged “up and coming” by higher education leadership in the northern United States, according to U.S. News. 

Merrimack college is committed to building a culturally and racially diverse community, based on the values of diversity, equity and inclusion. We  strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. Candidates are encouraged to describe in their application previous activities or interests related to equity, diversity,and inclusion, as well as how they will engage in fostering a culture that values diversity and inclusive excellence at Merrimack College. 

This position is subject to the successful completion of a criminal background check.

Merrimack College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Posted: 9/9/20